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Subject: [QC-ETANGLO] Sarah E. Pierce (nee Lyater)
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 16:27:09 -0500
THE LATE SARAH E. PIERCE,
MELBOURNE, June 18(Special) In the peacefully passing away of Sarah
E. Lyster, widow of the late Edward Pierce, there closed the earth-ly
career of a life of rare beauty and grace, a Christian character, of
exceptional sweetness, sympathy and strenght. She was born in Durham
Township on February 16, 1873. In 1862 she was united in marriage to
Edward Pierce, who predeceased her twenty-one years ago. Four sons and
one daughter blessed the union, of whom. the two youngest sans only
survive, namely, Erastus C. of the Daily Record, Sherbrooke, and Ernest
L., with whom she lived on the, home farm. Her many friends noticed for
some months that her bodily strength was failing, and the last two
months she was confined to her bed, and, in spite of all, that loving
hands could do, gradually weakened, and on Wednesday morning, June 12 in
the 82nd year of her age, as a sheaf of corn fully ripe, she was
gathered to the garner above.
The funeral service was held in the home and was very largely attended
by the friends of the community from both far and near. The Rev. Johnson
Seller, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated, assisted by Mr.
Price, of the Christian Brethren denomination.
A letter of sympathy to the bereft and appreciation of Mrs. Pierce's
character was read from Rev. B. B. Brown, a former minister of Tren-holm
Church and now of Centenary Methodist Church, Montreal.
The singing was effectively render-ed by the following quartette:
Messrs. W. J. Ewing and E M. Presby, Mrs. Fred Dyson and Mrs. Robert
Hall. The bearers were six nephews, namely: Messrs. John and Warnley
Wilson, Danville; Haden Lyster, Lyndonville, Vt.; Philip A. Lyster,
Sherbrooke; Thomas C. Lyster, and William Rand-lett, Melbourne.
Beautiful floral to-kens were presented from the family, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Logic, Sherbrooke; Misses Bailey, Beerworth and Prich-and, Daily Record,
Sherbrooke; Sher-brooke Record Co.; Mrs. Lynn and Miss M. Tonks,
Melbourne, Mrs. H. E Gordon, Danville.
The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Pierce, Mr. Ernest Pierce,
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Harriman and son, and Mrs. Morrow.
Those who attended from a distance included Mr. Price, Mrs. Robertson
and Mrs. Findlater, St. Johns, Que. Mr. Hadon Lyster, Lyndonville, Vt.;
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Gordon and Mrs. T. Cassidy, Danville; Mrs. Edna
Arm-strong, who lovingly assisted in car-ing for Mrs. Pierce during, the
last few weeks of her life.
Her body was laid to rest in the family lot at the Stone, School House
To know Mrs. Pierce was a privilege and inspiration. Her memory is
fra-grant and fruitful for good. The funeral was in charge of Mr. Walter
Following, and would like to receive and I am willing to share
information on these families: DICKSON, STEVENS, TRENHOLM(e), LYSTER,
LESTER, POPE, BOAST, and all families related such as Abercrombie,
Armitage, Aramtage, Barrie, Brock, Burrill, Carson, Cross, Evans,
Fessenden, Fowler, Griffith, Hall, Johnson, Johnston, Kerr, Mastine,
Montgomery, Mountain and Taylor all from the Eastern Townships of Quebec