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From: "Ms. Gerry Perry" <>
Subject: [CANADA-OBITS] Oak River Post Deaths
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 20:25:13 -0700
>From the Oak River Post, Oak River, MB (now changed to The
Blanshard-Harrison-Strathclair Post, Newdale, Man.)
11/9/1939 (Basswood) The sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs.
Melvin MURRAY who received news Monday of the death of her sister, Mrs. C.
MC INTYRE, of Sheridon mines. The funeral will be held at Minnedosa.
11/9/1939 MR. AND MRS. W. J. I. MORCOM, OAK RIVER, DIE WITHIN THREE DAYS
The Oak River community was profoundly shocked last week when two highly
respected residents, in the persons of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. I. MORCOM, passed
away within exactly three days of each other.
At 10:30 a.m. Thursday Mrs. MORCOM expired, following a slight stroke
suffered the previous Sunday. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon to
the Oak River cemetery, Rev. H. J. HARLAND officiating. The pallbearers
were Messrs. J. A. HYNDMAN, H. H. GLINZ, W. SINCLAIR, Robt. GRAHAM, Rupert
JONES and G. H. THOMPSON.
At 10;30 a.m. Sunday Mr. MORCOM died in the arms of his son, W. H.
MORCOM. He had been in failing health for over a year, and was unable to
withstand the shock of his wife's death. The funeral was held Monday
afternoon, conducted by Rev. Mr. HARLAND. Interment was made in the Oak
River cemetery, beside Mrs. MORCOM. The Cardale Masonic lodge, supported by
Freemasons from throughout the district, conducted the last rites of the
order at the graveside. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. A. HYNDMAN, S. W.
SMITH, R. L. COCHRAN, S. J. MC CORMICK and M. A. HYNDMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. MORCOM (nee Nannie MICHELL) were both born in St. Day,
Cornwall, England, the former July 5, 1865, the latter Oct. 29, 1862. They
were married at Pachuca, Mexico, Dec. 29, 1890, where Mr. MORCOM held a
mining position and Mrs. MORCOM was living with her parents. Mrs. MORCOM
and sons, W. H. and Jack, came to Oak River from England in 1914 and located
on the present farm 5 miles north of town. A third son, Herbert, arrived
from College in England in 1916. Mr. MORCOM came from his mining position
in South Africa in 1920. Mr. and Mrs. MORCOM are survived by three sons,
Councillor W. H. and Jack, Oak River, and Capt. Herbert, Montreal.
Mr. MORCOM devoted his life to mining and electrical engineering. He
spent two years in iron mining in Minnesota, followed by five years in
silver mining in Mexico. In 1895 he moved to South Africa, and engaged in
gold mining in the Whitwatersand and diamond mining at Kimberly until coming
to Oak River. In 1937 he concluded ten years service as chief engineer with
the Central Manitoba gold mines.
Mr. MORCOM possessed a strong and attractive personality. He was always
interested in Freemasonry, holding membership in Craft, Mark, Royal Arch and
other bodies. He was responsible for the organization of two lodges in S.
Africa. He was elected and served for a number of years on the town council
of Krugersdorp, S.A., a suburb of Johannesburg. He was also president of
the Transvaal Cornish association. During the Boer war Mr. MORCOM served as
11/2/1939 TENA MAY MC LACHLAN
Unfortunately, this obit was cut in half, but this will tell researchers
which issue the obit was in. Sorry! Here's what I can gleem:
Tena May MC LACHLAN passed way in Saskatoon hospital Oct. ?? after four
weeks' illness. She was born in Tiverton, Ont., Aug. ??, 1878, came west
with her parents when a small child. Funeral services were held at the home
of her son, Laurance, at Foxfo???, Sask., Oct. 18, her six sons acting as
pallbearers. In attendance from this district were Mr. M. McCALLUM, Mrs. A.
MC CALLUM and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. COUTTS, Newdale, and Mrs. M. GAMEY,
Mrs. MC LACHLAN was well-known in the Rosemount district where she lived
until after her marriage ....following which she lived in Saskatchewan until
her death. She is survived by her husband, D.... MC LACHLAN, one daughter,
Mrs. Wm. COBURN, Briercrest, Sask., six sons, Laurence, Ernest, R.....,
Arnold, Neil and Gordon, twenty six grandchildren and one
great-granddaughter, also two sisters, Mrs. Margaret GAMEY, Strathclair, and
Mrs. J. H. COUTTS, Newdale, and four brothers, Archie, ....nisfail, Alta.,
and Neil, Angus and Murdock MC CALLUM, Newdale.
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