Name: Mary Emily VANMEER
Given Name: Mary Emily
Birth: 16 Oct 1887 in Kagawong, Billings Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Death: 8 May 1924 in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario of Cerebral Hemorrgage
Burial: Long Bay Cemetery 1
Census: 1891 Campbell Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Religion: Methodist 1901
Census: 1901 Campbell Twp. Lot 29 Con 3
Census: 1911 Campbell, Page 1, Household #2
Change Date: 28 Mar 2012 at 21:28
Ontario Vital Records - Deaths #020 135 - 1924
McDERMID, Mary Emily, female 8 May 1924, Gore Bay. Cause: C erebral hemorrhage at age 36 years, 6 months, 22 days. Born : Long Bay, Ontario, 6 April 1887. Parents: William Vanmeer , Ontario and Sarah Clarke, Ontario.
Mary Emily McDermid
On Thursday, May 8th the death occurred of Mary Emily, wif e of William McDermid of Gore Bay. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs . Vanmeer, highly respected citizens of Gore Bay, settled o n a homestead at Long Bay about 44 years ago, and the lat e Mrs. McDermid was born there on October 16th, 1887. She w as the only daughter in the family and obtained her educati on at Long Bay school.
In 1914 she married William McDermid and they lived for th e first year adjoining the old homestead. They then moved t o Mills where they engaged in farming. In 1922 they moved t o Gore Bay where they lived until the time of her death.
Only a short time ago they had purchased a town lot and ha d erected a very comfortable home. Mrs. McDermid was one o f those rare personalities, who besides possessing artisti c and musical gifts, was thoroughly capable in the duties o f the home and it was always a pleasure to her to be able t o give a helping hand to any of her neighbors.
She was a member of All Saints Anglican Church and had rece ntly joined the Women's Auxiliary.
The immediate cause of her death was hemorrhage in the brai n on Thursday, April 29th which in spite of the best medica l and nursing attention, continued and she passed away on M ay 8th.
Besides her husband there are three children, Nellie, Henr y and Jean left to mourn her death. The body was interred o n Saturday, May 10th in the family plot in the cemetery a t Long Bay, alongside two of her children who died in infan cy. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. M. Walker.
The Recorder, Gore Bay, Thursday, May 22, 1924
Transcribed by Marilyn Irish
In appreciation to Manitoulin Genealogy for this Obituary , a website by Laurie Lovelace
Obit - Manitoulin Expositor - Feb 8, 1978
Mary Ann McDermid
Dear wife of the late William Hamilton McDermid. Loving mot her of Harry and William of Hamilton, Earl of Weston, and C olin McCall of Brantford; and the late Nellie Muir and Jea n Tully.
Dear sister of Mrs. Lydia Hunter of Provindence Bay. Predec eased by her parents, the late William Duxbury and Elizabet h Jane Hall; a sister, Sarah, in 1926, and a brother, John , in 1919.
Sadly missed by her 19 grandchildren and 18 great grandchil dren.
Born on Manitoulin Island in 1890, she accompanied her husb and and family to reside in Brantford, Ont. in 1942; wher e she lived until her peaceful passing on Janaury 13th, 197 8.
Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Ont.
another one for you. I didn't see it on the Manitoulin sit e either.
McDermid, Mary Ann Dear wife of the late William Hamilton M cDermid. Loving Mother of Harry and William of Hamilton, Ea rl of Weston, and Colin McCall of Brantford, and the late N ellie Muir and Jean Tully. Dear sister of Mrs. Lydia Hunte r of Providence Bay. Predeceased by her parents, the late W illiam Duxbury and Elizabeth Jane Hall; a sister, Sarah, i n 1926, and a brother, John in 1919. Sadly missed by her 1 9 Grandchildren, and 18 Great Grandchildren. Born on Manito ulin Island in 1890, she accompanied her husband and famil y to reside in Brantford, Ont. in 1942, where she lived unt il her peaceful passing on January 13th, 1978. Interment Mo unt Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Ont. Our Mother Her name wa s Mary Ann and she loved roses. She loved all kinds of flow ers but she was particularly fond of certain kinds of roses . Her garden was where she spent the earliest moments of he r day. A walk through the flowers often as early as day bre ak seemed to provide her with the spiritual strength to car ry her through a long and arduous day. Perhaps this is wh y one of her favorite hymns and the first of many she taugh t us as small children was "I came to the garden alone" bec ause the words to her were so meaningful. "I came to the ga rden alone While the dew was still on the roses And the voi ce I hear Falling on my ear The son of God discloses. He wa lks with me and he talks with me And he tells me that I a m his own And the joy we share we tarry there No other ha s ever known." She was a loving wife and dedicated professi onal mother whose only concern was for the happiness and we ll-being of her family and all who came under her shelterin g arm. Her strength was drawn from the needs of others. He r love of family and children were her purpose in living. H ome was where you could always find her. Love and affectio n were always there and shown to all without favour. She wa s an example and will forever remind us of the good thing s in life. A warm kitchen, supper on the stove, Christmas , a peaceful garden, children and that she herself, once lo ng ago, was a beautiful child. Rest now sweet mother in th e peace of Christ. Awaken to a new more tranquil dawn. Wal k in a more beautiful garden, free of worldly care, secur e form all alarm, forever safe in the arms of Jesus. The Mc Dermid Family.
- Abbrev: MFT