Name: John Edwin LONG
Given Name: John Edwin
Birth: 10 Jul 1904 in Barrie Island, Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Death: 30 Oct 2001 in Ottawa, Ontario
Burial: 3 Nov 2001 Gordon Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario 1
Census: 1911 Barrie Island, Household # 17
Change Date: 28 Mar 2012 at 21:28
Barrie Island Families
Compiled by J.L. Runnalls and Edmon L. Long
John Long-Olive Langton- III-11-Evelyn, Clarence
Through the Years, August 1985, Volume II, No. 10, page 6.
Barrie Island families 1985
John and Olive Long
Through the Years, March 1985, page 31
Accident claims two lives
An accident at the Barrie Island causeway claimed the liv es of two men when they broke through the ice and drowned . It happened some time at about the turn of the century, a nd John Long of Gore Bay,a former longtime resident of Barr ie Island, knew some of the facts.
As Mr. Long remembers it being told to him, two men by th e name of Copeman and Birch were on their way to Barrie Isl and. They were riding a single horse and they proceeded t o cross over at the eastside of the present Barrie Island c auseway.
It was long before there was a bridge to link Barrie an d Manitoulin together. It was not too deep where the causew ay now is, but to the east of this, not too far out, it go t deeper and there was quite a deep hole along there too, M r. Long said.
As the two men crossed over, the ice gave way and the hor se and men plunged into the deep, frigid waters. The men dr owned but the horse managed to break its way through the ic e to the bank and returned tothe farm in Gordon Township.
Mr. Long did not know the first name of the two men, bu t Copeman owned a farm in Gordon township. When the estat e was settled a John Wilson bought it. It was later owned b y John William Best, Herb Best and in 1994 it is owned by L yle Strain.
The two men were on their way to visit Copeman's grandfat her, Burton Witty.They were buried on the Albert Long far m on Barrie Island.
The grave site used to be marked with an old fence, but t hrough the years the fence broke down and decayed and now t here is little sign of any grave. It was common in those da ys to have burial sites on the farms and many of the old fa rms had one.
Through the Years, March 1994, page 4
Barrie Island Farewell to John & Olive Long
On Monday August 3, 1992 friends and relatives gathered a t the Barrie Island Community Hall for a picnic supper an d farewell to Olive and John Long
Olive (Langton) and John have been lifelong residents of Ba rrie Island where they farmed and raised two children, Evel yn and Clarence on Lot 11,Concession 3 and contributed in e very way to community life. They moved to Gore Bay after se lling their farm to Neil McIntosh.
Lloyd Lane made the presention of gifts which included a mi rror, two lawn chairs and a plaque.
The pot luck supper provided a wonderful variety of food an d a speciallyd ecorated cake for the occasion was cut and p assed around.
Barrie Island Tweedsmuir History, Volume II, page 22
JOHN EDWIN LONG
In loving memory John Edwin Long July 10, 1904 October 30 , 2001.
John Long a resident of Gore Bay and formerly Barrie Island , died at Ottawa at the residence of his daughter and son-i n-law Evelyn and Larry Harper on Tuesday, October 30, 200 1 at the age of 97 years. He was born on Barrie Island, so n of the late Albert and Stella (Wood) Long, and had farme d on Barrie Island most all of his life. John and Olive mov ed to Gore Bay and after Olive's death, John moved to Manit oulin Lodge,and later moved to Ottawa where he could be clo ser to Evelyn and Larry. He took quite a liking to their do g, Pirate, and he became a good companion and source of com fort for John. John enjoyed people and liked to visit wit h friends.
John was predeceased by his loving wife Olive (Langton) Lon g, May 30,1999. Loving and loved father of Clarence of Mind emoya and Evelyn and her husband Larry Harper of Ottawa. Pr oud grandfather of Corry and his wife Susan and Kevin. Pred eceased by sisters Lizzie Mervyn, Annie Hedges, Ada McKinle y and Mary Ainslie and brothers Albert, Edmond, Arthur, Geo rge and Herbert. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chap el at Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday, November 3, 2001 wit h Reverend Frank Haner officiating. Interment in Gordon Cem etery. If so desired, donations to MDACL or the charity o f your choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.,
Manitoulin Expositor, November 7, 2001
In appreciation to Manitoulin Genealogy for this Obituary , a website of Laurie Lovelace
- Abbrev: MFT