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Michael Rooney-1013 Obituary

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Date: 27 Nov 1925
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canadamap
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Transcribe Michael Rooney Obit The Charlottetown Guardian - 11/27/1925

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rooney

“Blessed are the dead who die in
the Lord.”
Truly may it be said that this
happy couple died in the Lord. As
they we e commending their souls
to him in prayer when they were
making that final step from Time
to Eternity. During their eighty
years and more of life they lived
in intimate union with the Master
and when His jangel summoned
them to eternal rest they were
found prepared for His Divine call.
Seldom is a happy christian
home called upon to sacrifice two
of its members within one week yet
such was the heavy toll extracted
from the household of Francis
Rooney Orwell Cove, when death
claimed his father on November
11th and his mother on the 16th of
the same month.
Mr. Rooney was born in the Coun-
ty Fermanagh. Ireland eighty-
three years ago. In 1847 he migrat-
ed to this province and settled at
Iona with his parents and the oth-
er members of the family. At the
age of twenty-two, he married Mary
McKenna a native of Iona and only
two years his Junior.
Together they solved the prob-
lems of life and in the midst of
poverty and hardship through
prayer and sacrifice they succeed-
ed in caring for and instructing the
fifteen children entrusted them by
Providence. Forty Three years of
their life drama was enacted at Io-
na. and the remaining eighteen
years were spent at Orwell Cove.
It was in 1907 that they succeeded:
purchasing from Donald McLeod
that beautiful 130 acres farm on
which their youngest sons now re-
side. A few years after this pur-
chase, when the burdens of life
were becoming difficult to bear
they decided to divide the proper-
ty equally between their sons.
John and Francis choosing to
spend their evening of life with
the latter. But this decision to re-
linquish care and responsibility.
Did not cause them to cease their
labors; on the contrary they re-
mained active. And assisted willing-
ly and generously in all the farm
and household occupation until a
week prior to their death.
They were a deeply religious cou-
ple very kind neighbors and al-
ways very keenly interested in the
welfare of the home and the com-

: Mr. Rooney was quiet, unassum-

ing, and always the same in ad-
versity as in prosperity. Nothing
seemed to worry him. Mrs. Rooney
was more active in disposition, and
quickly seized upon every opportun-
ity lending to turn her husband’s
and her own talents to profit Well
may their friends say that they
were a wonderful couple, well
matched by Providence to share
the burdens of life together.
In their last illness they were at-
tended by their genial friend Dr.
J. F. Martin. Belfast; Rev. P. S.
Duffy, pastor of Iona and their
grandson Rev. M. J. Rooney attend-
ed to their spiritual needs.

: Despite all that willing hands and

loving hearts could do to prolong
their earthly sojourn. The dreaded
malady, pneumonia gained the vic-
tory over age in each case and
death ensued.
Upwards of 100 carriages joined
the funeral procession accompany-
ing each of their mortal remains to
St. Michael’s Church and Cemetery
at Iona. Rev. M. J. Rooney assisted
by Rev. P. S. Duffy and Rev. P. D
McGuigan, Vernon River, celebrat-
ed the funeral service over Mrs.
Rooney on Sunday afternoon No-
vember 15th.

: Another grandson, Rev William-  :McCabe acting pastor at Seven

Mile Rev Changed the solumn high
mass of Requiem at the funeral of
his grandmother on November 18th
He was assisted by Rev Joseph
Rooney Morell as deacon. Rev M.
J Rooney as sub-deacon and Rev.
P.D. McGuegn as master of cere-
monies Rev P.S. Duffy assisted
the choir. After the mass the de-
ceased was laid to rest beside her
husband, there to await the un?
Of soul and body on resurrection
morn. May they rest in peace.
The pall bearers for each of the
funerals were Joseph McCabe. N.
G. McPherson, D. J. Nicholson,
James Morrisey, William McLeod
and James McKenna.

: Besides a host of other relatives

and friends the deceased leave to
morn. Five sons, four daughters,
almost seventy grand-children and
thirty great-grand children. The
sons are Michael and Joseph. Bos-
ton Mass. Charles Sault Ste. Ma-
rie, Ont, John and Francis at
home. The daughters are Mrs. John
J. Haggarty, Bridgeport, Conn
And Mrs Joseph Daugherty, Vernon
P.E.I. Six of their children pre-
deceased them.

: Phillip Rooney, Cherry Valley, is

a brother, while Mrs. Rose Sulli’
van, Cardigan and Mrs Thomas
Shea. Glenfinnan, are sisters of the
late Mr. Rooney. Peter McKenna
Newtown Cross, Patrick McKenna
Vernon. Mrs. Catherine Sullivan
Vernon and Mrs Phillip Rooney,
cherry Valley, are brothers and
sisters of Mrs. Rooney.
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