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Reuben M Steele - Obituary

Transcribed from a newspaper clipping in the Perth Courier.

Reuben M. Steele Reuben M. Steele, a life-long resident of Mississippi Station, Ont., passed quietly away at the GWM Hospital, Perth, on Monday, Nov. 17, 1969, in his 78th year.

He was born May 22, 1892, son of the late William H. Steele and Rachel Fitzpatrick. He was married on July 27, 1915 at Knox Manse, Perth, Ontario to Lila Delight Benedict, of Mississippi, who survives to mourn his loss. Also surviving is one step-son Ellis Benedict of Perth and four sons, William C., of Read, Ont; Arnold, at home; Joseph A. of Toronto; and Herbert R. of Mississippi Corners [error - Mississippi Station]. One son, Max E., predeceased him on July 21st, 1931; Five daughters, Anne (Mrs C. Brown, Brockville); Enid (Mrs. D Soutter), Kingston; Freda (Mrs. A Cooper), Ottawa; Mona (Mrs C Winterburn), Madoc; and Claire, at home. Also surviving are 29 grandchildren, four sisters, Sadie (Mrs L R Geissler), Kittanning, Penn; Mable (Mrs. R. Sergeant), McDonald's Corners, Ont; Marcella (Mrs C E Benedict), Kingston; Kathleen (Mrs J E Deacon), Kingston.

The funeral service was conducted on November 19th, 1969, from William Jackson's Funeral Home, McDonald's Corners. Interment was in Crawford's Cemetery.

Mr. J O Forrester officiated, assisted in prayer by Rev. W Simpkins.

The pallbearers were six grandsons, Charles and Pat Steele, Ronald and James Benedict, Robert McEvilla, and Alex Gualtieri.

The flower bearers were six granddaughters, Mary, Colleen, Janice and Patsy Cooper, Polly and Judy Steele.

The beautiful floral tributes received and donations made to the Cancer and Bible Societies attest to the high esteem held for Mr. Steele, among his family and friends.

Relatives and friends attended from London, Toronto, Madoc, Read, Kingston, Sydenham, Odanak Quebec, Ottawa, Brockville, Carleton Place, Lombardy, Perth, Lanark and surrounding District.

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