BlankFrom the Oak River Post, Oak River, MB
1/11/1922 WILLIAM OLLETT
The death occurred on Thursday, January 5th, at his home near Pettapiece of
William OLLETT at the advanced age of 84 years and 25 days. The late Mr.
OLLETT came to this country from Wales about thirty-four years ago. He
acted as caretaker of the Oak River station during the interim between the
completion of the road and the running of the first train. Later he was
section foreman and ran a boarding house at Gautier Junction. About twenty
nine years ago he homesteaded the farm on which he died. He remained well
and hearty until a few months ago but appeared to be feeling better than
usual when the end came, without pain and without warning, as he sat in his
chair after having eaten his supper.
The late Mr. OLLETT is survived by his wife and their entire family of
three sons and four daughters, all of whom attended the funeral. Mrs.
OLLETT is about the same age as her late husband and still enjoys fairly
good health. The sons, Messrs William, James and Robert, all reside in the
Pettapiece district. The daughters are Mrs. R. THOMAS and Mrs. R. JONES of
Winnipeg, Mrs. W. GALLOP of Minnedosa and Mrs. Sam. HENRY of Pettapiece.
The late Mr. OLLETT also has twenty-four grandchildren and seven
The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock to the Pettapiece
cemetery. Rev. S. A. MARTIN of Rivers conducted the service. The
pall-bearers were deceased's four sons-in-law, Messrs. R. THOMAS and R.
JONES of Winnipeg, W. GALLOP of Minnedosa and Sam. Henry of Pettapiece, and
two grandsons, James and Robert JONES of Winnipeg. A large number of
friends were present to pay their last respects.
The entire community extends sympathy to the bereaved.
1/11/1922 MRS. R. VANDERMAAS
Mrs. R. VANDERMASS of the Moline district died at the Ninette Sanatorium, on
January 3rd, aged 38 years. Interment took place at Belmont. The late Mrs.
VANDERMAAS had been in the sanatorium since October. She leaves to mourn
her her husband and a small daughter. Mr. and Mrs. VANDERMAAS came from
Holland about eight years ago, and at first farmed in the Rivers district,
later moving to Moline. Mr. VANDERMAAS sold his farm equipment last Fall.
He will return to Holland shortly with his daughter, who at present lives
with Mrs. E. G.SHORT, for a visit to his old home.
1191022 A;FRED SAWUER DEAD
The death occurred on Sunday morning at his residence, 521 Sixteenth street,
of Alfred Sawyer, aged 73 years, from acute heart trouble following
pneumonia. Deceased is survived by his wife and three brothers and three
sisters, Owen and the Misses Annie and Elizabeth, of Alexander, Man.
Thomas, of Beulah, and Harry and the Misses Esther and Mary in Ontario.
The late Mr. SAWYER was a real pioneer of Manitoba, having lived in the
province 42 years. He was born in Burwash, Sussex, England and came to
Canada in his early twenties, settling in Ontario in 1870. In 1878 he
responded to the call of the west and took up farming in the Oak River
district. Some 18 years ago he retired from active life and settled down in
Brandon. He showed great confidence in this city and did much for its
upbuilding. He was a staunch member of Knox Presbyterian death. - Brandon
The funeral of the late Mr. SAWYER took place to the Brandon cemetery on
Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock following a service at his late
residence. Rev. R. H. LOWRY officiated.
The sympathy of this community is extended to Mrs. SAWYER and the other
relatives in their bereavement.
1/18/1922 John SCOTT travelled to Brandon yesterday to attend the funeral
of the late Alfred SAWYER.