Died at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

We clip the following obituary notice from the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Patriot, as it will be of interest to many Red Deer residents who were acquainted with the deceased lady.

There passed away, on the 19th inst., an old and highly esteemed resident in the person of Mrs. Gaetz, widow of the late James Gaetz. Deceased, who was a Miss Ritzey, was born in LaHave seventy-nine years ago, and her early married life was spent in Musquodobit, from where she and her husband came to Dartmouth about forty-five years ago.

By her gentle and kindly disposition she made and held many warm friends, who will learn with regret of her death. She was active up until five months ago, when failing health necessitated her closing her house on Myrtle Street and removing to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Ross. For the last five weeks she suffered intensely, yet to the end exemplified rare patience, and knew those of the family who gathered around her.

The sympathy of many friends is extended to her family of three sons and four daughters: Howard L. and Judson of Dartmouth; Freeman, messenger of the Bank of Nova Scotia, who resides in Halifax; Mrs. High Ross and Mrs. Henry Oland of this town; Mrs. George W. Brush of Halifax; and Mrs. A. E. Keast of Innisfail, Alta. Mrs. Gaetz also leaves seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral took place on Tuesday the 22nd, the services being conducted by Rev. Wm. Phillips of the Methodist Church, pastor of the deceased, and Rev. F. E. Bishop, pastor of the Baptist church, in which communion with her husband had for many years been a devoted deacon.

The casket contained a large number of floral offerings. The body was laid to rest beside that of her husband who predeceased her four years and five months ago.

“To rest forever after early strife. In the calm light of everlasting life.”

Red Deer News. June 4th, 1913. “Died at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia”. Page 1, Colum 4. https://archive.org/details/RDM_1913060401