Rock of Ages: Grave Concerns

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Obituary Sunday: Progress!

Those that remember my earlier postings know, I am looking for a relative who died in 1970 in Wilkie, Saskatchewan.

My first posting was Monday Madness: Help Wanted (20 DEC 2011).  I had a hand-copied/ transcript of the obituary, but the Town Clerk confirmed that she has no record of him buried there!

This had me wondering if the hand-copied information, I inherited with my TAG notes, was flawed.

Then I wrote Wondering Wednesday –  Lost: A Dead Body? Since 1970 (11 MAY 2012) Having not heard from anyone, I  began contemplating who next to assist me.

Well, today (15 NOV 2012) I have a photocopy of my cousin’s obituary courtesy of Press Herald Publications!

Further details to supplement the above:

Lorne was born 30 AUG 1890 in Dundalk, Grey County, Ontario to Mary Jane ATKINSON and James FARDING.  He was the youngest of eight children.

CORRECTION: Lorne was predeceased by all of his siblings:

  • Thomas (1939 Innisfail, Lake Co, AB);
  • William (1953 Minot, Ward Co, ND);
  • Teressia GIBSON (1959 Erin, Wellington Co, ON);
  • Albert (1880 Markdale, Grey Co, ON);
  • Alice “Maud” McGILL (Harrow, Essex Co, ON);
  • Arthur (1918 Battleford, SK); and,
  • Jessie DOLLERY (1926 Toronto, ON).

As for the nephew in Vancouver & niece in Ontario — I have no ideas who they could be at this time.

So, the question now is: Where the heck is he?

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