In the passing of Mrs. H.J. Clarry at her home, Main Street East, early Sunday morning, Grimsby has lost a citizen of a type all too rare in any community. Her maiden name was Annetta Pike, and her home from birth till the time of her marriage was in Markham township. She has been a resident of Grimsby for the last 15 years.
In failing health for some 16 months, she was, previous to that time an indefatigable worker in her church. A valued member of Trinity United Choir, she was always in her place and a central figure in all its activities. Nor was her interest in her own church only; she was an earnest worker in all movements for the betterment of the community. She was active in the W.C.T.U. and the Red Cross Society and was, at the time of her death, a director of Grimsby Horticultural Society.
An enthusiastic gardener. she looked upon her flowers as messengers of love to be used for brightening the lives of sick folk and lonely hearts. For years she supplied and arranged the floral decorations in Trinity United Church and afterwards distributed the flowers, personally, to the sick and shut-ins of the congregation. Many of the shrubs beautifying the church grounds today were gathered and planted by her hands.
Mrs. Clarry leaves, beside her husband, one brother, Fred, on the old homestead at Locust Hill. The funeral service was held on Monday evening at the Stonehouse Funeral Home, with interment at Locust Hill cemetery on Tuesday afternoon; her pastor, Rev. W.J. Watt officiating. Besides friends from Toronto and the Locust Hill district, there were present Rev. J.N. and Mrs. Clarry of Tobermory, and Mr. Walter Reesor, of Lindsay.