Grimsby Newspapers
Rilett, John Wesley (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 22 Apr 1943, p. 5

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The funeral of John Wesley Rilett took place from his late home, lot 31, Con. 9, Euphemia, on Sunday, March 28th, 1943. The service was conducted by Rev. A.C. Dixon, of Bothwell Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Arnold Gingrich, of Oxford Mennonite Church. Interment was made in Alvinston cemetery. Deceased was born in Adelaide Township 82 years ago. He lived for some time in Saltfleet Township, where he married Adelaide Smith, of Grimsby, who predeceased him in 1931. He left Saltfleet, moving to Euphemia Township, near London, in January 1892. The deceased was a member of the Euphemia Baptist Church and served as a deacon for a number of years. He leaves to mourn his death two daughters, Mrs. D.D. Smith, of Newbury, Ontario, and Mrs. M.I. Morris, of Grimsby, and two sons, John Edgar and Earl Wesley, of Euphemia Township. Two brothers, Henry, of Port Huron, and David, of Alvinston. There are also 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, one grandson serving in the R.C.A.F. overseas. His eldest brother predeceased him about 3 months ago, being in his 89th year. The pallbearers were Fred Johnston, John McCalum, Milton Walker, Hugh McNaughton, Herbert Elsom and Roy Kirby. A grandson, St. Elma Smith, and two grand nephews, Henry Shaffer and Joe McFarlane acted as flower bearers.

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22 Apr 1943
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Rilett, John Wesley (Died)