Grimsby Newspapers
Smith, Carrie Louise (Died on 22 Oct 1919)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 29 Oct 1919, p. 4

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The citizens of Grimsby District were painfully shocked on Wednesday afternoon of last week, to learn of the very sudden death of Mrs. (Dr.) J.R. Smith in St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, where she had gone that morning to undergo a slight operation. Mrs. Smith had motored to the city with her husband, Dr. J.R. Smith, to have a slight growth removed from her breast, only that morning. No danger was anticipated, and only a local anaesthetic was to have been used, so minor was the affair considered; but greatly to the surprise and sorrow of her husband, Mrs. Smith collapsed shortly after being placed on the operating table, and within an extremely short time had passed away. The cause of death can only be surmised, but Dr. Smith and Dr. Olmstead, who were in attendance, are of the opinion that it was caused by the rupture of a small blood vessel in the deceased lady's head. Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Grimsby for a great many years and was held in high esteem by all with whom she came in contact. She was an ardent church worker, and her presence and help in the many activities of the Village will be greatly missed. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, a son, Gordon, who recently returned from overseas and is now a student in the University of Toronto, and two daughters, Helen, in attendance at the University of Toronto, and Ruth at home. The funeral of the late Mrs. Smith was private, and took place on Friday afternoon, October 24th, 1919, service being conducted at the house at 2:30, and interment being in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. The Rev. J.A. McLachlan, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. L.H. Currie, and the Rev. Mr. Quinn, officiated. [Ed. note: first and second names found in Family Search]

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication:
29 Oct 1919
Date Of Event:
22 Oct 1919
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Smith, Carrie Louise (Died on 22 Oct 1919)