A well known and highly respected resident of Grimsby for the last 55 years, Jessie McCarthy Gow, beloved wife of G. Murray Beamer, Ridge Road, West, North Grimsby, passed to her last reward, early on Tuesday morning, in her 79th year.
Mrs. Beamer was born in Scotland and was the last surviving member of her family of 8 children. She came to Canada 57 years ago and resided in Hamilton for 2 years, then coming to Grimsby to take charge of the dressmaking establishment in connection with the A.F. Hawke store. In November of 1894 she was married to Mr. Beamer and they celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in 1946.
Deceased lade had been ill for a considerable period of time and while her death was not entirely unexpected, still it came as a shock to her large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was a member of Trinity United, the various ladies' organizations in the church, particularly of the Women's Association of which she was an original member. She was a charter member of Lincoln Loyalist Chapter I.O.D.E. She had been a very active worker in the Red Cross, particularly in war work during the two last Great Wars. She will be greatly missed in all these organizations.
Surviving are her husband, one son, Donald, and one daughter, Mrs.Harold B. Metcalfe.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Stonehouse Funeral Home, this (Thursday) afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Interment will be in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.