A highly respected nonagenarian resident of Grimsby passed away at Bellevue hospital, St. Catharines, on Saturday morning in the person of Miss Annie Donahue, whom we believe was the oldest resident of the district.
As near as can be ascertained, the late Miss Donahue was born in Ireland in 1850, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary O'Connor Donahue and came to Canada with her parents as a child. As far as can be learned she had been a resident of Grimsby for about three quarters of a century.
She was a woman of very kindly nature and was an indefatigable worker for St. Joseph's R.C. Church. Up until about two years ago she had enjoyed good health but since then has been gradually failing.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Long of Syracuse, N.Y., a nephew, Chester Stewart, of Port Credit, and a niece, Mrs. Ball of Syracuse.
Requiem Mass was held at St. Joseph's R.C. Church by Rev. Father B.A. O'Donnell on Monday morning. Interment was in the Waterdown R.C. cemetery where committal services were conducted by Rev. Father Ryan.
Casket bearers were Chester Stewart, Charles Seeley, James Monaghan and George Priddle.