Clara Bertha Millyard, wife of Rev. J.E.J. Millyard, London, Ontario, died Tuesday, June 24th, at Mason Villa Hospital in her 74th year after an illness of 6 months.
Born Clara Bertha Bigham at Beachville, Ontario, she moved at an early age to Union, Ontario, where she received her early education and became organist of the Methodist Church. Here she married the Rev. J.E.J. Millyard and for over 40 years worked faithfully by his side in the active work of The Master. She especially enjoyed organizing and conducting Junior Congregations in the many churches in which they served.
The last 12 years she lived in London, Ontario. Prior to that at Peterborough, Sarnia, Kingsville, Listowel, Hensall, Birr, Embro and Morpeth. She was a life member of the W.C.T.U. and the United Church Women's Association, and at the time of her death a member of Calvary United Church, London, Ontario.
Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Frances W. Davies, Detroit; Mrs. Ruth Willoughby, London; Mrs. Thelma Theal, Welland; and one son, Carman D. Millyard, Grimsby.
The funeral service took place Friday afternoon at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, London, the service being conducted by the Rev. L.C. Lawson.
The casket bearers were retired United Church ministers: The Reverends Toll, Armstrong, Agnew, Hicks, Jones and Johnston. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.