A link with the past, particularly pertaining to the counties of Brant and Norfolk was severed on Friday last, in the passing of Ellen Maria, relict of the late Samuel Pickett in her 93rd year.
The deceased lady who had been in her usual good health suffered a hip injury on Thanksgiving Day but despite this injury had been in good health ans spirits up until about 4 days before her death, which took place at the home of her son, Harold Pickett, 83 Main East.
The late Mrs. Pickett was born in the County of Brant, February 4th, 1855, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Stewart. The family moved to North Grimsby in the fall of 1913 and farmed for many years on the Ridge Road west, where her husband predeceased her in 1932, Four years ago she moved into Grimsby to reside.
She was a member of the United church and for many years had been active in the various organizations of the church and where she made many friends with her kindness and loving disposition.
She is survived by two sons: Bethel S. Pickett, in Damascus, Syria, and Harold Pickett, Grimsby; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Slater, of India, and Mrs. Joseph H. Wells, of Grimsby; one sister, Mrs. James Patterson, of Brantford, and one brother, George F. Stewart, of Belleville, and 16 grandchildren.
The funeral was held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Monday afternoon and was very largely attended. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and attested to the high regard with which she was held by her friends. Services were conducted by Rev. A.Leonard Griffith of Trinity United Church.
Casket bearers were four grandchildren, one nephew and one grand-nephew, they being: Barzillai Pickett (Athens, Ga.), Llewellyn and Arthur Pickett (Chicago), David Pickett and Stewart Aman (Grimsby), Percy Summerhayes (Brantford).