A resident of Grimsby for the past 44 years, Mrs. Murray Lawrie, the former Elma Book, passed to her reward on Sunday following an illness of considerable duration. However, death came with its usual abruptness and a wide circle of friends noted with sincere regret the passing of a fine neighbor and friend.
Mrs. Lawrie was born in North Grimsby Township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Book, and throughout her life span she has been a woman of courage and sincere thoughtfulness to all who came into her view. Surviving to mourn her loss besides her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Eliza Crowe, St. Catharines; Mrs. Nellie Joyce and Mrs. Minnie House, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y. Also surviving are several nephews.
Funeral services were held from the Lawrie residence, Depot Street, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A.L. Griffith conducting the service, which included passages from the 90th Psalm, I Corinthians 15, and the inspiring words of Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar".
At the request of Murray Walker, a nephew now residing in St. Petersburg, Florida, the hymn "Jesus Lover of My Soul" was sung by Mrs. Arthur Vickers.
Beautiful floral tokens banked the grave in Queen's Lawn Cemetery where the remains were laid to rest, 6 nephews acting as casket bearers. They were Lorne and Clarence House, Harold Fisher, George Walker, Harry Crowe and Chester Book.