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Death of Mrs. George Baird ? In her 86th year and following a short illness the death occurred at the home of her son Garnet on Saturday, June 23rd, of Mrs. George Baird, a lady well known throughout the Kinburn district and revered by all who knew her. Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Gourlay, was a daughter of the late William Gourlay and his wife, Margaret Nesbitt, and had resided all her life on the ninth line of Fitzroy. Despite her age, Mrs. Baird was quite active, doing her own housework up to a few weeks ago. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. S. E. Baird, and five sons, John Albert of Kilmaurs, W. E., J. Arthur and Garnet, all of Kinburn, and Campbell on the homestead; four sisters, Mrs. McCurdy of Hazeldean, Mrs. Wm. Green of Pakenham, Mrs. Thos. Guest of Queen's Line and Mrs. Fred Ross of Kinburn; two brothers, F. R. Gourlay of Ottawa and S. G. Gourlay of Vancouver, B.C. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from her son Campbell's residence to the ninth line Anglican Church and cemetery, Rev. C. C. Phillips of Fitzroy Harbor having charge of the services. The following favourite hymns of the deceased were sung: "Unto the Hills," "Lord as to Thy Dear Cross we Flee" and "Rock of Ages." The pallbearers were six nephews, namely, Lloyd Ross, Roy Gourlay, Hilliard Guest, Wm. Gordon, Garnet Green and John Baird. The floral offerings received included the following: Gates a'jar, (Georgina), Mrs. S. E. Baird, W. E. Baird and Garnet Baird; wreaths, (sons), Arthur, Campbell and John Albert Baird; sprays, sisters; cut flowers, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Gourlay of Ottawa, Mrs. G. Cummings of Westboro, Mrs. Mac McFarland of Renfrew, Mrs. Geo Brown of Richmond, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stevenson of Kinburn.
Source: The Carp Review, Carp, Ontario, 28 June 1934, page 8, column 2.