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Joseph Dimock Banks
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1877
Torbrook Mines
Annapolis County
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Feb. 6, 1948
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada

Outlook - Thursday, 19 February 1948 - Page 4 -

Joseph D. Banks -

The community of Torbrook Mines was greatly saddened through the passing of Joseph Dimock Banks on Feb. 6th, at the Victoria General Hospital, Halifax. Several weeks previous he was admitted to this institution as a patient, and after undergoing a series of operations, complications set in which resulted in his death. Joseph was born in Torbrook Mines, 71 years ago, and with the exception of a short period of time, spent practically his whole life in the community. In his early manhood he married Miss Amy Demont of Hants Co., who passed away in 1934. During the latter years of his life, Mr. Banks lived alone in his homestead at Torbrook Mines, occupying his time with carpenter work and woodcraft in his workshop. Mr. Banks was a member of the Tremont United Baptist Church, and lived a quiet humble life. He was a kind neighbour and his friendly nature will long be remembered by all who knew him. During the last Great War he personally felt the cost of preserving our national freedom through the supreme sacrifice of two of his five sons, Jack Banks, D.F.M., of the R.C.A.F., and Merle who was killed in action while serving on the corvette Louisburg, in the Meditarranean. Another son, Claude, served in the Canadian Fusiliers. The surviving members of Mr. Banks' family are: Claude, of North Kingston; Chester, of Centreville, N.B., and Leon, of Bangor, Maine. He is also survived by one brother, Howard, of Coldbrook, Kings Co., and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Jefferson, of Torbrook Mines. The funeral service, which was largely attended, was conducted by his pastor, Rev. A.G. McClare, of the Nictaux Baptist Church. The music, under the direction of the male choir, with Mrs. Leslie Banks as organist, was beautifully rendered. One of the deceased old favourites, "He's the Lily of the Valley" was especially impressive. The pallbearers were: Clyde Neily, Homer Noble, Leslie Banks and Robert Thompson. Interment was in the family lot at Torbrook Mines.
Family links: 
  Amy DeMont Banks (1878 - 1934)*
  Alexander MERLE Banks (1904 - 1943)*
  Claude Wilson Banks (1910 - 1997)*
  Chester Langley Banks (1911 - 1976)*
  Jack Standish Banks (1917 - 1943)*
*Calculated relationship
Torbrook Mines, United Church Cemetery
Annapolis County
Nova Scotia, Canada
Plot: 13
Created by: Ric Noble
Record added: Mar 03, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106108010
Joseph Dimock Banks
Added by: Ric Noble
Joseph Dimock Banks
Added by: Ric Noble
Joseph Dimock Banks
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