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John Richardson

Birth
England
Death 30 Jun 1906 (aged 75)
Amaranth, Dufferin County, Ontario, Canada
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 100025883 · View Source
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1891
John Richardson 59
Sarah C Richardson 50
Edward Richardson 32
Sarah Jane Richardson 24
District Number: 126
District: Wellington North
Subdistrict: Amaranth
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ORANGEVILLE BANNER
July 5, p.3:John Richardson - Mr. John Richardson, an old and highly respected resident of Amaranth township, died at his home at Laurel on Saturday after a brief illness resulting from a paralytic stroke. The late Mr. Richardson was bon in Yorkshire, Eng. in 1831. He came to Canada in 1848, a young man of 17 years. At the age of 22 he settled in the township of Amaranth where he has since resided. In 1858 he and Miss Sarah Clow were united in matrimony and have lived together in sweetest harmony during these 48 years. Thus he spent 53 years in Amaranth, watching and aiding in the development of this beautiful section of the country. He always took an active part in forwarding the interests of the community. Although actively engaged thruout life he always found time to visit the sick and made an earnest effort to comfort any who might be in sorrow and trouble. In fact his whole life was one of helpful more widely and though more deepness and usefulness. He possessed a thoughtful and studious mind. Probably no layman in the community readily than he. Hence he soon became a man of mature judgment, whose advice was freely sought. But more than this he possessed a warm, loving heart. He was a n ideal husband, a loving parent and a true friend It is not uncommon to hear it said of him , "He was never known to speak an unkind word," In religion he was a Methodist, and dearly loved and earnestly worked for the church of his choice in which, for many years, he had been an official. During the past 48 years his residence has ever been a home for the ambassadors of the Cross. How much this was appreciated and especially by the minister in the early days, when accommodation was not so plentiful, cannot be estimated. In these days often three and four ministers at a time shared the hospitality of his Christian home. Quiet and unassuming, yet happy and joyous, he enjoyed life and made the most of it. On June 12th, he was more than usually bright and active His joyous merriment of that day was a matter of comment with neighbors who had been with him. That evening he retired, prepared to take the morning train for Toronto, to attend the Methodist conference and visit his daughter, Jennie. But this was not to be, for in two hours he was stricken with paralysis. Medical aid was summoned immediately, but in spite of every effort he gradually became weaker, and surrounded by loving friends, peacefully passed away on Saturday., June 30th to wear a victor's crown. His home was blessed with four children: two of whom preceded him to the Glory Land. The two surviving members are, Edward, who works the old homestead, and Jennie, wife of Rev. Isaac Couch, M.A., B.D., pastor of Woodgreen Methodist Tabernacle, Toronto. His sorrowing widow tarries for little longer, but mourns not as those who have no hope. On Monday, July 2nd, the funeral service was conducted in the church by the pastor, Rev. James w. Wilkinson, assisted by Revs. John Goodman, C. Langford, J.R. Bell, W.E. Wilson and W.T. Bailey, Esq., who bore testimony to the sterling qualities of the departed. The pall bearers were : Messrs. John Johnston, E.B. Cooney, John Banks, Wm. Hamilton, Jas. Gordon and Robt. Hamilton. A vast assembly was present at the church, Rev. J.W. Wilkinson and Rev. C. Langford conducted the service at the grave, and thus were laid to rest the remains of one of the sweetest, purest, truest, best of men.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100025883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Richardson (24 Mar 1831–30 Jun 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100025883, ; Maintained by scottsheat (contributor 47208444) Unknown.