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June 30, 2017

Rescued Funeral Cards Ditson-Welch Families

 Another Funeral Memorial Card has been rescued. I can't pass these by when I see them in flea markets or antique stores, and my latest find is for the Welsh & Ditson families in Collingwood Ontario.

On the left is Mary Elizabeth Ditson Welsh's Memoral Card from 1934. It reads:

Died in Collingwood on Wednesday January 10, 1934, Mary Elizabeth Ditson beloved wife of Joseph P. Welsh, Aged 58 years 

The other side of her card provides the funeral details.
The Funeral Service will be held at the family residence, Hurontario Streeet, on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock to be followed by a further service in The Church of the Brethen to Christ, Sixth Lane, Nottawasaga. Interment in the Church Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth's mother Martha's funeral card was also waiting for someone to rescue it and here it is:

Died in Collingwood on Thursday April 12, 1917, Martha widow of the late S. Ditson, Aged 72 years.

The other side of her Funeral Card gives the details of the funeral:

The funeral will take place from the residence of her daughter Mrs. Joseph Welch [sic], Hurontario Street, on Saturday afternoon April 14th at half-past one o'clock, for the Sixth Line Cemetery. Service at the house at one o'clock
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