Mrs. Harley L. Dodge - April 31, 1933

March, 1933

Friends in Windsor and elsewhere were deeply grieved on Saturday (April 31, 1933) to learn of the sudden death early that morning of Mrs. Harley L. Dodge, one of our best known residents. The evening previous to her death was spent at the home of one of her friends where several ladies had gathered to enjoy themselves in a social manner and to meet a guest who had come to visit Mrs. Dodge over the holiday. Apparently in her ususal health, Mrs. Dodge was about to retire and was in the act of switching off the light when she was suddenly stricken. At the time of her passing, her husband, sales manager of the Maritime Coal, Railway and Power Co. Limited., was in Montreal on business, and the sad news was conveyed to him by an only son, on the staff of the Royal Bank at Truro, who was planning to come to Windsor to spend Easter Sunday and Monday with his mother. Indeed it was a sad home coming for father and son and the sympathy of a large number of friends goes out to them, as well as other relatives in their time of deep sorrow.

Mr. Dodge, accompanied by Mrs. Ada Church, widow of Thomas Church, Montreal, reached Windsor on Saturday night. Deceased was active in numerous organizations and especially will her loss be felt by the Ladies' Aid of Trinity Church, The I.O.D.E. and The p.M. Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Dodge was a loving wife and mother and most hospitable in her home. There her friends frequently congregated and it was always a joy and a pleasure for her to entertain them. Deceased was a daughter of the late Constant and Mrs. Church , who resided at Falmouth.

Besides her husband and son she is survived by a brother Edward Church, Brookline, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. Benjamin D. Payzant, Falmouth, N.S. The funeral is being held from her late residence this Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Dr. Ryan, Minister of Trinity Church, is officiating, he being assisted by the Revs. G. W. Whitman and J. Astbury.