Forbes, Nicholas, Mrs. (née Elizabeth Ann Moore)
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 1 Jul 1915, p. 2, column 2
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MRS. NICHOLAS FORBES
In the strikingly sudden death of Mrs. Nicholas Forbes, on Wednesday evening of last week, a shock came over the community of great severity. She was well and at work about her house and garden during the day, prepared and presided at the tea table and was preparing to go out for a walk with Mr. Forbes, who had gone up town for a few minutes, when she was stricken with apoplexy. When her husband returned he found her lying across the bed unconscious, and in a few minutes her spirit had taken its flight
Elizabeth Ann Moore was the third daughter of David Moore and Mary Ann Campbell, one of a family of five sons and four daughters, was born on the homestead, lot 4, con. 7, Eramosa, on the Erin townline, about one mile above Crewsons Corners. She attended the No. 8 school in Eramosa. By the serious injury to her father caused by a falling tree, the great burden of maintaining and directing a growing household fell on her mother, whose industrious habits were trained into the children growing around her. Upon the marriage of deceased to Mr. Nicholas Forbes some 35 years ago she carried these industrious and provident principles into her own home, the ultimate result of which is apparent in the well appointed household arrangements and surroundings of the beautiful home now left desolate at the corner of Church and Willow Streets, Acton. With her husband, one of the best known stone builders in the countryside, and now one of Acton's most esteemed citizens, she came to Acton about thirteen years ago. By the death of her daughter, Mrs. John Draper, in 1906, she had to assume the care of the little grandson, Lloyd, whose welfare, with that of her only son, William, now of Toronto, has been her most assiduous care. During the pastorate of Rev. J. S. Calling she united with Crewsons Corners Methodist Church, and during her residence in Acton has been a member of Knox Church. As a member of the Ladies' Aid she has been one of the busy workers for that church, and her diligent teaching of the Good Book to her little charge at home was part of her sense of responsibility for the work of the Head of the Church. Those left now to mourn her loss, beside her devoted husband and the children mentioned are her brothers: Robert Moore, of Galt; Joseph, of Chicago; D. James, of Calgary; Wesley, of Toronto and Howard, of Idaho, U.S.; and one sister, Mrs. W. Cripps, Crewsons Corners. Her father and mother and two sisters, Mrs. A. Kester and Mrs. J. S. Coleman, are some years deceased.
A large number of friends and citizens assembled at the home on Friday afternoon to attend the funeral service. Rev. J. C. Wilson, B.A., officiated. The bearers were four fellow members of Mr. Forbes of the Board of Education, Chairman Jno. Kenney, C.C. Speight, John R. Kennedy and Robert Scott, and two representatives of Knox Church, Mr. D. M. Henderson and Councillor Alex. Bell. Beautiful floral tributes covered the casket, from the family, friends in Saginaw, Mich., Willis, Toronto; Fred Forbes, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. R. McGraw, Galt; Mr. T.A. Felstead, Toronto, the Board of Education and the Ladies' Aid of Knox Church. The following friends from a distance attended the funeral: Wm. Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Moore and Master Howard, Mrs. Tesky, Richard Sherlock, Andrew Bates, Mrs. Fred Watson and Fred Forbes, Toronto; Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Moore, Galt; Edward Forbes, Bracebridge, Will Forbes, Salem; John Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Anderson, Hornby; Mrs. W. A. Coleman, Hespeler; Mrs. Jno. Kinnard, Mrs. Jos. Millard, Mrs. Will Millard, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Riddelis, Guelph; Mr. and Mrs. J. McKenzie, Georgetown.
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