Vernon, BC CAN
This obituary appeared in the local paper for John Drake born November 17, 1866 and died June 17, 1939 in Kedleston, Saskatchewan, son of Enoch Drake and Mary (Howard) Drake,Lot 48 Pownal.
The funeral services for the late Mr. John Drake, who died Saturday morning took place at the United Church Monday afternoon, July 19th at two o'clock. Mr. A.M. Little, the United Church student - in - charge, preached the funeral service taking as his subject, "If a man die, shall he be born again". The hyms chosen were, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus", "Nearer My God to Thee", and "Forever with the Lord". Friends of the deceased, Messrs. J. Courtice, C. Bradley, J. Johnson, H. Foxon, C. Robertson and J. Coles acted as pallbearers. Interment was in the Kedleston cemetery. Floral tributes from Mr. and Mrs. J. Silsby, Mrs. Kinnear, Mr. and Mrs. J. Coles, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Church and frinds in the Kedleston community covered the casket.
Mr. John Drake was born at Cornwall, P.E.I. on the 17th of November, 1866. On June 22, 1898 he married Miss Rebecca Ayers, who predeceased him in April, 1935. After their marriage they moved to Kingston, P.E.I., from there coming to Kedleston district in the spring of 1911 and settling on a farm two and a half miles north of the village. Surviving are one daughter, Gladys Marie, one brother, James of Cornwall, P.E.I. and one sister, Mrs. J.R. Drake of Kedleston. Mr. Drake has served as elder in the Kedleston church for many years. We knew him best for his capacity for work, for his unwillingness to do anyone harm and for little acts of kindness such as pride in keeping the new church neat and warm and helping a neighbor in need. We mourn the loss of an old-timer in our district and extend our sympathy to the bereaved.