The Daily Times-Gazette (Oshawa) November 4, 1946


A resident of this district for 90 years, Mrs. William Blight passed away yesterday at the home of her son J. A. Blight, 489 Masson Street, in her l00th year. The deceased had been in poor health for the past six years.

The daughter of the late Richard and Betsy Hoar, Mrs. Blight was born at Sparabart, Kilhampton, Cornwall, England on August 26, 1847, She was married at Whitby on January 1, 1873 to William Blight who predeceased her in 1919. She was a member of the Brooklin United Church. With her husband she lived on a farm south of Brooklin for many years before retiring in 1919.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. Glover of North Oshawa, Mrs. Gordon Anderson of Toronto, and Mrs. William Bromell of Bowmanville and four sons, Wesley Blight of Toronto, Jack of Brooklin, and George and Archie of Oshawa. Also surviving are 44 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and 21 great great grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the Luke-McIntosh Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday November 5. The service will be conducted by Rev. J. V. McNeely, pastor of King Street United Church, and interment will be in Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin.

The pallbearers will be A. Alchin, T. Palmer, W. Perinder, B. Glover, E. Hopkins and J. Stridnich.