Montreal Gazette, 3 August 1868, page 2

Funeral of the late Miss Mathieson

On Saturday afternoon the funeral of the late Miss Janet Ewing Mathieson, eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr Mathieson, pastor of St Andrew’s Church, took place from the residence of her father, City Councillors street.

It will be remembered that Miss Mathieson was drowned Cacouna, while bathing.  An accident so sad in itself, happening to one so much beloved by all who knew her, could not fail to excite a wide feeling of sympathy on her venerable father’s account, as well as her own and that of her family.

The assembly at the house was a large one, consisting of members of the congregation and many prominent citizens.

The coffin, an iron burial case, was placed in the small front room, and covered with wreaths of flowers and iminortelles.

The service was conducted by the Rev Dr Cook, and was very simple.  The rev. doctor read a portion of the 15th chapter 1st Corinthians, and afterwards engaged in prayer, in which a brief but touching allusion was made to the bereavement the family had experienced.

The body was then placed in the hearse, the pall bearers on either side being Messrs C Tyre, C Cunningham, G Hamilton, H Dobell, T Peck, H Russell, J Savage and William Scott.

The Rev Dr Mathieson and his family followed as chief mourners, after whom came a long train of relatives and friends of the family, the cortege terminating in a long line of carriages and proceeding up City Councillors street along Sherbrooke and St Lawrence Main street, to the Mount Royal Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Mr. Armstrong, of Victoria Square.

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