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Elizabeth Patmore Friend (1871-1961)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, May 18, 1961

Rites For Mrs. E. P. Friend, 191

    Graveside services were held May 17 for the late Elizabeth Patmore Friend. Mrs. Friend died at Whitehorse General Hospital May 12, following a lengthy illness. The Rev. Aubrey Ponce conducted the final rites at Whitehorse cemetery. Wallden's funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

    Born 90 years ago in Sydenham, Kent, England, Mrs. Friend came to Canada in 1903. She lived in Ottawa for more than 50 years, and always remembered the city as Bytown, its original name. Mrs. Friend was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist church in Ottawa and was interested in the work of the orphans' home.

    In 1954 Mrs. Friend came to Whitehorse, where her son and daughter-in-law make their home.

    She was predeceased by her husband David in 1920. Mrs. Friend is survived by one son, Robert John in Whitehorse; one daughter, Mrs. James Smith of California; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.