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Thomas Henry Kerruish (1874-1944)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Thursday, January 28, 1944

    It came as a great shock to this community when it was learned that Mr. T. Kerruish had passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon at the Whitehorse General Hospital. He had been in failing health for some time past.

    Born in the Isle of Man, Mr. Keruish had spent all his life in the mining industry both in the United States and Canada and was a recognized authority on mining in the Yukon Territory. He followed the industry in various parts of the U. S. A. including Butte, Montana. He then came to Canada and thirty-five years or more ago was employed by the J. H. Conrad interests in the Carcross district. later employed hy the White interests in charge of the War Eagle and other adjacent mining properties. For several years he also prospected in the Kluane country as well as on the bars of the Hootalingua river. Later he located at Lake Creek, in the Livingstone Creek district, where he mined some valuable claims. For the past few years he was in charge of construction of the airfield at Teslin Lake. His wide and varied experience in the mining industry he was always ready and willing to share with others and his passing is a distinct loss to mining in the Yukon.

    He leaves to mourn his loss his widow who for years took an active part with him in his mining ventures. The Whitehorse Star joins with her hosts of friends, both near and far, in extending to her sincerest sympathy in her great bereavement.

    Funeral services will be held Sunday next, January 30th, at 2 p.m. in the local Masonic Temple under the auspices of Whitehorse Lodge No, 46, A.F. & A.M. of which the deceased had been a member of many years standing.


    I take this opportunity of expressing to all my friends my heartfelt thanks for the many expressions of sympathy extended to me and for the lovely floral tributes to the memory of my late husband. Particularly do I wish to thank Dr. Roth and the staff of the Whitehorse General Hospital for their unfailing kindness to my husband whilst he was in their care and also to the officers and members of Whitehorse Lodge No. 46, A.F. & A.M. for their kindness in taking complete charge of the funeral arrangements.
                        MRS. BEDA L. KERRUISH.

    This notice is also inserted on behalf of my late husband's sister, Mrs. Laura Quale, and her daughters of Cleveland, Ohio.