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P. "Paddy" Page (1884-1939)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, March 31, 1939

Former Chief Steward P. Page passes away at Whitehorse hospital, 1939

    We regret having to report the death of Mr. P. Page, former chief steward on the steamer "Whitehorse," which took place at the local General Hospital on Friday last, March 24th, at about 9 p.m.

    For sometime past he had been suffering from ill health which necessitated him entering hospitals both in Seattle and Vancouver whilst he was at the coast. Later he returned north, arriving in Whitehorse by P. A. A. plane from Juneau. He had not been in town very long however, before he had to enter the local General Hospital where he received every care and attention during his last illness.

    It is understood that the deceased was born in Ireland fifty-five years ago and that he leaves to mourn his loss his aged mother, now resident in Toronto, to whom sincerest sympathy is extended in her great bereavement.

    "Paddy," as he was familiarly known and referred to, came north about 1916 and for a time lived in Carcross. He was for some years employed on the "Tutshi" and afterwards transferred to the river service of the B. Y. N. Co. He was chief steward on the former "Casca" and afterwards the "Whitehorse" which latter position he held up to the time of his demise.

    The funeral service was held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. and was conducted by the Rt. Rev. W. A. Geddes, Bishop of the Yukon, with Messrs. T. C. Richards, George Walker, A. E. James, L. Higgins, J. Rose and A. Stewart acting as pallbearers,

    Quite a number of local residents and employees of the W. P. & Y. R. attended the service to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed.