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Julia Turvey (1850-1940)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

Friday, February 9, 1940: "It was recently brought to our attention that Mrs. Julia Turvey celebrated her 90th birthday on January 11th last. She has a son living in Montreal, but resides with her daughter, Mrs. M. Caddy, in Whitehorse. She is one of the few great grandmothers in town. Mrs. Turvey was born just outside London, England. She and her family arrived in Canada in 1910 and after spending a few years in Ottawa went west and afterwards came north about ten years ago. We extend heartiest congratulations to Mrs. Turvey and trust she will be spared to celebrate her century mark."

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, September 13, 1940

Headline: Mrs. Julia Turvey Succumbs Here in Her Ninety-First Year, 1940

    We much regret to announce the passing away on Tuesday last of Mrs. Julia Turvey after a long period of invalidism.

    On January 11th last the late Mrs. Turvey celebrated her 90th birthday at the home of her daughter Mrs. M. Caddy. She and her family arrived in Canada in 1910 from England where they had previously resided just outside London.

    After spending a few years in Ottawa they came west and ten years afterwards arrived in the Yukon where they have since resided.

    The funeral services were held at two o'clock yesterday afternoon at Christ Church, interment afterwards taking place in the local cemetery. The Rev. L. G. Chappell officiated at the services.

    The deceased leaves to mourn her loss a son resident in Montreal, her daughter Mrs. M. Caddy of Whitehorse and several grandchildren and great grandchildren to all of whom sincerest sympathy is extended in their bereavement.