Obituary of Justinian Pelly
Pioneer Barrister Laid Away Justinian Pelly, pioneer barrister, barrister, magistrate and registrar, died at Chilliwack hospital Monday. Monday. Funeral services were conducted I today at 2 p.m. from St. Thomas' Anglican church where the loss of his presence will be felt keenly. Rev. W. J. T. Clarke officiated. Interment Interment will be in the Anglican cemetery. Pallbearers are Allan S. Watson, E. J. Edmonds, Hugh Hawkshaw, Hugh A. Laughlin, Wallace Sharp and Robert Alendal. The late Mr. Pelly was born 84 years ago in Little Hallingbury, Essex, England. He came to British British Columbia in 1882, travelling by railroad across United States to California and up the coast to this province. He worked at Vernon in the early days on the Price-Ellison Price-Ellison Price-Ellison Price-Ellison ranch, went to Barkerville in 1886 when the gold rush was at its peak. He took law training at the New Westminster firm of McCall and Corbould, and in 1893 opened an office as barrister and solicitor across the street from The Pro gress office 1 1 ,l 9c roilrar nf tlirlhs. I for a number of years, as well as acting as magistrate of the county court of Westminster. Later he opened a real estate and insurance office on Wellington avenue which he retained until the sale to Alendal and Henson two years ago. Russell Ford operated the real estate portion of the business. business. Mr. Pelly was always active in alfairs of the Anglican church. In the early days he assisted his brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, Bishop Sillitoe, first bishop of New Westminster and Koolenay. He was a member of St. Thomas' choir from its inception, until a week before his death. He also was a lay reader for several years. , He joined Ionic Lodge No. 19 of the Masonic order in 1894 and served as grand master in 1901. He was active in the lodge until 1932. His executive ability called him to other duties, and he served as a school trustee in 1918. He was secretary of Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association at one time. He married Sarah Kinsey in 1894 at Np , Westminster. They resided fo' several years at the corner of V eils street and Yale street east, ai d later moved to Yale street cast. For four years they have made their home at 31 Princess avenue. He leaves his wife, two sons, Acton F., and Raymond S. I., both of Chilliwack; one daughter, Mrs. John Donovan, Melville, Sask.; and seven grandchildren. One son predeceased predeceased him.