Funeral of Acton Francis Pelly
Pelly Riles Held Here , ultra-! Satur-j 1 i Cl . irrJ -,w -,w I U I VJ a ve- Funeral service was held Sat-I Sat-I urday at 1:30 p.m. from St. a'Thomas' Anglican church here fr Acton Francis Pelly who died in Shaughnessy hospital, Vancou- Vancou- -. -. -u"u. -u"u. Rev- Rev- J. '"'ay officiated and pallbearers were R. L. Coote, F. p- p- H'de. George Ford, H. A. Laughlin, L. J. Peters and E. J. Edmond ounai was in the cemetery wnn Henderson s tuner . ,. al home in charge of arrange- arrange- Mr. Pelly was born in Chilliwack, Chilliwack, August 16, 1895, the son Hie (ilhaw hnH .rvmo r,h;ili i VtUlIV 111 A OCt 11U1I1 tl C3l"i minster where he had lived with his sister and brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, Rev. Acton Sillatoe, who was the first Anglican bishop of New Westminster Westminster and Koo'tenay. The senior Mr. Pelly practised w here before becoming the second provincial registrar in the district. Leaving that position he became a real estate and insure ance salesman. He died in January, January, 1948, at the age of 90. After attending elementary school here, Mr. Pelly went to England in 1906, staying until 1912. He attended a preparatory school in Dursley, Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, and schools at Chelton college college and Bradley court. Returning, he attended CHS a mem- briefly before going to Harrison j Mills on a tow boat and then Ion to Vernon. He came back to Chilliwack just in time to De jcalled from the militia into the arrange-1 arrange-1 active army on August 10, 1914, six days after war was declared. jt ..... nostp(1 fo the 131st bat- bat- !.ai:n . . Hrivrr and later went verscas wjth the unit as a rifle- rifle- quan- man serving with the 47th bat- bat- tali on overseas. Mr. Pellv Was wounded at Vimy Ridge, spent the rest of the war in hospital J. J. P. A. and was finally discharged in Toronto, February 28, 1919. Returning to his native Chilliwack, Chilliwack, he worked for the Fraser Valley Taxi company and the Chilliwack Garage, then took up farming. He entered the employ of the Liauor Control board July 1, 1921, and took over as vendor in October, 1946. He retired from in this position earlier this year. to Mr. Pelly joined the Great War Veterans association and follow ed it into the Canadian Legion where he held nearly every exe cutive post, including that of president of t'he local branch in 1941. He was also one of the first members in B.C. of the Amputations Amputations Association of Canada, and was a former member of the Rotary club. Club 21 presented him with Good Citizen plaque, in the shape of a Maltese cross, in 1953. Married January 1, 1937, Roberta I. Edmondson of Chilliwack, Chilliwack, Mr. Pelly was predeceased by his wife. Surviving him are a brother, Raymond, Princeton, and a sister, Mrs. Miriam Don ovan, Grande Prairie, Alta. Dr. and Mrs. George Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. H. Gordon Harding have returned from week's vacation at Qualicum Beach.