Drowning of 3 Dolan Children

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a " some-' , ' , in In of at a in on at in he is $300,-000 it Deep Sympathy Shown For Dolan Family Thousand Peoplfc . Attend Service At Woodlawn In the little church Cemetery 6t St Thomas the AposUe at Wood- lawn, Ont, on Friday .afternoon, were "buried three grey - caskets containing the bodies Of three drowning victims, children of Mr. i and Mrs. Allah Dolan, of Dun-robin. ' '. ? - A thousand people -from many parts of Carieton County stood in the rain many ot them . bare headed, as the caskets were com nutted prayers to their last Irestinfplace. las Dolan, 22, and his two Ruth Dolan, 24, and -Elsie 14, were drowned in the river at Sweeney's Cay, miles northeast of Dunrobln, Tuesday evening, the two eld- st ones sacrificing their lives in a vain attempt to save the youngest when she slipped off a ledge into deep water. , Archdeacon Johnston's Tribute. As Venerable Archdeacon . A. Johnston, of Ottawa, described it during the service in the little church: ; 1 "Death .with all its suddenness has swooped down on our. community and with a triple blow struck desolation into a highly respected home of this district Our hearts go out to those who have been so sadly bereaved." ; The church was filled so that it could not hold another person and still several hundred were outside on the lawns. They joined those inside in singing "Safe in the Arms of Jesus". Downstairs in the church basement near the furnace another group assembled where a loudspeaker had been set up to bring to them the words of Rev. Gordon Carriere, of St Paul's Church, Dunrobln, ' and , Archdeacon Johnston. " '. It was a signal tribute to the respect in which the Dolan fam ily were held in this , part of the Ottawa valley and indicated tne sorrow experienced by young and old in the accident which resulted in the loss of three young lives. Prior to the church service, a brief ceremony was conducted at the Dolan home by Archdeacon Johnston.. There neighbors and friends assembled by hundreds to extend their sympathy to the re maining members of - the Dolan family in their bereavement For fully half an hour a solid line of people passed through the house, past, the three caskets, lying in the parior. ; - - Students Carry Flowers.1 After the service 20 young men and women,- fellow students. Tela tives and companions of the vic tims, carried out the flowers to the three separate hearses. Then they lined up to form a guard of honor through which the caskets were borne , by 18 young men of the community who acted as pallbearers. When the cortege proceeded to the church; more than 300 motor cars formed a solid line for nearly the entire distance ot four miles Three Ontario Provincial Traffic Constables were - necessary ' to handle the traffic Both at the house and the church, the bun dreds of cars bad to be parked in pastures to keep the road clear. . Deeply shaken by their loss, the parents, and the four' remaining sisters of the family, Eunice Dolan, (RegJt.) of Montreal; Doreen, of Ottawa, and Evelyn' and Arlene, of Dunrobln, heard the consoling words of Archdeacon Johnston that the ' three children had "reached the goal for which we are all striving, only a little-more Quickly". , : Representative Gathering. Among those noticed were 1 spector A. Goodman andeight other members ofthe Central Registry of toeCMJP. in Ottawa whereRuth Dolan had been ei ed; Reeve John Story, of -sfMarch township; Reeve William Robert Green, of Twin Elm, for mer reeve of Nepean; A. H. Acres, MXA. forxCarleton County; George H. Dunbar. MXA. for Ot tawa West; A. ITubman, Wil liam Cox,, of Huntley Council; Godfrey Armitage, 'former reeve ot March; Thomas Dolan, reeve ot Jorboltori; Walter Monk and Ardie Armstrong, past; ' president of the Conservative Association ot Carle-ton County; Miss Alice Davies and Miss Dorothy Armstrong, of the R.CMJ?. headquarters. Nelson Dolan,. Everett Dolan, Nelson Dolan, Donald Dolan, Hubert WiJson and Gerald Wilson were pallbearers for Elsie's casket William. Healey, Allan vHealey. Herbert Healey, Lawrence Emer son, Russell Fulford and Leonard Hemphill were pallbearers for Ruth, andTed Rowe, Irving Younghusband, Kingsley Kennedy, Ivan Davis, John Wilson and Oscar HilL for Douglas. Flower bearers for Elsie were Elsie Azulay, Marion Davis, Audrey Kennedy, Marlon Dolan, Doris Boucher, Betty Kennedy, Helen Wilson and Phyllis I Armitage: for Ruth, Inez Davis, Grace Kennedy. Lois Kennedy, . Irene Dolan, Joy Azulay 'and Ruth Kennedy; for Douglas, Roy Azulay, Harvey Boucher. Milton Bducher. James Teevens, Robert Basfcin and James zapped ' . . x; ' Beautiful Flowers, Among the many beautiful floral offerings were those: from friends of the Index Section, R.CMJ.: Carp Continuation School Teach ers; Carp - Continuation School pupils; Nursing staff' of Alexandra Hospital; Dunrobln Young People's Club; L.O.U 786; Women's Aux .lliary of St Mary and St Paul's

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 01 Aug 1942, Sat,
  3. Page 9

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