Sherbrooke: This community was shocked and saddened by the
sudden death on Wednesday, Dec. 16 1937 of Mrs. S. E. Pryde.
The deceased, who was in her sixty-fourth year, was formerly
Jessie Matilda Grant of Melrose, and has lived here all her
married life. A woman of lovely character and marked
ability, her removal will be deeply felt in community and
church life as well as in the home. A devoted member of St.
James Presbyterian Church, she has acted in the capacity of
secretary to the Ladies Aid and also President of the
Women's Missionary Society for the past twelve years. She is
survived by her husband Capt. S. E. Pryde, one daughter,
Mabel of the staff of the M.T.and T. Co., and two sons,
Burton, manager of Dunn and Bradstreets in Regina, Sask.;
and James, residing in Collingwood, Ontario, also two
brothers, Charles W. Grant And Richard D. Grant of Melrose,
two sisters, Grace, Mrs. John MacInnes, Melrose, and Alice,
Mrs. Henry MacInnes, Denver. James Greene of East River St.
Mary's and William H. Greene of New Glasgow are half
brothers and there are two half sisters residing in the
The funeral was held from St. James Presbyterian Church
on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. L. Jost, the choir
singing the favorite hymns of the deceased. Beautiful
flowers in profusion and the church filled with mourners,
testified to the esteem in which deceased was held. The pall
bearers were Charles Murdoch, D. J. Burns, H. R. Cameron, T.
M. MacGrath, J. H. MacMillan, William Fraser.