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Capt. J.R. Pye
CAPT. J. R. PYE
Sherbrooke, June 3 – A naval veteran of the First Great War, one of the oldest members of Queens Masonic Lodge, Sherbrooke, Capt. James R. Pye, 79, of Pye’s Head, Liscomb, collapsed at the door of the R.C.M.P. office here on his way to report an accident, and succumbed within a few minutes. After driving his wife, his sister, Miss Hannah Pye, and his daughter, Mrs. Hemlow, to Sherbrooke, Mr. Pye was driving back to his home along the St. Mary’s River when his car crashed into a deer which had darted across the road, killing it. Upset by the incident, Capt. Pye returned to Sherbrooke and was at the door of the police office when he was stricken and lived only a few minutes. Dr. G. L. Silver was called but found life extinct upon his arrival. The body was taken to Liscomb, where burial will be made Wednesday.
Besides his wife, the former Mary Pride, daughter of Squire William Pride, one of the pioneer settlers of St. Mary’s, deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Hazel) Hemlow, Liscomb; a son, Gordon, in the U.S.A.; and two sisters, Miss Hannah Pye, Liscomb, and Mrs. Theodore Smith, Halifax. There are also three grandsons, Raymond and Robert Wilson, the latter in Halifax and the former in the air force in Toronto. They are sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson, the latter a daughter of Mr. Pye. Another grandson is Clinton Hemlow. Mr. and Mrs. Pye observed their 51st wedding anniversary, January 1.
Typing of this obituary was done by Peggy O'Neal-Thurston
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