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Florence Mabel Benedict

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Born Born July 27,1912 in Hespeler, Dumfries North Twp., Waterloo County, Ont.
Died Died July 17, 1992 in Cambridge Memorial, Hospital, Cambridge, (Galt), Ont.
Married Married October 22,1932, to Robert George Elliott in Baptist Church, Cambridge, (Galt), Ont., Can,



  1. Joyce Audrey Elliott, Living

  1. Lenore Mayme Elliott, b. November 26, 1935, Galt General Hospital, Galt, Ontario; d. February 17, 1937, Galt General Hospital, Galt, Ontario.
Obituary of Lenore Mayme Elliott. Died in Galt hospital, on Wedensday, February 17, 1937, Lenore Mayme beloved daughter of Robert and Mabel Elliott. 3 Imperial Lane, aged 15 months. Funeral service will be held from the residence of her grandfather J. F. Elliott, 62 Brook Street, on Friday February 19, at 3:15 p.m.,to Mount View Cemetery. The body is resting at the T. Little and Son Limited Funeral Home, 39 Grand Avenue North, until Thursday noon. Funeral service for Lenore Mayme Elliott was held yesterday afternoon at 3:15 p.m. Rev. J. H. Prichard of Caroline Street Mission, Hamilton, officiated and the pallbearers were Kenneth Davies, John Wright, Kenneth Purdy and Leonard Westrop. Lenore Mayme Elliott, Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, (Galt), Ontario

  1. Donald Robert Elliott, Living

  1. Robert (Bobby) George Elliott, b. November 28, 2001, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, (Galt), Ontario,; d. November 28, 2001, Cambridge Memorial Hospital.

Obituary of, -- ELLIOTT, Robert George (Bobby) ---- at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in his 56th year. Bob Elliott of Cambridge, is the dear brother of Joyce Curzon of Kingston and Don Elliott (Mary Lynn) of Ayr. Also lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mabel and Robert Elliott. A funeral service was conducted in the chapel of Coutts & Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, today (Saturday, Dec, 1, 2001) at 3 p.m. Cremation to follow. Remembrances to the Canadian Diabetes Association, would be appreciated by the family. Robert (Bobby) George Elliott, buried Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, (Galt), Ontario

Florence Mabel's Early Years

Florence Mable Benedict, lovingly known as “Mabel or Mom” by her children and many friends and relatives, spent most of her early years, baby sitting and house keeping for neighbors and helping her mother with household duties. She met and married Robert George Elliott October 22, 1932, at the age of 20. On September 07, 1933 Mabel gave birth to their first daughter Joyce and about 2 years later a second daughter whom they called Lenore and second name Mayme after my father’s sister. Even after marriage she continued doing the molly maid thing for various people like the Cant’s of Galt and of course Mr. Cant being an avid stamp collector, must have put the bug in my father’s blood , as stamps became a big issue in dad’s life as well. On February 17, 1937 Lenore Mayme died of infection, leaving a very sad and lonely spot in Mabel’s life and of course my father’s life as well. As long as I can remember my mother always kept a little poem that she cut from a book or whatever, called “MY BABY”, it reads like this “God gave me a baby, so sweet and so fair. From sunbeams He fashioned her bright, golden hair. For her eyes, from the skies, he gathered the blue. Her cheeks were like rose leaves, her teardrops the dew. - - - Her wee dimpled hands are folded in prayer. To Him who has given her into my care. Oh! God, may I be worthy of this trust always be. And hear Thy: “well done” in Eternity”. By Bessie Easson. Mom and dad both worked at Stauffer Dobbies Industries, I think they met there, but not exactly sure.Dad was a Weaver and fixer and mother’s duties I am not sure of. I was born May 23rd 1939 after all this went on. I never got to see or know my sister little Mayme as she was known. I must have been an awful looking kid, as about three months later my dad packed up and went overseas to War. Mom carried on working nights at Stauffer Dobbies Industries to keep the family going. Dad was gone the first six years of my life, but returned safe and sound in August of 1945. My brother bob was born on November 28, 2001. So these were the early years of Florence Mable Benedict a very trying time indeed, I would think she and dad had more hard times than good times, in those years.

Final Years of Florence Mabel

Obituary of, -- ELLIOTT, Mabel ---- at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Friday, July 17th, 1992 in her 80th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert G. Elliott (1979). Dear father of Joyce Curzon of Kingston, Donald and his wife Mary Lynn and Robert all of Cambridge. Loving Grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Sister of Gladys Ibelle of St. Catharines. Mrs. Elliott is resting at the Coutts And Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge where the family will receive friends Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and commital Service will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel Monday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Gordon Moir officiating. Interment Mount View Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations to The Lung Association, 92 King St. South, Waterloo N2J 1P5 would be appreciated by the family. Florence Mabel, buried, Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge, (Galt), Ontario

Earlier Years of Robert George Sr.

Robert and Ralph were twins. They joined the H.L.I. of C. in June of 1939 within days of each other. Robert went to war, Ralph could'nt go because of flat feet. Robert enlisted in the H.L.I. of C. sometime in June of 1939. At the time he enlisted an artical in the paper read " With 27 more enlistments in the Highland Light Infantry the grand total for all ranks stands at 300 early about noon, one third it's total quota", and goes on to name the 27 new recruits, and Elliott R. G. 3 Imperial lane, Galt as one of same. In the same paper a few days later it reads, " Ralph Elliott of Preston, will tell you that he was nearly shanghaied into this man's army. His twin brother Bob had joined the H.L.I. of C. and on the day he was to go to Stratford, was detailed to help the recruiting officer here instead. The sargeant in charge of the detail for Stratford forgot about this and when it came time to leave the barracks Bob Elliott was not to be found. His twin brother Ralph was at the armoury waiting for his medical test and he had a hard time convincing the sargeant that he was not in the army, yet, and that it was his twin brother who was wanted. The identical twins promise plenty of situations for their N.C.O.'s as it is very hard to tell them apart. They are now both in the H.L.I. of C., Ralph passing his test the other day. They are sons of John Elliott, 62 Brook Street, Galt, superintendent of the public utilities commission".

Final Years of Robert George Sr.

Obituary of Robert George Elliott. Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Robert George Elliott of 94 Barrie Street, who died Saturday at Kitchener Waterloo Hospital. Mr. Elliott was a life long Cambrige resident. He retired in 1977 from Barrday Division of Wheelabrator Corporation of Canada Limited. He was an adherent of the Baptist Church; a member of the Cambridge Stamp Club and he served overseas for six years in the Second World War. Mr. Elliott is survived by his wife Florence Benedict; her daughter, Mrs. Martin (Joyce) Curzon of Kingston and his sons Robert of Cambridge and Donald of Ayr. Also surviving are his brothers, Eric of Guelph, Edward of Cambridge and Earl of Morovia, Liberia; his sisters Mrs. Mayme Slee of Cambridge And Mrs James (Lily) Sprung of Kitchener. Seven grandchildren also servive. Mr. Elliott was predeceased by his twin brother Ralph . Friends will be received at Coutts and Son Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, today from 2p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral and commital services will be conducted at the funeral home chapel tomorrow at 2 p.m. followed by interment at Mount View Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


-- DonaldElliott - 12 Jan 2011
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