Mrs. Quincy was a victim of Bright's disease previous to her demise. On February 7th last, she was stricken with paralysis, which together with the aggravated kidney trouble, brought about dissolution. She suffered greatly during her long illness and despite careful and constant nursing, and everything that medical aid could do, the end came at 1 o'clock on the morning of July 1st; aged 55 years, 6 months and 10 days. Death came to her, not as an unexpected and unwelcome guest, but rather as a seraph in mercy clad. Two children had preceded her to the other world. Besides a multitude of friends and distant relatives, who are saddened at her going away, she leaves her son, Donald, a husband, a father, a brother and three sisters, to mourn her loss. One sister, Miss Myra Owen, has been by the bedside of Mrs. Quincy for the past ten weeks.
Mrs. Quincy had a host of friends. Her long illness revealed this fact to her and her husband, as perhaps nothing else could have done. She perhaps, least of all, was aware of her numerous friends. Visitors were to see her every day that her condition would permit. Letters of sympathy and cheer, cards, inquiries, messages and flowers came daily to her room, to cheer and comfort her during those long days of pain and suffering. One never knows just how many, or how few friends, they possess until affliction comes and friends are needed. "We shall reap what we sow" is the Divine law. Mrs. Quincy sowed lavishly generous words, kind deeds and sincere sympathy. She bestowed her charity where it was most needed. She had a peculiar art in finding out those whom others were apt to forget. One of her last requests was that the nurse should take her invalid's chair and go take a certain invalid woman in the town for an outing in the fresh air. In character Mrs. Quincy was unique.
She was of a somewhat nervous temperament, always active, energetic, generous and social. She was a devoted mother, a loyal wife, and partner in an eminently congenial and happy marriage situation. She was an enthusiastic temperance worker as every other woman should be who loves her home and country. She was pronounced in her views and empathic in her stand against the liquor traffic, and will always be remembered as such by her friends. May the community have more such men and women, who, in espousing a cause, ask not, "Is it popular?" but "Is it right?" Her faith was firmly rooted in the almighty goodness and love of God. Her type of belief was that of the Universalist Church.
The funeral was held at the Methodist church on Monday, 2 p.m. July 3rd. The sermon was preached by Rev. R.H. Johnston, assisted by Rev. Dunkleberger and Rev. Bruce. The text selected by Mrs. Quincy herself was John 10-16, and the hymns used were "When the Mists have Rolled Away," "The Lord Knows Why" and "Looking This Way." The music was furnished by Mrs. George L. Foster, Mrs. William Belshaw and Miss Violet Viant. After she was stricken down and realized that her work was done, she said: "I am so glad I did work for temperance while I could."
Mrs. Paul Hathaway
Whereas, God, in His great wisdom, has seen fit to remove from our midst by death, the wife of esteemed Neighbor, William C. Quincy, therefore be it.
Resolved, that in the death of Mrs. Quincy, we have lost one of the noble women of Lowell, and one who will be greatly missed by the community at large. Be it further
Resolved that Cedar Camp No. 5155, Modern Woodmen of American, extend to Neighbor Quincy, their heartfelt sympathy in his great loss.
Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be printed in the Lowell papers.
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