FUNERAL OF THE LATE
MR. JOHN BEWLAY.
Last Saturday afternoon one of the largest assemblages that have for a long time been gathered together on the Moor, was seen to witness the funeral of Mr. John BEWLAY, printer who died on the Wednesday preceding.
The people were from all parts of the district, so well was deceased known and so highly respected. The sacred edifice, St. John’s Church, Cleator Moor, was densely packed with sympathizers of the bereaved family and many of them during the solemn service were deeply affected.
As the procession entered the church, the vicar, the Rev. R. HAYTHORNTHWAITE, read the opening sentences of the beautiful service, and after the large congregation were seated, announced the 90th psalm, which was chanted by the choir in a most feeling manner. The lesson was read by the Curate, and the Choir then sang a portion of the beautiful anthem “Vital Spark.” The Vicar, who appeared to be deeply affected, agve an address with the lessons to be derived from their being gathered together that afternoon, bearing testimony to the many good qualities of the deceased, whom he had long known as a moral, meek, quiet and useful member of society, a loving husband, a devoted parent, and whose loss to those left behind was his eternal gain.
He concluded by expressing the hope that his death would be the means of all preparing to meet God. The choir then sang the hymn, “Now the Labourer’s Task is o’er.” The remainder of the being read, the mournful procession wended its way to the burial ground, where the body was consigned to the grave.
Wreaths were sent by the following: -
Mrs. SEWELL and family
Mr. and Mrs. W. BEWLAY, Newcastle.
Stirling Lodge, No. 1989, Cleator Moor.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HUTCHINSON
Mr. and Mrs. I. HUTCHINSON, jun.
Mr. and Mrs. LECK
Mr. and Mrs. SUMPTON
Mr. and Mrs. PATRICKSON
Mr. and Mrs. H. WARD
Mr. and Mrs. F. ATKINSON
Mr. and Mrs. M’CALL
Mr. and Mrs. FARQUHARSON and family
Mr. J. TELFORD, Frizington
Mr. and Mrs. GLENN
Mr. and Mrs. GILLIAT
Mr. R. H. KELLY, and the employees
Mr. J. NICHOLSON was the undertaker
Mr. J. MITCHELL supplied the coaches.