A lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, Graham Garlough passed away at Kingston General Hospital on Thursday, July 19, 2012. He was 87.
Graham was born in Williamsburg Township on January 13, 1925, to his parents Henry and Ruby Garlough (nee Merkley).
Graham spent most of his life doing what he enjoyed most – working.
As a young lad he started out as a wheelchair boy for Dr. Locke. He then went on to farming and caring for race horses for Dr. Locke’s son Parker.
Graham then entered the business world in the egg grading business with Raymond McIntosh and Bert McIntosh under the name of Williamsburg Egg Grading Station – after fire destroyed the business they moved to Glen Becker still in partnership with Bert and a new partner Willard Steinberg. Graham also had a joint ownership in hen houses.
After his retirement from the business, Graham went to work for Cornwall Gravel – where he operated heavy construction equipment, which he thoroughly enjoyed. He then retired from there and went to work for Schneider’s at Parmalat Cheese.
When he decided to retire from there – Graham still was not content to just sit, so he spent spring and fall helping to work the fields at his two nephews’ farms.
In his leisure time, Graham enjoyed fishing in his early years but then took up golf and spent many happy hours at Cedar Glen Golf Course.
Graham was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Williamsburg, and a member of the Masonic Lodge for almost 63 years. He joined the Williamsburg Masonic Lodge in December of 1949, and after the Williamsburg Lodge closed he joined Henderson Lodge in Winchester.
He was a member of the Karnak Shriners and the A & A.S.R. Valley of Ottawa Murray Chapter of Rose Croix. He was a life member of the S.D.& G. Shrine Club of Cornwall and a life member of the Moore Sovereign Consistory of Hamilton.
Graham is survived by his daughter Susan (Dan) Keyes of Howe Island and his granddaughters Kristen and Jennifer Keyes.
He was predeceased by sisters Jennie Johnston and Gladys Beckstead and brothers Cecil, Harry and Garnet Garlough. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service was held on Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Monday, July 23rd at 11 a.m., with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating.
Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery, Morrisburg. Pallbearers were Kristen Keyes, Jennifer Keyes, Russel Garlough, Donald Garlough, Gordon Garlough, Bert McIntosh and John Byvelds.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Winchester Hospital would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.