Falkenham, Sarah

13 May 1941

On May 13, 1941, the community of Ballantyne’s Cove, Antigonish Co., was deeply saddened by the passing of Sarah, beloved  wife of Kimball Falkenham at St. Martha’s hospital.  Her untimely death, after an illness of only four weeks, came as a shock to her host of friends.  Everything that medical skill and loving kindness could do was done for her, but proved to be of no avail.  During her illness her patience and fortitude were exemplary.  She was strengthened spiritually, by the frequent reception  of the sacraments, and died consoled by the last rites of the Church of which she was a devout member, administered by Rev. L.B. Sears.  Her sudden passing  in the bloom of youth has greatly saddened the community.  Of an exceptionally cheerful disposition, the deceased endeared herself to the hearts of many, both young and old.  Eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. MacDonald, she was born at Arisaig September 23, 1917.  On July 22, 1936 she married Kimball Falkenham and went as a young bride to reside at Ballantyne’s Cove.  To mourn their loss, she leaves besides her grief-stricken husband, and sorrowing parents, a three and one half year old daughter, Katherine Isabel; three sisters and two brothers.  Mary, Rose, Marie, Alexander and Joseph in Arisaig.  Twin daughters predeceased her by a year and a half, while a brother Donald died eight years ago.  The large funeral testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held.  Requiem high Mass was sung in Holy Rosary Church at Ballantynes Cove by her former pastor, Rev. Donald Beaton. P.P. Lakevale.  Rev Blaise Campbell, P.P. Georgeville was also present in the sanctuary.  Buried at Holy Rosary.