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Rushden Echo & Argus, 17th February 1939, transcribed by Kay Collins
Mrs Quincey, Higham Ferrers

Mrs Quincey
Mrs Quincey

Mrs. Eleanor Quincey, whose death occurred on Sunday at the age of 82, will long be remembered in Higham Ferrers, where she lived for the greater part of her life, for her untiring and devoted nursing service, principally in connection with the St. John Ambulance Division.

Mrs. Quincey was on the reserve list of the Division up to the time of her death (which occurred at her residence, 112, High-street), and only a few weeks ago rendered first aid to people who were involved in an accident outside her house. She was the widow of the late Mr. Jacob Quincey, a farmer's bailiff, and came to Higham Ferrers as a young man, having previously lived at Liverpool, where she was born and where she received her nursing training. At Higham Ferrers Mrs. Quincey became a member of the local St. John Ambulance Division, and held the position of Lady Superintendent for five years. For the past six years she had been on the reserve. Throughout the Great War she served on the staff of the V.A.D. hospital in the Higham Ferrers Parish Rooms. She was also one of the founders of the local branch of the B.W.T.A., and was a trustee of that organisation up to the time of her death.

A staunch Methodist, Mrs. Quincey was a member of the Women's Bright Hour and Sewing Meetings in connection with the Higham Ferrers church. For the past thirty years she had kept confectionery business. She was greatly respected by the people of the town, and always willing to perform a kindly or charitable notion. Every Feast Saturday she would go into the streets, in spite of her age, and sell roses on behalf of the Northampton General Hospital.

There are two sons, Mr. Ernest Pimblett Quincey and Mr. Harry Rowton Quincey, the latter living in South Africa.

Past and present members of the Higham Ferrers St. John Nursing Division formed a guard of honour at the funeral on Wednesday, and representatives of various other organisations were among the congregation at the Methodist Church, where a service was conducted by the Rev. H. G Reynolds. Mr. Sydney Weekley, was at the organ, and the congregation sang the hymn "Abide With Me."

The Family mourners were: Mr. E. P. Quincey (son), Mrs. G. Quincey (daughter-in-law), Mr. E. A. Quincey (grandson) and Mrs. E. A. Quincey, Mrs. J. Perkins (granddaughter) and Mr. J. Perkins, Miss O. Quincey (granddaughter), Mrs. A. Lees, Liverpool (niece), Mrs. Audrey Buckton (adopted daughter), Miss B. Kemshead and Mrs. H. Pashler (friends). Other mourners included: Alderman and Mrs. J. W. Barker, Alderman H. R. Patenall, C.C., Mr. A. O. Groome, Mr. and Mrs. T. Lawrence and Mr. H. Glenn; St. John Ambulance Division, Lady Supt. Miss H. Haddon, with past and present members, Lady Corps Supt. Mrs. Campbell. Wellingborough, ex-Corps Supt. Miss Smith, Wellingborough, and Lady Supt. Miss Rowlatt, Wellingborough; Higham Ferrers N.B.W.T.A.U., Mrs. W. Garner (president), Mrs. E. Lucas (secretary), Mrs. J. Hall (assistant secretary), Mrs. A. Church (treasurer) and other members; Methodist Women's Bright Hour, Mrs. H. G. Reynolds (president) and members, with members of the Ladies' Sewing Meeting.

There were apologies for absence from Lady Supt. Miss W. M. Clipson, Rushden, who is ill, and Lady District Supt. Mrs. Harvey Reeves, Northampton.

Included in the floral tributes were wreaths from the past and present members of the Higham Ferrers St. John Nursing Division, the Women’s Bright Hour and Ladies Sewing Meeting of the Methodist Church and The N.B.W.T.A.U.

Messrs. A. Sanders Ltd., Rushden, were the undertakers.

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