White / Chartrand Family Tree

Matilda Jelly


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
Simon Jelly 1834-07-14 Eliza Ann Morrison 1840

Person Chart

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 1870-08-20 Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada
Marriage 1895-09-11 Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada
Death of spouse Henry (Harry) /White/ 1935-11-16
Death 1965-01-26 Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada
Burial Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada


Gamble Funeral Home Register 1924 - 1992
Source Type:
Funeral Record
Matilda White,(Matilda Jelly), 95 yrs, Housewife, Residence: Shelburne Ontario, Birth: , Ontario, , , Death: Jan-26-1965, Shelburne District Hospital, Heart Failure, Dr E G Johnston, Spouse: Harry White, Funeral: Jan-29-1965, , , Shelburne Ontario, Rev J M Dobson, Fred & Arthur White, Estate of Mrs Harry White,

Shelburne Free Press and Economist, Date: 17 Feb 1965, Type: Obituary
Shelburne Free Press & Economist, February 17, 1965 - MRS. H. WHITE:
There passed away on January 26th, 1965, after an illness of seven weeks, in Shelburne District Hospital at the age of 94 years, four months and 22 days, one of Shelburne's oldest citizens in the person of Matilda (Jelly) White. Her husband, Henry White, passed away November 16th, 1935.
The farm on which Mrs. White was born on August 30th, 1870, was on Owen Sound Street North. Her father and mother were the late Simon Jelly and Eliza Ann (Morrison) Jelly, pioneers of this district.
Of the family of nine, there are two surviving members: Edith (Mrs. M. J. Muter), at present in Fort Myers, Florida, and James Jelly of Collingwood. Neither was able to attend the funeral.
Mrs. White lived all her life in Shelburne - the village that grew up on her father's and three of her uncles' farms. She was always very active in all branches of St. Paul's Anglican Church as long as it was possible. She was a Sunday School teacher, alto singer in the choir and church organist before and after she was married in 1895.
Sometimes as time went on, she was assistant organist. The Women's Guild and Women's Auxiliary also claimed her attention.
She was always a devoted wife and mother, always of a gentle and kindly disposition, an example of Christian fortitude through all the strains and stresses of life. At all times she was interested in all that went on around her, even while in the hospital.
Mrs. White will be greatly missed by her two sons and two daughters: Velma, at home; Laurena (Mrs. Irving Robertson) of Barrie (who is ill in Barrie hospital at time of writing); Arthur of Stayner and Frederick of Shelburne.
Her six grandsons who acted as pallbearers are: Stanley Snider, Newmarket; Harry White, Toronto; David White, Weston; Bill White, Toronto; Andrew White, Shelburne and Richard White, Stayner.
As well as her immediate family, there are eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren to mourn her loss.
Those who came from a distance were: Miss Frances Robertson and Mr. Irving Robertson and Mrs. E. Oaks of Barrie; Mrs. E. M. Varcoe and Beverley, Mrs. J. Drew and Mrs. E. Watson, Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Sargent Ruby and Miss Shirley Ruby, Midland; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hemmingway, Brussels; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur White and Richard and Mr. and Mrs. W. Fisher of Stayner; Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Jelly, Collingwood; Rev. B. F. and Mrs. Andrew, Maples; Mrs. Dan Cairns, Mr. Drew MacDougall, Mrs. Ray McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Reid Ashenhurst, Mr. and Mrs. Harry White and Miss Lois White, all of Toronto; Mrs. Leonard Bowers, Hawkstone.
The funeral service was held on Friday, January 29th at 2:00 o'clock at the Gamble Funeral Home with Rev. J. M. Dobson officiating.
Many beautiful floral and other tributes to St. Paul's Church and Shelburne District Hospital testify to the esteem in which Mrs. White was held by all who knew her.


From Conversation with Fredrick E. White Aug 1997 (Uncle Fred)
Simon Jelly had a large family of boys and girls & was able to assume the role of gentleman farmer having his offspring do much of the work on the farm.

One of Matilda's jobs was to milk the cows twice daily. On the evening before she was to be married, she did her chore of milking the cows and after having put the milk from the last bucket into a barrel, she kicked the bucket all the way from the barn back to the house, swearing that she would never again milk a cow.



Matilda Jelly 1954