The duty of children to their parents was never better illustrated than by our colleague, Mr. Russell, toward his mother, whose remains will be consigned to their last resting place this morning. His father died when John D. was but a lad; the mother was left in very straightened circumstances, with several children to care for, and for the last twelve or thirteen years she has been taken care by him entirely. During this time he served an apprenticeship at the printing business, but he always managed to support himself and have enough to render his mother comfortable. We speak these things to his highest praise for no greater honor could we accord to him.
Since Mrs. Russell has resided in the family of her son, she has had a daughter's love and thoughtful care from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jno. D. Russell, and the last year of her life, at least, has been solaced by the kindness and attention of her son and his wife.
She will soon be buried out of their sight, but we hesitate not to say that neither will have occasion to reproach himself or herself with any lack of attention to their mother and best friend.
Submitter: Cathy Warbritton