As promised, here is John Alexander's wife's OBIT.
ALEXANDER - Sarah (nee Hadden). It is our sad duty this week to report the death of Mrs. John Alexander which occurred on Wed. morning (July 1917). The deceased, whose maiden name was Sarah Hadden, was united in marriage to John Alexander fifty years ago last Dec. They lived for many years near Lucknow, Ont. and came west to Nokomis a couple of years ago. Mrs. Alexander was over 72 years of age and was confined to the house since last Jan. She was highly respected by all her acquaintances and leaves to mourn her loss a husband, (who is lying seriously ill in Saskatoon Hospital,) three sons and five daughters; Mrs. Weir, at Minitonas, Man.; John at Toronto; Mrs. Swallwell at Saskatoon; George S.; Mrs. Ingham, Mrs. J. I. Jamieson, Wm. R. and Miss Eva at Nokomis. The funeral of the late Mrs. Alexander took place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Ingham on Thurs. July 12th, 1917 and largely attended. Rev. Mr. Robson, pastor of the Methodist Congregation at Nokomis, conducted the service. A Quartette "Down the River of Time We Glide" was rendered by Mr. and Mrs. D. A. MacAlpine and Mr. and Mrs. A. G. MacFarlane. The pallbearers were: A. H. Nichol, W. A. MacFarlane, J. W. Brownlee; A. J. Kidd, W. J. Rath; and A. G. MacFarlane. Sarah Ann (Hadden) Alexander died July 11, 1917 in Nokomis, Sk. only two years after she and her husband, John Alexander, moved to Nokomis. Sarah was probably born in Bowmanville, Durham County, Ont. Her birth date was Feb. 14, 1845 and her heritage Irish. Her parents were William HADDEN (1799 - 1879) born in Ireland and Mary R. (possibly Yeates) (1807-1877) born in Pennsylvania, USA. The parents were married in the USA and buried in Seaforth, Huron Co. Ont. prior to 1866. Sarah was married in Seaforth, Dec. 15, 1866 then lived in Huron Co., London Twp. Middlesex Co., and Bruce Co., Ont. before moving to Nokomis, Sk. in 1915 to be near their children. Seven of her eight children lived in Nokomis. They are Mary Rowena (Minnie) - Mrs. James Weir; John Henry (Jack)- wife Ruth Ellen Curtain, Clarissa (Clara) Ella - Mrs. George A. Swalwell; George Sylvester - wife Isabella Rowe; Sarah Jane (Sadie) - Mrs. Willis Norman Ingham; Marie Ellen (Mina) - Mrs. J. I. Jamieson; William (Will) Richard - wife Lou; and Eva Mureal - Mrs.Jack Corbett.