By Carmel O’Callaghan


Dr. John Lundie’s death at his residence in Bailieborough on 28 June, 1917 at the early age of 52 years, caused the most sincere regret over a wide district in Cavan, Meath and Monaghan.

Deceased was in his usual robust health up to the middle of June, when he contracted a cold that developed into pneumonia, and notwithstanding the best medical attendance he grew worse, and died after ten days illness.

Deceased, who was born in Killinkere parish, had three brothers Ministers in the Presbyterian Church. Twenty-eight years ago he was appointed medical officer of the Termon District of the Bailieborough Union, and on the death of Dr. Clarke was elected, to the more important position at Bailieborough.

He had a very extensive practice over a radius of 30 miles, and was much esteemed by all classes. In the discharge of his duties to the sick poor he was most zealous and charitable at his own expense.

The funeral to Gallon, six miles distant from Bailieborough, on Saturday, was extremely large, over 180 vehicles and 24 motors following the hearse. While the procession was passing through the town all the business houses were closed, and blinds drawn over the windows.

The chief mourners were:—Mr. A. Lundie, Rev. W. S. Lundie, Keady; James Lundie and Robert Lundie (brothers); Mrs. Robert Clarke (sister), Mr.. Robert Clarke (brother-in-law), Mr. Andrew Eakins and Mr. John Eakins, Carrickmacross: Mr. George Lundie, Derrydamph; Mr. A. Lundie and Mr. M. Lundie, Corvally; Mr. B. Henry, Ballyjamesduff; Mr. Wm. Jones, sen.; Mr. Wm. Jones, jun.; Mr. H. Jones, Mr. Joseph Jones, Mr. A. Orr and Mr. G. Orr (relatives). (The Anglo-Celt, 7 July 1917).