Obituary from Flesherton Advance March 27, 1940:
“Mrs. D. Muir passes
Death came quietly on Friday evening of last week for Mrs. Duncan Muir, at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. Stewart, in Flesherton, in her 83rd year. The late Mrs. Muir has been ill for some time, her condition becoming critical a couple of weeks ago.The late Mrs. Stewart, whose maiden name was Maggie McPherson, was born in Storemont County in July, 1857, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McPherson. She came to Artemesia township with her parents in 1876 and has been a constant resident of the township since that time. She was united in marriage to Mr. Duncan Muir and resided in the Ceylon district. Mr. Muir passed away twenty years ago. For the past five years she has been residing with her sister, Mrs. Stewart, in Flesherton.Deceased had a very pleasing personality and was a real friend to all. She was highly regarded by a wide circle of friends.She leaves to mourn two sisters, Annie (Mrs. Roddie Stewart) of Flesherton and Jessie (Mrs. Alex Holley) of Sault Ste. Marie. Three brothers and two sisters predeceased her: Mary (Mrs. Don McLeod) Donald, Sarah (Mrs. Blunden), Alex, and Hugh.The funeral of the late Mrs. Muir took place on Monday afternoon with service at her late residence, conducted by Rev. F. Ashton of the Baptist church, who gave a most comforting message to the sorrowing sisters. Mrs. Alex Henderson rendered beautifully “Going Down the Valley.” Internment was made in the Flesherton mortuary chapel.The pallbearers were: Messrs. Roy Pipe, Roddie McLeod, Neilbert McKenzie, Henry Tucker, Allie Muir and Alex Henderson.Mr. Roddie McLeod and Mrs. Markham of Detroit were in attendance at the funeral.”
Her family moved to the Artemesia township in 1876. Her and her husband lived in Ceylon, ON. 5 years before her death, she moved in with her sister Annie in Flesherton.