The Evening Mail (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Wednesday, 10 July 1907, p. 12, col. 1:
Captain and Mrs. J.G. MASKELL, 68 Willow street, will have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their promising young daughter, Blanche Winifred, whose death occurred early this morning. Miss MASKELL, who was a pupil at the Halifax County Academy, returned from school about four weeks ago, complaining of feeling ill. Appendicitis immediately developing, an operation was performed, and for a time her recovery seemed assured. However, complications which subsequently developed, made a second operation necessary. This was performed apparently like the first, with complete success. However, peritonitis setting in, proved fatal, resisting every effort of medical skill. A sad fact in connection with the young girl's death is that her father, Captain MASKELL, is at present absent with his ship somewhere on the Labrador coast, in utter ignorance of the fact. Miss MASKELL was in her twenty-first year and was a most charming girl. Her parents, three brothers and three sisters, survive her.
The internment will be in Jeddore, the funeral service being at three o'clock on Thursday afternoon at Captain MASKELL's residence, friends leaving by steamer Margaret at G.C. Cook and Company's wharf.