OBITUARY OF THOMAS EDMUND QUINE - 1932

EAST BALDWIN

 

It is with a feeling of regret that we recorded the passing away of a stalwart Methodist, in the person of Mr T. E. Quine of Arderry, Cronkbourne Road, Douglas, at the good old age of 81 years. With the exception of the last six years, which have been spent in retirement, Mr Quine lived at Ballachrink, East Baldwin, the home of his ancestors, now occupied by his sons, and the home of the preachers for three generations. At a very early age, Mr Quine joined the Wesleyan Methodist society, and for about half a century held the respective offices of Society Steward, Chapel Steward, Class Leader, and Trustee of the East Baldwin Chapel. He was also a Trustee of the West Baldwin Chapel.

The deceased was a man of sterling character, ever generous, and of a genial disposition, and was held in high esteem by all with whom he came into contact. It can truly be said that he loved the house of God, and found joy in the Class Meeting and the Prayer Meeting. His activities in Methodism, however, were not merely confined to Baldwin. He regularly attended the Quarterly Meeting, and took a great interest in the work of the Church generally, and on several occasions he was selected as one of their representatives to the District Synod. Respecting the Church as a whole, he was well versed in all its affairs, and it would ever strain a point to hear a notable preacher. He warmly supported Methodist Union, and lived to see its consumation. With regard to public life, he did his duty to the local community by serving on the Braddan School Board for about 20 years. He also served on the Braddan Board of Guardians and on the Parish Commissioners for a somewhat similar period. Needless to say, his work in public life was always permeated by the same ardent spirit that was so much in evidence in both his religious and social life. In a politics, he was a liberal, and had a wonderful knowledge of matters pertaining to the government of his country. He was a lifelong abstainer, and belonged to the Mona Union Tent of Rechabites.

(Extracted from the Manx Methodist Church Record)

 

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