Etc. -- Hedley Bowen Abbott's 1960 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 2 article in the 29 Feb 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Hedley Bowen Abbott

Port Rowan: The death of Hedley Bowen Abbott of 
Port Rowan occurred in Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, 18 Feb 1960 in his 85th year.

He was a son of the late Peter Abbott and Clarissa Bowen Abbott, one of the old families of Norfolk, and was born at the family homestead near Erie View on 3 Mar 1875.

Mr. Abbott was with the lifesaving station at the east end of Long Point for some time and for several years sailed on the Great Lakes.

In the First Great War he went overseas with the 133rd (Norfolk's Own) Battalion and saw action in France, Belgium and Germany.

Surviving are three sons and three daughters, 
Clarie of Long Point, 
Robert E. of Port Rowan, with whom he had made his home for the past three years, 
Lorne Ellis of San Francisco, 
Mrs. Victor Thomlinson (Mabel) of Toronto, 
Mrs. Muriel Brown and 
Mrs. Jack Reeves (Bernice) of Port Rowan. 

One sister, Mrs. Roy Franklin (Evelyn) of Cleveland; 
14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

His first wife, Jessie M. Overbaugh, passed away in 1932. He later married Mrs. Jane Farmer of Toronto, who also predeceased him. A daughter died in childhood. Two brothers and two sisters have also passed [away].

The funeral was held at the C. L. Clark Funeral Home on Saturday 20 Feb 1960 at 2.30 p.m. with Rev. Archie Forsyth of Port Rowan Baptist Church officiating.

The pall-bearers were Morley Knowles, Fred Andress, Stanley Day, Maurice J. Brown Sr. and Leo Olds, members of the 133rd Battalion, and Leighton Brown, a World War 2 veteran, who took the place of his father, Blake Brown, who was not well enough to act.

Interment was in the family plot in Port Rowan [sic] Cemetery. Members of Canadian Legion Branch 379 formed a guard of honor at the funeral home and conducted a service at the graveside under Past President Fred Barry. Bugler Frank Ebdon of Delhi sounded Last Post.

There were many floral tributes and cancer donations.

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