The Delhi Reporter learns of
the death in Australia of a former very well-known resident of
Middleton in the person of Mr. James Bain.
Deceased, who was 70 years
of age, was born in Scotland, and came to Middleton when he was 22.
He bought and settled on a
farm on the Talbot Road, something less than a mile west of the
village, where he continued to reside for 30 years.
He then sold out and moved
to Vancouver Island, in the hope of finding a more congenial
climate. There he made his home until last April, when the total
collapse of his health compelled him to go to Australia to be near
his sister. There he died on November 22nd.
Mr. Bain had the fine
education that Scotsmen usually bring to Canada with them. He was a
great reader and followed public affairs here in his adopted country
with careful diligence..
He was a staunch Liberal and
very prominent in the affairs of the party in North Norfolk. The
late John Charlton always looked upon him as one of his most valued
Since leaving Norfolk he
kept in touch with us through The Reformer, and every year it was
our privilege to have from him a cheerful and encouraging letter,
down to the beginning of 1916, when he wrote to say goodbye,
preparatory to his removal from Canada.