Etc. -- James Bain's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 18 Jan 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Died in Australia

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 lieutenants.

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.

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