The remains of the late Geo.
Collings, aged 40 years, arrived here from Kenora on Saturday, about
The body was accompanied by
three Bro. Masons, Messrs. Stevenson, Hutchinson and McLean, of
Pennonga Lodge No. 44, A.F. & A.M. of Kenora, of which the
deceased was only a young member, but highly respected and beloved
by his brathren [sic].
The news of the death of the
late Mr. Collings came as a very sudden blow to his father and
brothers and sisters, for not one of them knew that he had been ill.
It appears that he had an
attack of influenza from which he had recovered as he thought and
had resumed his duties as an engineer on the C.P.R. He had just
returned from his second run after his illness, and had just entered
the Y.M.C.A. where he boarded, when he dropped dead without a
He leaves to mourn their sad
loss an aged father and five sisters, Mrs. W. R. Pratt and Mrs. H.
Kraft of Todelo, Mrs. A. Mills of Hamilton, Mrs. F. C. Henderson of
Port Dover, all of whom with their husbands attended the funeral,
and Miss Collings at home, and two brothers,
John of Chicago and Mack of Hamilton, who with their wives, also
attended the funeral.
To these the sincere
sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.
At the request of the
Worshipful Master of Prquonga Lodge, and of the father of the
deceased, the officers of Wilson lodge, Waterford, assisted by Rev.
H. Caldwell, conducted the funeral services on Saturday at 2 p.m.
The pall bearers were three brethren from Kenora and Brother Geo.
Reynolds, Geo. Woodley and Will T. Brewer. Interment at Greenwood