Etc. -- Thomas Corlett's 1947 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 7 Jul 1947 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Body of Man Found in Boat

Waterford: Lying across the edge of his boat on the pond at Waterford, his head under the water, the body 
of Thomas Corlett, 72 year old Waterford tailor, was discovered about 9:15 o'clock last night.

The boat was on the south shore of the pond, about 
150 yards east of the T.H.&B. Railway bridge when it 
was found by County Constable Clare Tench and 
William Walmsley.

The body was removed to Mott Brothers' Funeral Parlor on instructions of Coroner Dr. Winston Sutherland. Examination revealed that he had suffered a heart attack and it was decided that an inquest was unnecessary.

He was last seen about two o'clock when he left the home of William Stickles to go for a boat ride. When he failed to return home for supper, his wife started out to look for him and then notified police. A search party was formed immediately and soon located the boat.

A veteran of the First Great War, Corbett came to Canada a number of years ago and had resided in Waterford on three different occasions as well as being in Toronto. 
He operated a tailoring business at his house.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, 
Thomas Jr. of Chatham, N.J., and Gordon of Toronto, and two daughters, Mrs. I. Budd of Hull, Quebec, and Mrs. J. Bowyer of Toronto.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday at two o'clock from Mott Brothers' Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Gower of Waterford Baptist Church officiating. 
Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

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