Lorne D. Culver
The whole community was
deeply shocked on Friday morning last, when news spread abroad of
the death of Lorne D. Culver, only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Culver.
A number of thunderstorms,
none very heavy, passed over the district that morning, and it was
about 10.30 o'clock that the bolt fell, attracted, it is thought, by
the metal of the disc tractor, from which Mr. Culver had just
stepped, and which he was covering before leaving for the house to
avoid the storm. When he failed to come from the field, his father
became alarmed and walked back to find his fears only too true.
Death was no doubt
instantaneous and the unfortunate man never knew what happened. Not
a burn was found on the body. His sister Clara drove the auto back
to the field, and with her father, brought the body to the house. He
was the main support of his parents on the large farm, to whom his
death is a very severe blow.
A sister, Mrs. R. A. F.
McDonald, of Lewiston, Maine, was notified just as she was leaving
with Mr. McDonald to motor to their summer home on the Rideau. They
arrived Saturday evening.
The funeral was held from
his parents' home on Monday at two p.m., services being conducted by
Rev.. Thos. Frears of the Baptist Church, Rev. J. D. MacLachlan of
Renfrew, and Dr. J. B. Moore. Mr. T. C. Savage sang two beautiful
solos, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," and "Come Ye
Disconsolate." The floral tributes were very numerous and
beautiful. Interment took place in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.
Lorne was born on the farm
where he died about 38 years ago, and besides being an industrious
and successful farmer, a member of the Norfolk and Brant Holstein
Association, found time for many activities in the social and
religious life of the community.
He was clerk of the
Waterford Baptist Church, secretary of the Sunday School and an
active worker in the B.Y.P.U., also in the Cherry Valley Community
He will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends who deeply
sympathize with the family in the early and sudden demise.
In respect for one so active
in the Baptist Sunday School, the Sunday School annual picnic
announced for Monday was postponed till a later date and the visit
of the B.Y.P.U, to the Villa Nova B.Y.P.U. planned for last Friday
evening, to which Lorne has arranged to drive a load of young
people, was cancelled.