of Mrs. Foster
After only two weeks in
California where she had gone to live with her son, Mrs. W. O.
Foster died suddenly on Tuesday evening.
While taking a walk late
Tuesday afternoon at San Dimas, the home of her son Herbert, she was
stricken with heart failure and in spite of all efforts, she passed
away two hours later.
The funeral is taking place
at San Dimas this afternoon.
Many years ago, Mr. and Mrs.
Foster lived in Simcoe. Later they removed to St. Thomas, where Mr.
Foster carried on business as a druggist for many years.
Owing to ill health, he
closed up his business connection a few months since, and Mr. and
Mrs. Foster went to California to spend their remaining years.
Six children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Foster, of whom two, Herbert, of the Californian Citrus
Co., San Dimas, Cal., and Orville, of St. Catharines, are
A son, George, was killed in action in France two years ago this
coming March, Charles and Lawrence lie buried in St. Thomas, and
Hattie, who died many years ago in Simcoe, is buried in Oakwood.
Mrs. Foster, was Helen
Austin, the elder daughter of the late Jonathan Austin and Harriett
Her eldest brother, James, died a year ago.
She was one of 10 children, of whom the youngest is Charles A.
Austin of Simcoe, now the only surviving member of the large family
born to Mr. and Mrs. Austin.
Mrs. Foster was here visiting
her brother Charles only a short time ago, previous to her departure
for California, and looked in good health then. Her sudden death
comes as a shock to her many friends.