Another aged resident of
Simcoe in the person of Mr. John Hill has been called home, his
death taking place on Tuesday morning.
Some six or seven weeks ago
he suffered a stroke and since that time has been cared for at the
home of Mr. Joseph Church of Woodhouse.
Deceased, who was in his
83rd year, came to Simcoe in the 1880s when his
brother-in-law, Rev. Mr. Croll was minister of St. Paul's Church.
After the Croll family
removed from Simcoe, Mr. Hill remained here, carrying on a livery
business until a few years ago when advancing age made it
impossible to look after the business.
For 25 years he has driven
the hearse for Mr. Joseph Coates, the undertaker, and it was at
Mr. Coates' home last evening at 8.30 that the funeral service was
Rev. Mr. Fulton and Rev. Mr. Dey being
Mr. Coates left on the
early train with the body for Innerkip, Mr. Hill's early home,
where his parents are buried.
Both Rev. Mr. Croll and
Mrs. Croll are dead long since, but a younger brother, an invalid,
who lives in Woodstock, survives.
Mr. Hill has been a member
of the choir of St. Paul's for many years, and his cheerful
personality will be greatly missed by his friends in that church.