The town was profoundly
affected when the all but incredible news was spread about on
Tuesday forenoon that Mrs. Edna Petersen, second daughter of the
Senator and Mrs. McCall, had been called by death, suddenly and
At breakfast she remarked
that she was feeling more than usually well. In less than two hours
time she had ceased to live, the fatality being due to a cerebral
Some seven years ago Mrs.
Petersen was called upon to pass through a great sorrow in the death
of her only child a bright little son; the marks of that trying time
remained observable -- probably she never threw them off.
The deceased lady was greatly
esteemed by those who had the privilege of her friendship. She had
been intimately identified with the work of Trinity Church.
She has also been a loyal helper in all the patriotic town
activities, of the past four years.
In addition to her grief
bowed parents, she leaves in sorrow two sisters, Miss McCall of
Mrs. Stanley Laing of Montreal and a brother,
Lieut. Harold S. McCall, who passed through Simcoe from overseas
service to the far west, a few weeks ago.
The funeral takes place this
afternoon at 3:30 from the home of her parents, "Homewood"
to Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. John Ward of St. John's Church, Woodhouse,
conducts the service for the rector of Trinity, Rev. A. B. Farney,
who is ill."