Dr. McInnes of Vittoria
After a long busy
life of usefulness, Dr. Walter J. McInnes of Vittoria passed away
after an illness of only a few days from influenza, followed by
pneumonia, aged 76 years.
influenza epidemic of last fall, Dr. McInnes worked ceaselessly in
fighting the disease, and recently too has been going both night and
day. Consequently, when the disease attacked him he was too exhausted
to put up a winning struggle. It was, however, only about three days
before his death, which occurred on Tuesday, that he yielded so far as
to take to his bed.
leaves his wife, formerly Miss Miller of Toronto, and seven* children:
Gordon of Hamilton; Robert, overseas; Mrs. Ralph Mason of Toronto;
Miss Edith of St. Williams, and Miss Eva at home.
Mrs. Alex McCall,
wife of Senator McCall of Simcoe, and Mrs. Dawson of Paris, are
sisters, and Dr. Andrew McInnes of St. Williams, is a brother.
Deceased was born
in Vittoria, his parents being Andrew McInnes and his wife, formerly
Miss Clark, and lived all his life in his native village.
education was received at McGill University, Montreal. He has been a
very successful practitioner, and was greatly beloved by his
neighbors, among whom he carried on his profession of healer of
disease for so long.
He was always
interested in the welfare of the community and for many years was
member of the local Board of Health. He was an earnest member of the
Anglican Church, and the Conservative party has lost a good worker in
unassuming, and reserved to a degree, he yet held a secure place in
the hearts of the villagers. As a mark of their regret at his passing,
the school flag is at half mast.
The funeral takes
place this afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Rev. M. J. Johnson, his rector,
conducting the last ceremonies. Interment will take place in Port