Thursday, 18 Jan 1917, Mrs.
Catherine Wells, relict of the late W. W. Wells, passed peacefully
away at her home on St. Patrick Street, in this village, aged 73
years. Deceased (nee Stewart) was born in King Township, York
County, where she and Mr. Wells were united.
Some 35 years ago they moved
to Port Dover and after a time settled on a farm on the lake shore,
where they resided for several years, after which they returned to
The funeral service was held
at the Presbyterian Church Saturday afternoon last, Rev. J.
Robertson officiating, after which interment was made in Port Dover
Mrs. Wells was predeceased
by her husband and three daughters, Hannah, Erie and Melina.
Deceased is survived by seven sorrowing children:
Stewart Walter Wells of Woodhouse Township,
G. Edward Wells of Windsor,
William J. Wells of Blenheim, and
John P. Wells of Orillia, now Sergeant in the 122nd Battalion, and
Mrs. Perry Leach of Swanson, Sask.,
Mrs. M. Gilbert of Detroit, and Mrs. Burton Ford of Blenheim.
All the members of this
large and scattered family were home for the sad occasion, many of
whom had not seen their mother for years.*
Mrs. Wells had a multitude
of friends, all of whom regret keenly her removal from their midst.