Mrs. Catherine Bint, widow of
John Bint of Charlotteville, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Lewis Brown, 39 Colborne Street, on Monday night at 11:15 o'clock.
Deceased was born in Norfolk County and was in her 75th year.
Her girlhood days were spent in
Simcoe, but for more than 60 years she saw little of her hometown.
The last year of her life was
spent with her daughter, Mrs. Brown. She knew very little of Simcoe as
it now is, but there were a few old places she recognized and used to
She used to tell of having
worked for a Woodward family who kept a grocery and confectionery store
on the corner of Kent and Robinson Streets in the late 1850s. Their
daughter married Duncan Wilson, who build a brick cottage, now occupied
by Sam Mitson, on Colborne Street. She lived with her for a while then
A little later, Mrs. Duncan
Wilson also left Simcoe, moving to Brantford. When Mrs. Bint came to
Simcoe in 1918, she came in contact with Mrs. Duncan Wilson, who had
been away for nearly half a century.
Three daughters and three sons
survive: Mrs. Lewis Brown and Mrs. Thos. Neilson of Simcoe, Mrs. Frank
Parker of Albion, N.Y., and James, William and Charles.
The funeral took place from her
late residence yesterday afternoon at one o'clock to Walsh Cemetery. The
services were in charge of the Rev. H. C. Newcombe.