Mrs. Bossinger, wife of
Mrs. W. Bossinger of Port Dover, who last week was visiting
friends at Erieau, while skating fell through the ice into seven
feet of water last Friday.
Every effort was made by
her companion and others to save her, but to no avail, and life
was extinct when the body was recovered some 30 minutes later.
Mrs. Bossinger before her
marriage was Miss Minnie Smith, a daughter of William Smith of
this village, and was born here 33 years ago. Her mains were
brought here on Monday and taken to the home of her brother,
Captain James Smith.
She is survived by husband,
her father and also four brothers and four sisters:
James of Port Rowan, Oscar of Port Stanley,
Edwin and Frank of Erieau,
Isabel, Mrs. Emerson Brown of Port Rowan,
Elizabeth, Mrs. John Fritzley, and
May, Mrs. Ernest Hewson, of Erieau, and
Jenine, Mrs. Frank Payne of Port Stanley.
The funeral was held at the
home on Tuesday and was conducted by the
Rev. J. M. Smith. Interment took place in Bay View Cemetery.
Comment: Erieau is in Harwich Township, Kent County]