Possibly the oldest resident
of Simcoe died on Saturday when Whitney G. Sterling passed away after
only a few days illness.
Born in the Township of
Saltfleet, Wentworth County,
29 May , Mr. Sterling was brought
to this county when about four years of age. Nearly all his life he
was a farmer, and for the last decade lived in Simcoe. Possessed of
all his faculties to a wonderful degree, he was hale until the fatal
illness seized him.
He was twice married, first to
Louisa Widner and later to Mrs. Gilbert, who died several years ago.
Three children survive: Arthur W. Sterling of Toronto, Mrs. Boyd of
London, and Mrs. Travis of Redlands, California.
The funeral was held from his
late residence, Norfolk Street south, on Tuesday afternoon, to Old
Windham Cemetery. The services at the house and graveside were in
charge of Rev. D. A. Moir.
The pall-bearers were all
nephews of the deceased: Messrs. Horace Widner, George Widner, Arthur
Widner, Edward Hart, Delbert Woolley, and Fred Woolley.
Mr. A. W. Sterling of Toronto,
Mr. Eugene Widner of Paris, and Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Carpenter of
Port Dover were present at the funeral.