Etc. -- James Wittet's 1947 obituary
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A lightly edited transcript of a page 4 article from the 25 Aug 1947 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

James Wittet

The passing of James Wittet, a well-known resident of South Middleton for many years, occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Aspden of Teetterville, on Saturday, 16 Aug 1947 in his 90th year.

He had been in ill health for about one year and seriously ill for about two weeks.

Mr. Wittet was born in Townsend, near Tyrrell, on 
9 Sep 1857, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wittet. 
The family moved to South Middleton when he was five months of age. In 1884 he married Miss Annie Slade, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Slade, who predeceased him in 1937. 

About two years ago he sold his farm at South Middleton and had since resided with his children. He had been a member of the Gospel Hall for 70 years.

Mr. Wittet is survived by one brother, David of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. A. E. Dell (Mattie) of Midland, and Mrs. Clarence Aspden (Bessie) of Teeterville; one son, Harold of Delhi, 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was conducted by J. C. McCormack of Tillsonburg, on Monday afternoon at the H. A. Ostrander & Son Funeral Home.

The pallbearers were Allan Morrison, John McQuiggan, Russell Hunter, Basil Saunders, William Beckett, and James Young.

The flower bearers included his grandsons David, 
Donald and Bruce Dell, Claire and James McBride, Gordon Aspden and Wilfred Willet.

Many beautiful floral tributes testified to the esteem in which Mr. Wittet was held. Interment was in the South Middleton Cemetery.

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