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
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.
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
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.