A lifelong resident of the district in the person of William Alvin Patterson passed away at his home in North Grimsby township on Thursday, January 29th, following a lingering illness.
The late Mr. Patterson, who was in his 84th year, was born in South Grimsby on September 27, 1858, a son of the late James and Catharine (Althouse) Patterson, who were also born in the district.
In earlier years Mr. Patterson was engaged in the general farming business in South Grimsby, and during the past 41 years had successfully conducted a fruit farm in North Grimsby.
For 32 years Mr. Patterson served as tax collector for the township, resigning several years ago. He was a member of Trinity United Church, Grimsby, and at the time of his death was on the session board.
Surviving besides his wife are one son, Emery Patterson, North Grimsby; one sister, Mrs. A. Marlatt, Aurora; and a grandson, Owen Patterson, who is attending Western University, London.
The funeral service was conducted on Saturday afternoon from his late home, Main Street East, by Rev. W.J. Watt, of Trinity United Church. Interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery, the following being pallbearers: John Budge, C.P. Brown, Murray Beamer, Alfred Dow, Gordon Lipsit and Peter Graham.