The citizens of Smithville and district were pained to learn on Sunday morning, September 28th, the sad intelligence that Mr. John B. Brant had passed away somewhat suddenly from a complication of ailments ... John Binfield Brant was born in the house in which he died in the year 1855 and had been an almost continuous resident of the village during all the 64 years of his life, with the exception of two years spent on a farm with his sister near the town of Dunnville. For some time he was engaged in the tin smithing business with William Morgan, but the greater portion of his life was spent as postmaster of the Village of Smithville, in which position he held office for 35 consecutive years. ... [stories of his travels] ...On September 8th, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Ann Fullerton, of Toronto, who predeceased him February 25, 1889. On December 4th 1889 he was united in marriage to Miss Ada Victoria Kennedy, daughter of the late Squire Kennedy, his second wife predeceasing him April 15, 1913. By his first marriage he is survived by three sons and one daughter, Mrs. F. D. Roxburgh, of Edmonton, Alta. and G.G. Brant, Smithville; G.W. Brant, Niagara Falls; and Wesley B. of Cypress River, Man. By his second marriage he is survived by one son and one daughter, Mrs. Jas. Copeland of Toronto and John Kennedy Brant, at home, recently returned from 4 years active service overseas. Kenneth Bruce, another son, died in infancy. Deceased is also survived by one sister, Mrs. M. Bridgeman, of South Vancouver, B.C. ... For many years he was Secretary-Treasurer of the local High School Board, and at the time of his death, he was Treasurer of the Township. ... The funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, with interment in St. Luke's Church Cemetery, the Rev. John Radford officiating. The pallbearers were his three sons, G.G., G.W., and J.K. Brant, his son-in-law, Jas. Copeland, and the Messrs. R. and E.W. Murgatroyd, cousins of the deceased.