Josephus M. Book one of the Township's most highly respected citizens passes to the great beyond - 68 years of age - he was one of the Township's most progressive and energetic farmers and had lived there 43 years - former postmaster - the deceased was a son of the late Jacob Book and was married over 43 years to Mary K. Zimmerman. On Saturday, Jan. 23, Josephus M. Book, an old and highly respected resident of South Grimsby, passed away at his home at Grimsby Centre at the age of 68 years, after an illness of five weeks. Josephus M. Book was one of South Grimsby's most progressive and energetic farmers and had been a resident of the township from the time of his marriage, over 43 years ago. He was a native of North Grimsby, having been born on the old Book homestead at Grimsby Park corner. After his marriage, he located in South Grimsby and had lived continuously on the farm where he died for over 43 years. The deceased was a son of the late Jacob Book who owned the land on the two east corners of what is now known as Grimsby Park corner, and who presented to the school section the building site for a school house, (the old brick school house which stood on the corner, having been torn down only last year). 43 years ago last December, Josephus M. Book and Mary Katharine Zimmerman were united in marriage and went immediately to the farm on the mountain to reside, (this farm had formerly been owned by an uncle), and for nearly half a century they have resided there and raised a large family, all of whom are married and settled in life. Mr. Book had been postmaster at Grimsby Centre for many years, up to the time when that post office was done away with and its place taken by the Rural Route. In politics the deceased was a strong Conservative. He was an ardent worker in the Episcopal church and a strong advocate of temperance principles. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock, a short service having been held at the house and service being held in St. Andrew's Church, Grimsby. Interment took place in St. Andrew's church cemetery. The deceased is survived by a widow, three sons, Charles of Grimsby Centre; Edgar of Saskatchewan; and Cecil of Grimsby; and one daughter, Mrs. M. Fretshaw of Saskatchewan (all of whom were home to attend the funeral), also one brother, Jacob Book, of North Grimsby.