A life-long resident of the district, Mrs. Laura Van Dyke, wife of the late Wellington B. Van Dyke, died Thursday last at the Wiebe Nursing Home, Campden, after a lingering illness.
Born in North Grimsby township in November 1862, a daughter of the late Andrew and Susan Beamer, she was in her 85th year.
She was a member of the United Church since church union.
Surviving are two sons, Roy, of Beamsville and Clyde, of St. Catharines, also two brothers, Murray Beamer, of North Grimsby, and Harry Beamer of Machias Junction, N.Y.
Funeral services were held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. W.J. Watt officiating. Interment was in the family plot in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Bruce Van Dyke, R.K. VanDyke (Hamilton), Harry Wilson, Robert Beamer, Donald Beamer, Gordon Speers.