Andrewes, William (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 23 Oct 1947, p. 10
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District loses a prominent citizen - Lieut.-Col William Andrewes, D.S.O., warm-hearted and affable, an outstanding citizen of Clinton township, who excelled in good works and never wearied in performing them, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Saturday.

He was active in many spheres and enhanced all of them with the vigor of his personality and his qualities of mind. He had varied interests as a soldier, fruit grower and churchman, he left his mark in the fields that engaged his attention. With his soldierly carriage, he bore his years lightly and lived well into the seventies.

Deceased passed away in St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Saturday evening in his 73rd year. He was born at Foxearth, Suffolk, Engl., son of Rev. William John Andrewes and Georgina Kate Lockwood. He came to Canada with his parents in 1891 and in 1893 settled in his present home, "Lakelands", a mile north west of Beasmville.

He served in the South African War with the Royal Canadian Artillery. In the first great war he served with the 20th Battalion, was twice wounded and awarded the D.S.O., and was twice mentioned in dispatches. At the end of this war he was in command of the 12th Reserve Battalion.

He was active in fruit growing, a former chairman of the board of education, and one of the founders of Niagara Packers, Ltd.

He was a staunch member of the Anglican Church. Services were held for him in St. Alban's Church, Beamsville, on Tuesday at 2 o'clock.

Rev. E.F. Maunsell officiated. Interment took place in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Grimsby.

Casket bearers were James Annable, Carson Stouck, Norman Sheppard, Robert and Ralph Stone, and Russell Young.

He is survived by his wife, the former Lulu J. Vosburg, one son, Christopher, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Russell Young, Grimsby Beach, and Mrs. Norman Sheppard, Toronto. One son, Lt.-Col. W.E. Andrewes, predeceased him in 1942. Three sisters, Mrs. G. Stone, Mrs. F. Ransom and Miss Phyllis Andrewes, Beamsville; two brothers, Edward, North Wales, and Rev. Raymond Andrewes of Beamsville.

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23 Oct 1947
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18 Oct 1947
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Andrewes, William (Died)