In the passing of John Widdicombe, beloved husband of Edith Culp Widdicombe, which occurred on Sunday afternoon at his late residence, 2 Ann Street, St. Catharines, [this district] lost one of its well known and most highly respected elderly residents.
Born near Kingston, Ont., he was in his 87th year, and in his younger life followed the occupation of farming near Grimsby. In 1910, he went to St. Catharines, where for many years he successfully carried on the occupation of realtor and insurance, from which he retired in 1934.
In religion he was an attendant of Queen Street Baptist Church, and his many friends throughout the community will learn with sincere regret of his passing.
The late Mr. Widdicombe assisted various civic and religious organizations in a quiet and modest manner of anonymity, both in this city and throughout Ontario.
To mourn his passing, he is survived by his sorrowing widow, also a number of nieces and nephews.
The late Mr. Widdicombe rested at the funeral home of Butler & Son, 33 Duke Street, where funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, with interment in Victoria Lawn Cemetery.