Walker C. Misener struck by car while walking on No. 20 Highway near his home - Returning from the store at Fulton on No. 20 highway, near Smithville, on Wednesday evening, Walker Culver Misener, 69, of R.R. No. 1, Smithville, suffered fatal injuries when he came in contact with the automobile of a Hamilton man. He was rushed, unconscious, to the General Hospital, Hamilton, where he passed away at 2 o'clock Thursday morning, without regaining consciousness.
According to Provincial Constable Elmer Bowen, of Beamsville, Thomas A. Kennedy, 165 Grosvenor Ave. S., Hamilton, was driving west on the north side of highway No. 20, near Fulton, when Mr. Misener, walking in the same direction, but on the opposite side of the road, crossed into the path of the car.
Dr. C.R. Kemp, of Stoney Creek, was summoned, and, after rendering first aid, removed the injured man by ambulance to hospital in Hamilton.
Details of the accident were supplied to E.H. Lancaster, Crown Attorney at St. Catharines, but an inquest is believed unlikely.
Deceased has farmed for years in the Smithville district. He was a former member of the Campden Evangelical Church and later of Smithville United Church.
The funeral which was largely attended, was held on Saturday afternoon from the Book Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Wettlaufer of Attercliff Station, assisted by Rev. Gilbert Ivany of Tintern and Rev. Fenner of Campden. Rev. and Mrs. Wettlaufer rendered a duet.
Those who sent flowers were: A spray, Mr. and Mrs. Delmer Vaughan, Audrey Vaughan, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hodgkins; a spray, Mr. and Mrs. Asher; casket spray, London Life, Toronto; a basket, the pupils of Grimsby Centre School; a spray, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Bald; a spray, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cawthorne; a spray, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Evans; a spray, Thomas Kennedy; a spray, Fulton Ladies' Aid; a spray, School Section No. 8; a spray, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Honsberger, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Honsberger, Mr. and Mrs. Howard McBay; a basket, Mrs. Effie Horton; basket, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Brown; a pillow, from the family.
Left to mourn his sudden passing are his wife, three sons, Clayton of Montreal, Edwin of Toronto, Arnold of Campden, a daughter, Helen, Mrs. Fred Botterill, Grimsby, three grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Rufus Johnston of Vineland, and Mrs. Almeta Gracey, Silverdale.
The following acted as pallbearers: Messrs. Robt. Evans, Harry Cawthorne (Welland), Delmar Vaughan, Audrey Vaughan, Roland Botterill (St. Ann's), and C.E. Brown (Dunnville).
Interment was made in St. Ann's Cemetery.