Suffering a sudden seizure while visiting at the home of George and Mrs. Warner on Saturday evening, John W. Newton, well- known Grimsby resident and contractor passed away before medical aid could be summoned.
Deceased had only been in the house a few minutes when apparently feeling faint he asked for a glass of water, and by the time Mrs. Warner had returned with the water he had expired.
John W. Newton was born in England and was in his 69th year. He came to Canada 42 years ago and lived for some time in Toronto before coming to this district where for some years he farmed a small farm on No. 20 highway and followed his occupation of brick laying and stone masonry. After disposing of the farm he moved to Grimsby to live and continued his contracting work.
He had not been in the best of health for the past 2 years but his sudden demise came as a great shock to his large circle of friends in this district.
He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church and of Union Lodge No. 7, A.F. & A.M.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas of Aurora, and William of North Bay; also two sisters, Mrs. Annie Ashton, Toronto, and Mrs. Alice Bayley, Mimico.
Funeral services were conducted at the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Monday evening by Rev. E.A. Brooks and members of the Masonic Order.
The remains were taken to Aurora on Tuesday afternoon for interment in Aurora cemetery.
Casket bearers were George Warner, Clarence W. Lewis, Albert Jarvis, H.V. Betzner, George Sills, Wilfred Greenfield.