Pioneer resident of district has passed - William H. VanDuzer had been a prominent farmer and councillor of North Grimsby - In his 90th year.
A lifelong resident of North Grimsby township, William Henry VanDuzer, passed away at his home on the Ridge road west on Sunday in his 90th year.
The late Mr. VanDuzer had been in poor health for some time past and his passing was not entirely unexpected.
Deceased was born in North Grimsby, a son of an early pioneer family of settlers and had been a prominent farmer and fruit grower for almost three-quarters of a century. He had always been a progressive man and had served his township on the council for some years.
He had been a prominent worker in the United Church and former Sunday School superintendent. Last October Mr. Van Duzer and his wife celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Surviving are his widow, Margaret Mainland VanDuzer, who is in her 91st year; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Sturch, and a brother, Dr. F.C. Van Duzer, Toronto. A son, Harry Van Duzer, was killed in the First Great War.
Funeral was held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon to Rock Chapel Church, Ridge Road West, where services were conducted by Rev. Cr. Graham of Hamilton. Interment was in the Fifty Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. F.C. Van Duzer, Toronto; John and Freeman Bowslaugh, Wesley Brand, G. Murray Beamer and Thos. W. Allan.
Active pallbearers were John Van Duzer, Harry Sturch, Percy and Dennis Shuker, Douglas Jeffries and Jack Payne.