Mrs. Charles Book, the former Mauritana L. Sweet, of South Grimsby Township, passed away Sunday, October 3, 1948, in her 73rd year. Born in Saltfleet Township, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sweet, she moved to North Grimsby Township 50 years ago when she married Isaac Southward, who passed away in 1935. She went to South Grimsby Township when she married Charles Book. She was a member of the United Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Marvin Southward of Winona, and Melvin Southward, of St. Catharines; two daughters, Mrs. E. Smith, of Grimsby, and Mrs. C. Young at home; one brother, William, of Hamilton; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Pettinger, of Courtland, Ont.; nine grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
The funeral was held from her late residence on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. G.C. Gravenor officiated. The large number of floral tributes bore silent testimony of the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was made in St. Andrew's Churchyard, Grimsby. The pallbearers were Messrs. Charles Marshall, Cecil Pettinger, Geo. Brown, Samuel, William and Galvin Sweet.