A well known and highly respected citizen of Grimsby passed away at his home on Robinson street north on Tuesday night, in the person of Edgar E. Farewell in his 68th year.
Deceased had not been in good health for a great many years, but up until a few years ago had continued to carry on his electrical contracting business. This past five years he has lived a retired and quiet life and about a week ago suffered a heart affection which culminated in his death.
Ed. Farewell, the oldest son of the late Walter and Mrs. Farewell, was born and had resided in Grimsby all his life. When a young lad he took up the electrical work with the late Charlie Lewis and assisted in the construction of Grimsby's first electric lighting system in 1893. He continued in the electrical business until his retirement.
Always taking a great interest in municipal affairs he was a member of the last Village council in 1921 and a member of the first Town council 1922-23-24.
He was a man of genial disposition who made friends and kept them. He was a great hunter and naturalist. He knew every bird and every species of tree and flower in the mountainside. He was a great collector of flints and other Indian relics and had as fine a collection of these specimens as can be found anywhere. He also had a very fine collection of old deeds and other historical papers of the Niagara District.
Surviving him are his widow, the former Annie Senske of Clinton township; three sons, James of Vancouver, B.C.; Edgar of Hamilton; Kenneth, of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Post, Hamilton and Mrs. P.T. Preston, Vancouver, B.C. A brother, James Farewell of Hamilton, predeceased him a year ago.
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon from the Stonehouse Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined.