Alan L. Colter, construction engineer in the Hamilton division of the Department of Highways for many years, died suddenly at his home, 149 Water Street East, Burlington, on Saturday.
Born in Cayuga, the son of the late County Judge C.W.Colter, of St. Thomas, he had been a railway construction engineer before joining the Highways Department staff. He had resided at Grimsby for 8 years before moving to Burlington in 1944, and had been in charge of construction of a section of the Queen Elizabeth Way east of Hamilton. He was a former member of Union Lodge, No. 7, A.F. and A.M., Grimsby. A veteran of the First World War, he was a member of Branch 60, Canadian Legion, Burlington.
Surviving besides his wife, the former Barbara Winning, is a daughter, Ann Leslie; also two brothers, Richard S. Colter, K.C., chairman of the Ontario Municipal Board, Toronto; and Ernest C. Colter, of Buffalo; and two sisters, Mrs. A.C.McBride, of Dunnville, and Mrs. R.A.Rumsey, of St. Catharines.
The late Mr. Colter was well known in Grimsby as he resided here for some years when the Department of Highway offices were located here.