William James Stanley Stirling, former Warden of Lincoln county and widely known throughout the community, passed away on Friday afternoon at Hamilton General Hospital, following an illness of 2 years.
Born in Nippissing, Ontario, he was in his 68th year and had been a resident of Niagara Township for the past 40 years where he successfully carried on the occupation of fruit growing and farming.
Active in municipal affairs, he served on the Township council for a number of years, also being elected reeve for several years, and in 1937 was honoured by being made Warden of Lincoln County. He was also clerk and treasurer for Niagara Township since 1938.
In religion he was a member of St. David's Presbyterian Church, and was chairman of the Board of Management, also being a member of the choir for 38 years.
Very highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends throughout the community, his passing will be learned of with deep regret.
He is survived by his sorrowing widow, the former Maud E. Crysler, and one daughter, Lorene, at home. Four sisters, Mrs. John Saunders, of Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. Thomas A. Scott of Hanna, Alta.; Mrs. Pearl Stewart and Miss Myrtle Stirling of Beamsville, and two brothers, Charles Stirling of Beamsville, and Harvey Stirling, of Chilliwack, B.C.