A sudden death occurred on Saturday evening near the Saltfleet Momument, when Mrs. Agnes Burke, wife of Simeon Burke, was taken with a heart seizure while walking on King Street at Stoney Creek and succumbed before medical aid arrived.
Deceased had been at Stoney Creek and was returning to her home at stop 69, carrying a bag of groceries, when Hector Wooley, aged 16, noticed her swaying unsteadily as she walked along King Street. He at once hastened to her aid, took her groceries, put his arm about her and help her reach the bus stop, where he left her while he summoned help. Mrs. Ethel Bain, who responded, rendered what assistance she could while Dr. R.T. Graham was being called, but before he arrived she had died from heart seizure. Traffic Officer Edward Jess and Dr. D.G. Clendennan, coroner, were called, the latter deciding an inquest was unnecessary.
Her husband was at work at the car barns in Hamilton at the time. Besides her husband, she leaves a family of five, four boys and a girl, Lyle, Clare and Kathleen, of Hamilton, and Gordon and Russell, at home.