Event Date : Thursday, January 09, 1958
Event Type : Death
Description : The last member of one of the Scotch Settlement's most highly esteemed pioneer families, Miss Catherine (Kate) Faris, passed away at Bayview Convalescent Home, Langstaff, on January 9, 1958, in her 86th year. Because of advanced age, Miss Faris had been resident in the convalescent home for some time, but her health was remarkably good and she was up and about the home until a few days before her death, which resulted from a stroke. Miss Faris was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Faris of Maple Farm, that lovely Scotch Settlement farm owned later by her brother, the late William G. Faris, and now by her nephew, Murray Faris. She was born on that farm, attended No. 4 school and Bradford High School, and returned to the farm after school days to assist her mother. Later she retired to Bradford with her mother. A very kindly lady, interested in people, and especially young people, Miss Faris went to Toronto and became Y.W.C.A. secretary at Dundas House. She fulfilled her duties there most capably and was made superintendent at the Y.W.C.A. Pembroke House, a position she filled with ability and understanding for fifteen years. For about twenty years she lived retired in Toronto.Miss Faris was predeceased by four brothers, John, Peter, William G. and Edwin, and one sister, Mrs. John Sinclair (Jane). A sister-in-law, Mrs. W. G. Faris of Queensville, and nephews and nieces survive her. The funeral was held from the Lathangue-Kilkenny Funeral Home, Bradford, on Saturday, January 11, with interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. The services were in charge of Rev. Brailey, formerly of Glebe Road United Church, Toronto. The pallbearers were Jack Gibson, E. M. Faris, Robert Sinclair, Ken Wood, John Faris and Murray Faris.