- CA BWGPL VS-1900-16114
Part of Vital Statistics
Event Date : Friday, June 26, 1953
Event Type : Death
Description : The very sudden passing of Edgar Albert (Eddie) Depew at his home in Orangeville on Friday last, in his 44th year, came as a shock to his family and friends. Only on Monday he had visited at his father's home here, and, although it was known that he had a heart condition, he seemed well as usual. Eddie Depew owned his business in King City for more than two years but his home had been in Orangeville since his marriage thirteen years ago. It was his custom to go from King City to his Orangeville home on Tuesday and Saturday evenings, and on Tuesday evening when he returned home he felt unable to return to business and from then grew rapidly worse. Born in Toronto, Eddie Depew came to Bradford as a very young child. He attended Bradford schools, then learned the barbering business with his father. He worked at his trade in different places, including Creemore, Allandale, Orillia, North Bay, Toronto and Orangeville. It was in the latter town that he met and married Doris Hatcher, and there they had since made their home. Also surviving is one son, Paul, aged 7. Mr. Depew was a member of the Baptist church in Orangeville and of the I.O.O.F, under the auspices of which Lodge his funeral was conducted. The minister who married Mr. and Mrs. Depew, now residing in Lindsay, returned to Orangeville for his funeral which was held in that town on Monday. Surviving are his wife and young son; his father, Mr. John Depew of Bradford; one brother, Oswald, also of Bradford; and one sister, Mrs. Smith (Georgina) of Weston.To the bereaved family the sympathy of Bradford friends will by extended in the untimely death of this young man.