Part Fifty-Two ~ The Death of Wm. Foley

June 19, 2017

“The Death of Wm Foley occurred at his home here on Feb 7th 1917 of Appoplexy.  He fell in the Cellar where he had went to get an Apple to eat before retiring.  Father D. E. Foley of Toronto said his Funeral Mass & Father ORourke sang the Libera.  Pallbearers – B.J. McNally. W.C. Fredenburgh, John Cawley. Wm Ewart, J.J. Gallagher & John Mulville, His Brother James Foley of Ottowa attended The Funeral”



W.M. Ewart had his office on Main Street and was a pallbearer at the funeral of Wm. Foley. According to his advertisement in the Westport Mirror of the early 1900s, Mr. Ewart was Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, Conveyancer, with Money To Loan.


John Cawley, also a pallbearer for the funeral, was Contractor, Builder, Cement Works Owner, and Cement Walk Installer.



Father O’Rourke. Parish Priest of St. Edward’s Church, sang at the funeral.  Father O’Rourke died on October 2nd, 1927 at the age of 67, and is buried under the cross between the Church and Rectory.

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