The sad duty devolves upon me at this time of recording the death of Miss Effie Vandusen at the early age of 18 years, 6 months and 22 days, which took place at the village of Flesherton, on Friday morning the 11th inst., about a week before this she was well as usual and even within a few days of her death she was not thought to be dangerously ill. But when the heart is diseased it gives very little warning before it takes its victim. All the Medical Skill that could be brought to bear on the case by Drs. Christoe and Barnhart was of no avail.
Miss Vandusen joined the Presbyterian Church at Chatsworth when she was 12 yrs. of age, and since then she has been an exemplary Christian. Since she came to Flesherton she has been an earnest worker in the Church and Sabbath School; her place as a Sabbath School teacher will be hard to fill.
In accordance with her last request she was buried in Chatsworth beside her little sister Lydia. The funeral which took place on Monday was very largely attended, when the procession was leaving to meet the train, all he places of business were closed out of respect for the deceased, Rev. A. Wilson conducted the funeral services at Flesherton. At Chatsworth, the services were concluded by Rev. Jas. Cameron and Rev. A.. Wilson, both of these gentlemen delivered very fine addresses. The coffin which was obtained by Mr. Hooper, from Toronto, was a fine specimen of workmanship, it was covered with beautiful wreathes of flowers presented by the friends of the deceased.
The procession from Chatsworth Station to the church was very large, being made up of a large number who followed the remains from Flesherton and an equally large number who congregated there to meet the remains of their dear friend.
The Father, Mother, Brother and Sister have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole neighborhood. May they be supported and comforted by our Almighty Father, who alone can heal the wound inflicted.