McFadyen, John William - I11

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Family Land History in Kincardine Township

John McFadyen's family land history in Kincardine.

Local Obituary

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John William McFadyen of Kincardine, Ontario passed away June 4, 1979 at Owen Sound General Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born on the Boundary of Kincardine July 11, 1899, John William McFadyen was the son of Duncan McFadyen and Elizabeth Scott. In 1930 he married Hazel Colwell at Tiverton who predeceased him. He is survived by his second wife Adora (Beemer) Whetstone whom he married in Strathroy in 1970. He is also survived by son George of Tampa Florida; Eldon of Mississauga, Ronald of London, Peter Whetstone of Aubrun; daughters Mary Jane Harrison of Guelph, and Cathy Adora Oakley of Acton.

His brother Frank of Tiverton also survives him while a sister, Sadie, predeceased him.

John McFadyen was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, Kincardine. He belonged to the Kincardine Curling Club, Masons, Shrine and Preceptory. He was a member of the Chekino Council and the Cryptic Rights and was a past district Grand Superintendent of Huron District Six of the Royal Arch. He was a charter member of the Eastern Star and was First Worthy Patron three times.

He taught Sunday School for 40 years and served on the school board for both the Tiverton school and the high School.

John William McFadyen was an active person in the community. He helped to put in Tiverton's municipal water supply, was active with young people and won the Silver Cup for Public Speaking in the District Agricultural Society. He was an avid bee-keeper and invented one of the best uncapping machines in the country as well as being a lay preacher.

Funeral services were held June 9, 1979, at the Linklater Funeral Home, Rev. Turner presiding. Interment followed at Tiverton Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Sam Bailey, Morrison McKenzie, Wilfred Campbell, Don Maurey, Morley Scott, and George Stewart. Those from a distance attending the funeral were from Florida, Mississauga, London, Stratford, Cookstown, Toronto, and Auburn.

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