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Obituary - John W McFadyen 1899-1979

The Kincardine Independent, Wednesday Jun 6, 1979

John W McFadyen

A well respected and generous man in the Tiverton community, John W McFadyen passed away on Monday, June 4, 1979, in Owen Sound General and Marine Hospital in his 80th year.
Mr. McFadyen, who was born on the Boundary of Kincardine Township on July 11, 1899, was the son of the late Duncan Allen McFadyen and Elizabeth Scott.
Mr. McFadyen was one of the best apiarists in the country. While keeping bees for over 60 years, Mr. McFadyen invented the McFadyen honey extractor which is still widely used by honey producers.
Tiverton's water system was installed bu Mr. McFadyen during the late 1940's and is still being used by the village today.
An active curler, he helped teach the game to young people at the Tiverton arena which he had expanded to make a better curling rink. He also assisted in building the Kincardine Curling Club and was an avid bowler.
He was a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton and taught Sunday School for 40 years.
A lay preacher, he assisted in the building of the Presbyterian manse.
Mr. McFadyen was also an active member of the Shriner's Mocha Temple, a member of Bruce Lodge and Past Grand Superintendant of the Royal Arch Masons. He was a honourary ember of the Order of the Eastern Star and was the first Worthy Patron of the OES when it was formed some 27 years ago.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, the former G. Adora Biemer, whom he married in Strathroy in 1970, and three sons, George of Zephyrrhills and Tampa Florida, Eldon of Mississauga and Ronald of London. Also surviving is his brother Frank McFadyen of Tiverton and step-children Mary Jane Harrison of Guelph, Catherine Oakely of Halton Hills and Peter Whetstone of Auburn, Ont.
Mr. McFadyen was predeceased by his first wife, Hazel Colwell, and his sister Sadie.
The funeral service was held Thursday, June 9, 1979 from the Linklater Funeral Home with Rev. George Turner officiating. Burial was in the Tiverton Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Sam Bailey, Morrison McKenzie, Wilfred Campbell, Morley Scott, Dan Manary and George Stewart.
Those from a distance attending the funeral traveled from Tampa, Florida, Mississauga, Toronto, Cookstown, Guelph, London and Auburn.

Owner of originalGreg Hampton
DateJun 13, 1979
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