Mrs A. S. Vedder-another Pioneer Laid at Rest.
Another Pioneer Laid at Rest. Mrn. A. S. Vedder, an old and respected resident of ChiiliwacU, quietly passed away on Sunday evening last, at her home at Sardis, after a short ill 1: ess. Deceased was 63 years of ngp ; a native of Napanee. Ont., imi caiue to this province in 1871, with her former hnshan I, John Segar. who was accidcutly drowned iu the Lnck - a - knek river a short tiino afterwards. She married Mr. A. S. Vedder, who was then ns now. a member of the Municipal Council, with whom s;io passed a peaceful aud happy existence, until the dark sh.tdow ot the angel of death crossed the threshold. Mrs. Vedder was dearly beloved by all who knew her, and she was at all times ready to render a helping hind to those in need of assis'.anoe. The casket was draped with gar - lauds, provided by friends aud sympathisers, an.l couxeye.l to the Methodist Church, where thu fnneial ser mon was preached. An immense procession, nearly a mile 111 extent followed the remains to the OJdfel - lows cemetery, where the burial ser vice was read by the Rev. Messrs. Bowell and late. Amoug those present were most of Mrs. Vedder's eariy friends aud co - pioneers, Nurses Hester and Flor encn from the Convalesent Home, the principal business men. residents and clergy of thn town, aud representatives of the Progress, Many were the delicate expressions of sympathy extenJca to the bereaved husband in his hour of affliction ; and the large concourse of people, was a stnkiug testimony of the uuivrsal respnet in which the deceased lady was held. Mere words of condolence may al most sound empty to Mr. edder in the preseuce of his sorrow, but it may at least be a pleasure for him to know, that the entire coramuuity mourn with lam.