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GEORGE LEE

[Welland Tribune, 22 May 1896]

It was a shock to our citizen’s to hear of the death of George Lee, whose demise took place at Port Huron, Mich., on Monday morning, 18th ult., of this week. Mr. Lee had been ill most of the winter with rheumatism, and heart trouble had recently been added to his afflictions; but the change for the better was apparently so marked during the past week that death was wholly unlooked for. On Sunday he sat up, and expressed the hope that he would be up the following day. Early on Monday morning he was taken violently ill, and at 10 a.m. passed to rest. An autopsy on the body revealed the immediate cause of death to have been fatty degeneration of the heart. Deceased was a son of the late Samuel Lee and brother of Mrs. Jos. McCollum and Miss Libbie Lee, of Welland. For many years he was one of our best known and most popular residents, but his extensive dredging business had of late years occupied his time elsewhere. He was a partner with his brother-in-law, Jos. McCollum, and the firm’s contracts have proved a series of successes. Mr. Lee leaves a widow (formerly Miss Brown of Thorold) and three sons, in affluent circumstances. The remains were interred at Port Huron on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Mundy of the Episcopal church conducting the services.  Rev. Dr. Johnstone of Welland, deceased’s former pastor, was also present at the funeral. Mrs. Lee and the family have the united sympathy of their many warm friends in Canada in their honor of sad bereavement.

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