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Death Of
Mr. Alex McEachnie
of the Township of Proton
March 24, 1921    
The Durham Review refers as follows to the death of Mr. Alex McEachnie, who has many relatives in the vicinity of Owen Sound.
   The community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of a highly esteemed citizen, Mr. Alex McEachnie on Saturday evening March 5th from heart failure. "Sandy", as he was so well and favorably known, for about a year, had warnings that his heart was weak and had to give up strenuous work. The day previous to his death he had been feeling as well as usual and had even gone to the bush with his boys and had partaken of a hearty supper. About ten minures after retiring, he passed away without a moments warning, a warning to us to "Take heed, watch and pray, for ye know not when the son of man cometh."
   Deceased was 57 years of age and spent all his life in this district. In religion he was a Presbyterian and was a regular attendant at Swinton Park. The late Mr. McEachnie was an industrious and competent farmer and good and obliging neighbour. About 25 years ago he married Miss Agnes McPhail and heir home was always noted for its hospitality. He is survived by his wife and three sons John, Peter, and Murray, two brothers Neil on the old home farm and John, Montana, four sisters, Mrs. P. McEachern, Fairbairn, Mrs. J. Rowland, Toronto, Mrs. D. Allen, Durham, Jessie in Toronto. These besides a large circle of relatives and friends, deeply mourn his death.
   The deceased was a nephew of the late Roderick McEachnie, Ben Allen, and a cousin of Mrs. Peter McInnis, Presque Isle, Mrs. Jas. Greig, Shoudice, and Mr. Arthur McEachnie, Ben Allen.
   The three latter attended the funeral at Swinton Park on March 9th.

Source: Durham Review

Submitted by: Sandra McEachnie-Lake


Comments: 1) I believe that Arthur McEachnie should read Angus McEachnie
2) [Alex McEachnie was] my great grandfather.

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