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W7432 TO [REV.] CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Jessie A. Proudfoot
Aug 26 1903
To: Calvin McQuesten Montreal, Quebec
From: Hamilton, Ontario

My dear Calvin,

Very many thanks for your kind letter of sympathy. Papa's death came as a shock to all his friends for although he was almost 80 still his health was unusually good, & in my recollection he had never been in bed for a day.

We thought at first that Papa's sickness was the result of a fall, but the Dr's say that the bursting of a small blood vessel in the brain caused the stroke of apoplexy & the fall. We miss him sorely, but it was a beautiful ending to a good and noble life.

I don't think anyone ever came in contact with Papa in his home life, but they were impressed with his kindly dignified way, and his pleasant welcome to all both young & old. We feel our home is broken up now the head is gone, but we also feel that God has been very good to our loved one in taking him home to rest & so be with him.

Mrs. Stevenson & Sydney join me in kind remembrances from your sincere friend

Jessie A. Proudfoot

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