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Here is the the local Nanaimo Free Press report of William Edward Rumming’s death and funeral:
“Nanaimo Pioneer Businessman Dies
William Edward Rumming, very well known and high;y respected pioneer resident of Nanaimo, passed away in Victoria on Tuesday afternoon, aged 87 years.
Born in London, England, Mr. Rumming came to Canada in 1889 and settled in Nanaimo. A soft drink manufacturer by trade he founded the old Pioneer Bottling Works later known as Rummings Ltd., which he operated until his retirement in 1943.
Extremely active in community affairs Mr. Rumming had been a member fo the Nanaimo Board of Trade and the Rotary Club and took a keen interest in Technocracy Inc. Fraternally he was a member of Ashlar Lodge No.3 A.F. & A.M. Nanaimo. he was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a life member of the B.P.O. Elks No. 26 Nanaimo, and a former member of the Sons of St. George. Whenever time permitted he enthusiastically followed his favorite hooby which was gardening.
He leaves to mourn his passing two sons, Eric of Chemainus and Ernest of Nanaimo, and three daughters, Mrs. E.H. McColl of Victoria, Mrs. D.W. Haughan and Mrs. Noel Filmer of Nanaimo, three sisters, Mrs. T.E. Muir, Mrs. E.M. haynes and Mrs. R. Brown, all of Victoria. Sixteen grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon, April 5, at 3 o’clock from the Westwood Chapel of Flowers with the Ven. Archdeacon A.E. Hendy of St. Paul’s Anglican Church officiating. Cremation is to follow.”
(Source: Nanaimo Free Press, 3 April 1957)
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