Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Sheila Jean Edgar

Female 1953 - 1970  (17 years)


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  • Name Sheila Jean Edgar 
    Born 26 May 1953  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Interesting accident, misfortune 
    Misfortune 1970  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    killed in car accident 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-339733 
    Died 17 Oct 1970  , Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: Cause: Auto Accident 
    Buried 20 Oct 1970  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I339733  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2020 

    Father Cameron Laurie Edgar,   b. 28 Jan 1912, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 2001, Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Margaret Eleanor Telfer,   b. 26 Jan 1917, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1994, Paris, Brant County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F248201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A popular local girl, Sheila .lean Edgar, 17, RR 3, Ayr, died suddenly early Saturday morning in an auto crash. The car Miss Edgar was driving, left the road on an S-turn approaching the Twin Bridges which span the Nith River, 1/2-mile south 0o Perry's Corners, just Past the Henri Boterberg farm.

      The car which had landed in the river was not fiiund until 9 am Saturday when it as spotted by Mr. Boterberg and his son Robert. who were driving by the scene on a farm tractor. At the same time, three men who were hunting nearby, came to the scene. 'I'hey called the Woodstock O. P. P. who investigated. Miss Edgar had been baby-sitting with two other girls at the Harry Edgar residence. RR 3. Bright. during the evening. Prior to the accident she had driven home friends who lived in the Washington area.

      Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Edgar. became alarmed when she failed to return home. A search of district roads failed to locate the car until it was spotted by the Boterbergs in the morning.

      Sheila was a Grade 12 student at Southwood Secondary School, Galt. She was a member of Knox Church, Ayr and of the Knox Young Peoples' group. She was also an active member of the 4-H Homemaking Club.

      Surviving besides her parents is a brober, Robert. at home.

      Funeral service was conducted by Rev D. E. Willis of Ayr from Little's Funeral Home, Galt on Tuesday afternoon. Internment in Ayr Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gordon McRuer. Alex Edgar. William Kinaird. Alden Cochrane. Allan Edgar and George Gillespie.


      The Ayr News Oct 22 1970 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Edgar/ In Loving memory of/ William Thomas Edgar/ Aug. 2, 1877 - May 23, 1956/ Jeannie Wight Laurie his wife/ Dec. 19, 1883 - Aug. 29, 1960/ Cameron Laurie Edgar/ Jan. 28. 1912 - Aug. 30. 2001/ His wife/ Margaret Eleanor Telfer/ Jan. 26. 1917 - May 27. 1994/ Bruce Telfer Edgar/ beloved son of Cameron & Margaret Edgar/ Jan. 23, 1952 - Jan. 27, 1952/ beloved daughter/ Sheila/ Jean Edgar May/ 26th 1953 - Oct. 17, 1970

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 May 1953 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisfortune - killed in car accident - 1970 - , Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Auto Accident - 17 Oct 1970 - , Oxford Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 20 Oct 1970 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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