Death Notice: 0051.0743

BODY OF MISSING MAN IS FOUND NEAR TOWN – Alexander Rondeau Suffers Mental Aberration; Meets Untimely Death.

            The body of Alexander Rondeau, missing since March 26th, was found in the woods last Sunday between a mile and a half and two miles from town.  Alex and his brother, Robert, have been living at the former fish hatchery building just beyond the hospital since they lost their place by forest fire some two years ago.  When Alex left the place and failed to return his brother became anxious.  At first he thought his brother might have gone to Kimberley but an enquiry found such not to be the case.

            Search was continued and last Sunday Robert with a companion while out in the hills came across the remains.  A .22 calibre Stevens pistol was found near the body and there was a bullet wound in the head.  The provincial police assisted the district coroner in making an enquiry.  It was either a case of accident or suicide.

            Deceased was 24 years of age and was a very steady and likeable young man.  He was quite a good musician and had a liking for wood carving at which he had become quite proficient.  He and his brother had a farm near town, but a forest fire swept over it during the summer of 1933 and destroyed their living quarters and much of their valuable timber.

            The funeral was held this morning from St. Mary’s Church, with Rev. Father Burns officiating.

0051.0743: Death Notice

Body of missing man found near town.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  March 4, 1935
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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