History | William Edgar Cantelon | Obituary

From page 1 of the 6 Mar 2023 Simcoe Reformer:

William Edgar Cantelon 
Dies after Long Illness

Widely-Known Artist Curator of Norfolk Historical Society
Many Years

Funeral on Tuesday

William Edgar Cantelon, well-known local artist, died in Norfolk General Hospital on Friday in his 84th year. His death followed a long period of failing health.

Born near Streetsville, Mr. Cantelon was a son of the late William Cantelon and Catherine Jane Eakins. He was educated in the Streetsville district and started painting at an early age. He studied art in Chicago for a time and came to this district from Georgetown 61 years ago, residing on a farm in Woodhouse Township. During the past several years he had spent considerable time in town, his studio being located at 40 Norfolk Street South.

Mr. Cantelon was widely known for his paintings and his annual exhibit was always a feature of the Norfolk County Fair. He also had painted baptistry scenes for numerous churches in this district and elsewhere. Intensely interested in local history, deceased was recently made a life member of the Norfolk Historical Society, of which he was curator. His works of art included a collection of more than 300 paintings depicting scenes and portraits associated with Norfolk County's early history. These were purchased by the Historical Society and now are displayed prominently at the Eva Brook Donly Museum of Arts and Antiques in Simcoe. Mr. Cantelon was an adherent of Woodhouse United Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Ernest of Woodhouse and Alfred of Dutton.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 3.30 o'clock from the Walsh Funeral Home with Rev. George E. Morley of Woodhouse United Church officiating and interment in Woodhouse United Cemetery.

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