"The community of High Bank has suffered a distinct loss in the passing away within a few weeks of each other, two of the best known and highly respected neighbours, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hayter. On February 9, 1951 at Charlottetown, Mrs. Hayter passed away at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Hayter was formerly Mary Ann Blue, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Blue, Little Sands.
On February 26th, Mr. William H. Hayter passed away at the home of his daughter in Alliston at the age of 87 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hayter, High Bank.
Mr. and Mrs. Hayter were married 56 years ago and for a number of years resided at Murray River. Some years ago they removed to High Bank and to the Hayter homestead. They were a couple well known and esteemed for their very fine qualities and for their very friendly and cheerful disposition.
In everything which made for the betterment of the community they gave their assistance. They were members of the Murray River Baptist Church and Mr. Hayter served as a Deacon for many years. They served their church faithfully and will be greatly missed.
They leave to mourn the following family: Margaret, Mrs. Arthur Sencabaugh, High Bank; Euphemia, Mrs. William Doane, Quincy, Mass.; Marion, Mrs. Neil MacCallum, Alliston; Florence, Mrs. Harry Clements, High Bank; Myrna, Mrs. Reuben Moore, High Bank; Henry, Edmonton, Alberta; Raleigh, Hudson Bay Jc., Sask.; Thomas, High Bank.
On February 11th, Mrs. Hayter's funeral was held from the Murray River Baptist Church and the service conducted by Lic. Louis Harris. during the service the choir sang "Good Night and Good Morning".
The following acted as pallbearers: Garfield Roberts, Lemuel Giddings, Russell Moore, J. W. MacLean, M.A. MacNeill, and W. A. Glover.
On March 1 st, Mr. Hayter's funeral was held from the Murray River Baptist Church and the service conducted by Li. Louis Harris assisted by Rev. D. W. MacPherson. During the service a quartet sang "Shall We Meet Beyond The River?"
The pallbearers were: Garfield Roberts, Lemuel Giddings, Russell Moore, J. W. MacLean, M.A. MacNeill and W.A. MacKay.
They were both laid to rest in the Little Sands Cemetey, where on each occasion Mr. Harris conducted the service at the grave."
(date of article unknown - from Evening Patriot)
Compiled by: Ann Bonnell