BERGER – A well-known farmer of the Millicent district, Jules Berger, 40, was almost instantly killed in a highway accident when his light delivery truck overturned just west of Patricia at about four o’clock Sunday morning. On arrival of local R.C.M.P. at the scene of the accident, Mr. Berger was dead.
Three other passengers in the truck, two from Patricia and one from Wardlow, were uninjured except for minor bruises.
Coroner Dr. H. G. Claxton of Brooks ordered an inquire into the accident and a coroner’s jury was impanelled Sunday morning. Following preliminary investigation, the inquest was adjourned until Wednesday, July 20.
Mr. Berger is survived by his mother and one brother at Scandia and another brother, Desire, at Millicent.
Funeral services were conducted from the Roman Catholic Church, Brooks on Tuesday morning, July 12, at ten o’clock, Rev. J.F. Morrow conducted last rites and pall bearers were Wilbur Doble, Emory Doble, of Rainier, Lee Beasely, John E. Hansen, Wm. Squirrell and Tom Phillips of Millicent. Burial was made in Brooks cemetery.
Brooks Bulletin July 14, 1949 Roll 9 Image 1169