Coltart, Arthur

COLTART – Arthur Coltart of Brooks, Alberta died on February 14, 1987 at the age of 84 years

He was born in Southwick, Scotland on be October 28,1902.

He came t0 Toronto in 1925 and was employed by Bell Telephone Company a mechanic in the company garage until the  Second World War when he worked in the munitions factory as a lathe operator. He was later in charge of a special shop which developed the sten gun. The plant cl0sed in the early 40s and he opened his own garage and repair shop which he operated until coming to Brooks in 1944.

He enjoyed reading, hunting and training dogs a trade he learned from his father. He formed a partnership here with E. Cheviere and started Avondale
Kennels and raised, trained and sold hunting dogs.

Surviving are two brothers, Bill of Liverpool, England and Harold of Dalbeattie, Scotland: two sisters Mrs. Georgie Scott of Toronto and Mrs. Jennie Boydon of Maylands, Western Australia, one nephew Jack Scott of Toronto, a niece Mrs. Helen Haddon of Hamilton and several nieces and nephews in Scotland  and Australia.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 18 (today) at 2 p.m. in Smith Memorial Chapel with the  Revered Yoline Conley officiating. Interment will follow in the Brooks Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are Chuck Hale, Jim Wortel Sr., Fred Mandeville, Elwood Olson, Danny Lovsin and John McMillan. Active pallbearers are Bob Wortel, Jim Wortel, Bill Bell, Jack Hale, Earl Hale and Barney Wiebe.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrarngements.