From Brandon Daily Sun (Canada) August 14, 1908
THE LATE A. J. SHEATHER
Mr. Alfred J. SHEATHER , the well-known builder and contractor, passed away at his residence at 7 o'clock this morning, after an illness extending over some four or five weeks.
The deceased, who had reached the ripe age of fifty-eight, was born in Kent, England, in 1850, and emigrated to this district in 1868. Since then he has risen to the position of one of Brandon's foremost builders and contractors.
By his straightforward and honest methods he has won the esteem of all who knew him both in business and in social circles. He leaves to mourn his loss two daughters and a son. The funeral will take place at 4.15 o'clock on Sunday afternoon from St. Matthew's church to the Brandon cemetery. The family and near relatives have the sympathy of the whole community in their recent bereavement.