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Edmund Stanley "Stan" Cane (1868-1941)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Friday, December 12, 1941


    We regret having to announce the death of Edmund Stanley Cane which took place at the local hospital on Monday night, December 8th, where he had been a patient for the past week or so. He had been in poor health for sometime and his passing was not altogether unexpected.

    "Stan" as he was familiarly known throughout the Territory was a Manxman having been born in Douglas, Isle of Man, on October 28th, 1866. He was therefore 75 years of age at the time of his death. For about fifteen years he was in the employ of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company as a sailor and followed the sea for a living for some years afterwards.

    He came north in 1905 and in company with the late Richard Sanders walked the railroad track from Lorne to Whitehorse arriving here on Sunday, June 10th of that year. During his long residence in this community "Stan" followed the custom of the country and in his time was occupied in various capacities. For quite a number of years he was in the service of the B. Y. N. Co. He was a member of the deck crew of the steamer "Gleaner" at one time and more recently was cook on the two smaller river boats the Loon and Sybilla operated by Cam Smith for the Company.

    The funeral was held at 3.30 Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. L. G. Chappell officiating.. Interment took place at the local cemetery.