Searching through the Order-in-Council records I came across an entry for a staff member who died.
Order-in-Council 30th of July 1954 Robert Amos,( Denholm, Hawick Scotland 19th of May 1894 – 21st of July 1954 Colony Farm, Coquitlam, B.C. ) Bob Amos was a psychiatric nurse who worked for 10 ½ years at Essondale . Upon his death his widow, Amy Amos nee Oliver (1897 - 1983 ) gets the typical three months salary.
But at the bottom of the letter it mentions that Robert Amos died immediately after being struck by a patient.
The official death certificate does not mention this mitigating factor at all.
The death certificate states that after an autopsy these were the findings: Acute Cardiac dilatation; coronary thrombosis, myocardial infarction, coronary arteriosclerosis with stenosis; myocardial fibrosis.
Robert Amos, parents were, William Amos, and Janet unknown, both from Scotland. He signed up to serve his adopted country in World War One, at Edmonton in 1915, No.: 433009 where you will find his complete WWI record. Robert married Amy Oliver on the 27th of February 1919 at Barton Upon Irwell, Lancashire, England. He is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver, B.C.
22 July 1954 The Vancouver sun
Amos — Passed away suddenly on July 21st, 1954, Robert Amos, late of Pipe Line Road, Coquitlam, age 60 years. He leaves to mourn his loving wife, Amy. He served as a corporal in the original 49th Edmonton regiment, 1915-1918 and as Sergeant 6th Field Co., R.C.E., Vancouver 1940-1944. Funeral service on Friday July 23rd in the Garden Hill Chapel, Port Coquitlam at 2:00 p.m. Rev. H. Harris, officiating. Internment Soldiers' Plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
January 1955, No.59 Forty-Niner
Amos, Robert — Robert Amos of Coquitlam, B.C., suffered a heart attack July 21st, at the age of 60. Sid Rowden and A.G. Rowland, assisted be Legionnaires from Coquitlam, acted as Pallbearers. He is survived by his wife, Amy. Bob will be best remembered as one of those stalwart boys of the Transport Section where he held the rank of Corporal — and what a grand bunch of fellows they were. He also served as Sergeant in the 6th Field Company, R.C.E., in Vancouver from 1940 to 1944. The large number of friends and neighbours attending the funeral testified to the high esteem in which Bob was held in the community. Hec Stevenson, Jack Swanson, and Mrs. Geordie Swanson represented the Association.
NOTE: I have frequently found that the death certificates, do not tell the complete story of the cause of death, this is a prime example.
As far as I could find out, Robert Amos and Amy Oliver, had no children.