In his 77th year, Walter Ferris, until recently a prominent fruit grower in the Grimsby district, died at Hamilton General Hospital on Friday, September 18th.
Coming to Grimsby from Burnside, Manitoba, 35 years ago, Mr. Ferris was a valued member for many years of the Trustee Board of Trinity United Church, and an ardent supporter of all its activities. He was also a member of the local bowling club.
His wife predeceased him 10 years ago, and his only near relative is a brother, Fred, in the Peace River country.
The funeral was held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon, with interment at Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Rev. W.J. Watt, of Trinity United Church, conducting the service. M.S. Nelles, F.E. Dalton, C.A. Marshall, of Grimsby; Peter Overholt, St. Catharines; Dr. Gerald Braden and J.H. Lyne, of Hamilton, were the pallbearers.
Mr. Wm. Murray and son, of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Stuart, Stratford, and Mrs. R. Bell and Miss B. Bell, of Windsor, were among those from a distance who attended the funeral.