Charles Robert Bierd, who passed away at his late home, Oak Street, on Saturday, following a brief illness, was in his 89th year. Born in Manvers township, near Lindsay, on February 22nd, 1855, he moved to Michigan with his parents when a small child. His father and eldest brother were veterans of the Civil War. He was married there in 1886 to Phoebe Sutherland, a native of Russell, Ontario, who survives him. Also surviving him are a daughter, Mrs. J.M. Smith (Jennie), of Stoney Creek, and a son, Archie, of Hamilton. A brother, Richard Bierd, resides in Saginaw, Mich. A niece, Mrs. B. Gilman, and grandniece, Mrs. A. Aspin, of Auburn, Mich., attended the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Bierd moved to Grimsby 37 years ago where he farmed on the Ridge Road. Two months ago they left the farm and came to reside on Oak Street. On the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1936, which they celebrated in Michigan, the local paper,after congratulatory remarks, stated that Mr. Bierd had been born on George Washington's birthday, and like Washington it could be said of him that he never told a lie. The late Mr. Bierd was a man of a great deal of personal magnetism, and was a favourite with everyone, especially the young folks. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.A. Ballard, interment being held at Queen's Lawn Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Clarence Shelton, Lester Larsen, Robert Beamer, William Crow, Stanley Girling and Marcus Hilts.