The death occurred at the Toronto General Hospital early Saturday of Henry Pettit (Harry) Lancaster, husband of Pearl O. Lancaster, and son of Mrs. Lancaster and the late E.A. Lancaster, K.C., former member of parliament for Lincoln County. His brother, E.H. Lancaster, K.C., is crown attorney of Lincoln County.
Mr. Lancaster had been ill for about two years, but his demise came unexpectedly and shocked friends and acquaintances throughout this area. He had visited St. Catharines recently and had returned to the hospital Wednesday. Mr. Lancaster's passing will be mourned by many. Born in Grimsby, the deceased was in his 50th year and with the exception of a short residence in Toronto he had resided in St. Catharines throughout his lifetime. Of a quiet disposition, he had a kindly, genial personality which attracted lasting friendships. Mr. Lancaster was educated in the public schools of St. Catharines and at Ridley College. Always keenly interested in athletics, he was prominent in football and hockey at Ridley College, and later he was singles and doubles champion of the St. Catharines Badminton Club.
He was latterly employed by the Dominion Life Insurance Co. of St. Catharines.
The late Mr. Lancaster is survived by his widow and his mother, two sons, Edward A. Lancaster and Harry H. Lancaster, two daughters, Mrs. H.A. Shaver and Mrs. Alan W. Fair; a brother, E.H. Lancaster, K.C.; a sister, Helen L. Lancaster, and two grandchildren, all of St. Catharines.