Grimsby Newspapers
Pettit, John H. (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 21 Aug 1935, p. 5

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On Friday last the remains of the late John H. Pettit, business man and prominent mason, of Toronto, were laid to rest in St. Andrew's Church Yard, Grimsby. It is interesting to recall that his great-great-grandfather, the late Andrew Pettit, was the pioneer worker in securing the establishment of St. Andrew's Church here in 1794, and the church was named St. Andrew's in memory of this grand old pioneer who came to this district in 1787. Deceased was born in Richmond, Ont., in 1860, the second son of the late Canon Charles B. Pettit. He was a brother of George Pettit, K.C., M.P., a brother-in-law of Mr. Justice Robert Smith, and uncle of Deputy Liquor Control Commissioner Arnold Smith. He had been prominently connected with the business life of Toronto for the last 40 years, was a member of the National Club and the Masonic order, and was affiliated with Christ church, Deer Park. The funeral service at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. C. Stanley Pettit, Toronto, was conducted by Canon H.F.D. Woodcock on Thursday evening. The remains were brought to Grimsby for interment and the committal service was conducted by a Toronto minister and Rev. J.A. Ballard, of St. Andrew's church here. Arnold N. Smith, F.A.M. Lister, George H. Pettit, Godfrey S. Pettit, Cedric Rorke and I.K. Johnstone were the bearers.

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21 Aug 1935
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Pettit, John H. (Died)