Wallace Farrell Instantly Killed by Hit-Run Motorist
Grimsby Independent, 7 Jun 1945, p. 1, 10

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7 Jun 1945
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02 Jun 1945
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Wallace Farrell, 63, life long resident of Grimsby and district, was killed instantly on Saturday night, apparently struck by a hit and run driver on No. 8 Highway, just east of the town limits. His body was found on the pavement at 1:20 a.m. Sunday by Anthony and Sam Yakshuk, of Campden, who were driving east. Dr. A.F. McIntyre, Grimsby; Provincial Constables E.L. Priest and E.G. Hope; Chief Constable W.W. Turner and Constable Alfred LePage arrived at the scene within a few minutes. There was evidence, it was reported, that deceased's body had been dragged along the pavement after he had been struck from behind while apparently walking eastward. Dr. C.W. Elmore, coroner, of Beamsville, ordered removal of the body to the Stonehouse funeral home where a post-mortem was performed Sunday by Ðr. Lorne Whittaker, of St. Catharines. While the man had suffered numerous injuries, immediate cause of death was given as a fractured neck. Mr. Farrell is survived by three sons and a daughter, George and Edward of Grimsby; Pte. John Farrell, overseas, and Mrs. William Hudgins, also of Grimsby and two brothers, Timothy, of Hamilton, and John, of Fulton. His wife predeceased him four years ago. The funeral was held from his home, 52 Elizabeth Street, Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Rev. A.E. Brooks, officiating. Casket bearers were John Anderson, John Dick, Henry McNinch, Ernest Mason, Floyd Johnson, Robert Norris.

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Wallace Farrell Instantly Killed by Hit-Run Motorist