Grimsby Newspapers
Bobby Blaine is fatally injured
Grimsby Independent, 21 Jun 1945, p. 1,7

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Date of Publication:
21 Jun 1945
Date Of Event:
17 June 1945
Personal Name(s):
Blaine, Bobby ; Blaine, Robert ; Blaine, Dorothy
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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A most distressing accident happened on Main Street West, opposite St. Andrew's Churchyard, late on Sunday afternoon, when little Bobby Blaine, 6 year old son of Sergt. Robert Blaine, RCAF, overseas, and Dorothy Blaine, was struck by a light delivery truck and fatally injured. The little lad had gone out to play with his twin brother and sister. He had taken the little boy and his scooter across the street to the sidewalk and had gone back for the little girl and her wagon. He left the little girl on the lawn but took the wagon and started across the street. Apparently he did not notice the truck owned by Phillip Soroka of Beamsville approaching from the east. The truck struck the little lad and carried him on the bumper for some distance before coming to a stop. He was badly lacerated about the head and suffered from body injuries and concussion. Medical aid was summoned and Dr. J.H. MacMillan rushed him to Hamilton hospital where he died on Monday night without having regained consciousness. Provincial Constables Priest and Hope and Chief of Police Turner investigated the accident. Funeral services will be held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. It is not known whether the father will be home in time for the funeral of not. Strenuous efforts have been put forth by N.J.M. Lockhart, M.P., and officials of the Canadian Legion and the Lincoln County Rehabilitation Committee to the Minster of Air to have Sergt. Blaine flown home.

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Bobby Blaine is fatally injured