A gloom was cast over the Beach residents on Saturday afternoon by the tragic death of Frank Wesley, one of the best known and esteemed summer cottagers, whose untimely demise took place shortly after his arrival there for a three weeks' vacation. The late Mr. Wesley who was a resident of the city of Toronto, has for years been spending his summer vacations at the Beach with his family where he owns a cottage.
On Saturday he arrived about the middle of the afternoon for his summer vacation and after a rest proceeded about 5 o'clock to the Beach where together with his daughter he entered the water. He was enjoying playing ball in the water with his daughter when he became suddenly ill and on being assisted to the beach collapsed, passing away almost immediately. Dr. Sinclair of Grimsby and Dr. Roberts, a cottager at the Beach, were soon on the scene but he had expired before medical aid could reach him. Following his arrival Coroner Sinclair pronounced life extinct, death resulting from an acute heart attack.
The remains were taken to Toronto Saturday evening, where burial took place on Monday under Masonic auspices, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Gillespie representing the Grimsby Beach Cottagers' Association at the funeral. The association also sent a floral offering as a tribute to his memory.
The late Mr. Wesley was prominently associated for many years with the Gerhard Heintzman Piano Co., of Toronto. It is interesting to note that he was a great, great grandson of Samuel Wesley, brother of John and Charles Wesley.
The sympathy of friends here will be extended to Mr. Wesley and daughter in their sudden and sad bereavement.