Florence Love, Grimsby loses life in tragic accident near Winona
Grimsby Independent, 15 Apr 1936, p. 1
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15 Apr 1936
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12 Apr 1936
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Love, Florence Maude ; Theal, Wylie ; Phipps, Florence ; Inglis, Anderson
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Citizens of Grimsby were deeply shocked and a gloom was cast over the community by the tragic and fatal accident which terminated the life of one of the town's most popular young people and inflicted serious injuries on three others. In a highway crash early Sunday morning in which a car driven by Wylie Theal of Grimsby collided with a bus on the Niagara highway near Winona, Florence Maude Love, aged 23 years, beloved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Love of this town and manager of the local mail order office of T. Eaton and Company, Limited received terrible injuries which extended over her body and passed away without regaining consciousness a few hours later in the General Hospital, Hamilton, to which the injured were removed. Others injured in the accident were Florence Phipps, Grimsby, dislocated hip, Wylie Theal, Grimsby, head and face lacerations and shock, both still being confined to the hospital, and Anderson Inglis, of Ailsa Craig and formerly of the staff of the Bank of Commerce here, lacerations and shock, the last mentioned being able to leave the hospital on Monday...A charge of manslaughter has been preferred against Wylie Theal, driver of the car...[lengthy description of accident] The late Miss Love was in her 24th year, being born near Listowel on March 30th, 1913. She was a graduate of the Grimsby high school. For the past few years she had been manager of the mail order office of the T. Eaton Company here... A large and representative gathering of citizens from all walks of life in the community was present at the funeral of the late Miss Love which took place on Tuesday afternoon from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Love, Depot Street...Interment was afterwards made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery...The honorary pallbearers were Messrs. Isaac R. Robbie, Dr. V.R. Farrell, C.D. Millyard, Bert Boulter, of Grimsby and Messrs. Keeber and Clarkson of Hamilton. Acting pallbearers were Messrs. Ralph Farrell, Harry Marsh, Donald Beamer, Thomas Walker, Theron Woolverton and Clifford McCartney. Surviving the late Miss Love are her parents, one sister Jean at home and a brother, Carl, of Galt...

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Florence Love, Grimsby loses life in tragic accident near Winona