For the third time within a two week span the citizens of Grimsby and district received a terrible shock on Wednesday morning with the passing of Charles Jewell DelaPlante, businessman of Grimsby and resident of Grimsby Beach. He had been at his office on Monday attending to business as usual, but in the afternoon had stated that he did not feel so good and went home. His physician advised him to stay in bed and have a good rest. On Tuesday he felt somewhat better but on Wednesday morning about 7 o'clock he suffered a seizure from which he never rallied. Charlie DelaPlante was a man of jovial nature who made friends wherever he went. He had great faith in Grimsby and the Fruit Belt. No later than last Friday in conversation with The Independent he stated that he believed that when present conditions quieted down and materials and labor became more free that Grimsby, Grimsby Beach and surrounding territory would witness one of the biggest developments of any section of the province. Born in Toronto, February 5th, 1897, he moved when a little lad, with his parents, to Buffalo, N.Y., where he attended school, later graduating from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., being a member of the Alpha Beta Phi Fraternity. During the first Great War he served with the R.C.A.F., and later became affiliated with the 2nd Dragoons of Hamilton, where he lived for 20 years before coming to Grimsby Beach five years ago. Three years ago he opened a real estate, building supplies and insurance office in Grimsby, and last spring purchased the brick block on Main Street occupied by his own office and the office of the Grimsby Natural Gas Co., and he said at that time that he made the purchases because he believed that Grimsby was a growing town and would grow still larger. He was a member of Grimsby Lions Club; West Lincoln Branch 127, Canadian Legion; Wentworth County Hunt Club, Hamilton; Lake Shore Hunt Club, Buffalo,N.Y.; Keswick Hunt Club in Virginia. Surviving are his widow, the former Eleanor McLelland, three daughters, Peggy, Connie and Jewell; his mother, Mrs. Albert J. DelaPlante; three brothers, Walter, of Buffalo; Albert, Miami Beach,Fla., and James, of Hamilton. Funeral services will be held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. and will be conducted by an old friend and neighbour, Rev. Dr. Arthur L. Charles, Rector of The Church of St. Mark (Episcopal), Brooklyn, N.Y. Interment will be in St. Andrew's Churchyard.