Dr. R. T. Aikman, who has resided in Grimsby for the last 11 years, had lived such a healthy life and presented such an appearance of vigorous middle age that it was with the greatest surprise that the citizens learned of his death on Tuesday, April 13, after a brief illness of 6 days, with pneumonia. The deceased gentleman was born in Ancaster in 1841 and was a son of the late Colonel John Aikman, a veteran of the War of 1812. He studied at Victoria College and McGill University and after receiving his degree of M.D., practiced medicine at Burlington and Collingwood, giving up his practice at Collingwood about 18 years ago. He was married in 1868 to Miss Matilda Houck, of Whitby, a great granddaughter of the late Hon. John Wilson, of Winona, who had been a member of the first Parliament of Canada, sitting at old Niagara. In 1897, while Dr. and Mrs. Aikman were on a visit with their son, Fred, in Albany, Indiana, Mrs. Aikman died after an illness of three days with pneumonia. In 1903, Dr. Aikman was married to Miss Laura Muir, of Grimsby, and since that time he has resided in Grimsby and was one of our most prominent and highly respected citizens. The funeral will take place from his late residence on Thursday, April 15, at 12 o'clock noon to the 1:19 G.T.R. train, thence to Toronto where interment will take place in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his widow, one son, Mr. Fred Aikman, of Toronto. In politics, Dr. Aikman was a staunch Conservative. In religion he was an Anglican. In earlier life he was a great lover of horses and when at Burlington and Collingwood was noted for the many fine horses that he owned, some of his teams selling for very high prices and being taken to the United States. Since coming to Grimsby, he has lived a retired life, practicing his profession very little and not taking a very active part in public affairs, but he evinced a great interest in all projects that have been put forward in late years for the benefit of the town.