Grimsby Newspapers
Palmer, Gerard (Died on 6 July 1916)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 12 Jul 1916, p. 8

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The death occurred in St. Catharines Hospital on Thursday morning last of one of the best known men in Grimsby in the person of Gerard Palmer. Mr. Palmer, or "Bishop" as he was known by all, came to Grimsby about 17 years ago from England, and has resided here almost continuously since that time. He was a very highly educated man, having passed through Oxford College, taking his degree of B.A., and graduated for a minister, later going back and taking a bishop's course. All told he spent 16 years at Oxford. He could speak several languages most fluently and was a very deep reader and gave much time to thought. Early last spring he contracted a cold which caused him to lose his voice. He doctored for some considerable time but apparently grew no better. About two weeks ago he went to St. Catharines Hospital where an operation was performed on his throat for cancer from which he never rallied, passing away early Thursday morning. The body was brought To Grimsby and prepared for burial by J.C. Marlatt & Son. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place to St. Andrew's Cemetery on Friday afternoon and was largely attended by old friends and acquaintances of this district. Rev. J. Allan Ballard officiated. Chief of Police Swayze communicated with his relatives in England and they cabled him to attend to all funeral arrangements.

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum.
Date of Publication:
12 Jul 1916
Date Of Event:
6 July 1916
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Palmer, Gerard (Died on 6 July 1916)