Grimsby Newspapers
Smeaton, William (Died on 18 May 1945)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 24 May 1945, p. 7

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Death came suddenly late on Friday night to William Smeaton, B.A., at his home on Maple Avenue. Deceased was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and came to Canada in 1887. He attended Central Collegiate Institute in Hamilton and graduated from Toronto University in 1899. He taught school at Dunnville and Ingersoll and in 1906 he was appointed Science teacher at Lisgar Collegiate, Ottawa. In 1917 he was appointed Chief Science Master and held that position until his retirement in June of 1940. After retiring, Mr. Smeaton came to Grimsby to reside and while a man who shunned the public glare, still he made a host of friends during his residency in our midst. At the time of his retirement from active teaching he was granted a Life Membership in the Ontario Secondary Teachers' Federation. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. E.J. Muir, and the Misses Jessie, Mary and Grace, all of Grimsby. Funeral services were conducted from his late home, Maple Avenue, on Monday afternoon, Rev. W.J. Watt officiating, interment being in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were : E.J. Muir, Wm. Smitton, Stoney Creek; Leslie M. Wilcox, P.E. Wilkins, C.M. Bonham, Harold Jibb.

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Genealogical Resource
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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Historical Society Archives
Date of Publication:
24 May 1945
Date Of Event:
18 May 1945
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Smeaton, William (Died on 18 May 1945)