Remains of Veteran Hero laid to rest Sunday
Grimsby Independent, 3 Sep 1919, p. 5

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Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
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3 Sep 1919
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Michener, Charles Cecil
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Under auspices of the Knights of Pythias and the Great War Veterans' Association, of which the deceased had been an active member, the remains of the late Charles Cecil Michener, who was drowned last week while trying to rescue Dorothy Hunter, were borne to their last resting place on Sunday afternoon. Services were conducted in the Knights of Pythias hall at 2 o'clock, Rev. Gordon Tanner acting as chaplain and delivering a short address. The hall could accommodate only part of the large number who sought to honor and pay respects to one whose heroism and sacrifice has deeply douched the hearts of everyone in the community, and the cortege which followed the remains to the fraternal cemetery was the largest which has ever been witnessed in the city. A special motor truck was required to convey the floral tributes from numerous sympathizing friends. More than a score of War Veterans attended in uniform and six of them, Tilson Rooke, Charles Mudge, George Wiseman, Harry Cameron, J.D. Hunter and Lenore Fisher were pallbearers. Following the last rites of the Pythian brotherhood, the last post was sounded.

Charlie Michener was well known by the younger generation in Grimsby, having lived here for several years and having received his early education at Grimsby schools. The deceased young man was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Haist and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shannon of Grimsby.

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Remains of Veteran Hero laid to rest Sunday