Citizens were greatly shocked to learn on Thursday morning last of the death in Hamilton Hospital on New Year's night of Howard Donald Culp, a very well known and popular young man of Grimsby.
Known to his legion of friends as "Coogie", his death was entirely unexpected, as to many they did not even know that he was ill. He had been in rather poor health for some time and entered hospital on Monday afternoon. He rapidly failed and despite all that could be done passed away New Year's night.
He was well known throughout the whole district particularly through his connection with dance orchestras, he being considered one of the best trap-drummers in Southern Ontario.
He was born in Grimsby, the only son of Mrs. Myrtle Culp and the late Ernest H. Culp, educated in Grimsby schools and had resided here his entire life. He was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church and Union Lodge, No. 7, A.F. & A.M., under whose auspices the funeral services were conducted.
Hi is survived by a sorrowing widow and one daughter, Sonia; his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Culp, Niagara Falls, one sister, Mrs. Kenneth Irwin, Niagara Falls.
Funeral services were conducted from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Saturday and were very largely attended. Rev. E.A. Brooks officiated. Interment was in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Kenneth Irwin, James Dunham, Kenneth Lambert, C.D. Millyard, Wilfred Lawson and Edward Marlowe.