A well known resident and businessman of this district passed away suddenly at his home, 27 Robinson Street North, early on Wednesday morning, in the person of Robert Frank Hitchman.
Deceased had not been feeling well for some time past but was able to be around and take care of his business. About 6 o'clock he suffered a sudden seizure and passed away before medical aid could reach him.
Familiarly known throughout the whole district as "Shad", he was born in Beamsville on February 28th, 1894, the oldest son of the late George and Nellie Marlowe Hitchman. As a young man he took to railroading with the old H.G.& B. Electric Railway and for many years,up until the line was abandoned, he was one of the most popular conductors and motormen on the line, being well known and liked by all with whom he came in contact.
He has been a resident of Grimsby for 23 years, the past 9 years conducting a billiard room in the Club block. He was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his widow, the former Marjorie Dorety and one brother, Albert, of Alden, N.Y.
Funeral services will be conducted from his late residence, 27 Robinson Street North, on Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.p. Interment will be in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.