Edward Penfold found Slumped Beside His Car On Saturday Afternoon - Doors Of Garage Were Closed.
Edward V. Penfold, of 82 Paton Street, Grimsby, failed to respond to treatment, following his being discovered by his wife, slumped over the running board of his auto, which was in the family garage. The doors are believed to have blown shut, while the victim was at work in the garage.
His wife discovered the victim in the garage after she noticed the doors were closed, and the motor running. Dr. A.F. McIntyre and Grimsby firemen, using an inhalator, tried unsuccessfully to revive the apparent victim of carbon monoxide fumes.
Mr. Penfold had left the house about 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon to feed his hens and to get the car out to go to town. When he failed to return some time later, his wife, noticing the garage doors closed, investigated and found him on his knees at the front door as though he had been reaching inside when he collapsed.
Charles Sweet, a neighbour,who was called to assist, said that a window of the garage was open, but the doors had apparently blown shut.
Dr. J.H. Leeds, Smithville, coroner, conducted an investigation and stated that no inquest will be held.
Edward Victor Penfold was in his 63rd year, and was born in Saltfleet Township, near Tweedside. He farmed in this district until 3 years ago, at which time he moved to Grimsby. He has been employed at the Merritt Brothers factory here.
He is survived by his wife, Maude Bell; four daughters, Mrs. James Blackstock, Welland; Mrs. Elon Cook, Hamilton; Mrs. Leslie Kepkay, London, Ontario, and Miss Grace Penfold, Hamilton. Also surviving are two brothers, John and Joseph, both of Vinemount, and William Lampard of Glanford Stn.; four sisters, Mrs. Samuel Tweedle, Hamilton; Mrs. James Dimmick, Manitoba; Mrs. Norman Irvin, Grimsby, and Mrs. Alice Hopkins, of Hamilton.
Funeral was held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon to St. Andrew's church where services were conducted by Rev. W.H. Langhorne and Rev. Thompson of Hamilton. Interment was in Tweedside Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Lorne Tweedle, James Stuart, Frank Cooper, Frank Bentley, Frank Burton, Claude Sweet.