Residents of Grimsby and Grimsby Beach were greatly shocked on Sunday to hear of the death in Hamilton Hospital of Elmer Walters, well known resident of the Beach.
Deceased had not been in the best of health for some time past and went to the hospital on Thursday for a check-up. He took a sudden turn for the worse on Saturday and passed away on Sunday. He was in his 49th year.
"Toots" as he was well and familiarly known operated the large refreshment stand in the Beach for over 20 years and for some years with the late Thomas Wilcox operated the refreshment stand and skate sharpening booth in the old Fort Erie Arena.
He was a son of Sarah and the late Frederick Walters, being born in Clinton Township, May 1, 1894. He was an adherent of the Presbyterian Church. His wife predeceased him 5 years ago and his only survivor is his mother, Mrs. Sarah Walters, Grimsby Beach.
Funeral services were conducted at the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Tuesday, Rev. I.M. Moyer officiating. Interment took place in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.
Casket bearers were G.W. Crittenden, J.C. Walters, Geo. Fair, W.D. Schott, Fred Jewson, Wm. Coon.