Nelson Charles Copeland, of Grimsby, veteran of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (P.L.), died at Sunnybrook Military Hospital, Toronto, last Thursday, following a brain tumour operation.
In his 44th year, he was born in Ireland on November 11, 1904, moving to the United States as a boy, and coming to Grimsby some 20 years ago. Early in World War II he enlisted in the A. & S.H. (P.L.), serving in Jamaica and in the European conflict.
A son of the late William J. Copeland, formerly of Grimsby, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Copeland, two sisters and a brother, all of Belfast; a brother, David, in Florida; and a sister, Mrs. Wm. Brewster, in New York.
Remains rested at the Stonehouse Funeral Home where services were conducted on Monday under the auspices of the West Lincoln Branch 127, Canadian Legion, with Rev. John P. McLeod of St. John's Presbyterian Church, officiating.
In attendance at the funeral was Col. A.F. Bliss, O.C., of the Argyll and Sutherlands of Hamilton and several other members of the regiment.
Casket bearers were all old comrades in the A. & S., Michael Forester, Roy Mino, Eddie Simmons, Charles MacKenzie, Donald McIsaac and Arthur Luey.
Last Post at the graveside was sounded by Bugle Sergt. Wally Phipps.
Interment was in the Plot of Remembrance, Queen's Lawn Cemetery.