In failing health in recent months, William George Copeland, highly respected resident of Grimsby for the last 29 years, died at his home, 14 Elizabeth Street, on Friday last.
In his 79th year, he was born at Chinguacousy, Ont., December 23, 1870, a son of the late William R. and Sarah Elizabeth Copeland. He had farmed at Nottawa, Ont., before coming to Grimsby.
While he had retired from active work many years ago, he had served in recent years as a special constable on the Grimsby police force. His wife predeceased him 5 years ago.
He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth, at home; a grandson, William R. Lewis, of Grimsby; 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Thomas Copeland, Regina; Fred Copeland, Balgonie, Sask.; Frank Copeland, Kindersley, Sask.; Mrs. Bertha Armstrong, Minot, North Dakota; Mrs. Bert Meeker, Grenfell, Sask.; Mrs. James Wilson, Brampton, and Mrs. George Rainey, Nottawa.
Funeral services were held from his late residence on Monday afternoon with Rev. A.L. Griffith officiating. Interment was in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Mayor Clarence W. Lewis, James A. Dunham, Cecil Gowland, Harold May, John Lewis and Gordon A. Hannah.