Prominent in local real estate circles, Henry Pryhitka, 60, of 14 Ontario Street, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday morning. His sudden demise came as a great shock to a host of friends and business associates in this area in which he has lived for the past 5 years.
Born in Poland, deceased came to Western Canada 51 years ago, and in the west was associated with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, on which he served as an interrupter [ed.: interpreter??] Upon retiring from the R.C.M.P., the late Mr. Pryhitka moved to Toronto where he entered the real estate field. Later on the moved to Grimsby, where he has been most successful in the real estate business.
He is survived by his wife, Annie, three sons, John of Kitchener; William of Niagara Falls, and Walter, at home; and four daughters, Mrs. Howard Traves of Kitchener; Mrs. Tony Gout of Toronto; Mrs. Michael Ruzycki of Hamilton and Jean, residing at 14 Ontario Street. Two brothers also survive, both residents of the West.
The late Henry Pryhitka was a member of St. Mary's church, and it will be from there that funeral services will be made, with interment in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.