The sympathy of the whole town went out to Mrs. Leslie Stewart on Friday night, when word was received from Fort Erie that her husband, Frank Leslie Stewart, had died in Douglas Memorial Hospital, following a collision with a truck near Fort Erie.
Employed by the Hagey Engineering Company, Mr. Stewart was returning to his home on Friday evening to spend Christmas with his family when the accident happened. He suffered severe head injuries and died shortly after being admitted to hospital.
Born in Caistor Township on August 27, 1916, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stewart, R.R. 1, Smithville, who survive him, as does his wife, the former Louella Nicholls, and a young daughter, Beverley Ann.
Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Clifford McCartney, and three brothers, Lorne and Bert of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Arthur, at home.
A popular and pleasant personality, deceased will be sadly missed by a host of friends, both in Grimsby and in the Smithville area. He was a member of the Trinity United Church.
Funeral services were held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Monday afternoon and was largely attended. Floral tributes were in great profusion. The service was conducted by Rev. A.L. Griffith, and during the service the hymn "Abide With Me" was sung by Mr. Harold Jarvis.
Interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery. Casket bearers were Messrs. Bud Wilson, Fort Erie; Gordon Killins, Smithville; Reg Davey, Binbrook; Everett Dawe, Caistor; Harold Heaslip and Jack McVicar, Grimsby.