Death on Monday removed possibly one of the best known men in the Niagara District in the person of Peter Henry Gamble, who passed away at his residence, Main Road West, after a lengthy illness. The deceased was born in Nanticoke, Ontario, 77 years ago and for a number of years resided with the late Charles Bourne in that place. Forty-eight years ago he came to Grimsby and took charge of the grocery department of the store of the late E.J. Palmer. He was also associated for a short time with B.R. Nelles in the canning business.
After serving 10 years with the late E.J. Palmer he went into business for himself and in 1909 he disposed of his business and engaged in fruit farming.
He was very well known throughout the peninsula and was a man of very sterling character. He was a devoted member of the Anglican church and gave much of his time for St. Andrew's church here.
In politics he was a Conservative. He not only took a deep interest in politics but was keenly interested in the town's affairs. Besides his widow, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. G. Bourne, of Port Hope, Mrs. D. Lowe, three brothers, Joseph of Port Royal, Ontario, Arthur in the Western States and Charles in Tilsonburg.
The funeral which was very largely attended took place this afternoon. The service at St. Andrew's Anglican church was conducted by Rev. J.A. Ballard with interment at Queen's Lawn Cemetery.