Ex-Mayor Bull Passes
Grimsby Independent, 16 Mar 1950, p. 1

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16 Mar 1950
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14 Mar 1950
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Bull, Henry
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Citizens of Grimsby and district were deeply grieved on Tuesday to hear of the death, at his residence on Depot Street, of ex-Mayor Henry Bull.

Deceased gentleman had been at business as usual on Friday last, but that night suffered a seizure from which he never recovered.

Ex-Mayor Bull was a fine, upright businessman and a faithful servant of the people. He served as town councillor for 8 years and as Mayor for 4 years. He was a man of high ideals and principles and at all times had the interests of the people and the municipality at heart.

Henry Bull came to Grimsby in May, 1904, and his first place of employment was on the farm of the Book Brothers - the late Burgess and Jonathan Book. In the spring of 1905 he returned to England and married, following which he returned to Canada and his adopted home town of Grimsby. Here he set up a shoe repair shop in the building now occupied by Art Forrester. In the year 1910 he purchased the property east of the Post Office, and erected his own building, and it was at this point on Main Street that Henry Bull took a deep interest in all that was about him, and from here he watched the growth of his adopted town. Many years later he was to become a vital part of Grimsby when he was elected first as a town councillor and then as the town's chief magistrate. As Mayor of Grimsby, Mr. Bull fought for what he considered was right and always had the best interests of the people he served at heart.

This year he again stood for Mayor, being one of the three candidates for that office, and even in defeat he was a man of character and still took a deep interest in the passing scene.

Born in Northampton, England, deceased was in his 65th year, and is survived by his widow, the former Margaret Annie Spencer, and three sons: Eric, of Kitchener, Ralph of Port Credit, and Lloyd of Toronto.

He was a member of the Union Lodge No. 7, A.F. & A.M., and was a valued member of the United Church.

A private service will be held from his late residence, 12 Depot Street, on Friday afternoon at 2:30 and a public service will be held at 3 p.m at the United Church, Grimsby.

Interment will be made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.

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Ex-Mayor Bull Passes