Percy Wilkins, a former mayor of Grimsby, died suddenly at his home on St. Andrew's Avenue, Saturday morning. He was 76 years of age.
Born at Newcastle, Ontario, he had been a resident of this town for the last 28 years. He had engaged in fruit growing until he retired a few years ago. He served as a member of the Grimsby Town Council for 10 years, being mayor in 1933, and reeve in 1930, 1931 and 1932. He had been a member of several of the council committees.
He was an active member of the Trinity United Church and, at the time of his death, was a senior member of the church session.
Surviving besides his wife, the former Meda Duffield, are two daughters, Mrs. John Caywood (Lillian), of Toronto, and Miss Dora Wilkins, of the Grimsby Public School staff.
Remains rested at the Stonehouse Funeral Home where the Rev. R.K. Lemkay, of Trinity United Church conducted service on Monday at 2 p.m. Interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.
Casket bearers were William McNiven, Vernon Tuck, H.V. Betzner, Russell Terry, T.L. Dymond and M.A. Johnson.