Oscar Zryd, 64, prominent Hespeler business man, died at Hespeler Friday after two years' illness. He was a son of the late John and Annie Zryd, pioneers of Hespeler, where John Zryd was one of the founders of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Zryd purchased the Walker Steel Range Co., Grimsby, 27 years ago, later moving the industry to Hespeler. He sold the business 8 years ago, and since then operated the Hespeler flour mill.
Surviving are his widow, the former Miss Katie Dowser, of Grimsby; one daughter, Isabel, Hespeler; two brothers, Gus, Winnipeg, and John, Toronto; two sisters, Mrs. John Limpert, Oakville, and Mrs. G. McMulker, Sault Ste. Marie. Mr. Zryd was born in Hespeler, and was a member of the Hespeler Masonic Lodge, the Independent Order of Foresters, and the Oddfellows' Lodge.