Burlington, Oct. 28 (Staff) - Rev. Walter Charles Riddiford of King's Rd., died in Sunnybrook Hospital today. He was 77.
A former Baptist minister, First World War chaplain, and a justice of the peace for 17 years, he devoted much of his spare time to veterans' organizations.
Born in Woolwich, England, he came to Canada in his teens, and came to Grimsby to reside where he attended and graduated from the old Grimsby Grammar School. He was a graduate of Royal Military Academy in England, of Woodstock College and McMaster University.
Ordained in 1904, he served as minister in churches in Brantford, Hamilton, Mount Forest, Peterborough and London.
Following the war he worked on the rehabilitation of Canadian soldiers and later moved to Burlington. For a time he was chaplain of the Brant Military Hospital at Burlington. He was appointed justice of the peace in 1934.
He was a member of Burlington Lodge, A.F. and A.M. A life member and honorary padre of the Canadian Legion, Vinton Memorial Branch, Burlington, and Gallipoli Veterans' Association, Hamilton.
He leaves his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Carpenter, of St. Laurent, and William at home.