Third in Family to Die Thru Accident
Grimsby Independent, 28 Aug 1952, p. 1,3
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28 Aug 1952
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24 Aug 1952
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Godden, Roy Cecil
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Roy C. Godden Fatally Injured When His Car Is Struck Broad Side by Tractor-Trailer Outfit on Q.E.W.

Roy Cecil Godden, 58, of Grimsby Beach, died in Hamilton General Hospital early Sunday morning as a result of injuries suffered early Saturday evening, when the auto Godden was driving was struck broadside by a tractor trailer of the Quinn Transport, the truck being driven by Thomas Quinn of Virgil, Ontario.

The accident happened at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and the Queen Elizabeth Way, a mile west of Beamsville. Police said Godden was travelling north on Lincoln, and according to eye-witnesses, failed to stop on entering the four-lane highway.

Struck broadside by the partially loaded transport, Godden's car was "bounced" a distance of approximately 75 feet, and came to rest on the boulevard. Godden was thrown from the vehicle, and was found lying some 25 feet from the wreckage. The old model car was completely demolished, OPP Constable J.A. Alexander stated.

Godden, alone in the car at the time of the accident, was attended at the scene by Dr. W.A.M. Russell, of Beamsville. Rushed to Hamilton hospital in Upper's ambulance with a police escort, Godden died several hours later without regaining consciousness.

Roy Godden, the third brother in his family to meet death through accident, was a native of Grimsby, and at the time of his death was employed at a local basket factory. He was the eldest son of the late Holden and Nora (Teeter) Godden. Deceased was a veteran of World War 1.

Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Ross of Grimsby Beach, and Roy B., of St. Catharines; three daughters, Mrs. Wallace Grobb, Grimsby; Mrs. Glen Fisher and Mrs. Elton Wilcox, both of Grimsby Beach. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Charles, of Grimsby, and Norman, of Detroit; Mrs. Harry McGuire and Miss Beatrice Godden, St. Catharines.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the Stonehouse Funeral Home, Rev. Neil Leckie officiated. Casket bearers were Messrs. Gordon Metcalfe, William Crow, George Smye, Willis Bartlett, Orrin Cosby and Albert Roth.

Interment was made in Queen's Lawn Cemetery.

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Third in Family to Die Thru Accident