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  • Airman's mother was Grimsby Girl
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1     The funeral of Sgt. Pilot John Thomas Brockbank, 20, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brockbank, Read, near Burnley, Lancashire, Eng., was held on February 23. Sgt. Pilot Brockbank was killed on active service February 19. His mother is the former Alice Cloughley, of Grimsby, Ont., and he was ...
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1   The funeral of Sgt. Pilot John Thomas Brockbank, 20, only son of ...
  • Called home in her 93rd year
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1     The death occurred at her home in Caistor Township, yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, of Mrs. Mahaley Merritt, relict of the late Valmer Merritt, in her 93rd year. Deceased lady had been prominent all her life in the affairs of Ker Church of which she had been a member ...
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 1   The death occurred at her home in Caistor Township, yesterday afternoon, after ...
  • Served Lincoln county well for more than half century
    Grimsby Independent, 6 Apr 1944, p. 1     Death came Sunday to Wellington Phares Kennedy at the St. Catharines General Hospital at the age of 89. Mr. Kennedy had enjoyed exceptionally good health and had the full use of his faculties until taking sick last November. He had the unique distinction of serving under four sheriffs and five ...
    Grimsby Independent, 6 Apr 1944, p. 1   Death came Sunday to Wellington Phares Kennedy at the St. Catharines General ...
  • Way back when
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Apr 1944, p. 3     reprint of article written at the time of the death of John Hewitt, Thanksgiving Day, October 9th, 1919 - 25 years ago...
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Apr 1944, p. 3   reprint of article written at the time of the death of John ...
  • Reported missing on Valleyfield
    Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 1,7     Surgeon-Lieut. Clarence E. Irvine, R.C.N.V.R., of Timmins and Grimsby, reported missing in the sinking of H.M.C.S. Valleyfield in the north Atlantic, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Irvine, 26 Oak Street, Grimsby, and a brother of Mrs. Audrey Topp, of Silverdale. Born in South Grimsby township, ...
    Grimsby Independent, 25 May 1944, p. 1,7   Surgeon-Lieut. Clarence E. Irvine, R.C.N.V.R., of Timmins and Grimsby, reported missing in ...
  • He Gave His All
    Grimsby Independent, 8 Jun 1944, p. 1     Pte. John A. Carlton, son of Mrs. Sarah Carlton, North Grimsby. This lad enlisted in the R.H.L.I. in 1940, was reported missing at Dieppe in August 1942 later was reported wounded and a prisoner in Germany. In October that year he was operated upon and one of his legs amputated, ...
    Grimsby Independent, 8 Jun 1944, p. 1   Pte. John A. Carlton, son of Mrs. Sarah Carlton, North Grimsby. This ...
  • Reported missing
    Grimsby Independent, 22 Jun 1944, p. 5     Deputy Reeve George and Mrs. Crittenden, Grimsby Beach, received word on Monday that their grandson. Sergt. Elvin Todd, R.C.A.F., was reported missing overseas, the information coming to them from their daughter in Sudbury. He is 21 years of age. Sergt. Tod received his wings as an Air Gunner at ...
    Grimsby Independent, 22 Jun 1944, p. 5   Deputy Reeve George and Mrs. Crittenden, Grimsby Beach, received word on Monday ...
  • Reported missing
    Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8     An official telegram has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Handzuk, 95 John St., Oshawa, informing them that their son, Sgt. John Harold Handzuk, R.C.A.F., is missing after air operations over enemy territory on the night of June 11. Sgt. Handzuk enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in October, 1942, and ...
    Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8   An official telegram has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Handzuk, ...
  • Died of wounds
    Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8     Two weeks ago Mrs. Betty Haynes was notified that her son, Pte. Allan Haynes, was reported seriously wounded during the invasion. Sunday another telegram came advising that her 22-year-old son had died in action Thursday, June 25, presumably with the 8th Army in Italy. The message from Army ...
    Grimsby Independent, 29 Jun 1944, p. 8   Two weeks ago Mrs. Betty Haynes was notified that her son, Pte. ...
  • Smithville loses a valued citizen
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 8     After a life devoted to community betterment, one of the most highly respected citizens of Smithville for many years, Ellis Ward Murgatroyd, died at his home in Smithville on Thursday in his 86th year. With his passing, Smithville loses one of its oldest and most esteemed citizens who had grown ...
    Grimsby Independent, 2 Mar 1944, p. 8   After a life devoted to community betterment, one of the most highly ...
  • 'Way Back When - The Reverend George R.F. Grout 1827 to 1849
    Grimsby Independent, 14 Dec 1944, p. 3     The Rev. George Grout, who succeeded Mr. Bethune, was born in 1804 in Quebec City where his father was a member of the Bishop's Household. He was the first child to be baptized in Quebec Cathedral. A young man of 23, he was appointed to the church at Grimsby by ...
    Grimsby Independent, 14 Dec 1944, p. 3   The Rev. George Grout, who succeeded Mr. Bethune, was born in 1804 ...
  • 'Way Back When - Reverend F.J. Lundy 1849-1867
    Grimsby Independent, 21 Dec 1944, p. 3     Shortly after Mr. Grout's death, the Reverend F.J. Lundy, a graduate of the University of Oxford, England, with the degree of D.C.L. came and preached to the parishioners of St. Andrew's...And according to all reports there were many disputed passages in the 18 years of Dr. Lundy's incumbency, in ...
    Grimsby Independent, 21 Dec 1944, p. 3   Shortly after Mr. Grout's death, the Reverend F.J. Lundy, a graduate of ...
  • Killed in action
    Grimsby Independent, 28 Dec 1944, p. 1     The sad news was conveyed to Mrs. Grace Maeder on Wednesday afternoon last, by an official notification from Ottawa, of the death in action overseas of her son, Flying Officer Paul Maeder, one of the most popular of the younger lads of the town previous to his enlistment. Twenty years ...
    Grimsby Independent, 28 Dec 1944, p. 1   The sad news was conveyed to Mrs. Grace Maeder on Wednesday afternoon ...
  • 'Way Back When - Reverend T. Bolton Read 1867-1892
    Grimsby Independent, 28 Dec 1944, p. 2     description of Dr. Read's term as clergyman at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, including improvements and changes, He died September 8th, 1892, and he and his wife are buried at St. Andrew's Churchyard. His wife, Eliza Ann, was born at Bath, Ontario July 1st, 1818, died at Grimsby March 16th, 1891...
    Grimsby Independent, 28 Dec 1944, p. 2   description of Dr. Read's term as clergyman at St. Andrew's Anglican Church, ...
  • Decorated
    Grimsby Independent, 13 Jul 1944, p. 1     Flight-Lieut. Ross "Bud" Lipsit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Awrey Lipsit, of Grimsby, has been awarded the D.F.C. Twenty-three years of age, Flight-Lieut. Lipsit is a pilot and went overseas two years ago. He is serving in the Mediterranean area and has completed a tour of operations...
    Grimsby Independent, 13 Jul 1944, p. 1   Flight-Lieut. Ross "Bud" Lipsit, son of Mr. and Mrs. Awrey Lipsit, of ...
  • Five Twocock Brothers Serving the Empire
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1     Pictured above are the five fighting sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Alfred Twocock, 44 Depot Street, all in the army and by so being, are rigidly upholding the family tradition of defending the Empire. The Twocock family came to Canada from England in 1912 and settled in the Kirkland ...
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1   Pictured above are the five fighting sons of Mr. and Mrs. William ...
  • Killed in action
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1     Cpl. Carman Hurst, 29, of Grimsby, son of Harvey Hurst and the late Mrs. Hurst was reported killed in action around Caen. Born in Grimsby, he was employed at the Farrell basket factory at the time of his enlistment. He was married to the former Mary Bubersky, now of Hamilton, ...
    Grimsby Independent, 20 Jul 1944, p. 1   Cpl. Carman Hurst, 29, of Grimsby, son of Harvey Hurst and the ...
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