Etc. -- Frank Hurley's 1928 obituary
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An unedited transcription of a page 8 article from 20 Dec 1928 Simcoe Reformer. 


The funeral of the late Frank Hurley, former Simcoe boy, who died at Tranquille, B.C., was conducted from the family home, Kent Street, on Monday afternoon last. Dr. A. L. Howard had charge of the service and the bearers were Fred Pursel, Harry Pursel, Dr. A. C. Burt, R. S. Vance, John Anquish, and Lorne Marshall. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

The late Mr. Hurley will be remembered by many residents of Simcoe as one of the popular young men here some 20 years ago. He was employed with the Bell Telephone Company and was the well-known goal tender of Simcoe's hockey team for several years.

He went to Western Canada and at the outbreak of war enlisted at Red Deer, Alta., becoming associated with the unit's band in the capacity of drummer. 

His stay overseas was terminated when he was badly gassed and invalided home. His death came as the direct result of that affliction.

He leaves two brothers, Jack of Toronto, and Fred of Wyandotte, Mich. as well as two sisters, Mrs. Edwin S. Copeman and Miss Lillian Hurley of Simcoe.

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