An employee of the water
department of the Simcoe Public Utilities for more than 20 years,
Harry Atherton of 167 Windham Street, died Monday, 13 May 1957, in Norfolk General
Hospital, following a lengthy illness, in his 72nd year.
Native of Wigan, England,
deceased was a son of the later Peter Atherton and Jane Strickland.
He married in Hamilton in 1912 to Mary Annie Cook, who predeceased
him in 1931.
Mr. Atherton served four
years overseas in the First Great War with the 15th Battalion, 48th
Highlanders, and transferred to the Royal Canadian Engineers. He was
wounded and gassed.
Deceased retired from work
with the Public Utilities in 1955. He was a member of the Anglican
Surviving are four sons,
Peter of Port Dover, George of Vittoria, Harry of Simcoe, and
Robert of New York City; also one brother and two sisters in
Resting at the George W.
Baldock Funeral Home for service on Thursday at 1.30 p.m. with Rev.
L. W. Owen of Trinity Anglican Church officiating and interment in