Monday morning, 23 Jun 1919, after an
illness lasting over a year and a half, H. W. Ansley passed away.
Deceased had been the most
prominent figure in this community for nearly half a century, always ready
to engage in a business enterprise or give time to the forwarding of any
movement which would lead to the betterment of the village he loved so
Many and varied were his business
enterprises. He had, before ill-health compelled his retirement, one of
the largest and most successful fishing businesses on the north shore of
Lake Erie. He was president of, and majority shareholder in the Norfolk
Gas Co., a provisional director of the electric railroad from Brantford,
and was also one of the original guarantors of its cost.
Deceased was a valued member of
the local Board of Trade and a Past Master of Erie Lodge, No. 1, A.F.
and A. M. Deceased was an Anglican in religion and a Conservative in
He leaves a widow, one son Clayton
in Worcester, a daughter, Mrs. (Col.) Syer of Midland, and one sister to
regret his passing.
The funeral service took place in
St. Paul's Church the following Wednesday, without parade or ostentation.
Harry was always ready to lend a
helping hand to his fellowmen and his generosity will not soon be
forgotten by the many who were the recipients of his help in their hours