Etc. -- Harry W. Ansley's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Port Dover column on page 5 of the 10 Jul 1919 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

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 well.

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[29], A.F. and A. M. Deceased was an Anglican in religion and a Conservative in politics.

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 of need.

Harry Ansley

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