On this day 66 years ago my Maternal Grandfather passed away.
Source: The Beacon Herald
MELVILLE M. SMITH Stanley Smith, 50 Birmingham St.,received word today of the sudden death,in Toronto of his brother, Melville Morrison Smith, of 766 Gladstone Ave. that city, former well known resident of this city. Mr. Smith died suddenly during the night while at his work at the C.N.R. roundhouse in Toronto. A heart attack is believed to have been the cause of death. Born in Stratford about 43 years ago Mr. Smith was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Smith. He attended Romeo public school here and was identified with the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Smith was a veteran of the First Great War and also enlisted in this war with the Signal corps but was honorably discharged after some months in the army. He was a member of the C.N.R. War Veterans Association. He had been a resident of Toronto for some many years and at one time gained considerable note as motorcycle rider with with the motordrome of the Johnny Jones Midway. A serious accident, resulting in a fractured skull and other injuries,compelled him to give up that work. A married man, Mr. Smith's wife was the former Alice Mason. He leaves to mourn their loss his widow;four children, Melville,Doreen,Joan and Jack,all at home;two sisters,Mary, Mrs Robert Alexander, Hamilton, and Jessie,Mrs. Thomas Kelly, Toronto, and five brothers, James, Toronto; Albert, Winnipeg; Ralph, Sault Ste Marie; Harold, Toronto and Stanley,Stratford.