|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1880|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 1948|
British Columbia, Canada
Zeballos Mourns Popular Alfred Byron Hammond - Zeballos Miner – SATURDAY Mar. 20, 1943
The many friends of Alfred Byron Hammond, familiarly known as "Bert" were sadly shocked when he passed away at the Zeballos Hospital, Sunday March 14. Funeral services conducted by Mrs. Manning of the Shantymen organization were held on Tuesday, one week after he was hospitalized.
Pallbearers were: Hank Benjamin, George Rosen, Harry Hewat, Roy Darville, Robert Witton and Bennett Chute.
Mr. Hammond was born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1880 and came to Vancouver in 1906 where he lived until 9 years ago when he came to Zeballos and locality.
He was a carpenter by trade and a qualified bookkeeper serving in that capacity before coming to Zeballos. He was one of the carpenters who built the Community Hall in the fall of 1941.
Bert was deeply interested and very active in community work and an exceptionally good neighbour, always ready to help in time of need which was thoughtfully reflected in the unusually remarkable profusion of beautiful and fragrant flowers brought by his many friends and associates.
For several years he assisted his wife in a grocery store which opened in July 1942, and later in the family coffee shop. His last wish was complied with when he was interred in the Zeballos cemetery. He is survived by his widow, two sons and one daughter and five grandchildren all whose homes are in Zeballos.
MOURN HIS PASSING – Page 2
Those who know him in a business and social way will remember the late Bert Hammond for his initiative and friendliness, a man of integrity. That great company of friends and acquaintances, particularly those who were associated with him in a trades capacity will very profoundly mourn his passing because they recall his many fine personal qualities and the spirit of good fellowship for which he was so well known. Thoroughly interested in his work and family, he possessed that essentially helpful approach so valued by small town businessmen. Mr. Hammond acquired a high standing in this community to which he came nine years ago. His early days as bookkeeper/auditor gave him a background which stood him in good stead in the sphere to which he long ago graduated.
The Zeballos Miner expresses its sympathy with his widow and children, and commiserates with its contemporary in the loss of so valued a citizen…Annette (Seywright-Madden) Editor.
To Mrs. A.B. Hammond & Family - Zeballos Miner – April 10, 1948
On behalf of my fellow Brothers and Sisters, many of whom knew your deceased husband as a very personal and dear friend, and who was highly esteemed by our native people. We deeply and sincerely sympathize in the passing of your husband into the GREAT BEYOND, who also was a very dear and loving father. In behalf of the local Branch of the Native Brotherhood of B.C.
YOUR SINCERE FRIEND, MOSES SMITH
Thanks – Zeballos Miner – Mar. 20, 1948
We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the many friends and business associates who gave their kindness and sympathy and understanding, also the beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement of husband and father. Mrs. A. Hammond and family.
Strathcona Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Created by: Lyn Hawley
Record added: May 28, 2013
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