He was better known to all his friends and family as TIP...
This picture of Tip was taken when the Stratford National won the Intercounty hardball championship in 1939. His brother Reg was also on the team. Most of the players worked for Canadian National Railways at the time.

Tip was born in Hamilton Ontario in 1903. He lived there till 1925, when he moved to Stratford and started work at the Canadian National Railways Motive Power Shop as a Pipefitter helper. He retired from CNR in 1958 as a pipefitter and crane operator, when the shops closed he worked for Cooper-Bessemer till his final retirement in 1968. His hobbies in later life were fishing and gardening.

In 1929 he married Ivy Hilda Pengelly in Hamilton Ontario. They moved to Stratford and
resided there for the rest of their lives. They had three children, Charles and the twins Eunice and Jenice.

Tip was always a gentleman, it must run in the family. He had a kind word for everyone he met....

The picture above is of Tip and Ivy on their 40th wedding anniversary at the home of their son Charles in Hamilton Ontario.
Below is taken in the Cooper-Bessemer plant located in the old locomotive shops in the 1960s. Tip is located in the centre of the centre row with his shirt open.

On the right is Chuck and his twin sisters Eunice and Jenice (Jenny)


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