Sergeant Hartley Sampson Ivey — 343990 — ACTIVE SERVICE (World War I)
Hartley Sampson Ivey was 22 years, 8 months old when, as a single man, he enlisted for the duration of the War plus 6 months, with the 73rd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery (CFA), Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) at Kingston, Ontario on February 12, 1917. He stated that he was born in Campbellford, Ontario on June 12, 1894. Hartley Sampson indicated that he had been a member of the Active Militia and served with the 40th Northumberland Regiment from April 5, 1914 to February 12, 1917 as a Lieutenant. His previous employment was listed as a Bank Clerk. Hartley Sampson’s entry medical was done in Kingston on February 12, 1917, he had a Small-Pox mark on his forehead and was considered fit for the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force. Hartley Sampson was 5′ 9″ tall, 36″ chest, had brown eyes, black hair and weighed 142 pounds; he lived at 1170 Yonge St., Toronto, Ontario. Hartley Sampson’s next of kin was listed as Mrs. Emma E. Ivey, his mother, living in Clarina, Ontario (April 21, 2017 she was living in Norwood, Ontario); his father had died. Hartley Sampson Ivey was enlisted with the 73rd Battery, CFA as a Gunner (Gnr) and assigned Service Number 343990.
April 21, 1917 Gnr Ivey indicated that he was insured with Sun Life and the policy was being maintained. In May 1917 Gnr Ivey made a monthly Pay Assignment of $20.00 to his mother. April 28, 1917 he embarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia aboard the SS Olympic and disembarked England May 7, 1917. Gnr Ivey was taken-on-strength with the CFA Reserve Brigade (Res Bde) at Shorncliffe, England. On May 18, 2017 Gnr Ivey was struck-off-strength from the Res Bde to the 7th Reserve (Res) Battalion (Bn) at Shorncliffe. June 25, 2017 Gnr Ivey had his eyes checked at the Eastbourne Canadian Military Hospital, Sussex.
July 5, 1917 Gnr Ivey is struck-off-strength from the 7th Res Bn to the Canadian Forestry Corps (CFC) at Seaford, England and was taken-on-strength as a Private (Pte) to the CFC at Sunningdale, England on July 6, 1917. July 10, 1917 Pte Ivey was struck-off-strength from CFC to No 9 District, France. On July 26, 2017 Pte Ivey was admitted to No 6 General Hospital at Rouen, France with PUO (Trench Fever). Note: PUO is “Pyrexia” – of unknown origin fever of an undetermined cause. July 29, 1917 he was transferred to No 9 Casualty Clearing Station (CCS).
August 1, 1917 Pte Ivey was discharged from No 6 General Hospital to duty with No 9 District. On August 4, 1917 Pte Ivey arrived from No 6 General Hospital and was admitted to Canadian General Base Depot (CGBD). August 21, 1917 he was struck-off-strength CGBD and proceeded to rejoin the No 9 District Unit. August 22, 1917 Pte Ivey rejoined his Unit from the Hospital, in the Field, from HQ, No 9 District CFC. November 12, 1917 he was struck-off-strength from HQ, No 9 District CFC on transfer to the No 29 Company (Coy) CFC in the Field. November 13, 1917 Pte Ivey was taken-on-strength, with No 29 Company (Coy) CFC from HQ No 9 District in the Field. The same day Pte Ivey was appointed Acting Corporal (A/Cpl) with No 29 Coy, CFC in the Field with pay.
March 27, 1918 A/Cpl Ivey attended an Aeronautical Inspection Depot (AID) Canadians Defence Vision Course Class B II. In 1918 A/Cpl Ivey had Influenza. May 1, 1918 A/Cpl Ivey is appointed Acting Sergeant (A/Sgt) in the Field with pay and confirmed Sergeant (Sgt) the same day. July 22 to August 7, 1918 A/Sgt Ivey was granted 16 days Leave; he returned from Leave to his Unit in the Field (Sunningdale) on August 7, 1918. On December 20, 1918 A/Sgt Ivey was granted 14 days Leave to Paris, France. January 3, 1919 he returned from Leave.
January 20, 1919 Sgt Ivey was struck-off-strength from No 29 Coy, CFC in the Field to Base Depot (BD), CFC and then taken-on-strength BD, CFC at Scottsdale. NOTE: The following text was transcribed from his File but the significance is unknown – “C. Canada were struck-off-strength for demobilisation to CFC Concentration Camp Depot – Sunningdale January 30, 1919 Le Havre”. January 31, 1919 Sgt Ivey was transferred to BD, CFC – No 34 District Depot (DD) D 3, 219. February 4, 1919 he completed a Dental check-up and February 7, 1919 he was given a Medical Examination at Sunningdale upon leaving the Service. February 19, 1919 Sgt Ivey is struck-off-strength from CFC and taken-on-strength to No 2 Military District (MD), Commissioned Warrant (CW) CFC at Canadian Camp, Rhyl England. February 22, 1919 Sgt Ivey was attached to the United Church of Canada (UCC), Kinmel Park for return to Canada; he ceased to be attached on embarking for Canada.
March 13, 1919 Sgt Ivey was struck-off-strength from No 2 Military District (MD), Commissioned Warrant (CW) Section 4 CFC and taken-on-strength to Canadian Sail No 16-I at Canadian Camp, Rhyl. He embarked at Liverpool aboard the SS Cretic on March 13, 1919 and disembarked at Halifax, Nova Scotia on March 22, 1919.
Sergeant Hartley Sampson Ivey was discharged on March 26, 1919 from the Canadian Army at No 2 District Depot, Toronto. His proposed residence after discharge was Norwood, Ontario.
There is no mention in his File with regards to what Military Medals that Sergeant Hartley Sampson Ivey was eligible to receive or was awarded. Based on his Military Service, he was awarded the:
British War Medal; and
He would have also received the CEF Class “C” War Service Badge.
Based on his Military File, Sergeant Hartley Sampson Ivey served a total of 2 years, 1 month and 14 days in the Service: 2 months and 20 days in Canada; 3 months and 13 days in England; 1 year, 6 months and 21 days in France/Belgium and 20 days travel time.
Post Discharge Pay: Regimental Pay — $1.00 per diem; Field Allowance — $0.10 per diem.
Paid January 16, 1918; February 16, 1918 and March 16, 1918 for a total of $100.00.
An excerpt from an article in Maclean’s by Barbara Ameil, September 1996:
The Military is the single calling in the world with job specifications that include a commitment to die for your nation. What could be more honorable.
Documentation reference Mr. Hartley S. Ivey’s efforts to re-join the Canadian Military
Specifically with the Royal Canadian Air Force
Department of National Defence
Air Service. Ottawa, Canada
January 16, 1923
MEMORANDUM TO Director Canadian Air Force
I understand that Mr. Ivey has made application
to join the Canadian Air Force. He was in charge of Canadian
Air Force pay while I was in command. I found him efficient,
reliable and very conscientious. I strongly recommend that
his application be given every possible consideration.
Note: Mr. Ivey has been asked to resubmit application. January 18, 1923
To Central YMCA,
June 18, 1923.
R. P. Brown Esq.,
Dept. of National Defence,
As I have heard nothing further about the Statutory Leave to which I am entitled I would
respectfully ask your sincere indulgence in my case.
The Statutory Leave or Pay in lieu thereof for which I applied was Leave earned and not claimed because I put in one month of 1923 – 1924, which according to regulations is sufficient basis to be given Leave. You need only refer to records available there to show that others received this leave and I under-stand none are getting it. Take the case of Mr. W. P. Robertson. Now I am just as much entitled according
to regulations to Leave as his case and although his was so arranged to get his leave before resigning I requested the same thing and so far have received no encouragement.
If you will confer with Mr. Talbot you will find that although several in the Air Board were
reclassified to their advantage I took over a position where I should really have been reclassified but carried on at my old rate. Then again I was replaced by a man who was never overseas (this with all due respect to this man whom I don’t believe was fit) and last of all I lose out on the Leave.
I would again ask that you give this your sincere consideration and then let me know what you can do.
Thanking you in anticipation of a favorable reply, I am Sir,
Hartley S. Ivey
The resolution to the above letter was not found in Ivey’s File.
Jan 30, 1924
Col J. L. Gordon
Royal Cdn Air Force,
I have the honor to apply for a position with the Royal Cdn Air Force.
Since leaving the Air Board last May I have been with the Sterling Bank as Asst. Mgr. of the Credit
Dept., Relay, Mgr. of their Bond Dept., opened a new Branch as Manager and am now Manager of their
Branch here. I am thoroughly disgusted with the constant moving in this Institution and would very much appreciate your assistance in securing a position for me.
You are in a position to know my ability having been with the Air Board for three years and I sincerely hope you can do something for me.
H. S. Ivey
Squadron Leader Hartley Sampson Ivey — ACTIVE SERVICE (Pre-WW II)
Hartley Sampson Ivey was 30 years, 26 days old when, as a married man, he enlisted July 8, 1924 for 3 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in Ottawa, Ontario. He and his family were living at 72 Rosemere Ave. Ottawa. He stated that he was born in Campbellford, Ontario on June 12, 1894. Hartley Sampson indicated that he had previous Service with the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) from February 11, 1917 to March 28, 1919. His previous employment was listed as an Accountant. Hartley Sampson’s entry medical was done in Ottawa on July 8, 1924, he had two small “cup shaped” marks on his forehead. Hartley Sampson was medical classification was C1; he had defective vision and was considered fit for Service with the RCAF. Hartley Sampson was 5′ 9″ tall, 38½” chest (expanded), had brown eyes, dark brown hair and weighed 160 pounds. His next-of-kin was listed as Mrs. E. I. Ivey, his wife living at 72 Rosemere Ave., Ottawa. Hartley Sampson Ivey was enlisted with the RCAF as an Airman at Ottawa on July 8, 1924.
Airman Ivey is to be a Pilot Officer (P/O), Non-Permanent RCAF; Non-Flying List – Stores and taken-on-strength at RCAF Headquarters (HQ), Ottawa January 1, 1926. As of January 1, 1926 Pilot Officer Ivey was living at 291 Florence St., Ottawa. His first next-of-kin is his wife, Mrs. Edith Ivey was living at 291 Dalhousie St., Brantford Ontario and second next-of-kin is his daughter, Evelyn G. Ivey lived with her mother. He was entitled to the Rations and Quarters Allowance and was posted to *Position No A-15. RCAF. Effective February 3, 1926 P/O Ivey is entitled to a higher rate of Additional Pay (Staff) period is January 1, to March 15, 1926 and Ration Allowance ceases. He was posted on Temporary Duty (TD) to Camp Borden at 23:00 hours on February 28, 1926; he reported to Camp Borden on TD at 12:00 hours on March 1, 1926 and is granted Subsistence Allowance. *The descriptions for Position No A 15 and Position No H 3 are unknown.
Clearance of Pilot Officer H. S. Ivey Issued by the Officer Commanding No 1 Flying Training School (FTS), Camp Borden, Ont.
Issued March 12, 1926. Reason for Issue – Completion of temporary duty, and returning to No 3 Operation Squadron (Op Sqn), Ottawa. Effective March 13, 1926.
“The Officer has no indebtedness to the Sports Committee.”
Signed by H. S. Ivey, P/O March 12, 1926
March 13, 1926 P/O Ivey proceeded from No 1 FTS to No 3 Op Sqn at 16:30 hours. March 15, 1926 he is transferred to No 3 Op Sqn, Ottawa. March 28, 1926 P/O Ivey is posted to *Position No H 3 Op Sqn with Subsistence Allowance; effective August 2, 1926. April 1, 1926 he assumes Temporary Command of No 3 Op Sqn during the absence on duty of Flight Lieutenant (F/L) Grandy; effective date August 21, 1926. April 13, 1926 P/O Ivey relinquishes Temporary Command of No 3 Op Sqn on the return of F/L Grandy; effective date August 26, 1926. August 5, 1926 he assumes Temporary Command of No 3 Op Sqn during the absence on duty of Flight Lieutenant (F/L) McLeod on duty. August 6, 1926 P/O Ivey relinquishes Temporary Command of No 3 Op Sqn on the return of F/L McLeod. In 1926 P/O Ivey had a dislocated shoulder and blood poisoning following extraction of a tooth.
On July 17, 1926 P/O Ivey is granted Leave at 12:00 hours to 09:00 hours on August 2, 1926 with Ration and Subsistence Allowances ceasing for the period of Leave. August 2, 1926 Ration and Subsistence Allowances restarts for P/O Ivey and August 12, 1926 his Quarters Allowance ceases.
January 1, 1927 P/O Ivey was promoted to Flying Officer (F/O).
March 25, 1930 S/L Ivey’s Medical Category was “A-2”; his Examination by the RCAF was “B-2”.
On January 29, 1931 F/O H. S. Ivey of the RCAF, High River, Alberta received his Last Pay Certificate on transfer to Ottawa, Ontario.
F/O Ivey’s pay was $1,750.00 yearly, he had been 3 years in rank (Non-Flying List). He received $250.00 for Lodging, $200.00 for Rations, &300.00 for his wife and dependents plus a $100.00 Transfer Allowance; expenses were $8.55 for Civilian Insurance and a $75.00 advance on Travel Expenses.
F/O Ivey’s Final Pay from High River, Alberta for January 1 to 29, 1931 was $207.73.
F/O Ivey was the Chief Ordnance Accountant 2 from February 2 to June 15, 1931. June 16, 1931 he was the Chief Ordnance Accountant 1.
Over the period of time from 1926 through 1930 F/O Ivey recorded the following “Flying Times” at Ottawa: 1926 – 8 hours and 32 minutes; 1927 – 14 hours and 36 minutes; 1928 – 26 hours and 58 minutes; 1929 – 31 hours and 45 minutes and 1930 – 31 hours and 40 minutes.
The Military Records for Hartley Sampson Ivey are not complete, there are many gaps where no information is available. There are some records which are scribed so small and with lines so close together that the written text is not readable. It is believed that sufficient details are available to provide an acceptable product.
Department of National Defence
Nov. 30, 1933
To Whom It May Concern
This is to certify that Lieut. Hartley Ivey, then Sergt, served with my
Company during Camp in the year 1914.
H. S. Neilson, Capt
for CO 40th Regt.
(Note) See Reverse
(at the date of being published the “Note” had not been transcribed)
F/O Ivey was fitted for glasses May 15, 1935.
In May, 1935 F/O Ivey logged 3 hours and 35 minuets at Trenton, Ontario
Medical Status of Squadron Leader (S/L) Hartley Sampson Ivey 1936 to 1939
1936 Admitted to “xxxxxie” Street Hospital with Hypertension and other symptoms May 11, 1936. Discharged May 13, 1936 Investigation completed – to be returned to Camp Borden.
1937 Sick in Quarters, Ottawa with Influenza February 1, 1937 and recovered to duty February 8 1937.
Admitted to Middlesex Hospital, London Ontario with paralysis on his left side May 21, 1937 and was discharged June 22, 1937.
Admitted to J. S. Montcalm with paralysis on his left side June 23, 1937 and was discharged June 30, 1937.
Admitted to Civic Hospital, Ottawa with paralysis on his left side July 1, 1937 and was discharged July 31, 1937.
In Quarters, Ottawa with paralysis on his left side July 31, 1937 to August 6, 1937. S/L Ivey was then on Sick Leave to October 5, 1937.
In Quarters, Ottawa with paralysis on his left side October 5, 1937 to October 26, 1937. S/L Ivey was put on Light Duty and was be at a Medical Board on October 21, 1937.
1938 In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension December 12, 1937 to January 1, 1938. S/L was placed on Duty.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Rhinitis February 28, 1938 to March 7, 1938. S/L was placed on Duty.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension March 25, 1938 to April 4, 1938. S/L was placed on Duty.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension May 13, 1938 to May 30, 1938. S/L was placed on Duty.
In Civic Hospital, Ottawa with Hypertension June 23, 1938 to July 18, 1938. S/L Ivey was sent back to Quarters, Ottawa.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension July 18, 1938 to July 24, 1938. S/L Ivey admitted to the Civic Hospital.
In Civic Hospital, Ottawa with Hypertension July 24, 1938 to September 24, 1938. S/L Ivey was sent back to Quarters, Ottawa.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension September 24, 1938 to October 5, 1938. S/L was placed on Duty.
1939 In Civic Hospital, Ottawa with Hypertension January 4, 1939 to February 2, 1939. S/L Ivey was sent back to Quarters, Ottawa.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension February 2, 1939 to February 20, 1939. S/L Ivey was placed on permanent Light Duty.
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension March 8, 1939 to March 14, 1939. S/L Ivey admitted to the Civic Hospital.
In Civic Hospital, Ottawa with Hypertension March 14, 1939 to May 5, 1939. S/L Ivey was sent back to Quarters, Ottawa
In Quarters, Ottawa with Hypertension May 5, 1939 to May 25, 1939. S/L Ivey to Medical Board, Category “t”.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, HARTLEY SAMPSON IVEY a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, presently residing at CAMP BORDEN, in the Province of , ONTARIO, Canada.
I appoint my wife, EDITH IRENE IVEY, of CAMP BORDEN, ONTARIO to be the executor of my Will.
I give, devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate, both real and personal unto my wife EDITH IRENE IVEY, for herself and our children. Should she marry again, the value of the estate remaining, which I herein bequeath, is to be divided equally between my wife EDITH I. IVEY, my daughter EVELYN, and my daughter BETTY.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I, the said HARTLEY SAMOSON IVEY the testator, have this my last Will and Testament, set my hand this NINTH day of MARCH, 1937.
Duly singed by HARTLEY SAMPSON IVEY and witnesses.
THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL
London, W. 1.
Museum 8333. 25th May, 1937.
Air Commodore G.M. Croil, R.C.A.F.,
Arlington Street, St. James’s, S.W.1.
Medical report on the case of Ft.Lt. H. Semuel (Sampson) Ivey.
The patient was admitted to this Hospital on May 21st, 1937 with a “stroke”.
The left side of the face, left arm and left leg were paralysed. The patient could speak and was mentally clear.
Examination showed: —
1. Enlargement of the heart.
2. High blood pressure. 150 cystolic and 120 diastolic. He has incontinence of urine and faeces.
The urine contains much albumin. The arteries are thickened. The blood urea is 100 mgs. Per
100 cc with non-protein nitrogen 71 mgs, per 100 cc. The blood protein is low, 5%.
The left side of the face has improved. The left leg shows slight improvement. The left arm is completely paralysed.
Hypertensive heart disease with nephrosclerosis and hemiplegia, the latter being probably due to a
cerebral thrombosis in the internal capsule of the right side.
The outlook is very grave. In my opinion he is not fit to be moved for present at least. The possibilities are (1) a further stroke which would rapidly prove fatal, (2) gradual failure of the
kidneys with death in several months (3) just a possibility of recovery with residual paralysis.
(Signed) G.E. BEAUMONT D.M., F.R.C.P.
Physician to the Middlesex Hospital.
REV. CANON ROBERT JEFFERSON
THE RECTORY, 167 FlRST AVENUE
REV. WM. W. DAVIS
I70 FOURTH AVENUE
July 9th 1937
My dear Sir,
We desire to thank you and your Officers for the magnificent treatment accorded Hartley S. Ivey in his unfortunate sickness overseas.
It was a great shock to his wife and all of us but there was a great relief in knowing that he was in the hands of those who were more than officials friends.
We could not let this occasion pass without letting you know how much we appreciated all you have done for him, and we pray that the good Lord will give him back a measure of health and strength.
Yours most sincerely
Air Commodore Croi1
Dept. of National Defence
September 1, 1927 F/O Ivey was promoted to Flight Lieutenant (F/L). F/L Hartley Sampson Ivey was at the RCAF Camp Borden; his RCAF Individual Record of Flying is:
January, 1936 3 hours, 25 minutes
February, 1936 2 hours, 20 minutes
May 9, 1936 2 hours, 55 minutes
October, 1936 3 hours, 0 minutes
June 9, 1937 1 hour, 25 minutes
Total 13 hours, 05 Minutes
On April 1, 1939 F/L Ivey was promoted to Squadron Leader (S/L) Ivey.
S/L Hartley Sampson Ivey’s Military File indicates that he was not eligible to receive any medals for this period of Service.
S/L Hartley Sampson Ivey’s Military File indicates that he served a total of 15 years, 2 months and 24 days with the Canadian Army (Active Service)/Royal Canadian Air Force. There is no indication in his File of him embarking for England nor returning. He spent most of his time served in Canada, however the St. Matthew’s Church letter of July 9, 1937 states that he was Overseas. The Middlesex Hospital letter dated May 25, 1937 indicates he was in that Hospital due to a severe stroke on his left side. The time spent in this facility is unknown as is his time spent Overseas.
Report of Death
Squadron Leader Ivey, Hartley Sampson of No 1 Depot, Ottawa, Ontario died October 2, 1939 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, 1053 Carling Avenue. His wife Mrs. E. I. Ivey lived at 105 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Squadron Leader Hartley Sampson Ivey is interred in Beechwood Cemetery, Beechwood Ave., Ottawa, Ontario in Grave No 1, Plot Section 30, Row Lot 69.
An excerpt from an article in Maclean’s by Barbara Ameil, September 1996:
”The Military is the single calling in the world with job specifications that include a commitment to die for your nation. What could be more honorable”.
Hartley Sampson Ivey was born in Campbellford, Ontario on June 12, 1894, son of Robert Simpson Ivey and Emma Elizabeth Elliott. Hartley Sampson went by the name “Hartley”.
Hartley grew up on the Ivey farm on the Stoney Lake Road (now County Road 6) across from Carmel United Church. Hartley ventured out on his own; when he Enlisted for WW I he was a Banker in Toronto.
Hartley Sampson Ivey 25, married Edith Irene Morris 22, on April 20, 1920 at Smiths Falls, Ontario. Hartley and Edith had two children: Evelyn Grace, born 1922 – died in 1946 and Reta Jean born 1927 – died in 1931; Edith Irene died in 1956.
Hartley Ivey completed his Junior Matriculation and then attended a Technical School doing Cabinet Making. Following this he attended the University of Toronto for one year of night-school courses in International Financial Banking and Literature. Hartley’s next learning of higher education was at La Salle Extension University in Chicago Illinois, USA for 3 years of Administration and Higher Accounting.
Civilian occupations; The Union Bank of Canada, Québec City, 8 years – went from Junior to Accounts Manager.
The Sterling Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ontario 3 years – Bank Manager – Assistant Credit Manager and Manager of Bond Department.
Hartley Sampson Ivey died October 2, 1939 just past his 42nd birthday; he was visiting in England when he collapsed in the street. He was shipped home where he died in Ottawa, Ontario.
THE HARTLEY SAMPSON IVEY FAMILY OF CLARINA ONTARIO
Hartley Sampson Ivey’s maternal great-grandfather; William Ivey, born about 1810.
Hartley Sampson Ivey’s maternal grandparents were William Ivey, born about 1829 in England and Jane Free, born about 1833 in Ireland. William and Jane had nine children: Jane Susanna; William; George; Ann; Mary Alicia; Robert Sampson; Sarah Ida; John and Thomas.
Hartley Sampson Ivey’s parents were Robert Simpson Ivey, born November 22, 1867 in Campbellford and Emma Elizabeth Elliott, born October 18, 1869 in Peterborough County. Robert Simpson* married Emma Elizabeth in Campbellford, Ontario on May 24, 1892. They resided in Campbellford and Peterborough and had a family of three children: Hartley Sampson, born June 12, 1894; Robert Earl, born November 28, 1895 – Robert Earl married Jennie Pearl Drain on January 1, 1918; and Mable Beatrice, born March 18, 1900 – Mable Beatrice married Russell Puffer on November 24, 1920.
* The Ancestry Marriage data has the name “Richard Sampson”; this is believed to be incorrect. Birth records show his name as “Robert Simpson” and “Robert Sampson” and personal notes use “Robert Sampson”.
Robert Simpson Ivey died on December 28, 1916 in Dummer Township, Peterborough County at 49 years of age. Emma Elliott died on July 29, 1946 in Peterborough County at 76 years of age. Robert Earl Ivey died on June 23, 1941 in Peterborough County at 45 years of age. Mable Beatrice Ivey died on April 15, 1973 at the Civic Hospital in Peterborough at 73 years of age.