Gordon Heels’ death mourned by townsfolk
Friends of Pte. Gordon Heels, age 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Heels, 108 Lindsay St. S., were shocked early yesterday afternoon to learn of his death in Christie St. Military Hospital, Toronto.
Pte. Heels was born in Lindsay, January 2, 1925 and received his education in Public School and Collegiate Institute here.
Enlisting in the Ordnance Corps in February, 1942, he went overseas in August 1943, where he transferred to the R.E.M.E.’s as a dispatch rider.
It was while engaged in this branch of the service that he met with the accident which was to eventually cost him his life. He suffered a fractured neck and was totally paralyzed from then on.
He was a member of the Canadian Legion.
A brother, Harry, has been overseas since April 1943, and is still in England, where he is awaiting his return to Canada for a furlough before going on to the Pacific where he has volunteered for service.