Evening Times Globe, July 5, 1952, Page 5
Ernest Gilbert, long associated with Duval’s Ltd., 15-17 Waterloo Street died at an early hour in the General Hospital on Saturday morning and his death will be learned with deep regret by a host of friends and business acquaintances. Mr. Gilbert had been in failing health for some time. He was 61 years of age.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Montreal and was a son of the late Rachel and Harris (Aaronson) Gilbert. [He was a resident] of Saint John for about 50 years. He resided at 80 Princess Street and was an active member of the congregation Shaarei Zedek.
A veteran of the first World War, Mr. Gilbert served overseas with the Royal Flying Corps. Upon his return he joined the staff of Duval’s and continued in his employ until his death. He was a member of the Saint John Branch No. 14, of the Canadian Legion.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth McGinnis of Fredericton; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Paikowsky and Miss Annie Gilbert of Saint John, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held yesterday at noon from the residence. The service was conducted by Rev. P. H. Green and Rev. E. Slotki. Relatives and friends were pallbearers. Interment was in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. Among the profusion the floral tributes were from the Brantford Roofing (Maritimes) Ltd; Martin Senour Co. Ltd; Management and staff of Duval’s and officers and members of Canadian Legion.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.319. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Our Departed - D4. Additional notes: merchant