Event Date : Tuesday, October 16, 1956
Event Type : Death
Description : A native of Bradford, Mr. Norman B. Strong, 74, of Colin Ave., Toronto, passed away suddenly at his home on Tuesday of last week. He had been at business on Monday. Mr. Strong was the only son of the late Mr. Wm. Strong, one time shoe merchant of Bradford, and his wife, the late Mrs. Sarah Bingham Strong. He apprenticed with the late Mr. William Campbell in what was for so many years known as Campbell's Drug Store, Bradford, before attending the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1905. After a short period in Montreal, Mr. Strong went into business for himself in Haileybury. He returned to Toronto in 1921 and has operated two drug stores in the city for the past 33 years, one in the King Edward Hotel and the other at Bloor and Yonge St., known as Strong-Mellraith Ltd., of which Mr. Strong was president. Mr. Strong was a member of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the Downtown Kiwanis Club, and York Downs Golf Club of Toronto. Mr. Strong is survived by his wife, the former Adelaide Kinzinger; two daughters, Mrs. E. W. Steiner and Mrs. Marion Hardy, and three grandchildren, all of Toronto; and one sister, Mrs. W. G. Faris (Bertha) formerly of Maple Farm, Bradford, and now residing in Queensville. He was predeceased by two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Graham (Clara) and Mrs. R. H. Perley (Florence), also, by his father's first marriage, a half brother and two half sisters, namely, Walter Strong, Mrs. Broughton (Alma) and Miss Myra Strong. The funeral was held in Toronto on Thursday from the Morley Bedford Chapel, Eglinton Ave. W., with interment in York Cemetery.