|Inquest into Death of Hunter Postponed
ST STEPHEN (SPECIAL)
Charlotte County Coroner, J E. Williston reported
yesterday the inquest into the Tuesday death of 66-
year-old Harold Eugene Greenlaw of St. Andrews—
New Brunswick’s first hunting fatality—has been
Mr. Williston said a coroner’s jury was empanelled and
viewed the body at Charlotte County Hospital, where
Mr. Greenlaw’s death occurred.
An autopsy was performed at Saint John General
Hospital Wednesday, Mr. Williston said. Details of the
autopsy were not released.
Members of the coroner’s jury are foreman, Raymond
Day; Torrence Stevens, Kitchener Hayman, Carson
McGinchey, Eldon Wilson, Archie Andres and Lance
Grant, all of St. Stephen and Joseph Moffit, Milltown.
RCMP reported that Mr. Greenlaw, a retired Canadian
Pacific Express Agent of St. Andrews, died as a result
of a gunshot wound suffered in a hunting accident at
7:15 p.m. Tuesday evening near the Glebe Road in the
Parish of St. Andrews. Police said the shot was
believed fired by another hunter. Details were not
It was reported that Mr. Greenlaw and his wife had
been at their cottage on the shore of Chamcook Bay,
Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Greenlaw had gone into the
nearby woods to hunt.
Mr. Greenlaw retired in May 1959, after being CPR
Express agent at St. Andrews for nearly 40 years. He
was a member of a prominent St. Andrews family, the
elder son of G. King Greenlaw and Etta (Hartt)
He is survived by his wife, the former Mrs. Jack
Chandler, two sons by his first marriage to the former
Ruby Thorne of Saint John, Harold Greenlaw , Los
Angeles, former Saint John policeman; Dr. King
Greenlaw, of San Francisco; two brothers, William
Greenlaw, Lacombe, Alberta and Rupert, Detroit,
Michigan; two sisters, Miss Maude Greenlaw, Saint
John and Elaine, Rev. Sister Regina of Saint John.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced.