Gilbert Percival Vincent Belton came to Canada from England after World War I and worked in construction as a carpenter. His brother, Wilfred, recalled that they had worked together on building a bridge across Chippewa Creek on the Queen Elizabeth Highway many years ago – Wilfred pouring concrete in the water and Gil working on the structure above. Evidently, Mr. Belton was an excellent golfer and it was said that, had he been born later, he might have been a professional.
The Hamilton Community Foundation received a share of Gilbert’s estate, which is used for general charitable purposes.
Excerpt from 1994-1995 Annual Report