Long-time numismatist, dealer Harry Booth dies at 91

Part-time dealer and long-time collector Harry Booth, who was a charter member of several numismatic groups, died on Oct. 19 at the age of 91.

Born in Huntsville, Ont., Booth and his wife Louise settled in nearby Orillia, where they raised a family together.

After a career with the National Grocers Co., Booth also rose to become a prominent coin collector. He was a charter member of the Champlain Coin Club, Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors Club and many others.

“Harry was a long-time supporter of the Cambridge Coin Show and will be missed by the many collectors and dealers in attendance,” wrote Waterloo Coin Society Secretary Peter Becker in a tribute posted to Booth’s obituary.

“Harry was passionate about the hobby, loved meeting new faces and talking to people, helping collectors in their search and always had some interesting items for sale you couldn’t find elsewhere.”

Booth has been cremated and will be interred at Orillia’s St. Andrew’s-St. James’ Cemetery. The family is slated to host a celebration of life at a future date, which will be announced soon.

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