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DUGGAN’S COVE  CEMETERY, White Bay (near Great Harbour Deep)




I did the following headstone transcriptions on a trip to White Bay in the summer of 2000. I wish to thank Bob PITTMAN, owner of the Danny Corcoran Lodge in Great Harbour Deep, for taking me there. We accessed the area by water, and there was no indication upon going ashore that a cemetery existed there. Without  local knowledge, it would only be discovered by chance! No buildings remain in Duggan’s Cove now. The cemetery is located in the woods behind the former settlement, and looks as if it was much bigger than the few headstones I managed to uncover. Grass and trees are growing wild in and around what is left there. This posting is done in memory of my great grandfather’s sister, Mary Jane PITTMAN,  daughter of John and Martha CRITCH, who is buried here. If anyone has any further information or photos concerning other persons buried here, please contact the transcriber  (Linda Elkins-Schmitt)

For a view of the cemetery


In loving memory of Lucretta, child of Priscilla & Thomas Randell,

 died  28 Aug 1886, age 8 years



Elizabeth, wife of Peter, who died 16 May 1882, age ??

 (age is not clear but could be 60 years)



Peter, husband of Hannah, died 28 Nov 1918, age 75 years



Mary, wife of John,  died 24 Mar 1912, age 50 years

'For our loss we must not weep,

Or our loved one long to keep,

She is gone to the home of rest and peace,

Where all sin and sorrow ease.'

(transcriber's note: Mary Jane CRITCH married John PITTMAN in 1889 and was the mother of Andrew, Bertha, William, Annie and Sarah Grace PITTMAN)



William, died 26 Mar 1902, age 58 years


These additional headstones were transcribed by Betty (Critch) Keats and Earleine (Critch) Snow in July 2002.



In Memory of Rachel Randell, Beloved Wife of James Randell, died Sept. 20,

1915, aged 24 years.

 Far down the ages now

 Her journey nigh done

 The pilgrim church pursues her way

 And longs to reach her grown.



Sacred to the Memory of Eli Randell who departed this life June 9th, 1888,

aged 5 years.

Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep

From which none ever wake to weep.



In Memory of Eva Rapson, d. May 29, 1905, age 4 ½ mo.


Jas Geo. Rapson, d. Aug. 26, 1914, age 11 mo.



Sacred to the Memory of Eli Rendell

(rest unreadable)



In Loving Memory of Seline Ropson who departed this life July 6, 1926, aged

78 years.(transcriber's note: believed to be Selina RANDELL, wife of William ROPSON)



Contributed by Linda Elkins Schmitt (September 2002)

Page Revised: August 2002 (Don Tate)

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