THE COMPASS, 24 October 1968
HARBOUR GRACE - On the evening of August 30, Mrs. Blanche Smith, age 60, of Harbour Grace passed to her eternal rest. Although in failing health for many years, her immediate family who had accompanied her to the General Hospital, St. John's, only a few hours before had hopes for her improvement and return home. To those close to her it was known that during recent months there was reason for concern. When death came, however, it was a terrible shock to her family, relatives and friends.
Blanche was blessed with a pleasant and happy disposition and loved by all with whom she in contact. To know her was to love her. This was evidence by the great display of floral tributes as well as the many cards, letters and messages received.
Although for many years suffering more than any of us realized she bore it with great fortitude, and the kind of patience with which most of us are not endowed. She always had a smile and a word of encouragement for those around her. Her great belief in her religion was very real to her, and she attended church when she was physically able to do so.
Her funeral, which drew a large attendance, took place on Sunday, September 1, from St. Paul's Anglican Church for interment at the Anglican Cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. L. Ludlow assisted by Rev. E. Willis of Spaniard's Bay.
To her husband Roy, daughter Ena, (Mrs. Ed Pike), mother, Mrs. Daisy Chipman as well as her five sisters and three brothers and three grandchildren, sincere sympathy is extended.
May the Almight grant them the courage needed to sustain them in their great loss.