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The Compass Obituaries
December 1968

The Compass is a community newspaper
for the Conception Bay North/Trinity Bay areas.
It's first edition was published on October 24, 1968.
It is now published weekly on Tuesday.



ADAMS, William
THE COMPASS, 30 January 1969

UPPER ISLAND COVE - Passed away on Dec. 28, after a long illness, William Adams in his 77th year. The late Mr. Adams was a well known and highly respected citizen of Upper Island Cove. He was very active in church and community affairs until his illness several years ago. He leaves to mourn three daughters; Mary Esther (Mrs. William Churchill), Clarenville; Olive (Mrs. Clement Drover) Upper Island Cove; Leah (Mrs. Chesley Peddle), Upper Island Cove. Three sons, Albert, Alfred, (with whom he resided), Maxwell at Tilton. His wife predeceased him 11 years ago. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. Willis. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery, Upper Island Cove.

BAKER, Ernest
THE COMPASS, 09 January 1969

CARBONEAR - Ernest Baker passed peacefully away at the Carbonear Hospital on December 13, in his 77th year. He leaves to mourn his wife Mary and four sons, Leonard James and Henry at Carbonear and Alec at St. John's, one daughter Eliza (Mrs. William Courage), St. John's and adopted daughter Beverly (Mrs. Ernest Powell) Carbonear; eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren, also a large circle of friends. The funeral took place December 16 at the Salvation Army with Captain Wiseman and Pastor B. Grimes officiating. The L.O.L. member and the Canadian Legion also took part. Mr. Baker was a veteran of both first and second world wars.

THE COMPASS, 09 January 1969

CUPIDS - Passed peacefully away at St. John's Dec. 23, Mrs. Clara Bartlett, at the age of 79. Mrs. Bartlett was born at Brigus, the daughter of the late Magistrate and Mrs. Jabez Thompson. Her husband Lewis Bartlett predeceased her a few years ago. She leaves to mourn one son Rupert, four daughters, Mary, Florence, Shirley and Cynthia; also two sisters Florence Thompson and Mrs. Gladys Brown. Interment took place in the family burying plot at Brigus on Dec. 26. Mrs. Bartlett was a very devoted and faithful church worker, and she gave many years of service and leadership to many of the church organizations, more especially on the Presbystterial level, in the former Womens Missionary Society, and all groups connected with church activities. Sincere sympathy is extended to all.

BARTLETT, Elizabeth
THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

BRIGUS - Passed peacefully away at her home in Long Pond, Georgetown, Dec. 6 Elizabeth Bartlett, age 77. Leaving to mourn, four sons, Robert, George, Ernest at Georgestown, and Joseph residing in England; two daughters, Ruth, Mrs. Joseph Crocker, Georgetown, Stella, Mrs. Frank Edmunds, Roache's Line; one sister, Mrs. Anne Flynn, Brigus; four brothers, Arch Linthorne, George Linthorne, Harry Linthorne, Walter Linthorne, Georgestown. Her husband, James, predeceased her twenty-one years ago. Mrs. Bartlett was a member of Jubilee L.O.B.A., Brigus. Her funeral took place at the Anglican Church, Brigus, Sunday, Dec. 8, with Canon Martin officiating. Members of the L.O.B.A. attended in a body, and the very large numbers of friends and neighbours present showed the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery, English Cove, Georgestown. Deepest sympathy is extended to all.

BROWN, Florence
THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

BELL ISLAND - The passing took place this week, of Mrs. Florence Brown, in her forty-ninth year. She passed away in the Dr. Templeman Memorial hospital here, following a long illness. The funeral took place with burial Mass service in St. Michaels church. Interment was in the R.C. Cemetry, Beach Hill. Her husband pre-deceased her some years ago.

THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

SIBLEY'S COVE, LEAD COVE - On Christmas Day most of the population of this area went to Brownsdale to pay their last respects to Mrs. Edith Bursey. Mrs. Bursey was well known here. She moved to Corner Brook many years ago to live with her son. She died at Corner Brook but was returned to Brownsdale for burial. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.

THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

SIBLEY'S COVE, LEAD COVE - Mrs. Lester (Betty) Button passed away at te General Hospital following a long illness on December 30. Left to mourn her sad loss are husband, Lester, on daughter Bernice, three sons, Lonzell, Danny and Barry and a large circle of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. Moulton on January 1 Burial was at the United Church cemetery, Sibley's Cove.
THE COMPASS, 23 January 1969

SIBLEY'S COVE, LEAD COVE - On the morning of December 30, at the General Hospital, St. John's, Mrs. Betty Button, age 49, passed to her eternal rest. The late Mrs. Button was born at St. Jones Without, Trinity Bay. She spent a very enjoyable and happy life until the time of her illness, two years ago. Her great interest and aim in life seemed to be the welfare and happiness of her family. 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 and friends. Betty was blessed with a pleasant disposition and was loved by all with whom she came in contact. This was evidenced by the great display of floral tributes as well as the many cards, letters and messages received. Although for many months 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 words of encouragement for those around her. Her great belief in her religion was very real to her. She attended church and Sunday school whenever she was physically able to do so.
Her funeral drew a large attendance and took plat on Wednesday, January 1, from the United Church Sibley's Cove, for interment at the United Church cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. T. Moulton.
To her husband Lester, daughter Bernice, sons Lonzell, Danny, Barry, step-mother, Mrs. Violet Green, Heart's Content, brothers, Norman Green at Gander, William Green, Grand Falls, step-brother David Green, New Chelsea, sister, Dorcas, Mrs. Lewis Green, Winterton, step-sisters, Susanna, Mrs. William Cumby, Heart's Content, Leah, Mrs. William Smith, Gooseberry Cove, sincere sympathy is extended.
May the Almighty grant them the courage needed to sustain them in their great loss.

BUTTON, Rebecca
THE COMPASS, 06 February 1969

BROWNSDALE - Again, during the Christmas recess from school and work, sorrow was dealt to a family, well known and respected at Lead Cove. The family of Mrs. Lester (Rebecca) Button, who had been a sufferer for several years and had spent much time at various hospitals - Old Perlican, Carbonear; the General Hospital, St. John's - received the sad phone message on Monday, December 30th that their loved one had been taken "Home to rest". The funeral, largely attended was held on Wednesday, New Year's Day, from her home where Memorial Service was held before continuing to the Church at Sibley's Cove. Rev. Mouland directed the obsequies in a flower laden church and in presence of the large concourse of mourners and friends who followed or had gathered. The United Church Women's Group attended their member's funeral and requested one of the hymns sung in memory. Well chosen hymns of her many favourites were sung ere the cortege left for the grave- Church and community extended their deepest sympathy to Lester and his four children Lonzel, at Pine Hill Divinity Hall, Halifax, Bernice in training for R.N.A. Course, General Hospital, Danny Grade ten student E. J. Pratt Central High and 7 year old Barry pupil at Sibley's Cove Elementary. Sympathy also to her step-mother Mrs. Eliah Green of Winterton, brothers and sisters at New Chelsea, Winterton and others living farther afield.

THE COMPASS, 23 January 1969

HARBOUR GRACE - Passed peacefully away at his home in Riverhead, Harbour Grace, on December 22, after a short illness, Bernard J. Callahan in his 75 year. Mr. Callahan was a life time resident of Riverhead and was well known and highly respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn their sad loss his wife Katherine, three sisters; Mrs. Bride Shugarue, Mrs. Alice Russell and Miss Annie Callahan, as well as several nephews and nieces and a large circle of friends. The funeral took place on Dec. 24 from Parson's Funeral Home, Harbour Grace to St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Msgr. J. M. O'Brien. Interment was at the R.C. Cemetery, Harbour Grace.
May he rest in peace.

CLARKE, Robert A
THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

BRIGUS - Friends and relatives at Brigus learned with regret of the death of Capt. Robert A. Clarke at his home on Bedford Street, Cumberland, Maryland U.S.A. Capt. Clarke was born at Brigus, the son of the late Robert and Mary Ann Clarke. He was 75 years old. He received his early navigational training from his father, who was a shipbuilder and sea-captain. He began sailing at the age of nine, with fishing cruises to the Labrador. Prior to his retirement he had risen from an ordinary seaman, to president of the shipping Federation of Canada, and Canada's member of the Lloyd's registry of Shipping.
During World Wad 1 he served for two and a half years in the British Navy rising from seaman to Lieutinant-in-Charge of Minesweeping operations in the English Channel. Following Military Service, he joined the Canadian Merchant Marine. In 1926 he received his Master's papers. For a number of years he was Marine superintendant at Kingston, Jamaica. Captain Clarke became Assistant General Manager of Canadian National Steamships, and later was name General Manager. In 1930 he became president of the shipping Federation of Canada. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, one daughter, Mrs. Daphne Castelle, 2 step-daughters one step son. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. Owen E. Osbourne at Centre St. United Methodist Church. Capt. Clarke maintained his connection with his home church and contributions were sent regularly every year to the United Church in memory of his parents. Truly, he was a native son of whom Brigus may well be proud.

THE COMPASS, 09 January 1969

VICTORIA - Many friends and acquaintances were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of a former resident of this town, Dec. 18. Silas Clarke, son of the late Nicholas and Gertrude Clarke passed away at Buchans Hospital after a very short illness. He was in his 59th year and was married to the former Beatrice Clarke, who survives him. He worked in Buchans 41 years and was one of the pioneers of that town. He watched it grow from the start to what it is today and at the time of his death held the responsible position of foreman in the Machine Shop. He was a member of the Oddfellows Association, and the Summit Lodge. However his chief source of pleasure and happiness was found in the quiet relaxation of his home and family. Friends who called to visit always received a cordial welcome and he was always interested to hear news from his old home town. His funeral took place at the U. C. Victoria, conducted by Rev. T. R. Mills. Interment was in the U. C. Cemetery at Victoria. Beside his immediate family, he leaves to mourn at Victoria, two sisters, Helen, Mrs. Gerald Higdon, Frances, Mrs. Chesley Clarke, and brother Reginald. Deepest sympathy is extended to all.

DAWE, Louise
THE COMPASS, 09 January 1969

CUPIDS - The funeral of Mrs. Louise Dawe took place at Cupids on December 18. Intermet was at the United Church Cemetery. She leaves to mourn one son, D. W. K. Dawe Q.C., of St. John's; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Leamon of Brigus and Marguerite of St. John's; one sister Mrs. Reginald Warr of Springdale; three brothers, Harold at Toronto, George at Panse, Garnett at Boston and Hunter at Vancouver; also a large circle of relatives and friends.

CLEMENTS, Mrs William
THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

BELL ISLAND - Two senior residents of this community died recently; Mrs. Esther Delahunty 88, passed away at her East End home. The funeral took place Sunday. She was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery.
Mrs. William Clements, Lance Cove passed away on Saturday, in her seventy-third year. The funeral took place from the home of her husband, Lance Cove. Burial service was held in St. Mary's Anglican Church. Internment was in the Anglican Cemetery.

DROVER, Joseph
THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

UPPER ISLAND COVE - Passed away peacefully at the General Hospital on December 13, Joseph Drover. He was 64. The deceased gentleman had spent the greater part of his life in Hamilton Ontario. Because of illness he was forced to retire from work in August, and it was then that he came home. He leaves to mourn his wife, Clara; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Drover; two sisters, Mary, (Mrs. Basil Martin, Harbour Grace) and Mildred (Mrs. Graham Holloway of Harbour Grace); three brothers, William, Gordon and Randell of Upper Island Cove. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. R. Rowsell. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery Upper Island Cove.

THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

BELL ISLAND - The death of yet another senior resident was recorded here recently, in the person of Michael Fitzgerald, East End, in his eighty-sixth year. Following Mass of Requiem in St. Michael's Church, he was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery Beach Hill.

THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

BELL ISLAND - Word was received here of the sudden passing in Ontario, of Owen Fitzpatrick in his fiftieth year. He was a former resident of this community, moving to Ontario when the Wabana Mining operations ceased.

GREELEY, Leighton
THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

HARBOUR GRACE - Many Harbour Gracions were indeed shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of Leighton Greeley of Spaniard's Bay, at St. John's on December 30. Leighton was well known and equally admired. Their many friends at Harbour Grace are very sympathetic for his young widow, Lillian, a former resident of Harbour Grace, and her three children.
GREELEY, Leighton
THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

SPANIARD'S BAY - The residents of this Community were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Leighton Greeley on December 30. He was forty-one. In apparent good health he had gone to his days work in St. John's and was already in his car for the return trip home when he was stricken and passed away before medical help could be summoned.
Leighton was liked and respected by all who knew him. His ready smile and quiet personality won him many friends. In his home he was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a member of "No Surrender" L.O.L. and "Ark of Safety" R.B.P. and a member of the Select Vestry of Holy Redeemer Church.
His funeral, which was one of the largest seen in Spaniard's Bay, took place on New Year's Day from Young's Funeral Home to Holy Redeemer Church where the service was conducted by the Rev. E. Willis. Members of the L.O.L. and R.B.P. turned out in full strength and preceeded the hearse. The large congregation and the many floral tributes were evidence of the esteem in which he was held. He leaves to mourn his wife Lillian, one daughter Ethel, two sons Leighton and Gary and his father William Greeley. Deepest sympathy is extended to them in their sad and sudden bereavement.

HARRIS, William J
THE COMPASS, 06 February 1969

BROWNSDALE - Our sympathy goes out to the family of the late William J. Harris of New Chelsea another land mark who had long ago reached the octogonarian's age. He would have been 93 in March, 1969. For several years now Mr. Harris has been quite a care, though he was able to the up around the house. His folks could never leave him alone- Mrs. Harris (Sr.) had been taken "home" a few year earlier. Both had sustained great sorrow - one blow, greater than the others, perhaps was the loss of their son Wallace in his early ministry for the Christian Church who was tragically drowned with the Rev. Oliver Jackson at Petites near Rose Blanche, Nfld. Only the grace of God and His help could bring the family through this ordeal. The Church lost two of its best men and the Harris family lost a young son and brother mourned by everyone, and they have never forgotten. One has only to follow the gifts to the cause for which he had given his life as shown by the annual records suddenly snatched from them to see concrete proof that the earlier Wallace Harris, so has still be living in the warm recesses of the Harris hears. Now the father, after a few anxious days, when the daughter, son and his family watched their loved on passing through the shadows of a closing life, their hearts were sore as the climax came and he who had so often "set sail on the waters of this earth" again "Weighed anchor" for the last time but embarked on a far different course - "the flood has borne him far where there is no Moaning of the bar." For Mr. Harris has put out to sea; The shadows deepened and the call came on early Sunday morning, December 22. The funeral took place before noon on Tuesday the 24th because of another funeral at Brownsdale later. At New Chelsea Church after a beautiful service at the house, many friends and relatives of the family bore silent tribute to the deceased by attending the service left to mourn are Bennett Templeman of St. John's, his daughter-in-law Betty who cared for him down through the years and without her help and attention he could not have enjoyed life as long as he has done. Four grandchildren Patricia and Peggy at Montreal, Wallace (Jr.) at St. John's and Wayne attending school at E. J. Pratt, Brownsdale. To the sorrowing family and friends the sympathy of the Boards and Associations of Brownsdale Church; the fraternal L.O.A. and L.O.B.A. Members; Crystal Chapter No. 50 and "White Lily, RB Preceptory as well as of many friends is tenderly expressed.

JANES, Mrs Ellis
THE COMPASS, 02 January 1969

HANTS HARBOUR - On the morning of Dec. 18, Mrs. Ellis Janes passed suddenly away to her eternal rest. Although not well for a number of years, it was indeed a great shock to her family and friends when she died so suddenly. Mrs. Janes was blessed with a happy disposition and was loved by all who came in contact with her. Funeral services were held at the Salvation Army Citadel and were conducted by Capt. Abbot. To her husband Ellis and son Reginald who so lovingly took care of her, daughters, (Mabel), Mrs. Samuel Loder, (Nellie) Mrs. Raymond Green, both of Hant's Harbour, Marjorie, Mrs. Frank Tilley, Clarenville, and son Alex, St. John's and one sister, Mrs. Maud Pearce, Clarenville, sincere sympathy is extended. May the almighty grant them courage needed to sustain them in their great loss.

THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

BROWNSDALE - Home recently from Weston, Ontario was Oscar Matthews, formerly of Brownsdale. He came home to be with his mother Mrs. Henry (Elfreda) Matthews who was very ill and who died died December 22. Oscar remained with his father and other relatives for a week and returned to Ontario Dec. 29. Other members of the bereaved family who were able to be near Mrs. Matthews at the time of her passing are - Mr. And Mrs. George Austin and Irene (Mrs. Canning), Ruth (Mrs. Fran Squires), Mr. and Mrs. Charles Button and Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Abram J. Green and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Matthews and Mrs. Walter Milley and son Paul, Mr. and Mrs. George Vallis and Family. A memorial service was held Christmas eve under the directi0n of Rev. Moulton. Many people attended the funeral service which included some of her favorite hymns, "Jesus Saviour, Pilot Me" and "Over the river they call me, friends that are so dear to my heart."

NEWELL, Madeline
THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

SHEARSTOWN - Passed peacefully away after a long illness, Madeline Newell, in her 75th year. Leaving to mourn are six sons: Bill with whom she resided, Jim, John and Frank, all of North River; Walter of Hamilton, Ontario, Thomas of Toronto, Ontario; one daughter Mrs. Rita Cavanagh of Georgestown, Ontario; 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends and relatives. The funeral was from the Roman Catholic Church and cemetery at North River on Dec. 7th at 9:30 a.m.

THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

WINTERTON - Mr. And Mrs. Clarence Parrott spent some time at St. John's to attend the funeral of Mr. Parrott's brother Eric who passed away December 10, aged 70. One of the earliest teachers to go into that profession from Winterton he received his early education here then at Bishop Feild College, St. John's. His career was interrupted in 1916 when he joined the Royal Nfld. Regiment to go overseas, was wounded in France in 1917 and returned home in 1920 to take up his education career again. He spent thirty-one years as Principal of the Anglican School, New Perlican where he was loved and respected by every resident young and old. During that time he kept the church services in the absence of the clergy and was very active in church and community work. He was a justice of the Peace and a born leader, a true Christian Gentleman, a man whose counsel and advice was often sought and freely given. Many other societies, church groups and educational branches benefited by his leadership. He was awarded the Centennial Medal in 1967. To the relatives here and Mr. Parrott's family the residents of Winterton expresses sincere sympathy.
THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

NEW PERLICAN - Eric A. Parrott passed peacefully away at St. John's Dec. 9. Mr. Parrott was well-known to the citizens of New Perlican as he taught school here as principal for 31 years. Both he and his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Parrott, were very active in church and community work. He leaves to mourn his sad loss, his wife, Elizabeth, one son Eric, two daughters, Alice and Florence.

PENNEY, Granville John
THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

VICTORIA - Sympathy is being extended to Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Penney, on the passing of their baby son, Granville John, at the age of 7 months. His death occurred at the Grace Hospital Dec. 11. Interment took place in the U. C. Cemetery Dec. 13.

PIERCEY, Charles
THE COMPASS, 09 January 1969

WINTERTON - One of Winterton's well known citizens, Charles Piercey passed peacefully away at the Old Perlican Cottage Hospital December 6, after an illness of two weeks. He was 81. "Skipper Charlie" as he was familiarly known all around the east coast of Newfoundland went to sea with his father Charlie (Sr.) At the age of eight, during his school holidays. After leaving school he was a regular crew member on a schooner freighting from Winterton to St. John's. Later with his brother Nath, he operated a freighting service along the coast and to Labrador in his own vessel. He had many narrow escapes in storms and was once adrift in the Atlantic for two days. He was noted for his humour, patience, right and honest dealings with all men. He sailed the Atlantic to Spain and Portugal with Captain Welsh survived the storms at the ice fields and was at the ice when so many lost their lives in the Nfld. disaster. After leaving the sea he carried on a trucking service and also a Taxi service to St. John's.
During his retired years he liked to chat with the many friends who called to his home and many patrons of his son's "Evergreens" Restaurant called to visit with him. He leaves to mourn his wife Susanna, one son Melvin one daughter R. Maud (Mrs. Arthur Piercey) Winterton five grandchildren Charles H. Vice Principal Broadway School Corner Brook, Francis teaching at Regional High Hearts Content, Miriam (Mrs. M. Beeson) South Carolina U.S.A. Craig and David Winterton, two greatgrandchildren several nieces and nephews and a large circle of friends. He is the last of eight sons and daughters of Charles and Anne Piercey. The funeral services conducted by Rev. Macahe was largely attended. The many floral tributes, cards telegrams and friends who called testified to the esteem in which he was held. The choir sang "Jesus Saviour Pilot Me" by request, very appropriate for the sailor who loved the sea. Interment was in the U.C. cemetery.

THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

SPANIARD'S BAY - Mrs. Mary (Gosse) Powell, a longtime resident of Portsmouth who had been residing at Hampton Falls, New Hampshire with her son who is an attorney and former two-term State Governor, Wesley Powell, died there after a short illness. She was 84. Born at Spaniards Bay, she attended schools here and went to New Hampshire in 1906. He first employment in the United States was as a maid in the mansion of former Governor Ichabed Goodwin in Portsmouth. The Governor's home in the Strawberry Banke Historical Site of the Original settlement is now Portsmouth was restored in 1961-163 during her son's tenure as governor. Mrs. Powell's Portrait is on display at the Mansion. Her husband, Samuel Wesley Powell died in 1951. Mrs. Powell also leaves four other sons, Salvation Army Colonel William T. of Atlanta, Georgia, also a member of the U.S. Army Chaplains Reserve Corps; Charles E. Of Eliot, Maine Horace R. of Laconia and Frederick Powell of Partsmouth; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Evangeline Boyd of Washington, D.C. three brothers, Joseph of Boston, Mass and Charles and Richard Gosse of Whitbourne; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Colonel Powell officiated at the Buckminster Chapel, Portsmouth.

ROSE, John Fred
THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

WESTERN BAY - Passed away on Dec. 14 at the Grace Hospital St. John's, John Fred Rose in his 56th year. Mr. Rose was well known and a highly respected citizen, having worked for the Highroads Department operating a grader for many years, fulfilling his duties well. The funeral took place from his residence to the United Church Western Bay on Dec. 16, and it was largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. Bown and interment was in the U.C. Cemetery. He leaves to mourn their sad loss, his wife Elvie, three daughters and one son. Mirend (Mrs. Lue Hudson of St. John's); Ethel (Mrs. Rendal Read Avalon Telephone Operator at Western Bay); Ruby and Jimmie and home; three sisters, Abigail, Ethel, Gladys and 6 grandchildren, as well as a large circle of friends.

SMITH, William
THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

HANT'S HARBOUR - News was received here recently of the death of a former resident of this place William Smith, aged 56, of Mitchell, Ontario. He has been in hospital since August. He leaves to mourn, his wife Florence, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Young Mrs. James Piercey, Heart's Content, two brothers, George at St. John's, Melvin in Ireland, and a large circle of friends. Interment was at Mitchell, Ontario.

THE COMPASS, 02 January 1969

SIBLEY'S COVE & LEAD COVE - The Orangemen and friends journeyed to Brownsdale recently to attend the funereal of the late Louis Thorne. Mr. Thorne was taken ill while he was in Toronto. It was his dying wish to be returned to Brownsdale to be laid to rest among his many friends. Deepest sympathy is expressed to Mrs. Thorne (Emma) and her daughter, Pearl from her many friends at Sibley's Cove.
THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

BROWNSDALE - Louis Thorne, formerly of this place, who lived in Don Mills, Ontario, died December 11 after a long illness, just two days after his 83rd birthday. The remains were taken from Toronto to Brownsdale. A deputation of LOA members attended the funeral.

THE COMPASS, 28 December 1968

HARBOUR GRACE - Deepest Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Charles Parsons and family, Harbour Grace, on the death of Mrs. Parson's mother, Mrs. Annie Vickers, Witless Bay. The late Mrs. Vickers passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's, after a short illness.

WHITE, Isabelle
THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

WINTERTON - Passed away after a long illness, Isabelle White, age 67. The Compass carried a picture and story of her life in the October 31 issue.
She was indeed a "Profile in Courage" being crippled with polio before she could learn to walk, she spent her life on crutches, only parting with them when she was take to Old Perlican Hospital for the last time.
The funeral services at the home church and graveside were conducted by Rev. A. Torraville. The members of the L.O.B.A. and Anglican Womens Association attended in a body and paid their last respects by dropping a ribbon on the casket of one of the most faithful and beloved members. Her courage, devotion to church and society will long be rebered as a shining ex-membered as a shining example to others. St. Luke's choir was in attendance at the service and Isabelle's favorite hymns "How bright those glorious spirits shire," and "What a friend we have in Jesus" were sung. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery. She leaves to mourn, her nephew George White, two nieces Elbe Mrs. William Pitcher who regards her as a mother, having been cared for by her since she was a infant; Mrs. Harold Andrews, St. John's and Clifford Coates Winterton, as well as a large circle of friends.

WINSOR, Abraham
THE COMPASS, 16 January 1969

HARBOUR GRACE - Passed away on Christmas Eve, following a short illness, Capt. Abraham Winsor, of Harvey Street, Harbour Grace. Capt. Winsor, a former resident of Wesleyville, son of the late Benjamin and Priscilla Winsor, moved to Harbour Grace in 1942. Capt. Winsor spent his life in the fishing industry, operating his own schooner during the cod fishing season and as a ships officer at the annual seal hunt.
He was a devoted member of the United Church and the high esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the large number of mourners who attended his funeral from outside the town. He leaves to mourn their sad loss his wife, the former Isabelle Kelloway, five daughters; Hazel - Mrs. Fred Garland, Rowena - Mrs. Frank Stockley and Pearl - Mrs. Goudie - Mrs. Carmen Mullet and Lero - Mrs. Jack Martin, at Harbour Grace. Four sons James at St. John's, Hedley (?) Andrews, St. John's; (?)dley at Montreal, Norman and Maxwell at home. Four brothers, Capt. Joshua iWnsor of St. John's and Rev. Cater Winsor of New Brunswick as well as five sisters, Caroline, Mrs. W. Andrews, Minnie, Mrs. S. Jones, of St. John's; Jane, Mrs. Baxter Ford, Wesleyville; Pearl, Mrs. Stanley Tiller residing in the U.S.A. and Bessie, Mrs. H. Hounsell of Pasadena; also 37 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
The funeral took place from his late residence on December 26 to the United Church where the service was conducted by Rev. C. Hobbs assisted by Rev. N Winsor and Rev. N. B. Hodder. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery, Harbour Grace.



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