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The Compass Obituaries
November 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.



THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

VICTORIA - Word has been received by John Hiscock of the recent death of his sister, Mrs. Wm. Bradbury in Massachusetts, U.S.A. She was the former Mary Ann Hiscock and had been residing in the U.S.A. for many years. She is survived by her 2 brothers John and Edgar of Victoria, 3 sisters, Mrs. John Burden of Carbonear, Mrs. Lavinia Hiscock and Mrs. Leonard Snook in the U.S.A.

THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

BROWNSDALE - Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Mrs. Mary A. Button of Lead Cove was who was laid to rest December 1. Sympathy is also extended to the family of Louis Thorne who died recently in Toronto. Burial was at Brownsdale.

BUTTON, Mary Jane
THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

LEAD COVE - On the morning of November 29, Mrs. Mary Jane Button, (Aunt Polly" as she was known to her many friends) age 86, passed to her eternal rest.
The late Mrs. Button was born at Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Tizzard. She married the former Pleamon Button of Lead Cove who predeceased her eleven years ago. She spent a very enjoyable and happy life. Her one moment of great tragedy came when her son Alex, age 25, was killed by lightning while returning from the fishing grounds at Lead Cove.
To those close to her it was known that during recent days there was reason for concern. When death came, however, it was a terrible shock to her family and friends.
Aunt Polly was blessed with a pleasant and happy disposition and was loved by all with whom she came in contact. This was evidenced by the great display of floral tribute as well as the many cards, letters, and messages received.
Although for many weeks 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. She was a life long member of the Ladies Aid, later the U.C.W. and attended church when was physically able to do so.
Her funeral, attended by the U.C.W. in a body, drew a large attendance and took place on Sunday December 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 sons, William (with whom she resided) Rheuben, daughters, Emil yJane, Mrs. A.G. Button, Alfreda, Mrs. Baxter March as well as her three sisters, Mrs. Levi Hopkins, Mrs. C. Cooper, Mrs. Susann Becket, 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, sincere sympathy is extended.
May the Almighty grant them the courage needed to sustain them in their great loss.

THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

VICTORIA - Mrs. Elva Parsons received the sad news November 6th, of the sudden passing of her brother, David Clarke, after a heart attack. He resided on Lower Rd., Glace Bay, N.S., and was in his 67th year. He left here 48 years ago and was married to the former Mollie Ash of Carbonear, who survives him with 6 daughters and 2 sons. Mrs. Parsons is the only immediate member of his family surviving in Newfoundland.

THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

SPANIARD'S BAY - Simon Coombes passed away at his home here on November 12, in his seventy-fourth year. He leaves to mourn four sons, James, William Augustus and John, and several grandchildren. His funeral took place from Young's Funeral Home to St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Father Antle officiated. Burial was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery.

COOPER, Elizabeth
THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

LOWER ISLAND COVE - Passed away at her residence at Lower Island Cove Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper age 84 years. Leaving to mourn are two daughters and one son living in New Westminister, B.C. and also two step daughters in the United States and one stepson in St. John; also a large circle of friends at Lower Island Cove. Funeral took place from her late residence to the United Church. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bailey. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery.

THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

Brigus - Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Wm. Ricketts, Brigus (Gullies) on the death of her mother, Mrs. Daniels, at St. John's, Nov. 24.

GARLAND, Loranzo
THE COMPASS, 07 November 1968

LOWER ISLAND COVE - Passed away at the Old Perlican Cottage Hospital on November 3, Loranzo Garland aged 78. Leaving to mourn are his brothers, William at Lower Island Cove, Simeon at Toronto, his sister Mary, Mrs. Gidean Cull of Caplin Cove. Funeral took place November 5 at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence Lower Island Cove to the terment was made at the Salvation Army Cemetery.

THE COMPASS, 30 January 1969

Passed peacefully away on November 29, 1968 at New York, Edward P. Guilfoyle, a former resident of Riverhead, Harbour Grace. Mr Guilfoyle was the son of Thomas and Hannah Guilfoyle. He resided at Riverhead until 30 years ago when he left and took up residence at New York.
He leaves to mourn their sad loss his parents, his wife the former Angela Cleary, three daughters, one brother and one sister, as well as one grandchild and three aunts, Mrs. J. B. Kehoe, Brooklyn, Mrs. May Connors, Toronto and Mrs. Katherine Callahan, Riverhead, as well as one uncle and cousin, Mr. Thomas Woodford, Holyrood and Rev. Fr. Woodford.
The funeral took place from Walter B. Cook's funeral home, Brooklyn to St. Anselm's Roman Catholic Church with 9.30 a.m. mass. Interment at Long Island, New York.
May he rest in peace.

HIBBS, Joseph William
THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

HARBOUR GRACE - Passed away on November 25, at the home of Frank Hibbs Riverhead, Joseph William McGrath in his 76th year. Mr. McGrath was a lifetime resident of Riverhead, well known and highly respected citizen. He was well and active up to two months previous to his death, when his health began to fail, but it was only since the first of November that he was really confined to his bed. His wife, the former Josephine Maloney, predeceased him some 4 years ago. His funeral took place from the Hibbs' residence to St. Joseph's Church with 9.30 a.m. Mass. The interment was at the R.C. Cemetery. The burial Mass was conducted by Rev. Father Antle. Mr. McGrath leaves to mourn one son, Michael and one daughter, Winnie; Mrs. Thomas Butt, as well as 8 grandchildren, all residing in Milton, Ontario, and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Flynn of Hamilton, Ontario as well as a large circle of friends.

THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

NEW PERLICAN - Passed peacefully away after a long illness on Nov. 9th, Mrs. Ida Hiscock in her 83rd year. She leaves to mourn her sad loss four sons Jim, at Kelligrews, George at Carbonear, John at Montreal, and Willis in Africa. One daughter, Mrs. Peter Critch of New Perlican. Also ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Cecelia Husson, Lynn, Mass. She was always known as aunt Ida by the men, women and children of this community. She was willing to help the sick and anyone in trouble. Up to a year ago she was able to get around and even attend her church services. She lived with her daughter (Ethel), Mrs. Peter Critch. Funeral took place Nov. 10th with Rev. Mr. Torraville officiating. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery.

HUNT, Maud
THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

HARBOUR GRACE - On November 22, a well known and highly respected citizen, Mrs. William H. Hunt, age 75 years, passed away suddenly at her home. To all who knew Mrs. Hunt, the news of her sudden passing came as a great shock, as she was well and active up to the time of her death. Mrs. Hunt was the former Maud Polton of London, England. She married William Hunt 50 years ago, during the first world war and come to Harbour grace in 1918.
She leaves to mourn their sad loss her husband, four sons: Duncan at Mount Pearl, Walter, Raymond and Lawrence at Harbour Grace, two sisters; Violet and Elsie and two brothers; John and Walter, all residing in England, also seven grandchildren.
The high esteem in which she was held was evident by the large number of mourners who attended her funeral at St. Paul's Anglican Church on November 24. The burial service was conducted by Rev. L.A. Ludlow. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery.

HUSSEY, Gordon
THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

UPPER ISLAND COVE - Passed away suddenly on November 24, while on a business trip to Grand Falls, Gordon Hussey of Mount Pearl. News of his death came as a shock to his many friends at Upper Island Cove. He was thirty-six years of age. Gordon was born, raised and educated at Upper Island Cove. On completion of high school he taught school for a number of years at Old Shop, Trinity Bay and Paradise, St. John's. At the time of his passing he was employed by MacMillan Blodell. He leaves to mourn his wife, and five children; his mother, Mrs. Leander Hussey; one sister Rose, and one brother Leander. His father predeceased him thirteen months ago. The funeral took place at St. Peter's Church on November 27. The service which was largely attended was conducted by Rev. F. R. Rowsell. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery, Upper Island Cove.
HUSSEY, Gordon
THE COMPASS, 19 December 1968

BISHOP'S COVE - Sincere sympathy is extended to the sorrowing relatives at Bishop's Cove, of the late Gordon Hussey who passed away suddenly on Nov. 24. Sympathy is also extended to his mother, Mrs. Maud Hussey, and sister Rosella at Upper Island Cove and his brother Leander at Gillams.

HUSSEY, Violet
THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

CLARKE'S BEACH - Passed away at the General Hospital November 22 Violet, wife of the late Fred W. Hussey of South River aged 75 yeas. Leaving to mourn are nine children, Lloyd and Allen residing South River, Val and Carl Deer Lake, William, Grand Falls, Eulagh (Mrs. Ralph Morecombe) Ruth (Mrs. Max Brown) South River, Melba (Mrs. Peter Stapleton) Mt. Pearl and Irene (Mrs. Cliff Loder) Summerside Bay of Islands; also 31 grand-children and 22 great-grand-children. Funeral service conducted by Canon Martin took place at All Saints Church South River interment at the Anglican Cemetery. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved families.

JEWER, William
THE COMPASS, 28 November 1968

SPANIARD'S BAY - A well-known senior citizen of this community, William Jewer passed away here November 9 at the age of eighty-three. He had been fairly active until about six weeks ago when he suffered a severe stroke. He retired eighteen years ago after spending thirty years with the Newfoundland Railway, later the C.N.R. Prior to this he worked in the U.S.A. and the Canadian Mainland. He was a staunch member of 'No Surrender" L.O.L. and 'Ark of Safety" R.B.P., Spaniard's Bay and a member of Lodge 'Mackay", A.F. and A.M. Bay Roberts. Members of these organizations attended his funeral. For many yeas he played in the L.O.L. ban and his was a familiar figure at the annual Parade on New Year's Day where he was the capable marshal. He was also a member of the choir of Holy Redeemer Church, which he attended faithfully. Since the death of his wife, two and a half year ago he resided with his daughter, Mrs. Stan Barrett and family. He leaves to mourn four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Vokey, Toronto, Violet Mrs. Gordon Pearcey, St. John's, Annie, Mrs. Fred Newhook, Dildo, and Ruby, Mrs. Stanley Barrett, Spaniard's Bay; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, also a brother, James Jewer, Spaniard's Bay. His funeral took place November 11 at 2.30 p.m. from Young's Funeral Home, Spaniard's Bay to Holy Redeemer Church. The services at the Church and graveside were read by the Rev. E. Willis. Burial was in the Anglican Cemetery, Mortuary Hill.
JEWER, William
THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

CLARKE'S BEACH - Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Raymond Snow of Clarkes Beach on the death of her grandfather, William Jewer of Spaniards Bay. Funeral was held Monday November 11 at Spaniards Bay.

THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

BRIGUS - Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Albert J. Barnes on the death of her brother, Arthur Littlejohn, at Toronto Nov. 19. Mr. Littlejohn had gone to Toronto, about two months ago, to spend the winter months with his brother, while there he suffered a heart attack and passed away. He was a resident of Coley's Point. Funeral took place at Toronto, Thursday Nov. 21.

THE COMPASS, 28 November 1968

MAKINSONS - Deepest sympathy is extended to the Mr. And Mrs. Harold McLean on the death of their infant son at Carbonear hospital on Saturday, Nov. 16.

THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

CARBONEAR - There passed peacefully away at the Carbonear Hospital Miss Hilda Mahaney in her 42nd year, leaving to mourn a large number of relatives and friends.

NOEL, Elizabeth
THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

BRYANT'S COVE - The Compass joins with the people of Bryant's Cove in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives of Mrs. Elizabeth Noel, of Harbour Grace South, who died at Carbonear Red Cross Community Hospital, November 20. She leaves to mourn their sad loss three daughters Verna, Mrs. Bertram Noseworthy, Bryant's Cove, Grace, Mrs. George Pike, Harbour Grace South, Winnie, Mrs. Willard Pynn, Harbour Grace South, two sons, Josiah of Harbour Grace South and Graham of Harbour Grace North, also an aged widowed mother, three sisters and one brother.

NOEL, Elizabeth
THE COMPASS, 09 January 1969
HARBOUR GRACE - It is with deep regret that the members of St. Peter's Anglican Women's Association, Harbour Grace South, heard of the death of one of their oldest and most devoted members in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Noel. Mrs. Noel was a life-long member of St. Peter's congregation at Harbour Grace South and a member of the A.W.A. the former C.E.W.A. since her early teenage years having received her 40 year certificate a number of years ago. She was always a willing worker and will always be remembered for charity to others who were less fortunate, and especially to orphans.
Although being in failing health for 20 years, she was always cheerful. Obliged to enter Carbonear Community Hospital November 11 where she entered into eternal rest on November 20.
Prior to her funeral the members of the A.W.A. met at Mrs. Noel's late residence, where their service was conducted; by the president, Mrs. Ida Yetman. They then preceeded the funeral cortege tot he church where they formed an honour guard. Following the playing of the Dead March, the members placed a ribbon upon hte body of their late sister, as they filed past the corpse.

THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968
Mrs. Mary Pretty
died suddenly at Dildo on November 12. She was in her 85th year. Mrs. Pretty leaves to mourn two sons, William and Wesley at Dildo and five daughters - Mildred (Mrs. William Brown, Dildo); Selina (Mrs. Levi Pye, Spaniard's Bay); Gladys (Mrs. Harold Brown, St. John's); Rebecca (Mrs. William Puddester, St. John's); and Florence (Mrs. John Shields, Enfield, N.S.); also two brothers, Samuel Reid at Dildo and Edmund Reid at Bishop's Falls. She also leaves 46 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. The funeral took place from her late residence.

SMITH, Edgar
THE COMPASS, 12 December 1968

BLAKETOWN - Blaketown received the sad news on November 20 of the death of a former teacher here, Edgar Smith. He taught school here for four years and was well liked by everyone who knew him. Deepest sympathy is extended to his wife Pearl and young son Donald.

SNOW, Marilyn
THE COMPASS, 05 December 1968

CLARKE'S BEACH - Deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. And Mrs. Fred Snow by their many friends on the recent tragic death of Mr. Snow's grand-daughter Marilyn Snow of Bell Island. Mr. And Mrs. Snow accompanied by Mrs. William Smith motored to Bell Island to attend the funeral which took place on November 24.

THOMEY, Arthur C
THE COMPASS, 02 January 1969

HARBOUR GRACE - Passed away at the Carbonear Community Hospital on November 25, Arthur C. Thomey of Harbour Grace in his 81st year. One week prior to his death, Mr. Thomey observed his birthday at the hospital where he was a patient, having undergone surgery some days before. Mr. Thomey was a life-time resident of Harbour Grace, the son of the Late Mark and Margaret Thomey. He was married to the former Mary Coady. His funeral took place from his late residence, to the church of the Immaculate Conception with High Requiem Mass at 2.30 p.m. on November 27. Priests presiding at the mass were Rt. Rev. E. J. O'Brine, Northern Bay; Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. J. O'Brine, Rev Father A. Antle of Harbour Grace and Rev. Father E. Moriarity of St. John's. Rev. Father Moriarty, a cousin of the late Mr. Thomey conducted the burial service at the church. Interment was at the R. C. Cemetery.
Mr. Thomey leaves to mourn his wife Mary, six sons Mark, Brendan and John of Harbour Grace; Michael, St. John's; James at Argentia and Ronald at Gander. Three daughters, Mary, Mrs. James H. Elkin, residing at the Air Force Base in Turkey; Joan, Mrs. William Doran and Carmella at Harbour Grace. Also two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Murphy, Corner Brook and Mrs. Frances Snow at North Sydney. Two brothers, Harry and James at California, 34 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and a large circle of friends.

WARREN, Eugene
THE COMPASS, 28 November 1968

NEW PERLICAN - Passed peacefully away at home on Nov. 11, after a short illness Eugene Warren in his 82nd year. He leaves to mourn his sad loss, wife Rebecca, one son, the Rev. Thomas Warren, Reita, of Corner Brook, one daughter Mrs. Mary Bailey of Toronto, and one sister Mary at Port aux Basques.
Mr. Warren enjoyed good health until July when he was taken ill. Up to that time he did all his own work even grew all his own vegetables. He was very active, always attended church services regularly, and will be missed by the members of the community. Funeral took place on Nov. 13, with Rev. Torraville officiating. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery.



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