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The Compass Obituaries

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's now published weekly on Tuesday.



ANTLE, Eliza
THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

VICTORIA - Passed peacefully away, October 18, after a short illness, Miss Eliza Antle. She was in her 93rd year, and was one of the oldest citizens of this town. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T. Mills in the United Church. The Choir was directed by Mrs. Hector Strong the soloist was Mrs. Dan Burke, who sang "The Last Mile of the Way." Pall bearers were Stephen Baldwin, John C. Burke, Ernest Clarke, Allan Clarke, Harold Clarke, and Mark Vaters.

THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

BRIGUS - Passed away at Victoria, British Columbia, October 17, John Bartlett, in his 82 year. Mr. Bartlett was born at Brigus and was the son of the late Captain Moses and Louise Bartlett. He had been residing at Victoria for 60 years. His last visited his home two years ago. Immediate surviving relatives in Newfoundland are his brothers, Mayor Fred Bartlett of Brigus and his sister, Mrs. Annie Burton of St. John's. Interment was at Victoria, Saturday, October 19.

BURRAGE, Maggie Louise
THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

NEW PERLICAN - Passed peacefully away at the Old Perlican Hospital on Oct. 31, after a long illness Mrs. Maggie Louise Burrage in her 78 year. She leaves to mourn her sad loss husband Edgar, one son Harrison, one daughter (Edith) Mrs. Leo Parrell at John's, three brothers, Harry Rodgers at St. John's, George at Toronto, and Frank at South Sydney. Also eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Delilah Sooley of Heart's Delight. Funeral took place Nov. 2nd. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery. Mrs. Burrage was the former Maggie Louise Rodgers.

BUTLER, Leonard
THE COMPASS, 07 November 1968

COLEY'S POINT - Deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Forsey, of Bay Roberts, on the death of her father, Leonard Butler of Bell Island, who passed away suddenly on Wednesday October 30, at the Dr. Walter Templeton Hospital, Bell Island.

CARROLL, Patrick
THE COMPASS, 24 October 1968

HARBOUR GRACE - Passed away suddenly, Wednesday, October 9, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maureen Fowler, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace, Patrick Carroll in his 77th year. The late Mr. Carrol was born at Conception Harbour, son of the late John and Bridget Carroll. He married the former Catherine Whelan of Harbour Grace who predeceased him just eight months ago. The late Mr. Carroll spent most of his life as a miner, having worked Bell Island, Buchans and La Manche. He also spent some years as a construction worker. He leaves to mourn, seven sons, Jack, Patrick and Kevin at Corner Brook, Richard at Moncton, N.B., Gerald at Hamilton, Ont., Alphonse at Little Bay, N.D. Bay and James at Harbour Grace. Four daughters Mary, - Mrs. Patrick Fitzpatrick, Bay Roberts, Margaret - Mrs. Joseph Cain Corner Brook, Ann - Mrs. William Morrissey, South Carolina and Maureen - Mrs. William Fowler, Harbour Grace, also 62 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. The funeral took place to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Harbour Grace at 2:45 p.m. on October 11. Interment was at the R. C. Cemetary.

CRAMM, Walter
THE COMPASS, 07 November 1968

BROWNSDALE - Sympathy is extended to Mrs. Cramm and her family, Murdock Barnes and family of Old Perlican on the death recently of a loving husband, father and grandfather, Walter Cramm. The funeral took place from the United Church on Thursday, October 21 when relatives and friends arrived from far and near to pay their last respects.

THE COMPASS, 07 November 1968

Passed away at St. Luke's Home, St. John's on October 30, Mrs. Ethel Gordon, at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Gordon, a former resident of Harbour Grace, lived in the town for approximately 60 years. Previous to her marriage, she was the former Ethel Ash, daughter of the late Jane and John Ash of this town. She leaves to mourn their sad loss one daughter Margaret, Mrs. Daniel Haire, St. John's, and three sons Fredrick, Frank and Archibald, all residing on the Canadian mainland. The funeral took place from Parson's funeral home to St. Paul's Church. Interment was at the Anglican Cemetery. The service was conducted by Rev. L. A. Ludlow.

GOSSE, Violet
THE COMPASS, 21 November 1968

SPANIARD'S BAY - Mrs. Violet Gosse passed away at the General Hospital at St. John's October 31. She was in her sixtieth year. Although she had not been well for a number of years, up until two months before her death she was able with the help of her husband to tend their small grocery store. Possessed of a pleasant personality, she endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a faithful member of the A.W.A. and L.O.B.A. and held offices in both for many years. Members of these organizations attended her funeral. She leaves to mourn her husband Israel, two sons, Chester and Ernest at Toronto and a nephew, Willilam Gosse at Toronto; three grandchildren, one step sister, Mrs. Nath Mercer, Spaniard's Bay, five step brothers, Hazen at St. John's, Melvin and Fred at Toronto, George and Ronald Noseworthy at Spaniard's Bay. Her funeral took place from Young's Funeral Home on November 2, to Holy Redeemer Church where the service was held by the Rev. E. Willis. Burial was in the Anglican Cemetary.

GREEN, Ralph
THE COMPASS, 24 October 1968

HANT'S HARBOUR - A former resident of Hant's Harbour, Ralph Green, 75, passed away at the D.V.A. Ward, General Hospital, October 10, he leaves to mourn besides his wife Florence one daughter Doris (Mrs. Wallace Green) four brothers, Absolum and Herbert, at Hants Harbour, Allan at St. John's and Chesley at Detroit, U.S.A. Also two grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Barrett's Funeral Home. Interment was at Mount Pleasant Cemetry.

HOYLES, Florence
THE COMPASS, 14 November 1968

CLARKE'S BEACH - Passed away on October 31, Mrs. George Hoyles Jr. (nee Florence Wilson) aged 48. Mrs. Hoyles had been in failing health fro some time past, her condition having worsened she was taken to hospital on Thursday morning where she died the same night. Incidentally Florence was the daughter-in-law of the late George Hoyles Sr. who passed away earlier the same day. The funeral service took place at the Pentecostal Church on Sunday November 3. Pastor A.S. Bursey conducted the service, paying a fitting tribute to the deceased. He was assisted in prayer by Mayor W. Rideout of the Salvation Army also Pastor Langdon of Port de Grave who rendered a solo entitled "Will the Circle be unbroken." A very large congregation was in attendance. Interment took place at the Pentecostal Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her husband George Jr. one son Glen, three brothers George, Eric and William. Sincere sympathy is extended to all the bereaved family.

HOYLES, George
THE COMPASS, 14 November 1968

CLARKE'S BEACH - Passed away at the General Hospital on October 31 George Hoyles Sr., in his 83rd year. Mr. Hoyles, a former resident of Cupids was for the past year an inmate of the Pentecostal Senior Citizens home Clarkes Beach. He recently suffered a series of strokes and was taken to hospital some three weeks ago where he failed to recover. The funeral service was held at the Pentecostal Church on Saturday November 2nd. And was conducted by Pastor A.S. Bursey, Internment was at the Pentecostal Cemetery. Deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.

MILLEY, Eleazor
THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

BURNT POINT - Deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Fannie Milley and family on the death of a dear and husband father, Eleazor Milley on October 13.

THE COMPASS, 14 November 1968

CUPIDS - Joseph Noseworthy, one of the older residents of Cupids passed away at his home, October 25. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery. Rev. Roland Wells officiated. Mr. Noseworthy was a life long member of the Orange Society, a member of the Royal Black Preceptory. He filled some of the highest offices of his Local Lodge. Evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by members of the Orange association was clearly demonstrated by the large number of association from his own Lodge, and neighbouring Lodges who gathered to pay their last respects to their departed brethren. Mr. Noseworthy was the sixth member of Prince of Wales Lodge to pass away during the current year.

PENNELL, Richard
THE COMPASS, 07 November 1968

COLEY'S POINT - Deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. William V. Parsons, Coley's Point, on the death of her father, Richard Pennell of St. John's, who passed away at the Grace General Hospital on Wednesday October 30.

PIKE, Eugene Edward
THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

CARBONEAR - Passed away at Carbonear 25, a well known and respected citizen in the person of Edward Eugene Pike, aged 78 years. For 35 years he operated his own grocery store on Water Street. He had to retire from business in 1955 owning to ill health. He was also manager of the Carbonear Poultry Association for many years. He is survived by his wife Celia; two sisters, Gertrude, Mrs. Rev. Nath Cole, London Ontario; Annie, Mrs. Max E. Young, Biggar, Sask., two nephews, Dr. Lionel Duley Young, Biggar, Sask. And Dr. Gordon C. Pike, Vancouver, B.C., and three nieces. Funeral service was held from his late residence on Sunday October 27. Interment was in the U.C. cemetery.

THE COMPASS, 07 November 1968

It has often been said that the good die young, this could have been truthfully said of Brian Pilgrim twelve year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bonnell Pilgrim of Carbonear.
Brian was born with a heart ailment. At the age of five he had an operation which was successful and which enabled him to get around and attend school but he was not permitted to take an active part in sports - this he took cheerfully.
He worked hard at school, trying his very best in all that he did. He was a joy to his teachers and a favourite with his classmates. He attended Sunday School and learned the things of God with the same zeal as he did his school work.
On Sept. 30th he returned to Toronto ofr his second operation with the hope that on his return would be able to live a normal life but this was not to be, for on Oct. 23rd, nine days after his operation he passed away.
His remains were flown home for burial. The funeral took place on Sunday. The services at the home and the Salvation Army Citadel were conducted by Capt. and Mrs. W Wiseman. The Citadel was filled to capacity and the many floral tributes spoke of the esteem in which Brian was held. Interment took place at the S. A. Cemetery.
To the sorrowing parents who flew to Toronto to be with him in his last hours, to his only brother Garfield, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pilgrim who tenderly guarded him through his short life and to all his relatives we extend deepest sympathy in their sad loss and leave Brian in the care of the Good Sheppard who loved him so dearly that he took him to himself.

REID, Joshua
THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

GREEN'S HARBOUR - Passed away at his home at Green's Harbour on October 21, Joshua Reid, one of the oldest citizens of the community. He was ninety years, four months, and seven days old. He had been ill for some time. He was a fisherman of the old standard for years. In early life, he fished for lobster in Placentia Bay.
Uncle Josh, as he was known to all, was a familiar figure in the community, his church and his lodge until the last few years when his age caused him to be less active. His education was limited. He did learn to read a little, the one and only book he read was his Bible which he read a great deal in later years, and was often heard to say, "T'is a great mystery."
He joined the Loyal Orange Association at Green's Harbour on December 24, 1900 and remained an active member since that time. He held several offices in his lodge, but his happiest moments there was when he acted as lecturer, which he did many times.
On December 24 of this year, he would have had 68 years of continuous membership. A record in the history of his lodge. He leaves to mourn, two daughters, (Evelyn), Mrs. Evelyn Benson and (Elsie) Mrs. Harold Lane, both residing at California, U.S.A.; one son James at Green's Harbour, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His wives predeceased him some time ago.
Funeral services at the home and church was conducted by Rev. John Adams, minister in charge. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery, Green's Harbour.

SINYARD, Margaret
THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

HARBOUR GRACE - On October 5, Mrs. Margaret Sinyard, Harbour Grace, wife of George Sinyard passed away at the age of 70 years, at the General Hospital, St. John's. Mrs. Sinyard was the former Margaret Rockwood, daughter of the late Charles and Lucy Rockwood of Heart's Content.
Mrs. Sinyard was a former resident of Heart's Content where she and her husband conduced a business similar to the one that they owned and operated at Harbour Grace during the past 4 years. Since moving to Harbour Grace to live, Mrs. Sinyard was an active member of many organizations, especially the Canadian Red Cross and Ladies Auxiliary of the Harbour Grace Memorial Library.
She leaves to mourn their sad loss her husband George, one son Rex, at Harbour Grace, four daughters, Margie, Mrs. Richard Dunne, St. John's; Jean, Mrs. Gustav Reinhard, Harbour Grace; Eleanor, Mrs. Andrew Dawe, Gander; Dorothy Mrs. William Funk, Springfield, Mass.; also one brother Cyril at Hazlet, N.J., and 19 grandchildren. The funeral took place from her late residence on Water Street, to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Interment at the R. C. Cemetery.

THE COMPASS, 14 November 1968

HARBOUR GRACE - Passed away at her late residence, Water Street West, Harbour Grace, on October 26, Lily, beloved wire of Robert Tetford Sr. at the age of 70 years.
Although Mrs. Tetford was in failing health for a number of months, it was only for the three weeks previous to her death that she was confined to her bed. Mrs. Tetford was a life time resident of Harbour Grace, daughter of the late Susan and James French.
She leaves to mourn their sad loss, her husband, three sons, Robert J. Gerald and Gordon all of Harbour Grace. Two brothers, Leslie at Harbour Grace and Albert at Wakefield, Mass., also one sister - Mrs. Louise Coffiel, Reading, Mass., and 10 grandchildren as well as a large circle of friends. Her funeral took place from her late residence to the United Church. Interment was at the United Church cemetery. Her burial service was conducted by Rev. C. Hobbs.

WHITE, Willis
THE COMPASS, 31 October 1968

NEW PERLICAN - Passed peacefully away at the Old Perlican Hospital after a short illness, Willis White in his 71st year. He leaves to mourn their sad loss his wife Mary, three daughters, Louis, Mrs. Edward Pass Jean, Mrs. Maxwell Butler, and Dorothy, Mrs. Lewis Weilding, all residing at Montreal. He was very active in church and community work being a member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Shriners Club in Montreal, a member of the S.U.F. and a life-long member of Waterloo L.O.L. No. 18, with 52 years consecutive service. At the time of his death, he was worshipful preceptor of the R.B.P. and a past grand lecturer in the Provincial Grand Lodge in Newfoundland. (May his soul rest in peace.) His wife Mary will take up residence in Montreal.



Page Contributed & Transcribed by Frank Martin

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Monday July 01, 2019)

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