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The Daily News Obituaries
April 1958


The Daily News
April 1, 1958
Page: 9
Bay Roberts -
Andrew H. Wood
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Hospital on Sunday, March 16th, Mr. Andrew H. Wood, at the age of 64 years.
The late Mr. Wood was well known in this community being in the tinsmith trade for around fifty years. He was also an active member of the Masonic Order.
Left to mourn their sad loss besides his wife are three sons, Wallace, residing at Corner Brook, who was home to attend his father's funeral, Eric and William, at Bay Roberts: three sisters, Mrs. Martens of Wisconsin, Mrs. Guy at Ontario, Mrs. Schular of California; also a large circle of friends.
Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held on Tuesday, March 19th to St. Matthew's Anglican Church. Interment at the Anglican Cemetery. Reverend Isaac Butler officiated.
Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives.

The Daily News
April 3, 1958
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay, April 1 -
Mrs. Jemima Chipman
passed peacefully away at her home in Spaniard's Bay on Monday, March 24, following a lengthy illness. She was seventy-seven. She leaves one daughter, Mary (Mrs. John Sheppard) in Boston, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Violet Chipman, three grandsons, two daughters; two brothers, Arthur and Humphrey Neil, and a number of nephews and nieces. Her funeral was held on Wednesday afternoo0n from her late residence to the Church of the Holy Redeemer where the se4rvic3e was read by the rector, Rev. Canon T. e. Loder. She was laid to rest in the family plot besides remains of her husband, Levi Chipman, and her son Albert, both of whom passed on several years ago. To Mrs. Violet Chipman and her three children who are mourning the loss of a dear one, we offer our sincere sympathy.
"May the souls of the faithful, through the mercy of God, rest in peace"

The Daily News
April 10, 1958
Page: 10
Archibald Bradbury
- Passed peacefully away on Good Friday, April 4, at his home in Shearstown, after a short illness, Archibald Bradbury, leaving to mourn his wife, ten children, three sisters, Mrs. Walter Deering and Mrs. William Mercer of Shearstown and Mrs. Ross Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay; one brother Joseph Bradbury of Spaniard's Bay.
The late Mr. Bradbury was a member of the L.O.A. for a number of years. His funeral was held on Easter Sunday to St. Mark's Anglican Church where the service was conducted by the rector, Rev. Isaac Butler, B.A. The funeral was one of the largest seen at Shearstown as the church was completely filled with mourners and friends. The family would like to express their profound thanks to their friends for many kindnesses performed with a special thank you to Rev. Butler for his comforting words during a time of anxiety and bereavement, and to Dr. W. H. Drover for professional and sympathetic ministrations. To those bereaved we offer our condolence.

The Daily News
April 10, 1958
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay, April 8 -
Crane - Clarke Wedding

The marriage of Miss Gladys Crane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Crane of the Thicket, Upper Island Cove, to Hedley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Clarke of Spaniard's Bay, was solemnized in St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove, on Easter Monday, April 7 at 4 p.m. Rev. H. M. Batten, the rector, performed the double ring ceremony and Mrs. Batten presided at the organ.
The bride who was given in marriage by her father wore a lovely floor-length gown of white nylon lace over net and satin, matching bolero. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a coronet of pearls and sequins, and her bouquet consisted of red and white carnations.
Attending her was Miss Hazel Clarke, cousin of the groom, her sister Julia and the groom's sister, Jean, who wore identical ballerina gowns of embroidered nylon of lime, shell pink and ice-blue, respectively. All three wore feather bandeaus.
Attending the broom were James Greeley, George Clarke and Moses Crane.
Following the ceremony the bridal party and guests motored to Holy Redeemer School, Spaniard's Bay, where the reception was held, supper served and the usual toasts honoured. The balance of the evening was enjoyably spent in dancing.
(Gowns: Wilansky and Sons; cake by Woolworth's.)
Mr. and Mrs. Clarke took up residence in their new home recently built here in Spaniard's Bay. We wish them every happiness in the years that lie ahead.

The Daily News
April 10, 1958
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay, April 8 -
Rebecca Mercer,
58, wife of Mr. John W. Mercer, passed peacefully away at her home here in the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 2.
She was born in Spaniard's Bay but when she was two years old her family, the Bakers, moved to St. John's where she grew up. Twenty-six years ago she returned to Spaniard's Bay and married Mr. Mercer. Besides her husband, she is mourned by two sons, James with the C.N.R. at Grand Falls and Clifford in St. John's and one grandson.
Mrs. Mercer was an active member of the church and the community and her help could always be counted on. Just how much time she put in for the betterment of both, nobody can say; she seemed to be always present at meetings and her willingness to help was taken for granted. She was a member of the C.E.W.A. for many years and her work in and for this association will be greatly missed. Other groups that have missed her presence are the Altar Guild, the Parent-Teacher Association, the L.O.B.A. and the Local Association of the Girl Guides. As a neighbour and a friend she was unexcelled; and there are many who can recall and be thankful for her acts of kindness. But most of all she was a faithful church member and a regular communicant.
Her funeral was held on Thursday afternoon with the rector of the parish, Rev. Canon T. E. Loder, reading the Burial of the Dead at the Church of the Holy Redeemer. Burial was in the family plot. To her sorrowing husband and sons we offer our heartfelt sympathy.
"In heaven the tears of earth are dried,
There the hidden things are clear;
There the work of life is tried
By a juster Judge than here.
Father, in They gracious keeping
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping.

The Daily News
April 10, 1958
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay
Rogers - Gosse Wedding

Brilliant spring sunshine and an altar flanked with beautiful Easter flowers provided a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony at St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace on Easter Monday, April 7, at 10 a.m., when Elizabeth, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rogers of Harbour Grace became the bride of Nathan, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Gosse of Spaniard's Bay. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. L. A. Ludlow, S. Th. Immediately following the service of Holy Matrimony, Holy Communion was celebrated by Rev. Canon T. E. Loder, rector of Spaniard's Bay Parish.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked very lovely in a ballerina length gown of white nylon and lace with bouffant skirt and rows of trimmed and matching long sleeved bolero. Her fingertip veil of nylon net with embroidered edging was held by a tiara, and she carried a white prayer book adorned with rosebuds and satin streamers.
The maid of honour was the bride's sister, Alberta, who was attractively dressed in a gown of pink nylon net and lace similar to that of the bride, but with short-sleeved bolero. The bridesmaids were Miss Margaret Hunt, a close friend and a co-worker of the bride. Mrs. David Barrett, the groom's sister, and Mrs. Douglas Gosse, the groom's sister-in-law, all wore feathered bandeaus in shades matching their gowns and carried bouquets of carnations which were made by the bride's sister.
The ring bearer, little Douglas Barrett, was dressed in a black velvet suit, while the charming little flower girl, Donna Pike, wore a pink satin dress with matching bonnet, and carried a basket of small flowers.
The groom's attendants were his brother Douglas, Mr. David Barrett, Rex Serricks and Mr. Ron Pike.
During the signing of the register, which took place at the altar raid, Mr. Lewis E. Gosse gave an excellent rendition of "The Lord's My Shepherd." Organist for the occasion was the bride's aunt, Mrs. Beatrice Forward.
After the ceremony a motorcade of fifty cars proceeded as far as Bay Roberts and thence back to Pike's Hotel at Harbour Grace where the reception was held. Two hundred guests were received. The bride's mother wore a two-piece ensemble of navy with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The groom's mother chose a dress of powder blue lace with navy accessories, and wore a fur neckpiece.
Following a delicious three course meal, the usual toasts were honoured. Rev. Ludlow proposed the toast to the bride to which the groom responded; that to the bridesmaids by Mr. E. H. Vokey and responded to by the best man. Mr. C. C. Butt proposed the toast to the bride's parents and Rev. Canon T. E. Loder to the parents of the groom. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Gosse made suitable replies.
Shortly after two in the afternoon the bridal party and guests repaired to another building for an afternoon of enjoyment including dancing.
The tree-tier wedding cake was baked by the bride's mother and decorated by her sister, Alberta.
The bride is on the teaching staff of St. Peter's School, Upper Island Cove and at the end of the school year she and her husband will take up residence in St. John's where the groom is attached to the Newfoundland Constabulary.
We join with their many friends in wishing them all that is good and all that is good for them in life.

The Daily News
April 18, 1958
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay -
Mary Barrett
- A funeral service was held on Saturday March 22, at St. Clement's Church, Verdun, Quebec, for Mrs. Mary Barrett, widow of the late William Barrett. Mrs. Barrett passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Broadhurst, 708 Riverview Avenue, Verdun, on March 19.
Born at Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland in 1876, Mrs. Barrett went to Montreal at an early age and resided at Point St. Charles until her marriage. She and her husband moved to Verdun in 1896 where they operated a fruit business until her husband's death in 1927.
She was a member of "Maple Leaf" Number 71, L.O.B.A., and of many church organizations.
She is survived by three daughters, Said (Mrs. James Matchett), Jennie (Mrs. George Broadhurst) and Ann (Mrs. Wm. Matchett); five sons, Charlie, Leslie, Philip, Malcolm, and Ernest; sixteen grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Martha Barrett of Lachine, Quebec.
The service at St. Clement's Church was conducted by the Rector, Rev. Fred Norman, formerly of Bay Roberts, who was assisted by two of Mrs. Barrett's nephews, Rev. Joseph Vokey, MBE, Rector of All Saints' Church, Crawford Park, and the Rev. E. P. Vokey, of Christ Church, Sorel.
Mrs. Barrett was the sister of the late William Vokey and the only immediate relatives in Newfoundland are at present are Mrs. A. H. Wood of Bay Roberts and Mrs. Isaac Jewer, both of whom are nieces.

The Daily News
April 18, 1958
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay -
Margaret Power
- Her relatives and friends in Spaniard's Bay were shocked on last Wednesday when they heard the sad news of the sudden passing in St. John's of Margaret, wife of Mr. Gerald C. Power. Mrs. Power and her family had only returned to St. John's two days previously having spent Easter here with her sister, Mrs. Michael Fitzgerald.
The late Mrs. Power was the daughter of the late John Thomas and Agnes Whalen, was well known in her hometown. She was 38. Besides her husband and three children, she is mourned by two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Thomas Young) and Annie (Mrs. Michael Fitzgerald) and one brother, Ronald Whalen of Spaniard's Bay. She was buried in St. John's on last Thursday morning. We extend deepest sympathy to those who mourn.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Wednesday May 01, 2013 )

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