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The Daily News Obituaries
April 1959


The Daily News
April 2, 1959
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay, March 31 -
Ella M. Smith
- The whole community of Spaniard's Bay was saddened on Saturday evening when it became known that one of its highly respected citizens, Mrs. Ella M. Smith, had passed away. Mrs. Smith had not been ill for very long, and while it was clear to those who ministered to her that the end was near, yet she slipped away suddenly and peacefully.
For years before she married Mr. Moses M. Smith, the deceased (as Mrs. Hutchings) operated an ice-cream parlour and grocery store and over the years made many friends. Later, in her husband's general store, her pleasing personality won her the confidence of many people who genuinely mourn her passing. To her three children she was in every sense a loving and dutiful mother and she has left them countless happy memories.
She was ever a devout Anglican, and it must be a source of great consolation to her family to know in her last hours she was privileged to receive the Holy Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, conscious of every word said and every act performed. May her soul through the mercy of God rest in peace.
Her funeral on Easter Monday was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. At the Church of the Holy Redeemer, the Burial of the Dead was read by the rector, Rev. E. Willis, and two favourite hymns "Be Thou My Guardian And My Guide" and "Breathe On Me, Breath Of God" were sung. The congregation paid tribute to her memory as a faithful churchwoman by standing as the "Dead March" was played. Her remains were laid to rest in the family plot in the cemetery on the hill over-looking the community where she lived and worked and loved and died.
To those who mourn - her husband, Moses M. Smith, her son, Allan Hutchings, her daughters, Melvinia (Mrs. Dewey Hutchings) and Lillian (Mrs. George Froude, St. John's), her brothers, Harrison N. and George, her five grandchildren, we offer our heartfelt sympathy.

The Daily News
April 22, 1959
Page: 13
Spaniard's Bay -
Pye - Dwyer Wedding

A very pretty wedding was solemnized in Holy Redeemer Church, Spaniard's Bay, on Monday April 13th, at 8 p.m. when Ina Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Pye of Spaniard's Bay, and Lionel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Absalom Dwyer of Shearstown, were united in marriage. Rev. E. Willis, the rector of the parish, performed the ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her father, and looked lovely in her floor length gown of nylon net and lace over white satin. The front bodice was beautifully embroidered with sequins and pearls and the full billowy skirt was enhanced by row of net ruching. Her circular veil of nylon net with dainty embroidered edging was held by a tiara of pears. She carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations.
Miss Violet Dwyer, sister of the groom, as maid of honour and Miss Ruth Drover as bridesmaid wore ballerina length gowns of lemon and blue, respectively, with matching feather headbands. Their bouquets consisted of carnations. Marjorie Pike and Allison French were charming flower girls; both dressed in lemon and each carrying a basket of flowers.
The groom was attended by his cousin, Stanley Dwyer, and Clifford Smith. Ushers were Gordon Pike and Walter Deering.
After the impressive ceremony over two hundred guests were received at the L.O.A. Hall, Shearstown, where the usual toasts were honoured.
We wish the young married couple every blessing.

The Daily News
April 25, 1959
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay -
Smyth - Murrin Wedding

The Chapel at the RCAF Station, St. Hubert, Quebec, was the scene of a pretty wedding when Miss Nancy Lee Smyth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Smyth, an officer with the RCAF at St. Hubert, and LAC Richard Wallace Murrin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Murrin of Spaniard's Bay, Newfoundland, exchanged marital vows. Flight Lieutenant P. Alcock, the protestant Chaplain, performed the ceremony. Matron of honor was Mrs. Barbara Croft and the best man was LAC A. Gallant of Prince Edward Island. Reception was at the home of the bride's parents. The newly married couple have now taken up residence at 2650 Chambley Road, Ville Jacques Cartier, Longued, Quebec.



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