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The Daily News Obituaries
August 1955

 

The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 4

Dinn, Rt. Rev. Monsgr. M. F. - His many Parishioners and friends throughout Conception Bay, and, indeed, throughout Newfoundland were very sorry to learn of the passing of Rt. Rev. Monsgr. M. F. Dinn, B.A., DD, Parish Priest of North River and Bay Roberts, and Vicar General of the Diocese of Harbour Grace, which occurred on Sunday morning, July 17th. at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, St. John's.
Monsignor Dinn had only been in hospital for two weeks, previously to which time he was in apparent good health and very active. His passing has come as a shock to his many friends, for he was well liked by all who knew him, regardless of religious denomination. He was a friend to all, and always had a jolly and encouraging word even for the most pessimistic on hopeless days.
The beloved Prelate was a good administrator, a friend of the poor, and his abilities as a Priest were suitably recognized several years ago when His Holiness, Pope Pius, bestowed upon him the honour of being entitled to the title of Domestic Prelate and Vicar General.
Born at Carbonear, some 65 years ago, Monsgr. Dinn served the North River-Bay Roberts Parish for the past 20 years. During this time he was responsible for the construction of several schools, and had several weeks ago, commenced the construction of an $80,000 church to replace the 50-year-old edifice, which now serves the Parish. The building has progressed very well, with the floor having been completed, and the concrete block walls now rise to serve as a Memorial to his life, which was devoted to the service of his people.
Several weeks ago, Monsgr. Dinn attended the Centenary Celebrations at the Cathedral of St. John in St. John's, taking an active part in all of the various forms of celebrations.
His friendly smile and pleasing personality will be sorely missed, not only by his Parishioners, but by all with whom he came in contact.
The large attendance at his funeral on Tuesday morning, drawn from all walks of life and all denominations, testified to the high esteem and respect, which he gained. We join with readers in extending deepest sympathy to surviving members of his family, and to his Parishioners who are mourning the loss of a Priest and Friend.
Present for the Funeral Services were a number of visiting Priests, including Bishop O'Neill from Harbour Grace, and His Grace Archbishop Skinner, St. John's.


The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 4
Mr. Josiah Noseworthy
- Passed peacefully away on Friday, July 17th at the General Hospital, St. John's, Mr. Josiah Noseworthy aged 76 years. Mr. Noseworthy had been in hospital for several weeks, and his passing was unexpected as he was apparently recovering from several operations.
Left to mourn their sad loss are two sons, William at Stephenville and John at home, with whom he resided: two daughters, Hilda (Mrs. Roy Greenland, Coley's Point) and Doris at Bay Roberts: one sister Mrs. Walter Smith, Spaniard's Bay and a number of grandchildren, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends.
The funeral took place to St. Matthew's Church and Cemetery on Sunday, with Canon T. E. Loder, Rector of Spaniard's Bay Parish, officiating in the absence of Rev. G. Fowlow.
Mr. Noseworthy has conducted a shoe repair business here for a number of years, previous to which he prosecuted the Labrador fishery for a number of years. His shoe repair store was often the scene of many stories being told of bygone days of fishing and politics as some of the older residents of the town gathered to pass the time of day. Your reporter often would drop in and listen to these tails, some sad, some humorous, but all timed with evidence of hard work and hard time of bygone years. We will, personally, feel the loss of a friend, as will all who knew the deceased. We extend deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 16
Garrett Doyle
- Died July 31 at 1:30 a.m. Mr. Garrett Doyle, aged 64 years. Leaving to mourn two sons, three daughters, three brothers, two sisters, fifteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral will take place from his daughter's residence, Mrs. Luke Wescott, 22 Duggan Street, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass. Interment at Belvedere. (Foreign papers please copy)


The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 16
Ronald Harold Eddy
- Passed peacefully on July 31st, Ronald Harold, beloved son of Lillian and the late Charles Eddy. Leaving to mourn their sad loss are mother, son Robert, 6 brothers, Clarence, Richard, Bertron, Charles of this city, Maxwell of Long Island, N.Y., Gordon of Montreal and 1 sister, Mrs. Donald Pushie of this city. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 12 Prince of Wales Street by motor hearse to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 3
Major T. A. MacPherson
- We report with regret the sudden death at the age of 41 of Major T. A. MacPherson. This very popular officer of the Canadian Army was well known in Newfoundland for he served here from February 1951 to the end of 1953 as DAA & QMG.
Tommy was a quiet unassuming officer but when the occasion demanded he showed a keen intelligence, great ability and a ready wit.
When he left Newfoundland he went to Quebec City where he was Officer Commanding 5 Works Company RCE, until his death on Wednesday, July 27. His body will lie in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Quebec City, until Saturday, July 30. Then it will go to Montreal for cremation and his ashes will be buried in Victoria, B.C., his hometown.
Major MacPherson came here from Canadian Army Staff College. He was a graduate of Royal Military College and was a Bachelor of Engineering of McGill University. During World War II he served in England, North West Europe and in Italy. Some Newfoundland Officers knew him overseas.
He leaves to mourn him, his wife, Grace and their four children, Janet 14, Susan, 13, Heather, 8, and Rodger 5. They reside at 98 D'Auteuil Street, Quebec City. His father, Dr. MacPherson, lives in Victoria, B.C.
Thomas Alfred MacPherson will be remembered as a kind father, a good friend and a popular officer.


The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 16
John A. McGrath
- Died suddenly in R.M.S. Newfoundland on passage to St. John's, John A. McGrath, M.C., only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McGrath, survived by three daughters, Patricia, living at Victoria, B.C., Margot and Barbara at Rochester, New York. Interment took place at sea Friday afternoon.


The Daily News
August 1, 1955
Page: 16
Edith Cavell Ralph
- Died suddenly Sunday morning, July 31st, Edith Cavell (Jenkins) Ralph, aged 39 years, beloved wife of Walter Ralph, left to mourn besides her husband, are 5 children, mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral by motor hearse from her late residence, 91 Cabot Street at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 2nd.


The Daily News
August 2, 1955
Page: 9
John P. Kelly
- Death came suddenly on Monday, June 27th to a widely known and highly esteemed citizen of St. John's in the person of John P. Kelly.
The late John P. Kelly, more familiarly known as Jack, was born in St. John's 64 years ago. He was educated at St. Patrick's Hall Schools and on graduation entered the employ of The Royal Stores Ltd. with which firm he worked until his resignation to assume the Managership of the REWA Stores, when this firm decided to suspend operating he accepted a position with Halley and Company Ltd. with whom he was employed at the time of his death.
A life long member of the Cathedral Parish, he was at all times prominent and active in the different undertakings of the Parish. He was prominently identified with the Centenary Committee and the day before his death had the distinction of serving with the Ushering Committee for the ceremonies which marked the beginning of the Celebrations of this important date in our Church's history.
For more than forty years he was a member of Terra Nova Council Knights of Columbus and ever found time to take an active interest in the social and charitable work of the Council. He was present for all functions, striving eagerly and enthusiastically for their success. As a Knights of Columbus Jack Kelly lived up to the ideals expected of him and his brother Knights endorsed this by choosing him to fill several executive positions. In June 1951 he was honoured with the chief executive position of the Fourth Degree. As a final tribute of respect to the memory of their Faithful Navigator, who had shown an unselfish and zealous interest in the Assembly, the Honor Guard which had assisted at the Pontifical Mass in the Ball Park assembled at his home where the Faithful Friar offered pray for the eternal repose of his soul. He was likewise a life long member of the Total Abstinence Society.
Jack Kelly possessed all the Christian attributes dedicated to home and family. Theirs is the greater loss in the removal of the kindest of fathers and faithful husband, whilst many friends and neighbors will likewise lament his passing. To his widow and daughters, Margaret and Jeanne (Mrs. Douglas Watson, Calgary, Alberta) deepest sympathy is extended on their irreparable loss.
Jack Kelly is dead but his memory will continue to live in the hearts of those whose privilege it was to know him. May his Soul rest in peace.


The Daily News
August 2, 1955
Page: 8
Rex & Barnes - Wedding Bells

The United Church at English Harbour, Trinity Bay, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, July 27, when Gladys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Barnes of English Harbour, became the bride of Norman, son of Mrs. and the Late John Rex of Port Rexton.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Stanford of Bonavista.
The bride looked charming as she walked up the aisle leaning on the arm of her father, while the organist, Mrs. Gilbert Bugden, played the Bridal Chorus.
The bride wore an ankle-length gown of sky-blue lace with accordion pleated nylon net over taffeta skirt with hat and shoes of the same colour and a corsage of pink sweetheart roses.
The matron of honour, Mrs. George C. Penney, looked very pretty in a pale pink nylon dress over taffeta with white accessories and a corsage of pink roses.
Mr. Harold Rex, brother of the groom, acted as best man.
The reception was held in the School Hall, which was very gaily decorated for the occasion, and one hundred and forty friends of the bride and groom spent a happy and enjoyable evening. Out of town guests included friends from Toronto, Montreal, Corner Brook, St. John's, Harbour Grace, Harcourt, Trinity, Trinity East, Port Rexton, Champney's East, Champney's West, and Bonavista.
The toast to the bride was proposed by the Rev. William Stanford.
The happy couple have been residents of Montreal for several years. In a few days they will leave for Toronto where they will in future reside. On their way they will stop off for a few days to visit friends at Corner Brook and Montreal.


The Daily News
August 2, 1955
Page: 8
Dunne & Myrick - Wedding Bells
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Myrick,
whose marriage was solemnized with Nuptial Mass in the Marian Chapel of the Roman Catholic Basilica on June 23rd. Mrs. Myrick was the former Loretta Dunne; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Dunne of Circular Road and Mr. Myrick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Z. Myrick of Cape Race. The young couple spent their honeymoon at Swift Current, and they have since taken up residence in their new home on Old Petty Harbour Road. Their friends in the city and elsewhere wish them many years of wedded bliss.


The Daily News
August 2, 1955
Page: 16
Ruth Gardner
- Passed away August 1st, 1955 Ruth Gardner, wife of the late Edward C. Gardner, leaving to mourn two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Wood, Newark, New Jersey and Mrs. Victoria Kean, also three granddaughters, Lola, Joan and Beverley Wood, one grandson, John Kean, two great grandchildren. Funeral at 3 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 2nd, from her late residence, 13 Monroe St.


The Daily News
August 2, 1955
Page: 16
Blanche Sweetland
- After a short illness there passed peacefully away at her home in Bonavista, Blanche, wife of Silas Sweetland, in her sixty-fifty year. She leaves to mourn her sad loss husband, two sons, Arthur and Munden, also one grandchild and brother, Mr. H. J. Reader, Corner Brook. Funeral will take place from here late residence, Church Street, Wednesday, August 3rd at 2:30 p.m.


The Daily News
August 4, 1955
Page: 16

DEWEY, Mrs. Edith - passed away to her reward Sunday, July 10th at Detroit, Michigan, where she has been living on Seward Avenue.
She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Parsons of Newton, Bonavista Bay, and on the death of her mother went to live at Greenspond with the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Granter, at the age of sixteen.
There she resided until her marriage with Mr. Frank Dewey, a respected citizen of that town.
There were nine children of this union. One son, Joseph, paid the Supreme Sacrifice in the First World War. Another son, Pearce, died through injuries suffered in the same war.
During the lean years of the depression they moved to the West Coast of Newfoundland and settled at the thriving town of Corner Brook. There her husband died on April 30th, 1934. Then the mother with some of her daughters moved to Detroit, that great industrial city of Michigan.
The funeral service was held at Hamilton-Hoffman Funeral Parlor. Reverend Don Morris of Temple Blvd. Methodist Church officiated. He based his remarks on the Psalms and spoke of her outstanding Christian qualities, and of her willingness to go to her heavenly home.
Surviving are five daughters, (Alberta) Mrs. Walter Nunnelly of Algonac, Muriel G., and Hannah B. Dewey of Detroit, (Margaret) Mrs. T. J. Binkerman of Farmington, (Nina) Mrs. R. A. Nelson of Birmingham, and one son, William James Dewey of St. John's, Nfld., who through rapid transportation of plane was able to be at his mother's funeral. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Hillier of London, the daughter of W. J. Dewey and Rev. Garland G. and Mrs. Burton of London, were able to be present.
Expressions of sympathy conveyed by flowers gave evidence of a wide circle of relatives and friends who held this Christian lady in great esteem.
Mrs. Dewey in her early years served the former Methodist Church in Greenspond as Sunday School teacher and assistant class leader. True and faithful even unto death - G.G.B.


The Daily News
August 4, 1955
Spaniard's Bay, August 1

On Friday, August 5, Captain George Gosse, Victoria Street, St. John's, will be ninety years old. He was born at Spaniard's Bay in 1865, the son of Captain Robert Gosse and Mrs. Gosse, and was educated at High School of that time under the tutorship of "Doctor" Earle, a man who was teacher, preacher, doctor, dentist, druggist, postmaster and church violinist. After completing the courses offered by Mr. Earl, Mr. Gosse studied for two winters under the guidance of Master O'Donnell of the Church of England Academy at Bay Roberts.
Later he attended the Harbour Grace Academy, which was then run by Michael Scully, and the Navigational School operated by John Scully, a brother of Michael. Both Michael and John were considered among the best teachers of their day and from John Scully's Navigational School emerged some of the famous sea captains which have graced the pages of our Newfoundland history.
At the age of fourteen years Captain Gosse made his first trip to the icefields with his father, who was Master of the S.S. Mastiff. At that age he, of course, did not rate as an able seaman but he was permitted to keep his own pelts, his take for that spring was 50 pelts, which equaled in sterling to an able seaman's share. Spurred on this success and imbued with the love of adventure, he prosecuted the seal hunt for fifteen springs in various ships and in various capacities (e.g. barrel man, master watch and second in command).
In 1886, George Gosse suceeded his father as the master of the "New Era", a 100 ton fore-and-after, and for 51 years thereafter was master of a schooner engaged in the Labrador fishing trade. Some of the vessels he sailed were "Spring Bird", "Harry Smith", "Erminie" and "Exotic".
In the same year that he suceeded his father as master of the schooner he, with his brother Martin (2 years his junior) formed the firm of G. and M. Gosse to succeed the old family fish firm of Robert Gosse. Robert Gosse was their father, and he retired from business completely in 1886. The firm of G. and M. Gosse in unbroken partnership until the two brothers, having both reached their 80th milestone, decided to wind up the business and call it a "voyage. And a very successful voyage of 63 years of partnership it was. At an early age, however, the partnership almost ended before it had begun when at Aflek, Labrador, while the two lads were out in a small punt (known as an "irat"), Martin fell overboard and was barely rescued by his brother George.
The firm of G. and M. Gosse employed during the fishing season over 200 men and as was customary in those days, provided transportation in their schooners for their men to Emily Harbour, the site of their fishing operations. One voyage he carried 119 people (men, women and children) in the "Erminie" and this was a tremendous responsibility when one considers the loose ice, fog and stormy weather which make sailing along the rocky coasts a hazardous and difficult operation. As a schooner's master he never had an accident and he was considered one of the finest navigators and skillful seamen of his day.
On July 9, 1908, the British schooner "Madeline" of Plymouth struck a sunken rock and ran upon it, at Dark Tickle, Labrador. The "Madeline" from Cadiz with a load of salt and under the command of Captain John G. Beequet would have been a total loss had it not been for the quick action of Captain George Gosse, as testimonials or "protests" now in the possession of the Gosse family indicate. As soon as the plight of the "Madeline" became known to Captain Gosse, he took his men from Emily Harbour to Dark Tickle and rendered the necessary assistance. The records show that Captain George Gosse first ordered the 60 or 70 tons of salt be jettisoned, after which he tied a sail around the bow of the "Madeline" and had the men pack bog and turf between the sail and the ship. This makeshift caulking saved the ship from sinking and enabled the captain and men to beach the ship in safety. After beaching, a survey of the damages revealed that "the vessel had struck under the forefoot, tearing away a part of the lower side of the fore-end of keel. The jerk had started the garboard a little on the starboard side, and started the oakum." Effective repairs made by a shipwright, one John H. Butt, made the "Madeline" seaworthy again and a certificate was issued by the shipwright to the effect that "the vessel is made thoroughly tight, and considered in every way fit to carry dry and perishable cargoes to any part of the world." That was on August 12th, thirty days after the "Madeline" went aground.
In 1919 Captain George Gosse was elected a member of the House of Assembly to represent Spaniard's Bay in the Squires' government for a four-year period. In 1920 he rebuilt Lassie Road, which had been washed away by a tidal wave. In this connection, history repeated itself, for it was his grandfather who built the first Lassie Road in 1880, and he remembers well dispensing quantities of Indian meal and molasses (Lassie) to the workmen who were engaged on it (i.e. in 1880). Rather a peculiar form of currency. From 1924 to 1926 he held the position of Road Inspector. He was a member of the Conception Bay Mutual Marine Insurance Co. from its inception to the time when the company was dissolved owing to the lack of schooners in Conception Bay.
As a young man, too, he spent one year fishing as an able bodied fisherman on the Grand Banks to gain first hand information on all phases of the Newfoundland fisheries.
Captain Goss, although now 90 years of age, is hale and hearty and walks two miles every day for exercise. He reads (and reads much) without the aid of glasses but he gets annoyed that his hearing is not perfect (in one ear, that is). He is keenly interested in local and world affairs and he has a phenomenal memory and carries his six-foot, bony, military-like frame as straight as a whip, with the salt of the sea and the salt of the earth in his blood.
He has no formula for ensuring longevity, but he considers that worry will hasten people's time of departure. On the topic of food, he displays little interest but insists that a high protein diet of fish, meat and eggs necessary for fishermen, and that "duff" and potatoes are harmful. He never had any liking for "duffs" (nor is he interested in deserts now) and he tells with amusement this story.
When he was master of the S. S. Banguard, he had with him an engineer from Aberdeen, Scotland, who also had no liking for "duff". However, one day the engineer requested a large slice of the "duff" which he did not eat. Months later when the engineer returned to Aberdeen, he took a small package from his seaman's chest and asked several shipwrights to examine it and to tell what it was. All agreed that it was a piece of wood but they differed as to the species of tree from which it was sawed. But it was none other than an ordinary helping of "duff". After that, Captain Gosse said, all desire (if there had ever been any) for "duff" left him. Some people may like to discuss this matter with Captain Gosse, providing, of course, they are ninety or over.
Captain George Gosse has been married twice, first to Miss Mabel Gosse in 1888 and who died in 1897. One son, Robert, by this marriage, died at the age of two years. In 1899 he married Miss Hester Noel of Harbour Grace and they have three sons - Dr. Maxwell Gosse of Poughkeepsie, New York, Bert and Chesley in St. John's. He has three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He is a member of Gower Street United Church, St. John's and is a honourary member of "No Surrender" L.O.L. at Spaniard's Bay.
His many friends at Spaniard's Bay and elsewhere will want to join with us in wishing Captain George Gosse, 11 Victoria Street, St. John's, a very happy birthday on Friday, August 5th.


The Daily News
August 4, 1955
Page: 16
James Cahill
- Passed peacefully away at his residence, Hamilton Avenue on Wednesday, August 3rd, James Cahill, aged 79 years. Leaving to mourn wife and two stepdaughters. The funeral will take place on Friday at 8 a.m. by motor hearse from the residence of Mr. J. Power, Outer Cove, to St. Francis Church for Requiem Mass. R.I.P.


The Daily News
August 4, 1955
Page: 11
Cook & Gould - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding took place at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on June 19th at four p.m., when Anna Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon W. Cook, 52 King's Road, became the bride of A/IC Willis P. Gould, Jr., only son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis P. Gould, Sr., 43 Boston Street, South Portland, Maine.
Rev. Father C. G. Greene officiated at the double ring ceremony. Professor R. R. Rees played the wedding music and Miss Wynn-Ann O'Driscoll sang the beautiful "Ave Maria."
Given in marriage by her father, the bride looked charming in a strapless gown of nylon tulle and chantilly lace over satin, designed with fitted bodice and long torso, with matching lace jacket. Her nylon hand rolled veil was attached to a tiara of pearl and rhinestones and she carried a bouquet of red roses.
The bridal attendants were Miss Shirley Williams as maid of honour, and Miss Rose Hickey, a cousin of the bride as bridesmaid. They both looked lovely in strapless floor length gowns of lemon and blue nylon tulle and lace over satin respectively. They wore matching lace jackets with long sleeves, and their headdresses were of nylon tulle with tiny flowers. They carried bouquets of Shasta daisies.
The duties of best man were performed by Mr. Harold Murphy, with A/IC Harmon Duncil as attendant.
The bride's mother wore navy blue with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses. The reception was held at the N.C.O. Club at Pepperrell A.F.B. where a buffet supper and dancing by recorded music was enjoyed by all.
The usual toast were honoured, the duties of Master of Ceremonies was ably performed by Mr. Albert Whitten. Mr. Ern McLeod proposed a toast to the bride and groom and to the groom's parents, who were unable to attend the wedding.
The couple are now residing at 39 Kings Bridge Road, until November when they will be leaving for the United States.


The Daily News
August 4, 1955
Page: 16
Annie Laura Allison Long
- Passed peacefully away at 12:30 A.M., August 4th, Annie Laura Allison (nee Cook), beloved wife of Wallace Long. Leaving to mourn their sad loss husband, brother and two sisters. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
August 4, 1955
Page: 11
Sparkes & Rideout - Wedding Bells

On Tuesday, July 5th at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, a beautiful and impressive marriage ceremony was solemnized, when Joan, elder daughter of the Hon. R. F. and Mrs. Sparkes, was united in holy matrimony with Mr. Maxwell Rideout of Burlington, Green Bay.
The decorations for the double ring ceremony were white lilac and gladioli.
At 7 p.m. the bridal party entered the church preceded by the ushers, Mr. Clyde Brown and Mr. Cyril Stokes. Acting as maid of honour for her sister was Miss Diane Sparkes who was beautifully attired in daffodil nylon taffeta. Other attendants were Grace Escott, who has been a close friend of the bride since childhood, and Miss Rosalind Smith, R.N., who was Miss Sparkes' roommate during their nursing days at the General Hospital. Their dresses were identical in design with that of the maid of honour and were lilac in shade. Their tiny matching hats decorated with yellow and white daisies were beautifully designed by Mrs. Whitty.
The three attendants carried nosegays of yellow roses, pink carnations and blue mums.
The bride, looking the picture of loveliness was escorted to the chancel steps by here father, where the groom, accompanied by his best man, Mr. Clifford Mills, awaited her. Her dress of white crystallite, which was designed by here sister Diane, was beautiful in its simplicity. Her long taffeta lengthy veil was caught with a tiny hat of ruche nylon and decorated with pearls and rhinestones. The trailing bouquet of pale pink sweetheart roses, which lilac and snapdragon was a thing of beauty and like those of the bridesmaids, were arranged by Mrs. MacDougall of Glen Burn Nurseries.
The service was taken by Rev. G. Elliott of Kelligrews, a life long friend of the bride and her family. He was assisted by Rev. R. B. Babb, Rector of St. Mary's Church.
As the bride and groom knelt at the altar, Miss Joan Rooney, accompanied by Mr. R. Whitten, organist of St. Mary's, very feelingly and delightfully sang "O Perfect Love."
The reception following the ceremony was held at the Officers Mess, Buckmasters Field, of which the bride's father is a member. The guests were received by the parents of the bride. Mrs. Sparkes' floor length dress of royal blue bengaline was trimmed with mother of pearl and with it she wore a silver-lame bolero with hat of the same material, trimmed with royal blue. Her corsage was of pink feather carnations.
Toasts honoured were to the bride by the Rev. G. Elliott, and to the bridesmaids, both of which received humourous and interesting responses.
Dancing, which followed the buffet supper, so daintily prepared and served by Mrs. Manderson and her helpers, was to the accompaniment of the Princes Orchestra.
For traveling the bride chose a light flannel suit of brown and white hound's tooth cheek, brown and white accessories and a shoulder corsage of yellow mums. After throwing her bouquet, which was caught by her sister, Diane, the bride tossed the traditional garter, which was caught and worn as a bracelet by Mrs. Wilfred Brown.
The young couple have recently returned from a two-week's honeymoon tour of Prince Edward Island. They are presently spending some time with the parents of the bride at 10 Prince William Place. Towards the end of August they leave for Corner Brook where Mr. Rideout is Vice-Principal of the United Church School in Corner Brook East.


The Daily News
August 5, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Margaret Morris
- One of the oldest and most respected of Harbour Grace citizens, Mrs. Margaret Morris, entered into rest in the early hours of Friday morning following an illness of some months - borne with Christian fortitude, and throughout which she was ministered to by affectionate care of her daughter, Winona, and son, Fred.
The late Mrs. Morris was born at Harbour Grace in 1870 - the daughter of Captain John Charles and Selina Davis. She married Joseph Morris, onetime keeper of the light, at Harbour Grace Island, who predeceased her thirty six years ago.
The deceased lady was widely known for her good works, as the many, who, during the past week have called at the Morris home on Water Street to pay tribute to the memory of one who had been a friend to all - a kind neighbour and a lover of children - have testified.
The late Mrs. Morris leaves to mourn her passing, two daughters, Beatrice, Mrs. Henry Stevenson at Montreal, and Winona at home; two sons, Robert at Sydney, N.S., who arrived to attend the funeral, and Frederick, well known in this town for his interest in community welfare. One brother, Henry, at Montreal also survives.
The funeral, which took place on Sunday afternoon to the United Church of which the deceased was a devout member, was very largely attended, besides a number of townspeople who came from outside places to be present.
The service at the church was conducted by Rev. N. B. Hodder who paid tribute to the life of a worthy member of his congregation.
An appropriate sole was sung by Mrs. G. Boyd Butt and Mr. F. P. Sheppard, a family friend, acted as organist.
The large number of floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held. Interment took place in the family plot at the United Church Cemetery.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
August 5, 1955
Page: 4
Pike & Beal - Wedding Bells
Ernest Harmon AFB Nfld.

Northeast Air Command - A very pretty wedding was solemnized Saturday, 9 July, at 9 a.m. in St. Stephen's Church, Stephenville, Nfld., when Fr. Patrick Bromley united in marriage Florence L. Pike, daughter of Mrs. Mary Pike and the late Robert K. Pike, Marystown, P.B., Nfld. and S/Sgt. Arthur W. Beal, son of Mrs. Mary Beal, Occala, Florida.
Given in marriage by M/Sgt. H. Akin, the bride chose to wear an ankle length white net over taffeta gown, with a shoulder length veil held in place with a pearl tier. Her bouquet was of red roses.
Miss Pat Joy attended the bride, wearing aqua ankle length gown of net with matching accessories. Her bouquet was a mixture of mauve and lemon flowers.
Acting as best man for the occasion was M/Sgt. R. C. Josefezyk.
A reception was held at the home of M/Sgt. Akin, for the many friends of the newlyweds.
The couple motored to Marystown, P.B., Nfld., the home of the bride for a honeymoon, and have taken up residence in Stephenville.
Mrs. Beal has been an employee of A10, work order section for the past four years. S/Sgt. Beal is attached to the 52nd Air Rescue Sq. at this Northeast Air Command Installation.


The Daily News
August 6, 1955
Page: 16
Bertha Gladney
- Died suddenly on August 5th, Bertha, wife of Thomas Gladney, in her 45th year. Left to mourn their sad loss husband, five sons, two daughters, mother, five sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren. Funeral will take place Monday at 8:15 a.m. by motor hearse from her late residence, 45 Freshwater Road, to the Roman Catholic Basilica. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. R.I.P.


The Daily News
August 6, 1955
Page: 3
Gerald Hunt
- Two-year-old Gerald Hunt of Westmount, Corner Brook, lost his life yesterday when he fell into a tributary of the Humber River. The child was spending the day with his parents at their summer cabin near the river, and without being noticed he wandered off toward the river. The parents became alarmed after a short period of time and began a search for their child, but it was not until several hours later that they discovered the lifeless body of their little son resting against a submerged tree branch some distance down the river.


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August 6, 1955
Page: 3
Austin Langer
- The body of Austin Langer of Corner Brook, who lost his life in a drowning accident at Deer Lake on June 5th, has been recovered. The youth's body was found floating near the beach and RCMP at Deer Lake were notified.


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August 6, 1955
Page: 16
James Reddy
- Passed peacefully away on Friday, August 5th, at 3:30 a.m., after a long illness, James Reddy, formerly of the Canadian National Railways, son of Bride and the late James Reddy. Leaving to mourn mother, two brothers and five sisters. Funeral on Monday at 10:30 a.m. with Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church.


The Daily News
August 8, 1955
Page: 16
Henry Thomas Bungay
- There passed peacefully away August 6th, Henry Thomas Bungay at the age of 74. Leaving to mourn their sad loss one son, Cyril of this city; three daughters Carrie, of this city; Irene, of U.S.A.; Nora of Pound Cove, Bonavista Bay; two brothers Walter and Jierce; three sisters Ethel, Cecila and Alfreda; and a large circle of friends. Funeral will take place from his son's residence 308 Freshwater Road to the Railway Station at 3 p.m. this afternoon, August 8th, where the body will be conveyed to Newtown, Bonavista Bay for interment.


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August 8, 1955
Page: 5
Mrs. George Jewer
- The Hand of Death brings changes in everything we see, and there are times when we cannot understand why it should be so, but we try to reconcile ourselves to its approach. But when it comes under such tragic circumstances as it did to Mrs. George Jewer on Saturday evening, it seems a greater blow than under ordinary circumstances. Mrs. Jewer, who been employed at the ticker office at the Royal Theatre for the past 2 years, was returning home as soon as the show had commenced, as was her habit, and was on the extreme side of the street when a car driven by a man from Badger struck her, hurling her several feet. She was picked up and immediately conveyed to the surgery of Dr. Walter Pollock, where she passed away within about thirty minutes after being hit, and did not regain consciousness. The community was greatly shocked, as Mrs. Jewer (who was in her 59th year) was well known and highly respected by all who knew her.
Born in this town, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Turner, she spent many years in New York, coming back to the old home town about 22 years ago, when she married George Jewer and has resided here since. Always ready to lend a helping hand, quietly doing her various duties, she was a friend to everyone, and she will be missed by those near her. She was a member of East Women's Association and a member of the United Church. Her body was taken to Gander Hospital for an autopsy, performed by the doctor in charge there and Dr. W. Pollock. She was buried on Monday afternoon and the funeral services at the home and graveside were largely attended, Rev. N. Winsor officiating.
Mrs. Jewer leaves to mourn besides her husband, one daughter, Jean, who was at the time attending Summer School at St. John's; 2 sisters in Toronto, one in New York, and Mrs. M Burt and Mrs. Owen Davies of this town; one brother, Ralph, and several other relatives. To whom deepest sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
August 8, 1955
Page: 4
McGrath & Peerless - Wedding Bells

The marriage of William Edward McGrath, son of Mrs. and the late William McGrath of this place, to Miss Bernadette Peerless of St. John's, took place, with Nuptial Mass in the Marian Chapel of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Tuesday, August 2nd. The celebrant was the Rev. Fr. McNeilly. The reception was held at Frosts' Restaurant where the usual toasts were honoured, after which the happy couple left for Bay Bulls for their honeymoon. All friends and companions at Trinity extend best wishes.


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August 8, 1955
Page: 5
Dunphy & Noonan - Wedding Bells

On Wednesday, July 20th, at 9:30 a.m. St. Mary's Church, Bay de Verde, was the setting for the marriage of Margaret Noonan, R.N., daughter of Mrs. and the late Thomas Noonan of that place, to Owen, son of Thomas and Mary Dunphy of Carbonear. The Nuptial Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Fr. M. Kinsella, P.P.
The bride, escorted by her brother, Douglas, looked extremely lovely in a ballerina length gown of embroidered nylon with fitted jacket of lace, her finger tip veil was fastened to a coronet of rhinestones and pearls and her bouquet was red roses and fern.
The bride was attended by her cousin, Mae Noonan, who looked charming in a gown of blue-tiered net, with headdress to match and carried a bouquet of sweet peas and gladiola.
The duties of best man were ably performed by Joseph Dunphy, brother of the groom. After the ceremony the bridal party motored to the home of the bride's mother where breakfast was served and the usual toasts honoured.
Going away the bride wore a blue costume with white accessories.
After the honeymoon the happy couple will return to Stephenville where the groom is employed.
They take with them the best wishes of their many friends.


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August 8, 1955
Page: 5
Powell & Kelland - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, August 2
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It was with mixed feelings of joy and sorrow that Mrs. G. B. Powell sat in the front pew of the United Church on Monday, July 18th and saw her husband give in marriage their only single daughter and the last of their ten children to take a life partner. The contracting parties were their second youngest daughter, Margaret Eloise, and Gordon Hubert, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kelland of St. John's.
Entering the church on the arm of her father, the bride looked enchanting in a gown of white chantilly lace over satin and tulle, the skirt and train hanging full and long. The neckline was beautifully set off with pearl baroque embroidery and her headpiece was tulle and chantilly lace, with pearl baroque embroidery. She carried a trailer bouquet of multi-coloured summer flowers.
She was attended by her sister, Caiarine Woodman, as matron of hour, and by Florence Lester and Madeline Andrews as bridesmaids. The former wore shrimp tulle over satin and the bridesmaids lime green tulle over satin. They carried bouquets of multi-coloured flowers, and the three together added colourful beauty to the bridal scene. The groom was well supported by Calvin Powell, brother of the bride and by his brother, Kenneth Kelland, and Fred Woodman, brother-in-law of the bride, with the latter two acting as ushers.
During the signing of the registrar, Mrs. Clarence Thistle of Hr. Grace, who is noted as a grand singer, sang "I'll Walk Beside You". The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. H. Perry of Shoal Harbour, in the presence of a large number of guests and other friends.
The bride's mother wore carnation blue, with navy accessories and a gorgeous corsage. The groom's mother wore navy with white accessories and a lovely bouquet.
Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to Harbour Grace where the reception was held at Pike's Hotel. The following day the bride and groom left on their honeymoon, which is being spent touring the U.S.A. and the Canadian mainland.
We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Kelland heartiest congratulation on their marriage and best wishes for health, happiness and prosperity in the future.


The Daily News
August 8, 1955
Page: 7
George E. Rees
- All Bell Islanders were very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mr. George E. Rees at his home on Lance Cove Road Tuesday night. A retired official of Dominion Wabana Ore Limited the late Mr. Rees was in his 73rd year. A detailed account of his death will appear in the next issue of the Bell Island News.


The Daily News
August 9, 1955
Page: 5

CARROLL, Mr. Patrick
Carbonear, August 2 - Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Leo Burke, all that was mortal of the late Mr. Patrick Carroll was laid to rest in the R. C. Cemetery this morning. Deceased had not been well for some time and his passing on Sunday evening was a welcome release from physical pain. He entered into rest fortified by the rites of the R.C. Church. He was seventy years of age and was well liked by friends and neighbours, being of a cheerful disposition and friendly manner. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mary, who is in charge of Simpson-Sears Mail Order Office; one son, Paul at home; one brother, John in the U.S.A., and two sisters, Miss Elizabeth and Josephine Carroll, residing in the U.S.A., to all of whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
August 9, 1955
Page: 16
Maria Heater
- Passed peacefully away on August 8, Maria, widow of Henry Heater, in her 80th year. Left to mourn, one daughter, Lottie, in Toronto, and one son, William, in Montreal. Funeral will take place from Carnell's Funeral Home, Duckworth Street, on Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse to the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
August 9, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Morris
- Passed peacefully away at her home in Hr. Grace on July 29th, Mrs. Margaret Morris, widow of the late Capt. Joseph F. Morris, in her 86th year. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. Stevenson of Montreal and Winoni at home; also two sons, Robert of Sunday, N.S., and Fred at Harbour Grace, and one brother, Henry, of Montreal. Funeral took place on Sunday, July 31st.


The Daily News
August 9, 1955
Page: 3
Mrs. J. F. Morris
- The funeral took place at Harbour Grace on Sunday last of Mrs. J. F. Morris, widow of the late Capt. Morris of that town, who died on July 29th in her 86th year. One of the largest funerals seen in the Conception Bay town for many years testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held by the community. A special conveyance was necessary to handle the many floral tributes. The service was conducted by Rev. N. Hodder, United Church Minister. Among relatives surviving are Mr. Fred and Miss Winoni Morris at Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
August 10, 1955
Page: 5
George E. Rees
- Bell Island suffered an irreparable loss on Tuesday, August 2, when Mr. George E. Rees, one of its most revered sons, passed to that happy "destiny that lies beyond our dust." During the past several years the deceased suffered several paralytic strokes and it was another of these strokes that brought about his sudden passing.
George Eldred Ress was born at Lance Cove, Bell Island, 73 years ago, the son of the late William and Louisa Rees. After leaving school he entered the employ of the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. and worked with them for over half a century at various occupations, many years of which he faithfully and efficiently carried out the duties of foreman in the car shop. He was retired on pension in August 1950.
Of quiet disposition, unassuming, conscientious and, efficient he enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. A person of unquestionable standards, ethics and inherent modesty, he nevertheless was gifted with understanding in a practical sense which only his more intimate associates could appreciate fully. A link in the senior employees of the company has been broken and his sudden passing removes a familiar figure from this great industrial center of which he formed a part for more than three score years and ten.
To his life and passing the beautifully descriptive words of Longfellow can sincerely be applied.
"Men whose lives glided on,
Like rivers that water the woodland,
Darkened by shadows of earth,
But reflecting an image of heaven."


The Daily News
August 10, 1955
Page: 5
Fitzgerald & Kennedy - Wedding Bells

The wedding of Shirley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald of Bell Island to Raymond, son of Mary and the late Mr. James Kennedy, of Lance Cove, Bell Island, took place at St. James Church on July 25th with Nuptial Mass. Rev. Msgr. Bartlett officiated.
Helen Brown, the bride's sister was bride's girl and the duties of best man were performed by Mr. Robert Kennedy. The bride looked very charming in a floor length gown of white satin with nylon over lace and pearls. Her nylon veil was attached to a tiara of pearl and rhinestones and she carried a bouquet of red roses. The reception was held at the Brickside Hotel.
The couple left the same evening for Stephenville where they spent a two-week honeymoon. For traveling the bride wore a gray green suit and white accessories.


The Daily News
August 10, 1955
Page: 7
Maurice Gorman
- The death of one of Bell Island's most highly respected residents was learned with regret when the sad news was flashed around on Thursday evening, August 4, that Mr. Maurice Gorman had passed to his eternal reward, following a long illness. The late Mr. Gorman was born at Harbour Main, C.B., 91 years ago and was one of the oldest residents of the Iron Isle. One of the pioneers in mining, he worked in the coalmines of Sydney, N.S. Coming to Bell Island in 1899, he went to work here in the ore mines and after performing his various duties faithfully and well was place on the retired list in 1931. In early manhood the deceased gentleman followed the sea for some years and could relate many interesting stories during the time he fished on the Grand Banks and on the Labrador.
"Uncle Maurice", as he was familiarly known, was of a quiet and retiring disposition and it can be truly said he was the good old-time type of citizen, a good neighbour, fair and generous. He was well liked and respected by all who knew him.
Their line is fastly diminishing and it is so sad to realize that the old pioneers are so quickly passing on. They blazed the trail and enriched their homesteads by hard honest toil, that could be emulated with profit by the present generation. There was nothing of the shallow or trivial about him and yet he had a warm and friendly personality that endeared him to young and old. We shall miss him greatly from our midst but will always remember him as one who harboured no bitterness and who was ever ready to lend a helping hand to all whose privilege it was to meet and know one of nature's grand old gentlemen. God blessed him with a long and happy life and now that he has passed from this vale of tears, has opened for him the door into life everlasting.
He is survived by his wife, five sons, Gregory, Edward, Patrick, Luke and Maurice, Jr., Bell Island; two daughters, Mrs. Eric Stone, Bell Island, and Mrs. Mary Nolan, Avondale, C.B., also a large number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
The funeral took place by motor hearse on Saturday morning from his home to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Wabana, where Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Pastor, Rt. Rev. Monsignor G. F. Bartlett, D.P., P.P. The funeral was under the direction of Rideout's Funeral Home. The following comprised the pallbearers: Messrs. Roger Blackmore, Willis Jarvis, Cecil Spencer, Fred Carroll, Philip Murray, Bernard Sweeney. Interment was in the R. C. Cemetery.


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August 10, 1955
Page: 16
John Preston
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, August 9th, John Preston, aged 96 years; leaving to mourn one son, Francis. Funeral by motor hearse on Friday, August 11th, with Requiem Mass at 8:15 a.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, from his late residence, 46 Barnes Road. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
August 11, 1955
Page: 3
H. W. (Bert) Sainthill

NORTH SYDNEY - Word was received here of the death in Ottawa Friday of H. W. (Bert) Sainthill, a member of a family widely known in the Maritimes. A retired bank manager, Mr. Sainthill served with the Bank of Nova Scotia in a number of centers in the eastern area before going to Ottawa. A native of St. John's, Nfld., he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Sainthill of North Sydney. The senior Sainthill founded the firm of R. T. Sainthill and Son Ltd., widely known shipping and brokerage firm, which still operates here. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons, H. S. Sainthill of Toronto and Raymond G. Sainthill, North Sydney, are brothers. A sister, Mrs. Gordon Brewer lives in Montreal.


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August 11, 1955
Page: 2
Mrs. Effie Wheeler
CARBONEAR, August 8 - Following a long and painful illness there passed away on Friday, Mrs. Effie Wheeler, beloved wife of Mr. Edward Wheeler, aged 43 years. Deceased was a suffer from that dread disease of cancer and had been for some time a patient in a city hospital. Since coming home she had been cared for by her family and by the members of the Home Nursing Classes, no one but she knew the comfort that the practical nurses brought her and she was loud in her praise of them. We believe she was the first ill person to receive their patient administrations and we know that they were blessed, even as she was. Deceased was of a quiet disposition and bore her sufferings with courage and fortitude. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Pearl, Helen and Betty, all at home. Her mother, Mrs. Angel, arrived from Bonavista Bay a short while ago and was present for the funeral. To the bereaved relatives we extend sympathy. She was laid to rest in the Salvation Army Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, with Capt. Howse conducting the funeral service.


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August 11, 1955
Page: 11
Craniford & Carrington - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Joyce Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Craniford, 2 Chestnut Place, to Lieutenant Donald Barry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Carrington, 100 Highcliffe Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, took place at 3 p.m. on June 18th at St. Thomas' Old Garrison Church, St. John's, Canon A. B. S. Stirling officiated and was assisted by Rev. S. J. Davies.
During the signing of the register, the Solo, "O Perfect Love", was beautifully rendered by Mrs. L. Marquis. Mr. Douglas Belbin, the Church organist, supplied the Wedding Music.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, looked charming in a gown of white Alencon lace over nylon tulle and satin, fashioned on princess lines with bouffant skirt which tapered into a full train. Her circular veil of fingertip length hung from a dainty lace cap, which matched the gown. Her all white bouquet was composed of Gardenias and Stephanotis.
Miss Ada Simms was the maid of honour and Misses Beatrice Dixon and Patricia Thistle, the bridesmaids; all were attractively gowned in aqua crystallite with nylon tulle frilled skirts over satin. Bolero jackets and gauntlets of crystallite completed their gowns. They wore matching halo type headdress of nylon tulle and their bouquets were a combinations of Johanna Hill and Peach Pinocchio Roses.
The groom was ably attended by Lieut. Louis J. Ashley and the ushers were Capt. A. B. Campbell, Lieut. J. R. Arklie, Flying Officer K. Weaver and Lieut. Malcolm Drover.
The reception was held at the Old Colony Club where the bride's table was tastefully decorated with flowers and centered with a three-tier wedding cake. Guests were received by the bride's mother who wore a full-length gown of Beige Alencon lace over taffeta with black picture hat and corsage of pink carnations. The groom's mother assisted gowned in a pale green figured crystallite of floor length with white picture hat and accessories. Her corsage was of white carnations.
The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Canon A. B. S. Stirling to which the groom suitably replied and in turn proposed a toast to the bride's attendants. The best man responded on behalf of the bridesmaids after which a number of telegrams from well wishing friends were read. The music, which was supplied by the Princess Orchestra, helped considerably in making the reception such a happy event.
For traveling the bride chose a suit of powder blue bouclé, a hat and corsage of white with navy accessories. The happy couple will take up temporary residence on Elizabeth Avenue.


The Daily News
August 11, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Woodland
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital, August 10th, after a long illness, Mary, beloved wife of Wilmore C. Woodland; leaving to mourn husband, one daughter, Glenda, two sons, Bruce and Claude, also one sister Mrs. Ella Baird. Funeral today, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from S. A. Temple, Springdale St.


The Daily News
August 12, 1955
Page: 16
William Ryan
- Passed away suddenly August 11th, William Ryan of Paradise, Placentia Bay in his 68th year, leaving to mourn his sad loss his wife, Rose, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Murphy of Paradise, P.B., and Mrs. John Healey of St. John's; and one son, Michael. Funeral on Saturday morning from his daughter's residence, 1 Carew Street to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for Requiem Mass at 8:15 a.m.


The Daily News
August 13, 1955
Page: 3
Reuben White
- Forty-seven year old Reuben White of Carbonear was killed instantly at Happy Valley, near Goose Bay, Labrador yesterday. As far as can be learned the unfortunate man was employed as a carpenter on the construction of the new Anglican School at Happy Valley. No other details of the tragedy were available last night.


The Daily News
August 16, 1955
Page: 3
Paul Brien
of Water Street West died yesterday as a result of injuries after being struck by a motorcycle near his home. The young boy was immediately rushed to hospital but all efforts failed and he succumbed to his injuries yesterday afternoon.


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August 16, 1955
Page: 20
William Eagan
- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, August 14, William, eldest son of the late James and Ellen Eagan, at the age of 64 years. Left to mourn their sad loss are his wife, three daughters, one sister and two brothers. Funeral on Tuesday, August 16, from his daughter's residence, 108 Lime St., to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for Solemn High Mass at 8:15 a.m. R.I.P. Canadian and American papers please copy.


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August 16, 1955
Page: 20
Jacob Noseworthy
- Passed peacefully away August 15th after a short illness, Jacob Noseworthy, leaving besides his wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Andrew Greene of Revere, Mass.; 3 sons, William, Berkeley, and Gordon of this city; also 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 5 Gear Street, to the Elim Tabernacle, Case St.


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August 16, 1955
Page: 20
Aiden O'Driscoll
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on August 15th, Aiden O'Driscoll of Bay Bulls, aged 73 years, leaving to mourn his passing, three sons, Rev. Albert O'Driscoll of Mt. Mary's Basilica, Halifax; Michael of South Weymouth, Mass.; Matthew of Bay Bulls. Two daughters, Hilda Donnelly of Brooklyn, New York, and Bertha of Bay Bulls. Funeral with Requiem High Mass at Bay Bulls, Wednesday, August 17th at 9 a.m.


The Daily News
August 17, 1955
Page: 5
William Jackman
- Friends and acquaintances throughout the length and breath of the Island were shocked to hear of the tragically sudden passing of William Jackman an esteemed employee of Dominion Wabana Ore Limited.
Only 53 years of age, well known and popular with all with whom he came in contact. Mr. Jackman suffered a paralytic stroke last week and as a result passed away Sunday, August 14th at the Grace Hospital where he had been moved when taken ill.
The deceased gentleman was born at the East End, Bell Island, the son of the late Peter and Julia Jackman, and started work with the mining Company in 1916. The greater part of which he was engaged at mechanical work in No. 6 Slope. News of "Bills" totally unexpected passing was a severe shock to his plant associates and the community in general where he lived his lifetime.
Mr. Jackman was twice married first to Nellie Adams of this town who predeceased him in 1946. In 1944 he married Mrs. Anastasia Ryan who survived him, other members of the family left to mourn are: two sons: ?, Bell Island; Billy, Toronto; two daughters, (Vera) Mrs. Kevin Stone, Bell Island; (Margaret) ?rick Kelmn, Toronto; two brothers, Daniel and Jack, Bell Island; four sisters, (Margaret) Mrs. Wm. Someton, (Barbara) Mrs. Gerald Myers, (Josephine) Mrs. Wm. Murphy and Miss Annie, Bell Island
The funeral took place yesterday morning from his late residence West Wabana to the Church of the Immaculate Conception where Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated. Interment was in the R. C. Cemetery.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family relatives and friends.
Requiescat la Peace


The Daily News
August 17, 1977
Page: 3
Robert Barbour
- The body of 17-year-old Robert Barbour, a drowning victim, was recovered from the waters of Octagon Pond on Saturday morning. The body was recovered by a resident of the area. Young Robert Barbour lost his life when he wandered out into the waters of the pond and only when he found himself in deep water did he yell ashore that he couldn't swim. Some companions of his at the time thought he must be joking and he drowned before aid could reach him.


The Daily News
August 17, 1955
Page: 16
John Greene
- On July 28th an old and respected citizen in the person of John Greene, passed peacefully away at Placentia. The deceased was born there 83 years ago, and as a young man he had to engage in the only industry of the time - the fishery. He fished at Cape St. Mary's on the Grand Banks and out of Nova Scotia ports. He was one of that sturdy band of fishermen who is fast disappearing from our time.
As a citizen he took an active interest in all matters pertaining to the welfare of his native town. His greatest was Christian charity. He was ever-ready day or night to visit the sick, to keep them company during the long hours of the night, to console the dying, to pray with them in their last hours. Afterwards, to prepare the body for burial and follow the remains to the grave.
One of the great principles of charity is to visit the sick and bury the dead that was John's greatest virtue helping others who could not help themselves. When his turn came to die he had the consolation of having at his bedside Frs. Hunt and Green who gave him the last rites of his Holy Church.
His funeral, which was well attended, showed the esteem in which the deceased was held. The remains were preceded by a guard of honour from the Star of the Sea Association of which the deceased was a life long member. Interment was at the Mount Carmel Cemetery. His wife predeceased him some years ago. He is survived by two sons, one at New York, one at home with whom he resided; three daughters, Sr. M. Collista, St. Margaret's Presentation Convent, Buchans; and three at New York, to whom the writer extends sincere sympathy.
E.J.C.


The Daily New
August 17, 1955
Page: 16
Dr. Dougald Galbraith Jamieson
, died August 16th. Husband of Elizabeth Barbour, father of Carrie (Mrs. C. A. Knight), Betty (Mrs. H. W. Baird), Marian, and Dr. T. A. B. Jamieson. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
August 17, 1977
Page: 3
Kennedy & O'Neill - Wedding Bells

The wedding of Frank J. Kennedy, a popular Daily News photographer, to Miss Ruth O'Neill of St. John's, took place yesterday morning with Nuptial Mass at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Rt. Rev. Monsignor H. A. Summers celebrated the Nuptial Mass at 9:30 and officiated at the wedding ceremony. Reception was held at the Crystal Palace and the couple left during the afternoon to spend their honeymoon at Corner Brook.


The Daily New
August 17, 1955
Page: 16
Thomas Edward Williams
- Passed away suddenly August 14th, Thomas Edward Williams, aged 5 weeks, infant son of Walter and Loretta Williams, Tunis Court. Left to mourn their sad loss, besides his parents are five young brothers.


The Daily New
August 17, 1955
Page: 16
William John Wiseman
- Passed peacefully away after a short illness, William John Wiseman in his 76th year, leaving to mourn wife and three sons, Gordon and Duncan of the City and Eric of New Your, also two brothers and two sisters: Arch of the city and Silas G. of Malden, Mass, Mrs. H. Rowsell of New Hampshire and Mrs. F. A. Lindsay of the city. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Thursday from his late residence, 56 Hayward Avenue by motor hearse.


The Daily News
August 18, 1955
Page: 5
Jamieson, Dr. D. G
. - Doctor D. G. Jamieson well-known medical practitioner, passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on Tuesday night, in his 72nd year.
Dr. Jamieson, who came here at the request of the late Dr. Grenfell, had a very distinguished career and was highly respected by all who knew him. Yesterday he was referred to by the President of the local Medical Association as "the good doctor ever mindful of his patients' welfare". Two months ago he was the second Newfoundland Medical Doctor to be awarded Senior Membership in the Canadian Medical Association.
The late Dr. Jamieson was born in Beaverton, Ontario. He received his early education at Lindsay and then entered Toronto University to study medicine. Following his graduation and internship, he was asked by Dr. Grenfell to work in Newfoundland outports. This he did for the next twenty year administering to a number of Bonavista settlements. In latter years he resided at St. John's where he specialized in dermatology and anesthesiology. He is survived by one son, also a medical doctor, three daughters, Carrie (Mrs. C. A. Knight), Betty (Mrs. Hugh Baird) and Marian of this city. Funeral will take place after the arrival of his son, Dr. Thomas Jamieson, from Niagara Falls, Ontario. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
August 18, 1955
Page: 16
Henry H. Hutchings
- Passed peacefully away on August 17th at 11 a.m., Henry H. Hutchings, aged 66, leaving to mourn wife, four sons, three daughters. Funeral notice later. No flowers by request.


The Daily News
August 18, 1955
Page: 3
Mr. Ross Miller,
office manager at NAFEL, lost his life by drowning at Bay Bulls Big Pond yesterday afternoon. The body of the unfortunate man was recovered at 6 p.m. and conveyed to his late residence, 55 Poplar Avenue. Details of the tragedy were not available last night. Deceased is survived by his widow, mother, two sisters and one brother.


The Daily New
August 18, 1955
Page: 16
Amelia A. Mills
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital at 7:25 August 17, Amelia A. Mills, wife of E. J. Mills, at the age of 46 years. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband, one son Aubrey, her mother, Mrs. Eliza Clarke, three brothers: William, Roland and Linton Clarke, and two sisters: Mrs. Wm. Tucker and Mrs. Mary J. Lamswood, besides a large circle of friends and relatives. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
August 19, 1955
Page: 13

COONEY, Mrs. Norah - There passed away at her home on Carbonear Road on Wednesday morning following a very brief illness, Norah, wife of Edward Cooney, aged 49 years. The deceased, although not in good health for a time, was able to be about her home, and down town the previous day - she succumbed to a heart attack. Left to morn are, besides her husband, three sons, Richard, Leonard and Joseph - and two daughters Josephine at Spaniard's Bay and Mary at home besides an aged mother and three sisters at North River. Interment took place on Friday at the Roman Catholic cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
August 19, 1944
Page: 4

DEAN, Mrs. Margaret - A highly respected resident of Victoria passed away on Wednesday night, August 10th in the person of Margaret, beloved wife of Mr. Richard Dean. Deceased was seventy-one years of age and, up until she suffered a heart attack some months ago, she was active in church and community life. She was a member of the Pentecostal Assembly. Surviving her are husband, two sons: Samuel and William, four daughters: Mrs. Sandy Peckham and Mrs. Alexander Clarke of Victoria, Mrs. Lionel Clarke at Markland, and Mrs. Douglas F. Milley at Topsail; one sister, Miss Eliza Antle of Victoria, and two brothers, William and Joshua Antle, also of Victoria. Her funeral took place at Victoria on Friday last, with Pastor Taylor conducting the funeral rites. It was largely attended. To the sorrowing relatives we extend condolence.


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August 19, 1955
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DEWLING, Stewart - The community was shocked last night to learn of the passing of Mr. Stewart Dewling, M.M., at the age of 60 years.
A veteran of World War One, the deceased, though he received medical treatment several months ago, had recovered and was able to resume his normal duties. He returned home last evening after a busy day, and shortly after 6 p.m. was suddenly stricken and died immediately.
A member of the "First 500', the late Stewart Dewling was highly respected by all who had the privilege to know him. The few survivors of the tragic July drive remember him as an unselfish hero, when as a young member of the Medical Corps, he journeyed time and time again into "No Man's Land" to aid and comfort his wounded comrades. It was in this action that he was awarded his Military Medal, and additional honours for bravery were awarded him during the remainder of the war.
Since his return to Newfoundland, Mr. Dewling's first concern was for the welfare of other veterans and their families. For over 35 years he served faithfully and well as an executive member of the Great War Veterans Association and of the Canadian Legion. At the time of his passing he was First Vice President of the St. John's Branch of the Legion. During that time his interest was unflagging, and he constantly attended to the needs of veterans who were ill or who required assistance.
To his widow and relatives, the Daily News joins with his many sorrowing friends in extending sincere sympathy.
The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence at 42 Allandale Road.


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August 19, 1955
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Carbonear, August 15
Reuben White
- It is sad to see a person in the prime of his life taken by death but when death is unexpected and instantaneous it is doubly sad. So it was in the case of Reuben White who was accidentally killed at Happy Valley, Labrador, on Thursday last. Leaving home less than three weeks ago for what he and his family thought would be a happy and fruitful summer, his home-coming last evening was almost unbearable for his wife and eldest child, Sharon, who is twelve years old. The two other children are really too young to realize what has happened but, nevertheless the youngest one, only two years of age, asked her mommy yesterday morning, upon waking "where's my daddy?" Did the little one have a dream? Were her sleeping hours filled with thoughts of her daddy? Who can know the mind of a child? One thing can be said of the late Mr. White, he was a very devoted father, never happier than when he had his three children close by, took the little ones whenever and wherever he could. If they retain any memories of him they will indeed be happy ones. No one saw Mr. White fall from the staging on which he was standing and the first his buddy, Mr. Tom Ash, who was anchoring the rafters on the roof, knew of his falling was when someone shouted that Reuben had fallen off. Leaving the roof he immediately summoned help from the nearby Military Hospital, but to no avail for he was dead when he returned with a nurse. Death must have been instantaneous.
His remains arrived by plane from the northern base and interment took place on Sunday afternoon from his late residence. Members of "Boyle" L.O.L. No. 80 of Victoria attended as did many members of Carbonear L.O.L. No. 13 and a large concourse of other citizens. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. B. Johnson, B.A., to whom fell the sad lot of breaking the news to the family. At the home the beautiful hymn "Jesus Lover Of My Soul" was sung and at the graveside "Abide With Me" was used.
To Mrs. White, daughters Sharon, Gloria and Elizabeth, and to all other relatives we extend the sympathy of the whole community.


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August 19, 1955
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Fitzpatrick & Tobin - Wedding Bells

Harbour Grace - A quiet but pretty wedding took place at the Roman Catholic Cathedral at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10th, when Miss Margaret Tobin was united in marriage to Mr. Michael Fitzpatrick of St. John's.
The bride looked very attractive in a costume of navy blue worn with white accessories. Her only attendant was Miss Beh Thomey who was pleasingly attired in green with lemon accessories. The groom was attended by Mr. Gus Cleary, a life long friend.
Following the ceremony, the happy couple motored to the residence of Mrs. Olaf West, Bannerman Street, where the reception was held. The lovely wedding cake was the gift of Mrs. West whose culinary art is well known.
The bride and groom left for Avondale where they boarded the express for Gander, Deer Lake and Corner Brook, where they are the guests of the bride's brother, Mr. John and Mrs. Tobin.
They carry with them the best wishes of a very large circle of friends both here and at St. John's, for a happy wedded life.


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August 19, 1955
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Wilfred Hawkins
- Passed away suddenly at his residence on Thorburn Road on August 17th, Wilfred Hawkins in his 61st year. Leaving to mourn his loving wife, Beatrice; one son, Eric, at home, and two daughters, Helen (Mrs. Fred Gough) and Ruby (Mrs. Wallace Bowering); also two step-brothers, Harry and Gordon, and one step-sister, Carry. Funeral to take place from his late residence on Thorburn Road at 3:30 p.m. today to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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August 19, 1955
Page: 20
G. F. Ross Miller
- Passed suddenly away on August 18th, G. F. Ross Miller. Leaving to mourn wife, mother, two sisters and one brother. Funeral on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 55 Popular Avenue.


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August 20, 1955
Page: 20
Michael Allan
- Passed peacefully away Friday morning, Michael Allan, Veteran of World War One, son of the late Patrick and Margaret Allan. Leaving to mourn his widow, the former Mary Ryan, and three sisters, Mrs. Timothy Flynn, New York; Mrs. Wm. Harvey and Mercedes of this city. Funeral at 10:15 Monday morning from 25 Waterford Bridge Road, to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass.


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August 20, 1955
Page: 20
Stewart Dewling
- Passed away suddenly at his residence, Allandale Road, at 6:30 Thursday evening, Stewart Dewling, M.M., in his 60th year. He leaves to mourn their sad loss wife, one brother, Ernest, at New York; two step-brothers, Alan and Ned Hicks, and one step-sister, Mrs. Thomas Dawson, all in New York. The funeral takes place from his late residence, 42 Allandale Road, at 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, to the Church of England Cemetery.


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August 20, 1955
Page: 7
Adey & Kinsman - Wedding Bells
The rays of the setting sun streaming through the windows, together with the multi coloured floral decorations and Kentia Palms, made a beautiful setting for a very pretty wedding which took place at Wesley United Church on June 23rd at 7 p.m., the contracting parties being Christine, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adey and Bruce, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinsman, both of this City.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. J. Barrett assisted by Rev. J. W. Winsor, life long friend of the bride's family. Mr. Allan Pittman presided at the organ and a full choir was in attendance.
The bride looked radiant as she entered the church on the arm of her father and proceeded up the aisle to the strains of the wedding march. She wore a gown of white chantilly lacy over satin and nylon tulle, fashioned on princess lines, and lace fitted jacket with long pointed sleeves and stand up collar. Her fingertip veil of matching lace hung from a dainty lace trimmed cap. Her bouquet was composed of pink roses and Stephanotis with roses on ribbon trailer extending to the floor. A gold necklace set with tiny pearls worn by the bride, was a heirloom of her family.
Miss Nina Holloway, cousin of the bride, was maid of honour and wore pale lemon ballerina length strapless gown of lace over satin and layers of nylon tulle, with matching stole and gauntlets, while Mesdames Agnes Grimes, Nellie Thompson and Marjorie Manston acted as bridesmaids and were attired in identical gowns as the maid of honour, in sky blue. All wore headpieces alike and their bouquets were a combination of Stephanotis, and Shasta Daisies in matching shades.
Little Beverley Bishop, wearing a miniature bridal gown and carrying a small bouquet like the brides and Master Tony Paitanavage wearing miniature formal dress, performed their duties as flower girl and ring bearer in a very winsome manner.
The groom was ably supported by his brother, Mr. Alistair Kinsman while Messrs Eric Thompson, Howard Manston and David Kinsman acted as ushers.
After the bridal party was assembled the choir, of which both the bride and groom are members, sang "The Voice That Breathed O'er Eden". An impressive note in the ceremony was the singing of the Lord's Prayer so beautifully rendered by Miss Edna Mitchell, as the couple knelt before the Communion Rail.
During the signing of the register, the hymn "O Perfect Love" was sung by the choir after which the bride and groom together with a large number of guests proceeded to the Old Colony Club where the reception was held.
The bride's table was beautifully decorated for the occasion with flowers and centered with a three-tier wedding cake.
The bride's mother received guests wearing a floor length gown of aqua nylon crepe with white accessories and her corsage was of yellow roses. The groom's mother assisted wearing a floor length gown of mid-blue crepe with lace inserts and pale pink accessories. Her corsage was of pink roses.
Dr. H. L. Pottle acted as toastmaster while Rev. J. W. Winsor in the unavoidable absence of Rev. A. J. Barrett, proposed the toast to the bride which was responded to by the groom, he in turn proposed a toast to the brides attendants, which was responded to by the best man, after which a number of telegrams from relatives and friends were read. Following supper, dancing to the music of the Rythmiers Orchestra and card playing was thoroughly enjoyed.
For traveling the bride wore a navy blue fitted coachman coat of shantung with white and navy accessories and a corsage of pink roses and fern. The happy couple motored through the States to Calgary, Alberta where the honeymoon was spent with the bride's sister, Mrs. Frank Janett.
The bride and groom were recipients of many beautiful gifts testifying to the esteem in which they were held.


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August 20, 1955
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Sarah Morris
- Passed peacefully away on August 19th, Sarah Morris, aged 81 years. Funeral today, Saturday, at 4 p.m. from her late residence, Mount Pearl Road, to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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August 22, 1955
Page: 9

Bay Roberts
CRANE, Richard
- His many friends at home and abroad will be sorry to learn of the death on August 8th of Mr. Richard Crane of Bay Roberts East. The late Mr. Crane was 69 years of age, and death came after short illness at the Grace Hospital, St. John's, where he had gone for treatment.
Left to mourn their sad loss are his widow, Jessie; one son, Jack, Bay Roberts; two daughters, Beaulah (Mrs. Donald Jones), Bay Roberts and Emmie (Mrs. Donald Roach), Coley's Point; three brothers, John, Bay Roberts, Joseph and Stephen, both in the U.S.; 12 grandchildren, as well as a large number of relatives and friends.
The funeral took place on Tuesday, August 9th to St. Matthew's Church and Cemetery, with the Rector, Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D., officiating.
The late Mr. Crane was a well known and liked resident of the East End, and followed the fishery for a number of years. His friendly manner and warm smile will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
We join with readers in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.


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August 22, 1955
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James Crummey
, of Western Bay, was killed instantly and Nurse Janes, of Corner Brook, sustained multiple cuts and bruises on Saturday night when a car in which they were driving went out of control at North Branch, near Port aux Basques, and turned over in a ditch. A residence of Western Bay, Crummey has been residing at Port aux Basques for some time and was employed as a chemist at the local pharmacy. Miss Janes is a member of the nursing staff of the Channel Cottage Hospital. It is understood that the remains of the unfortunate young man will arrive at Whitbourne by today's express from where they will be conveyed to Western Bay for burial.


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August 22, 1955
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Raymond Currie
- The unclothed body of a 7-year-old boy was taken from the waters of the Humber River on Saturday night. On the banks searchers found his clothing. The boy, Raymond Currie, of South Brook, had obviously decided to take a swim. But the river was full of logs and it is thought that the lad must have struck one of those logs while he was swimming.


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August 22, 1955
Page: 16
Louis Battcock
- Passed peacefully away August 20th at 8 p.m., Louis Battcock, age 63 years, leaving to mourn wife, two daughters, three sisters and one brother. Funeral from his late residence South Side Road West to Kilbride Church for Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday. (Boston papers please copy)


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August 22, 1955
Page: 9
Morgan & Parsons - Wedding Bells
Bay Roberts, August 16
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Mr. and Mrs. John Tetford of Shearstown, were hosts recently, to a surprise party in honour of Mr. and Mrs. George Morgan (nee Carrie Parsons, Coley's Point), who were married in Toronto on July 16th. The newly weds flew to Newfoundland by T.C.A. on July 17th.
Mr. and Mrs. Morgan were presented with a purse of money by their friends who had gathered at the party. They wish to thank all who made their visit an enjoyable one, especially Mr. and Mrs. Tetford for their kindnesses extended to them. They returned to Toronto on Sunday, August 7th, after spending a very enjoyable trip to their former homes.
We join with their many friends in extending belated congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan.


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August 23, 1955
Page: 4

Grand Falls
BURKE, Levi
59 year old logger from Joe Batts Arm was stricken with heart attack on the afternoon of August 5th, at his camp in Bishops Falls division and on being rushed from the woods to Northcliffe Hospital at Grand Falls succumbed there on Saturday. Members of Canadian Legion at Grand Falls promptly co-operated and War Veterans Stanley Hall and George "Buster" Winslow took the remains to Lewisporte where the Canadian Legion Branch of that community took charge and arranged for same to be sent to Joe Batts Arm for interment on Monday.


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August 23, 1955
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Grand Falls
EARLE, Mrs. Harry W.
of Bishop's Falls passed peacefully away Saturday night, after a long illness at the age of 58; leaving to mourn husband, one daughter, Rita; three brothers and one sister at Seldom and Dorman Dawe and Mrs. Victor Rowe; and one sister at Barred Island, Mrs. Isaac Primmer.


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August 23, 1955
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Mr. G. A. Pardy
age 62, died suddenly at his home in Grand Falls on August 8th. He had not been very well for the past year and had just completed a short walk in vicinity in his home on Queen Street, when he returned and collapsed. Late Mr. Pardy was native of Leading Tickles and was proprietor of Pardys Garage, Botwood Road, Grand Falls. He was a veteran 1st World War, and came to Grand Falls in 1921, he was well known in commercial life in Central Nfld. He is survived by his wife, 7 sons and two daughters. Interment took place on Tuesday, with Rev. R. S. Sheppard officiating.


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August 23, 1955
Page: 4

Since our last news notes, a well-known and very obliging citizen of Grand Falls in the person of Mr. Abs Rowsell, has gone to his eternal reward in his 62nd year. The late Mr. Rowsell was born at Salt Pond, via Lewisporte, and was employed in the post office for approximately 23 years, before that he worked with the Newfoundland Railway for eighteen years, and was well and favourably known all over Newfoundland. Mr. Rowsell is survived by one son, Godfrey at Hawk's Bay, one daughter, Mrs. R. H. Goodyear, residing at Renfrew, Ontario, one sister, Mrs. Hilda Mercer, residing in Toronto, and two brothers, Hedley and Albert Rowsell, at Grand Falls. The funeral of the late Mr. Rowsell took place Sunday afternoon to the United Church Cemetery in Grand Falls, with Rev. A. J. Barrett officiating.


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August 23, 1955
Page: 4
Victor Wells
- The death occurred in Botwood Hospital on Saturday of Mr. Victor Wells at the age of 77 years. The late Mr. Wells is a native of Northern Arm North, and is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 sisters, 2 grand children and 9 great grandchildren. The funeral took placed in the United Church Cemetery at Northern Arm, Sunday past. We join with the community in extending deepest sympathy to the wife and family of the deceased.


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August 23, 1955
Page: 16
Dutson & Duggan - Wedding Bells
The marriage of Marlene, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Duggan, to A/IC Wendell Dutson, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. N. Dutson of St. Jose, California, took place on Monday, August 15th, at St. Teresa's Church with Nuptial Mass, Rev. Father D. Morrissey officiating. The happy couple spent their honeymoon at Karwood Cabins.


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August 23, 1955
Page: 4
Grand Falls -
Mrs. Harry W. Earle
of Bishop's Falls passed peacefully away Saturday night, after a long illness at the age of 58; leaving to mourn her husband, one daughter, Rita; three brothers and one sister at Seldom and Dorman Dawe and Mrs. Victor Rowe; and one sister at Barred Islands, Mrs. Isaac Primmer.


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August 24, 1955
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BLOUNT, Rev. C. R. - The death occurred early this morning at the Grace Hospital of Rev. Charles R. Blount, for over 50 years a devoted and beloved Minister of the United Church of Newfoundland. Rev. Blount came to Newfoundland from England in 1903 to enter the Ministry here. He served various congregations throughout the Island, including those at Glenwood, Lewisporte, Fortune, Lower Island Cove, Victoria, Bonavista, Corner Brook, Harbor Grace and Portugal Cove. He was married in 1908 to the former Dinah Rose Pardy of Grand Bank, who predeceased him some time ago. In 1944, Rev. Blount retired from the active Ministry, but for nine years afterwards he was visiting preacher at the Church in Portugal Cove. Up to the time of his death he was active in bringing the Word of God to the people through his inspiring messages in the Church Page of this paper. He is survived by one daughter, Rosemary (Mrs. Newel Smith), at London, Ont. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:15 at his late residence on Cook Street and at Gower Street United Church. Interment will take place at Mount Pleasant.


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August 24, 1955
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Doctor R. S. Frew
- A well-known specialist in diseases of children, Dr. Robert S. Frew, formerly physician to The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, and since his retirement consulting physician, died at his home at Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire on May 30.
Robert Skeoch Frew was born in Newfoundland on August 22, 1881, and was educated at St. John's. For his medical training he went to the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B., in 1905. He also studied for some time at the University of Berlin. After serving as house-physician at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and for a brief period as assistant to the professor of pathology there, Dr. Frew came to London to The Great Ormond Street Hospital, where he was medical registrar, pathologist, and clinical assistant in the out-patient department. Later he was appointed physician to the hospital, and practiced also as a consultant in pediatrics in Wimpole Street. He proceeded M.D. in 1910, and in 1911 became M.R.C.P. London. He was at one time assistant physician to the East London Hospital for Children, Shadwell, and from 1914 to 1928 he was physician to the children's department, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill. Other hospital appointments which he held for many years were those of physician to Lord Mayor Treloar Orthopedic Hospital at Alton in Hampshire and consulting physician for diseases of children to the Bromley Cottage Hospital. During the first world war he served as major in the R.A.M.C.
Dr. Frew was an individual in pediatrics, holding views, which were not always shared by the pediatricians of his time. These he expressed particularly in his book, published in 1936 Entitled Diseases in Childhood A Clinical Study. The book dealt solely with diseased of infants and described a long series of cased which had come under his personal observation. He was also the author of many articles on pediatric subjects in the annals and specialist journals. One of his earliest contributions in which he collaborated with the late Sir Archibald Garrod, consulting physician to Great Ormond Street was on glycosuria in tuberculosis meningitis. He became a Fellow Of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1919.
He leaves a widow and a daughter. His only son an R.A.F. officer was killed in World War II. Also one brother and two sisters (Mrs. John Parker and Mrs. Reg. Harvey) residing in St. John's.


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August 24, 1955
Page: 5
Mr. Alfred Layte
- Again death has visited this community and taken from its midst one of its oldest and well known citizens, in the person of Mr. Alfred Layte, at the age of 75 years. Up to within a few days before his death, Mr. Layte was apparently in good health and his death at Gander Hospital where he was taken, came unexpectedly to his relatives and friends. For many years Mr. Layte was a successful contractor with the A.N.D. Company but in later years, he owned and operated a small business, choosing after the death of his wife to live in his little store, where his friends could visit him. A member of the Canadian Legion, a member of the L.O.A. these two organizations attended the funeral in a body and after the Church service held their respective burial services at the United Church Cemetery. The services, which was held on Sunday afternoon was largely attended, and was conducted by the Minister, Rev. N. Winsor. The beautiful casket was draped with the Union Jack, and as the service concluded the organist played the Dead March. Mr. Layte leaves to mourn a son, Sidney Layte, and a daughter, Lucy (Mrs. Sidney Hodder), both of this town; five grandchildren, one brother, Mr. Arthur Layte of Lewisporte; two sisters, Mrs. Benjamin King, Bishop's Falls, Mrs. Martha Taylor, Moreton's Hr., and a large number of other relatives and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.
When the breath of life is flown,
When the grave must claim it's own,
Life forevermore


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August 24, 1955
Page: 2
Grand Falls
Mrs. Samuel Reid
age 72, died on Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roland Tilley, King Street, Windsor. Formerly Florence Jackson of Cavendish, T.B., late Mrs. Reid was a pioneer citizen. Grand Galls and her husband predeceased her several years ago. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Roland Tilley with whom she resided at the time of her death, Mrs. Evelyn Upshall, St. John's, Mrs. Edna Owen and Mrs. Ruby Martin in Toronto, and Mildred Gillingham at Parks Head, Alexander Bay. Three sons, Willaby, on the Canadian mainland, Philip in Grand Falls and Roland at Windsor. Body of the late Mrs. Reid was taken to South Dildo, T.B., on Sunday for burial.


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August 24, 1955
Page: 8
Bishop & Deering - Wedding Bells
The marriage of Miss Cavell Bishop, eldest daughter of Mr. Drover and the late Mrs. Grace Bishop, to Mr. Maxwell Deering of Shearstown, took place in the Church of the Holy Redeemer on Saturday evening, August 20 at 9 o'clock. The Rev. Canon T. E. Loder performed the ceremony and Miss Una Bishop, cousin of the bride, played the appropriate wedding music. A reception for members of the immediate families was held at the home of the bride's parents and the bride and groom left for their home in Shearstown at midnight. We offer our best wishes to them both for all that is good in life.


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August 24, 1955
Page: 8
Henry H. Hutchings
- His many friends at Spaniard's Bay were indeed sorry to hear of the sudden passing at his home in St. John's of Henry H. Hutchings (66) a former businessman of this town. The late Mr. Hutchings moved to St. John's in 1948 but before that time he owned and operated a general store, which was one of the best in the community. His fairness in business dealings won for him the respect of the public, not only in his hometown, but in surrounding communities. He was a man of practical ideas not only for himself, but for the community and some of the plans which he advocated years ago are only now being put into practice. In educational matters he was as sincere as he was active and while he was a member of the local school board he did much constructive work for the set-up which then existed. He saw to it that his own seven children received a thorough education and most of them attended Universities. But he was also keenly interested in others, too. More than one child received from him encouragement from him by word and deed, and pleasant memories of him and gratitude for his kindnesses will remain with many for always.
He leaves to mourn and to remember, his wife (formerly Miss May Gosse), four sons, Leighton (a roofing contractor in Indianapolis, Indiana); Wilbert (radar inspector with the Department of Defence, Toronto); Donald, (proprietor of a service station in Blind River, Ontario); Eric (Laboratory consultant for Newfoundland Cottage Hospitals); three daughters, Geraldine (Mrs. Eric Roberts); Ruth (Mrs. Pearce Alcock); and Mollie (Mrs. Dick Abbott), all of St. John's.
The Burial Service at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on Friday, August 19, was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. J. A. F. Slade and his remains were laid to rest in the Church of England Cemetery on Forest Road.
To Mrs. Hutchings and to her family we offer our sincerest sympathy.
"Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let Light Perpetual shine upon him."


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August 25, 1955
Page: 4
Mr. Ronald Shannahan
- A well known resident of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Ronald Patrick Shannahan passed away on Sunday night, at the General Hospital St. John's where he had been a patient for fifteen days, following an accident which occurred near his home early in the morning of Sunday, August 6th, when he was struck and rendered unconscious by a car driven by Mr. W. Goodwin of this town.
The deceased, aged 68 years was an industrious and respected citizen, who, up to the time of the accident was employed with the Whaling Co. at Dildo, from which place he had returned home that day of his accident.
The late Mr. Shannahan leaves to mourn his tragic passing, three sons, Nicholas of the Newfoundland Constabulary, Gerald at Corner Brook and Leo at Vancouver, B.C., and five daughter, Eileen, Mrs. Thorburn R.N., Theresa, Mrs. Butler and Helen at St. John's, Gertrude, Mrs. White of St. George's and Loretta, Mrs. Bernard Cleary at Harbour Grace.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place to St. Joseph's Church at Riverhead, Tuesday morning, interment being at the R.C. Cemetery, Carbonear Road. General sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives in this sad bereavement.


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August 25, 1955
Page: 5
Rev. John Stanley Taylor
- There passed away at his home at Pittsburgh, Pa., on August 18th a native son of Harbour Grace, Rev. John Stanley Taylor in his 78th year.
Born in 1877, the son of the late Henry and Annie Taylor, the deceased received his early education at the High School, taught by the late Mrs. W. A. Oke who, was at that time, Miss Sophie Snow and later, at the old Grammar School under the tutorship of the late Mr. James D. Munn.
After serving an apprenticeship at blacksmith with Mr. William Smith at his forge in Silby's Lane, Mr. Taylor immigrated to the USA and became associated with the Carnegie Institute of Technology where by painstaking study, he became a supervisor.
His ambition was to enter the Church, and the late Mr. Taylor, by private study and under the guidance and supervision of his friend, the Bishop of Pittsburgh, qualified in the necessary examinations and was ordained. He served as Deacon and Priest at Crofton, until his retirement.
A few years ago, in recognition of long and faithful service to the Church, the reverend gentleman was made Honorary Canon. Although retired, he frequently acted as supply in Missions and parishes when vacant, or when rectors were absent on vacation.
The late Canon entered hospital in March past for what was thought to be a slight operation. This proved more serious than was at first believed and he entered into his rest on Thursday last, mourned by his wife and two children of his former marriage to the late Miss Minnie Davis of this town viz John, an officer of the American Army, now serving as attaché to the American Embassy in Paris, France, and Dorothy, registered dietitian who, was with her father to minister to him in the last days of his illness, as well as by a large circle of friends in the USA and at Hr. Grace.
John Stanley Taylor is remembered at Hr. Grace for the affection he had for his native town - and for his continued interest in its welfare.
Cards of remembrance at Christmas time told old friends here of his thoughts of them - brief notes from time to time reminded one of some oft-forgotten incident which he had shared with a boyhood friend. The personal touch was never lacking, and as succeeding years brought him back for his vacations, old friendships were renewed and memories revolved in the humorous vein which was characteristic of this man who always remained a Hr. Gracian, even though separated from his native land by distance and time.
His last visit was in the summer of 1946, and his wish at that time was to return to spend some of his later years in the old homestead on Nord Street, which he invariably opened up for his stay in his native town.


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August 25, 1955
Page: 3
Arthur Dennis, Jr. -
Sixteen-year old Arthur Dennis, Jr., of Nicholsville, near Deer Lake, was fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when a .22 rifle, in the hands of a companion, was accidentally discharged. Apparently Dennis and a companion had been playing around with the rifle. When the accident occurred, his companion accidentally triggered the weapon and a .22 calibre slug entered Dennis' body. He was rushed to the clinic at Deer Lake but, despite medical aid, succumbed to his injuries. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dennis, Sr., of Nicholsville.


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August 25, 1955
Page: 16
Gushue & Mullaly - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding took place on June 29th with Nuptial Mass at Corpus Christi Church, Northern Bay, with Rev. E. J. O'Brien officiating, when Bridget Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Mullaly, Northern Bay, became the bride of Mr. Patrick Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Gushue, Port-au-Port.
The bride looking charming as she entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding march rendered by Miss Ursula Mullaly, cousin of the bride. She was attended by her sister, Miss Trudy Mullaly, R.N., as maid of honour, while Miss Margaret Gushue, sister of the groom, acted as bridesmaid. Little Miss Margaret Johnson, niece of the bride, performed the duties of flower girl.
The groom was ably supported by his brother, Mr. William Gushue, B.A. (e.d.), and Mr. Bernard Mullaly, brother of the bride; the ushers were Arthur Mullaly and Raymond Johnson.
After the ceremony the bridal party and some sixty guests motored to Pike's Hotel, Harbour Grace, where the reception was held. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Rev. E. J. O'Brien; while other toasts were appropriately honoured.
The honeymoon was spent at Becks Cabin, Swift Current.
The bride was formerly engaged in the teaching profession. The groom, who recently graduated from Memorial University, Newfoundland, with a Bachelor of Arts (Ed) Degree, has been assigned to the Principalship of Avondale High School where the happy couple will reside.
We join with their many friends in offering congratulations and extending best wishes for a happy married life together.


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August 25, 1955
Page: 11
Moore & Williams - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Southside, on Monday, July 4th at 7:30 o'clock, when Olive May, daughter of Mrs. Elsie and the late Harry Moore, became the bride of A/IC David Hugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Williams of Lamont, California. Rev. Canon A. B. S. Stirling performed the ceremony.
The bride given in marriage by her brother, Leonard Moore, looked radiant in a ballerina length gown of embroidered nylon lace over satin and net. Her matching nylon veil was attached to a pearl and rhinestone tricorn and she carried a dainty pink and white bouquet.
Attending the bride was her sister Daphne, as maid of honour, and Miss Della Rees as bridesmaid. They were attired respectively in ballerina length gowns of lemon and shrimp, nylon lace and net over taffeta with matching headdresses. They carried cascades of blended summer flowers. The groom's attendants were S/Sgt. Marion Dickey, U.S.A.F., as best man, ushers were Gordon and Leslie Moore, brothers of the bride.
During the signing of the register, the choir of which the bride is a member rendered "The Lord's My Shepherd."
The reception was held at Frost's Restaurant, the bride's mother receiving, wearing a dress of mauve silk with contrasting accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The honeymoon was spent at Corner Brook and for traveling the bride chose a navy print dress, white accessories and a corsage of carnations.


The Daily News
August 24, 1955
Page: 2
Stuckless & Pretty - Wedding Bells
Grand Falls
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A pretty wedding ceremony was solemnized in the United Church, Bishop's Falls on Tuesday night, when Shirley Stuckless, daughter of Mrs. Ida Stuckless, and, Lawrence Pretty, son of Mr. Max and the late Mrs. Pretty of Bishop's Falls, were united by Rev. Stanfield. The United Church choir was present for the occasion, and the soloist was young Wm. Hampton of Bishop's Falls. Immediately following the ceremony at United Church an enjoyable reception was held at the home of the bride, which was attended by relatives and friends of the young couple. The groom is employed with the C.N.R. and his young bride, is working with the firm of Mr. Albert Epstein in Bishop's Falls.


The Daily News
August 26, 1955
Page: 7
Barrett & Thomas - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, August 22nd
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The United Church was nicely decorated on Thursday evening for the wedding of Doreen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thomas, of Masonic Avenue, and Maxwell Douglas, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Barrett, of Old Perlican. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of a cousin, Mr. Mose Parsons, to the strains of the bridal chorus played by Miss Phyllis Coppin. She was dressed in a gown of white brocaded nylon net, over satin, with bolero and hoop skirt, sequin trimmed. Her floor length veil was held in place with a halo of orange blossoms. Her bouquet was of pink and white carnations and fern.
She was attended by Miss Alma Barrett, sister of the groom, as maid of honour, and by Miss Rose Forward, a cousin, as bridesmaid. They were dressed in mauve and lemon nylon net over satin, respectively and as bouquets they carried baby orchids. The groom was attended by the bride's brother, David Thomas, with Rex Serrick and Howard Parsons, as ushers. As part of the ceremony, which was conducted by Rev. W. B. Johnson, B.A., B.D., the congregation sang the hymn, "O Perfect Love", and during the signing of the register, Mrs. George Parsons sang "I'll Walk Beside You".
Following the ceremony, the bridal party and some seventy-five guests motored to Pike's Hotel, Harbour Grace, for the reception. The bride's mother received in a two-piece grey suit, but the mother of the groom was absent through illness. The bride's table was centered with a three-tier cake, the product of Pelley's Cake Shop. Flowers were by Garland's Flower Shop. The happy couple were the recipients of many lovely gifts, the most prized of which was a lovely white Bible, the gift of Rev. Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson.
The bride is a former employee of Atlantic Gloves Ltd., while the groom is employed with the C.N.R. They will make their future home in St. John's and to them we extend heartiest congratulations and best wishes for a bright and happy future.


The Daily News
August 26, 1955
Page: 9
Clarke & Burden - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, August 22nd
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The marriage of Vida Muriel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Burden, LeMarchant Street, and Melvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clarke of Victoria, was solemnized in the United Church at 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 20th.
With the strains of the bridal chorus, played by Miss Phyllis Coppin, floating out over the air, the bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her away. She wore a floor length dress of brocaded nylon net over white satin, with hoop skirt and floor length veil. Her bouquet was of roses and fern. She was attended by her cousin, Miss Gladys Pike, of Harbour Grace, as maid of honour, and by Mrs. Reginald Clarke, as bridesmaid. Their respective dresses were of blue and pink nylon net, over satin, with matching headdress. Their bouquets were pink and white carnations. Her two little flower-girls, Hilson Burden, sister of the bride, and Sharon Clarke, sister of the groom, wore dresses of pink satin, with overdress of nylon net, with matching headdress and they carried pink and white roses, with fern.
The groom was supported by Reginald Clarke and Gordon Burden, Jr., and the ushers were Arthur Parsons and Arthur Burden.
The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The bride's table was centered by a three-tier cake, made by Mrs. Harold Clarke, of Victoria. Flowers were from Cakes and Flowers, St. John's.
Many lovely gifts were received, including a beautiful Bible, the gift of Rev. and Mrs. W. B. Johnson.
The bride is employed with the Furness Withy Co., and the groom with the Canadian National Railways. They will make their future home in St. John's, following their honeymoon, which is being spent in Glace Bay, N.S.
We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Clarke best wishes for a happy married life.


The Daily News
August 26, 1955
Page: 20
Daly & Molloy
- Wedding Bells - On August 10th, 1955, at St. Patrick's Church with Nuptial Mass by Rt. Rev. Monsr. Murphy, Albert F. Daly of St. Joseph's, Salmonier, to Mary T. Molloy of St. John's.


The Daily News
August 26, 1955
Page: 5
Fogwill & Hefford - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Pansy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hefford, of Buchans to Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Fogwill of Millertown, was solemnized at the United Church on Wednesday evening, August 17th. In the absence of the pastor Rev. F. W. Bradbury, the ceremony was performed by Rev. B. B. Snow of Botwood.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was beautifully attired in a floor length gown of white lace and nylon net. Her full-length veil was held in place by a cornet and she carried a bouquet of baby roses and maidenhair fern. Her attendants, Miss Hannah Hefford, sister of the bride, and Miss Muriel Fogwill, sister of the groom, were gowned in floor length dresses of blue and pink respectively, with matching shoulder veils, and they carried nosegays of colored flowers. Little Gloria Dearing, niece of the bride, made a charming flower girl. The groom was attended by his brother-in-law, John Rorge and cousin John Fogwill, and ushers were Glenn Hill and Kenneth Burry. The wedding music was supplied by Wallace Young, organist.
A wedding reception for some 200 guests was held in the United Church Hall where Mr. J. H. Harding ably performed the duties of toastmaster. The toast to the bride, given by Rev. B. B. Snow, was responded to by the groom who, in turn, proposed a toast to the bridesmaids, to which Mr. John Rorke responded. Following the reception a dance was enjoyed at the C. of E. Hall. The bride and groom left on Thursday's train for Sherwood Cabins, Topsail where the honeymoon will be spent. They take with them the best wishes of numerous friends of their future happiness.
Some sixty guests, including the groom's parents, arrived by special train from Millertown on Wednesday evening. Other out-of-town guests for the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Compton and family, St. John's; Cecil Elliott and his son, Freeman of Botwood; Charles Tarrant of Botwood, and Mr. and Mrs. John Rorke and their son, Johnnie of Hr. Grace.


The Daily News
August 27, 1955
Page: 3

BOULOS, Mrs. Julia - There passed peacefully away June 4, a well-known and respected citizen of this city in the person of Mrs. Julia Boulos, widow of the late Michael Boulos. Mrs. Boulos, who was 82 years of age, passed quietly away following ill health of a little over two years. She died at her residence, 590 Water Street.
The late Mrs. Boulos was born in Knawar, Syria, and came to Newfoundland with her husband over 50 years ago. They resided for some time in Yarmouth, N.S., before coming to Newfoundland and then took up residence at Clarke's Beach, later moving to St. John's.
Mrs. Boulos was of a quiet and amiable disposition and was extremely devoted to her family. Her passing has left a void in the family circle, which is deeply felt. Of the 13 children in the family, four daughter and four sons are left to mourn her passing: Susie, Barbara (Mrs. Leo Offspring), Rose (Mrs. George Ellis), at home and Mary (Mrs. George Morrel) at Millertown Junction. The sons are George, St. John's, Lionel and Jacob at Millertown Junction, and Paul at Stephenville. Other immediate members of the family are nine grandchildren and two sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. Murrah Elias, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Susan Daniels, Detroit. The brothers, Mrs. S. Dominic, Botwood; Mr. Joseph Saade Dominic, Detroit; Mr. George Saade Dominic, Knawar, Syria. The last rites of the Church were administered by Rev. Father Bradshaw of St. Patrick's Parish. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
August 27, 1955
Page: 3
Frederick J. Lester
- Entered into rest early yesterday morning, August 25th, Frederick J. Lester in his 76th year, survived by six daughters, Mrs. Mildred Chaytor, Mrs. Audrey Bargon, Mrs. Sybil Davis, Mrs. Rubby Warren at Home, Mrs. Jessie Hall, Providence, R.I., Mrs. Fanny Parmiter, Windsor, Ont., 2 sons, Cyril and Clarence, two brothers, Edward at home, and Harry in Victoria, B.C., 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral will take place on Saturday, August 27th at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, Topsail Road by motor hearse to the C. of E. Cemetery.


The Daily News
August 27, 1955
Page: 20
Evelyn Elfreda Maunder
- Passed peacefully away, Evelyn Elfreda Maunder (formerly Taylor), wife of Leslie G. Maunder. Leaving to mourn husband, two children, also mother, Mrs. Emma Taylor; one brother, William; two sisters, Susie (Mrs. Frank Noseworthy), Marjorie (Mrs. John Tizzard). Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence 133 Campbell Avenue by motor hearse to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
August 29, 1955
Page: 3
Eleanor Keats
- There passed away at Cormack on Aug 20th, Eleanor, beloved wife of John Keats formerly of Newtown, B.B. but who up to the time of her death was living with her son, Gordon at Cormack.
Deceased was in her 71st year and had been suffering from a heart ailment for a long time but her passing on Saturday came as a great shock to her family and friends as she had only been sick for a week. She was a member of the Church of England and an honorary member of the C.E.W.A. at Cormack and always took an active part in church work. Surviving are her husband; three sons, Benjamin at Kaladar, Ontario, and Harold and Gordon at Cormack and one daughter, Beatrice (Mrs. Vey Newhook) at Millertown; also two brothers, Benjamin and Joseph Tulk of St. John's and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Lucas of Long Island, New York and Mrs. Bertha LeDrew of St. John's
Interment took place at Deer Lake on Sunday at three-thirty p.m. with Canon A.B.S. Stirling of St. John's conducting the funeral in the absence of Archdeacon Gosse who was at Howley. It was largely attended. To the sorrowing family and friends we extend sympathy.


The Daily News
August 29, 1955
Page: 13
Barnes & Penney - Wedding Bells
July 7th
was the scene of a very pretty wedding, when at 7:30 p.m. in Gower Street United Church, beautifully decorated for the occasion with snapdragons, carnations, mums, and fern; Ruby Doreen Barnes became the bride of Kenneth Wilfred Penney. Rev. H. M. Dawe, D.D., officiated at the ceremony, while Mr. Douglas Osmond, L.R.A.M., presided at the organ, and Miss Marguerite Pelley sang "Dedication". The double ring ceremony began with the singing of the hymn "O Perfect Love".
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Barnes of Blackmarsh Road, while the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Penney of St. Anthony.
The bride who was given in marriage by her father looked lovely in a floor length strapless gown of nylon net and lace over satin cut on princess lines, with a matching lace jacket. Her nylon veil of three quarter length was caught by a pearl tiara, and her bouquet was of pink and white carnations.
She was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Barnes, as matron of honor; while her bridesmaid was Mrs. W. J. Parsons, sister of the groom; with little Stephanie Barnes acting as flower girl gowned in pink net over white satin with poke bonnet. The matron of honor was gowned in pale green nylon net over taffeta with matching headdress, and the bridesmaid wore pale lemon nylon net over taffeta with matching headdress. Both carried assorted flowers while the flower girl carried a basket of mixed flowers.
The groom's attendants were Messrs. W. J. Parsons and Claude Burry, and the ushers Messrs. Adam Barnes and Ralph Vincent. Little Peter Parsons acted as ring bearer.
The reception was held at Frost's Restaurant, where the mother of the bride received, wearing a gown of medium blue lace over taffeta with navy and white accessories, and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The groom's parents were unavoidably absent, but were represented by his sister, Mrs. Vida Shuglo, who was gowned in a navy and white polka dot dress with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The usual toasts were honored, and a number of congratulatory messages read by the master of ceremonies, Mr. Parsons.
The wedding trip was spent at St. Anthony, the bride traveling in a sand colored costume with white accessories and corsage of pink rosebuds. They have since returned and taken up residence at Blackmarsh Road, and have accepted appointments as teachers at the Grove's Road United Church School.


The Daily News
August 29, 1955
Page: 20
French & Cave - Wedding Bells

The wedding takes place on Monday, September the 5th at 7:30 in the evening at Central United Church, Bay Roberts of Miss Evelyn Louise French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Graham French to Mr. Wallace C. Cave, son of Mrs. And the late E. B. Cave, both of Bay Roberts.


The Daily News
August 29, 1955
Page: 20
Captain Joseph Turner
- Passed away at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th, Captain Joseph Turner, after a long illness. Left to mourn their sad loss are two daughters, three sons and five grandchildren. Funeral on Tuesday morning from 124 Bond Street with Requiem Mass at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 4
Bay Roberts - August 18
Mary Ann Saunders
- Passed peacefully away at Shearstown on July 17th, after a short illness, Mary Ann, widow of the late John Saunders. The deceased was in her 78th year. Left to mourn are two daughters, three sons and one brother, Mrs. James Seymour, all of Shearstown; 16 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends.
Gone but not forgotten;
Never shall her memories fade-
Sweetest thought will ever linger
Round the grave where she is laid.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 5
Elliott & Eveleigh - Wedding Bells

At Holy Trinity Church by Rev. R. S. Sheppard. Mr. Ronald Elliott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elliott of Moncton, N.B. and Miss Frances Eveleigh, RN. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Eveleigh of Grand Falls. Groom is an engineer with the Department of Transport, Gander while the bride is employed with the Canadian Immigration Department, also at Gander. One hundred people attended the reception held in the Parish Hall after the ceremony. The newlyweds left over the weekend to spend their honeymoon on the Mainland and the U.S.A. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elliott of Moncton, N.B. were in Grand Falls for the occasion.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Jonathan George
- The many friends were sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Jonathan George of Freshwater, Bell Island, whose death occurred at the Grace Hospital on Sunday, August 29. The deceased lady was in her 68 year. Further reference to her passing will be made in Saturday's edition of the Bell Island News.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 20
Barnes & Parsons - Wedding Bells

At Gower United Church on Saturday, August 27, 1955 by Rev. F. E. Vipond, B.A., B.D., Pauline Alma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Barnes, Old Perlican, C.B. to George Sheridan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morley Parsons, of this city.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 9
Cole & Penney - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, August 29
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Carbonear United Church has been the setting for several very pretty weddings this summer but perhaps no prettier than that of Miss Christine Penney, R.N. and Mr. Nathaniel Cole. The bride, daughter of Captain and Mrs. S. L. Penney, entered the Church leaning on the arm of her father, preceded by her niece, Gwen Anne Penney, as flower girl, and Misses Barbara Hennessey, R.N. and Betty Hudson, R.N. as maid of honour and bridesmaid, respectively.
The bride was dressed in a waltz-length gown of nylon tulle and lace over satin, with long sleeved bolero, with Queen Anne collar. Her pearl-studded cap held in place her fingertip veil of silk illusion. She carried a bouquet of white carnations and fern.
The maid of honour and bridesmaid, classmates of the bride, wore shell pink waltz-length gowns of nylon lace and tulle, over taffeta, with matching boleros and halo headdresses. They carried multi-coloured nosegays.
The petite flower girl wore a gown of white nylon, over taffeta, with matching headdress, with silk illusion veil. For flowers she carried a multi-coloured nosegay. Gwen Ann is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Penney.
The groom was supported by his brother, Mr. Leonard Cole, and the ushers were Messrs. Alexander Carter and Adolph Penney.
The large congregation, led by the Junior Choir with Miss Phyllis Coppin at the organ, sang "O Perfect Love", and during the signing of the register the Junior Choir sang the Shepherd's Song. Rev. W. B. Johnson, B.A., B.D., performed the ceremony.
The bride's mother wore navy crepe, with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations.
The groom's mother wore beige crepe, with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations.
Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to Hr. Grace, where the reception was held in Pike's Hotel, and where the young couple received their guest who wished them long years of happy wedded bliss. The honeymoon will be spent touring the Burin Peninsula.
The bride is on the staff of the St. John's General Hospital. The groom, a son of Mrs. and the late Nathaniel Cole, of Victoria, is employed with Household Finance, St. John's.
Cake by Manny Bakery; flowers by Glen Burn Nurseries; gown by the Model Shop; photos by H. J. Fraise.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan MacDonald of St. John's, and Mrs. Minnie Snow of Lewisporte.
We join with Mr. and Mrs. Cole's many friends in wishing them the best of everything on the Sea of Matrimony.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 12
Winsor & Cross - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Patricia Isabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Cross to Harold Hedley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hedley Winsor, took place at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on June 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Allan M. Old.
The bride wore a light grey suit flecked with navy blue with white accessories, her corsage white and rose carnations. The bride's attendant, Miss Jean Frew, wore a charcoal grey suit with light blue accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.
The duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Peter Winsor, brother of the groom.
The wedding reception was held at Bowring Park Bungalow.
The honeymoon was spent at "Brookside", Forest Pond summer residence of Mr. Angelo Skinner.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 5
Monk & Morey - Wedding Bells

A pretty wedding took place in S. A. Citadel Grand Falls on Tuesday evening when Capt. Leonard Monk, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas Monk of Monkstown, P.B. and 1st Lieut. Ivy Morey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pearce Morey of La Scie were united by Major Dominic Goulding of Grand Falls. Reception was held in the young peoples hall in Cire Road, Grand Falls, and while in the paper town the bride and groom are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Pearce Gillett of Greenwood Avenue.


The Daily News
August 31, 1955
Page: 5
White & Guy - Wedding Bells

The wedding will take place Wednesday at 7:30 in the Memorial United Church of Mary Margaret White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest White, Fourth Avenue to William Gilbert Guy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Guy, Carllisin Road, Windsor. The ceremony will be performed by Rev. A. J. Barrett. Reception is to be held at the Beaumont Hall, with 150 guests attending. The happy couple will be leaving over the weekend to spend their honeymoon in Twillingate. Both are employed at the Grand Fall Co-op Store.

 

 

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