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The Daily News Obituaries
August 1960


The Daily News
August 18, 1960
Page: 6
Dearing - Vokey Wedding

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was the scene of a very pretty wedding on June 5th when Rev. J. A. F. Slade united in Holy Matrimony Rosalie Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Vokey of this city and Gerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dearing, Victoria, Carbonear. The bride's sister, Mrs. Shirley Lilly, acted as matron of honor, while the groom was attended by Jack Lilly. The bride's brother, Douglas Vokey, ushered. Reception was held at Park-Lee. The honeymoon was spent touring the West Coast.

The Daily News
August 25, 1960
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Drover - Smith Wedding

The marriage of Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Drover of Upper Island Cove, to Chesley, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Llewellyn Smith of Spaniard's Bay, was solemnized in St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove, on Saturday, August 20, at 4 p.m. Rev. W. D. Mercer performed the ceremony and Mrs. W. Taylor presided at the organ.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gowned in traditional white. Her attendants were her sister (Mrs.) Dorothy Lynch, her cousin, Miss Myrtle Young, the groom's sisters Nina and Blanche (Mrs. Stokes). All were attractively gowned in pretty ballerinas with matching accessories. The bride's little sister Gloria and her niece, Delores Lynch, were flowergirls, charming in lemon gowns similar to the bridesmaids.
Attending the groom were his brother-in-law, Kenneth Stokes, with Stephen Roberts, Ralph Drover and Henley Lynch.
Following a motor drive to Spaniard's Bay and Harbour Grace, a reception was held at the L.O.A. at Bishop's Cove where the usual toasts were honoured and the wedding supper served. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. Mercer.
For the present Mr. and Mrs. Smith will reside in Spaniard's Bay.

The Daily News
August 26, 1960
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay -
Jones - Pike Wedding
One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at Spaniard's Bay on Wednesday, August 17, when Daphne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jones, became the bride of Gordon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Pike, in a double ring ceremony performed by the rector, Rev. E. Willis, Holy Redeemer Church, where the altar, sanctuary and chancel were tastefully decorated with seasonal blooms for the happy event.
Acting for his father who is working presently in the North, Lewis Jones, the bride's elder brother, gave her in marriage. The bride looked radiant in a floor length bouffant gown of nylon organza with lace over peau de sole. The lace bodice with scalloped neckline was trimmed with seed pearls and sequins, and the long sleeves of nylon organza ended in a point at the wrist. Her shoulder length veil of nylon tulle, scalloped at the edge, was held in place by a coronet of seed pearls and sequins. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations and white gardenias with lily of the valley and maidenhair fern.
Matron of honour was her sister-in-law, Mrs. Vivian Jones and bridesmaid was the groom's sister, Miss Mildred Pike, both wore identical gowns of turquoise silk organza over taffeta with matching picture hats of organza and tulle. Their bouquets consisted of nosegays of pink apple blossoms, roses, lily of the valley and fern. The junior bridesmaid was the bride's sister, Pauline, whose gown was fashioned as the bridesmaids only like her sister's, hers was white.
Attending the groom was his cousin, David Pike, and the bride's brother, Ted Jones.
Organist was Miss Carol Vokey and the ushers were Mr. Lincoln Gosse and Mr. John L. Chipman.
A reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant where over one hundred guests were received by the bride's mother, assisted by the mother of the groom. Mrs. Jones wore a dress of silver blue lace over taffeta with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations and fern, while Mrs. Pike wore a two-piece sheath dress of cornflower blue rayon picatina crepe and white accessories, and a corsage of white carnations and fern.
Following a delicious supper of cold turkey and salads, etc., the usual toasts were honoured. Rev. E. Willis proposed the toast to the bride. Mr. David Pike the one to the bridesmaids and Magistrate W. E. Mercer, the toast to the parents of the bride and groom. All were responded to appropriately.
For her going-away, the bride wore a dressmaker's suit of white challis with navy polka dots with white accessories and a corsage of pink carnations and fern. The honeymoon was spent at Mackinsons.
The bride is a graduate of Holy Redeemer School and is now on the teaching staff. The groom is a graduate of Holy Redeemer School and the St. John's Vocation School (radio), and for a period served with the Department of Transport in the Far North. Presently he is with his father in their own woodworking business.
Mr. and Mrs. Pike have now taken up residence in their lovely new home and we hope that their years together will be many and happy.
Gowns by London New York and Paris. Cake by Woolworth's and photo by E. H. Vokey

The Daily News
August 30, 1960
Page: 6
Spaniard's Bay -
Pike - Wells Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wells
, who were married in St. Andrew's Church, Happy Valley, Labrador, by the Rev. S. Payne, on December 23. Mrs. Wells is the former Betty Pike, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Pike of Spaniard's Bay, and Mr. Wells is the son of Mrs. Ada Wells and the late George Wells of Corner Brook. Both are graduates of Memorial University ('59) and last year taught at Happy Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Wells will return to Memorial University in September where they will both do post-graduate studies.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Thursday May 16, 2013 )

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