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The Daily News Obituaries
August 1961


The Daily News
August 3, 1961
Page: 6
Bannister - Bishop Wedding

At a wedding ceremony in Holy Redeemer Church, Spaniard's Bay on July 7, Marina Bishop, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drover Bishop of Spaniard's Bay, became the bride of Gerald Bannister, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bannister of Port Rexton. The Reverend Murray Randell, a close friend of the groom, performed the nuptials.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and looked charming in a white floor length gown of Peau de soie, cut on princess lines with a sweep train. The lace trimmed, scooped neckline was sprinkled with seed pearls and a tiny trace of sequins. The short sleeves were also lace trimmed as were her matching pointed glovelets. The shoulder length veil was of sheer nylon with a crown of tiny rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of pink and yellow roses.
Verna Bishop, sister of the bride, was maid of honour, with Clara Bannister, sister of the groom, and Florence Martin as bridesmaids. They wore identical ballerina length gowns of mint green organza with a white lace panel from portrait collar to hemline, and picture hats to match. They carried bouquets of yellow, pink and white carnations.
The flower girl was Heather Randell who wore a short white dress of floral nylon with bouffant skirt and puff sleeves. She wore a hair band of white nylon studded with pearls, and carried a pink and white nosegay.
The groom was ably supported by David White, Maxwell Deering Jr., the bride's nephew acted as ring bearer, while the Reverent Morley Boutcher and Maxwell Bishop acted as ushers.
The soloist was Mrs. Lewis Sheppard who sang "A Wedding Prayer (Dunlap) and Mr. E. H. Vokey was the organist.
The reception was held at St. Matthew's Hall, Bay Roberts, where the bride's mother received guests wearing a dress of pink lace over taffeta with hat to match and white accessories, and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The mother of the groom chose a navy blue ensemble with white accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations.
Following the wedding supper the usual toasts were honoured and a social hour followed with Mr. J. Rumboldt at the piano.
For traveling the bride wore a beige and floral ensemble with white accessories. The honeymoon was spent at MacKinsons and on their return took up residence at 4 Golf Avenue, St. John's. In September, both Mr. and Mrs. Bannister will join the staff of the new Central High School at Port Rexton; both are graduates of Memorial University, Class of 1960.
Among the 160 guests there were many from out of town, not the least of whom was the bride's grandmother (79) who traveled from Nova Scotia to attend the wedding.
We join their large circle of friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Bannister all the blessings of a happily married life.
(Flowers by Glen Burn Florists; Gowns, The Model Shop, The London, New York and Paris; Cake, Mrs. J. B. Randell; Photo, E. H. Vokey.)

The Daily News
August 4, 1961
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay -
William Neil
One of Spaniard's Bay's elder residents, William Neil, 84, entered into rest on Monday, July 10. "Uncle Will", as he was affectionately known, was a ???? with young and old, and until recent months was very active.
For many years he served as a loyal member of Holy Redeemer Church vestry, and in appreciation of service faithfully rendered he was made a honourary member of the vestry by unanimous consent of the congregation about a year ago.
He was a rare person who had little but who did what he could, often more than could be expected. When he would speak it was with kindness and he ever had a kind word and encouragement to those of us who had the privilege of ????? by him very well ????.
Surviving him is his widow. His funeral was held on Tuesday, July 11, with the ???? in attendance. The burial service was conducted by the rector, Rev. E. Willis. Interment was in the family plot.

The Daily News
August 4, 1961
Page: 7
Julia Ann Noseworthy
, 69, passed peacefully away at the residence of her daughter, Phoebe (Mrs. Stanley Gosse) on Thursday morning, July 27, following an illness of several years. Her husband, Alex Noseworthy, predeceased her two years ago.
Surviving her are three sons, William and Joseph, of Spaniard's Bay, and Alex of Bell Island; two daughters, Susie (Mrs. George Brown, Bell Island), and Phoebe, as well as by sisters, brothers and grandchildren.
Her funeral was held on Thursday and was attended by members of the LOBA, relatives and friends. Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow of Hr. Grace conducted the funeral service at Holy Redeemer Churchy and cemetery.

The Daily News
August 9, 1961
Page: 12
Spaniard's Bay -
Peter Gosse
- It is with sincere regret that we record the sudden passing of Peter Gosse of Tilton on Wednesday, August 2.
Although an illness several years ago left him with a serious heart condition, which prevented him from securing normal employment, Peter rarely spent an idle moment, and it is without doubt that was physical exertion beyond his physical endurance that brought his days to an abrupt end at the age of 54.
In the community where he lived he will be sadly missed, not only by those nearest to him but by all, for he could always be counted upon to assist in church and community life to the limit of his capabilities. Peters was always there.
Mourning their sad loss are his wife, two sons, Cecil and Lloyd, four daughters, Rosie (Mrs. Stone, Bryant's Cove), Dianne, Vivian, Violet and Jennie, two sisters, Sarah (Mrs. James Smith, Spaniard's Bay) and Jennie (Mrs. Dugald Sheppard, Bell Island); to them we offer deepest sympathy.
His funeral was held on Thursday afternoon and was attended by the LOA in addition to relatives and friends. At All Saints Church the Burial Service was read by the Rev. W. D. Mercer of Upper Island Cove, and immediately thereafter the Committal.
"in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ."

The Daily News
August 21, 1961
Page: 8
Robbins - Gosse Wedding

The wedding took place at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, on July 8th, 1961, of Winifred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gosse, St. John's, to Preston, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Robbins, Kinross, Prince Edward Island. Attendants were Pearle Clouston, Anne Martin and Nancy Riche. Dale Cooke was best man and George Green and David Keith ushered. Reception was held at Park-Le.

The Daily News
August 24, 1961
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Sheppard - Chipman Wedding

The marriage of Jeanette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Chipman, to David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Sheppard, was solemnized in the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay, on Friday, August 18, at 8 p.m. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. Willis and Miss Carol Vokey played the wedding music.
Preceded by her bridesmaids, the bride entered the church on the arm of her father. She wore a white floor length gown of nylon chiffon over satin with lace bodice trimmed with pearls and sequins and having long pointed sleeved; the shoulder length veil of sheer nylon was held in place by a crown of rhinestones. Her bouquet was of pink and white carnations with streamers of lace decorated with lily of the valley and maidenhair fern.
The maid of honour was the bride's sister Florence and she wore a ballerina length gown of blue organza with picture hat to match. The groom's sister Phyllis and the bride's cousin Jannie Parsons were bridesmaids and wore dresses similar to the maid of honour but lemon and pink, respectively with matching picture hats and they carried nosegays of carnations. Attending the groom were Owen Thistle, Ted Jones and Raymond Chipman. Ushers were John L. Chipman and Gordon Young.
The reception was held at St. Matthew's Hall, Bay Roberts where the mothers of both the bride and groom received wearing identical dresses of ???? flower blue and olive ???? respectively and white accessories.
Following the wedding supper the usual toasts were honoured with E. H. Vokey acting emcee.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard will take up residence immediately in their new home. David is with the office staff of Mark Gosse and Sons Limited and Jeanette is on the teaching staff of Holy Redeemer School.

The Daily News
August 24, 1961
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Joseph Yetman
passed peacefully away at his residence in Bryant's Cove on Wednesday, August 16. He was in his ninetieth year. Surviving him are his wife, four sons, Clement in Montreal, Captain Selby in Spaniard's Bay, William at Gander, Roy with whom he lived at Bryant's Cove, one step-son, Mark at Bryant's Cove, five daughters, Hazel (Mrs. Edward Kapple, California), Miss Lucinda in Montreal, Mary (Mrs. John Peckford, Grand Falls), Jessie (Mrs. Isaac James, Bryant's Cove), Kathleen (Mrs. Walter Stone, Bryant's Cove), two brothers, William in Montreal and George at Bryant's Cove, 38 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. His funeral was held on Friday afternoon and was attended by members of Glencoe Lodge of the LOA at Upper Island Cove in addition to a large number of relatives and friends. The service at the church and the committal prayers were read by the Rev. E. Willis. To those who mourn we extend sympathy.



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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Sunday June 30, 2013 )

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