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The Daily News Obituaries
August 1962


The Daily News
August 18, 1962
Page: 5
Mrs. Margaret Dwyer
- There passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, St. John's, July 25th, one of the most highly respected residents of Kelligrews in the person of Mrs. Margaret Dwyer, in her 86th year. The last of the family of the late Edward and Agnes Nugent and widow of the late Philip Dwyer who predeceased her about twelve years ago. Mrs. Dwyer lived on Bell Island where her husband worked with the mining company. After his retirement about nineteen years ago they moved to their former home at Kelligrews.
She had three sons, two of whom, Walter and Edward, were accidentally killed at the early ages of eighteen and twenty-one while employed on Bell Island. Being a family loving mother she was deeply grieved over their untimely passing. Her surviving son Bernard and his wife, the former Veronica Peddle accompanied his parents to Kelligrews where they provided every comfort for her. She had been in failing health and totally blind for a number of years.
She was of quiet and kind disposition, a true friend and a good neighbour. She was a devoted member of her church and was always ready to help in any of its activities and never neglected her religious duties.
The large concourse of mourners, Mass cards, wreaths, telegrams and letters of sympathy attested to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
She was buried with Mass of Requiem, with Rev. Father John Peddle, of Spaniard's Bay, a close friend of the deceased, officiating.
The remains were laid to rest in the family plot at the cemetery in Kelligrews to await her eternal reward of a life well spent on this earth.
May her soul rest in peace.

The Daily News
August 29, 1962
Page: 16
Spaniard's Bay -
Mrs. Elizabeth Sheppard
passed peacefully away at her home here on Tuesday, August 21, following an illness of several months. She was eighty-three years old. Older people will remember her as being a quiet an unassuming person, a good friend and a kind neighbour. Her family mourns the loss of a hardworking, loyal and loving mother. Her remains were laid to rest on Thursday afternoon in the Anglican Cemetery following the Office for the Burial of the Dead in the Church of the Holy Redeemer and conducted by the Rev. E. Willis. Surviving here are three sons, Frank Esau and Richard, and two daughters, Myrtle (Mrs. Levi Sheppard) and Carrie (Mrs. John Sheppard), one brother, William Sheppard, seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
"Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her."



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