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The Daily News Obituaries
December 1955

 

The Daily News
December 1, 1955
Page: 18
Carbonear, November 29
John French
a veteran of the sea passed peacefully away on Friday, at the age of eighty-four years. Deceased followed the sea for the greater part of his life, made several voyages and, to use a familiar phrase, sailed the seven seas. He was of a quiet disposition and of a very friendly nature, was well liked by all who know him and is mourned by his friends. For the past several years he resided with Mr. and Mrs. Leander Thomas, of the South Side, who cared for him in a very kindly manner. He is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. William Wall, residing in Montreal, Que. He was laid to rest on Sunday, following services in the home and in the United Church, South side. Rev. W. B. Johnson officiated at the services and the funeral was largely attended, despite the inclemency of the weather. To Mrs. Wall and the other members of his family we extend sympathy.


The Daily News
December 1, 1955
Page: 20
Kenneth Squire
- Passed peacefully away at Grand Falls, Kenneth Squire, leaving to mourn 4 daughters at Grand Falls and one at St. John's.


The Daily New
December 2, 1955
Page: 20

CASE, Mrs. George H. - Grace Hospital, after a long illness, Mrs. George H. Case, age 59 years, leaving to mourn husband, 2 sons, and 3 daughters. No flowers by request.


The Daily News
December 2, 1955
Page: 3
Bruce Jerrett
- Four-year-old Bruce Jerrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jerrett of Brigus was drowned near his home there yesterday morning. The little child was playing on the bank of a river near his home when he fell into the water. His little companions raised an alarm but when the little body was removed from the water it was apparently lifeless. Doctor O'Kelly administered artificial respiration but to no avail.


The Daily New
December 2, 1955
Page: 20
Margaret McIsaac
- Died at Banting Memorial Hospital, Gander, on November 29, Margaret Hogan, wife of Sears McIsaac, leaving to mourn husband, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Interment took place at Harbour Grace following Requiem Mass November 30.


The Daily New
December 2, 1955
Page: 20
Elizabeth Pittman
- Passed peacefully away on December 1st, Elizabeth, wife of the late Anderson Pittman, aged 76 years; leaving to mourn two sons, Charles at St. John's and Cyril residing in Montreal; also two daughters, Mrs. George Lawrence and Mrs. Edward Craniford of St. John's. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 from 176 Avalon Terrace, Topsail Road.


The Daily News
December 2, 1955
Page: 8
Abia Arthur Purchase
- In the passing of Abia Arthur Purchase on Wednesday, November 23rd, St. John's lost an exemplary citizen, and his family a loving husband and father.
The late Mr. Purchase was of a most quiet and retiring disposition, and only those who knew him well were aware of the real and true kindness of his nature. He and his wife, the former Amelia Forsey of Grand Bank, were the parents of eight splendid boys and girls, and a truly happy home was theirs at 11 Long's Hill. As one who has known them for over forty years I can say that there was never the slightest discord in that home, and parents and children were deeply beloved each by the other. The father's greatest happiness lay in reading and countless hours were spent with his books, tales of the sea and nature being his favourites.
He was a veteran of World War I, and the greater part of his working life was spent in the service of the General Post Office. Since his retirement he has lived quietly at home. He was overtaken by his last illness a few years ago, and since then has been cared for devotedly by his wife and children.
Besides his wife, five sons survive: John, at home, with the C.N.R.; Maxwell with the Immigration Office at Halifax; Arthur in England; all three of whom fought in World War II; Claude, who saw service in Korea, at Buffalo, N.Y., and Stanley, with the Hudson's Bay Company at North West River. There are also three daughters: Mary (Mrs. Eric Parrott) at Toronto; Muriel (Mrs. Harold Long) of this city, and Millie at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Butler and Miss Muriel Purchase, both of Monkstown Road, St. John's.
To his sorrowing wife, children and sisters the sympathy of all their many friends goes out, but it can be said of the Purchase family that "they sorrow not as those who have no hope."
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Reid, were held at the Church of England Cathedral, of which the deceased was for very many years a faithful member. Interment was at the C. of E. Cemetery on Forest Road, Reverend Reid taking the service at graveside also.
"Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping


The Daily News
December 2, 1955
Page: 20
Squire
- Passed peacefully away at Grand Falls, Kenneth Squire, leaving to mourn 4 daughters at Grand Falls, Maggie (Mrs. Wm. Falkes), Florence (Mrs. Samuel Lane), Gertie (Mrs. Noel), Clara (Mrs. J. Peckford), one daughter, Mrs. Stan Skinner at St. John's, also one brother, Enos, Eastport, B.B., one sister, Mrs. Brown, at Toronto.


The Daily News
December 3, 1955
Page: 6

CLARKE, George - It was a real shock to hear on Monday night, November 29th, that Mr. George Clarke of Grammar Street, Wabana, Bell Island, had passed away at the Grace Hospital following an illness of approximately three months duration.
Born in Tilton, C.B. 71 years ago, the late George Clarke came to Bell Island around the turn of the century in the employ of the Mining Company, and worked the greater part of his long and faithful service as a foreman in No. 3 Submarine, being retired on pension in 1954 after fifty years of service.
George Clarke was a fine type of citizen, upright in all his dealings, and was deservedly admired and esteemed for his many manly qualities. He was devotedly attached to his family. His ready wit, his warm smile and boundless enthusiasm stamped him with an individuality that no one failed to notice. Mr. Clarke was a member of the Anglican Church. He was also an active member of the Loyal Orange Association Happy Home No. 157.
He is survived by his wife, six sons, William, Harvey, Richard, Jellico, Bell Island and Fred, Toronto, who was here when his father passed away; two daughters, Doris (Mrs. John Bruce), Mildred (Mrs. Robert Martin, Jr., Bell Island, two step-sisters, Mrs. A. Kelly, Bell Island; Mrs. Dave Galway, Riverhead, Harbour Grace, and on step-brother, William Crane, Tilton.
The funeral arrangement were in charge of Rideout's Undertaking Service, with Mr. Bert Rideout as undertaker. His remains were forwarded to Portugal Cove by the M.V. Maneco Thursday morning, thence by motor hearse to the Orange Hall at Tilton where the funeral took place from 1 a.m. to the Anglican Church in that place. Included in the funeral procession, which was largely attended, were a number of Orangemen from Tilton Lodge, besides his immediate family and some friends from Bell Island.
The service at the Church was taken by Rev. Canon T. E. Loder, rector of Holy Redeemer Church, Spaniard's Bay and the prayers at the graveside were also said by the Rector.
The many beautiful floral places and the countless cards and telegrams of condolence received testifies to the high regard the late George Clare was held by the community in general.
And so one who was so prominently identified in mining circles on the "Iron Isle" for half a century has answered the last call, the call that come to all. May his sleep be peaceful in that mystical, in that invisible and unchartered land beyond the border, until the light of the morning of the resurrection shall gleam in the East.
Deepest sympathy is extended to his bereaved family.


The Daily News
December 3, 1955
Page: 20
John Hayden
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital today John Hayden in his 89th year. He leaves to mourn 2 sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Kelly, Southside, and Mrs. Mary Brace, Long's Hill. Funeral notice later. (American papers please copy)


The Daily News
December 3, 1955
Page: 6
Mrs. George H. Case
- We regret to learn as we go to press of the passing of Mrs. George H. Case, which occurred at a city hospital Thursday night, following a long and tedious illness. A detailed account of her demise will appear in our next Wednesday's issue of the Bell Island news. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
December 3, 1955
Page: 6
Mrs. James Ryan, Sr.
, Theatre Avenue, Bell Island, passed away at her home, Wednesday, November 30th following a long illness. Further reference will be made to her passing in our next issue.


The Daily News
December 5, 1955
Page: 16

COUSINS, William - Death came rather suddenly, on the evening of November 14, to William Cousins, a highly respected resident of Riverdale, Kelligrews. The deceased, who had reached the grand old age of 84, was the last member of the family of the late Lawrence Cousins, of the County Wexford, Ireland. Five days previous to his death, Mr. Cousins had been stricken with a paralytic stroke, and after having been fortified and strengthened by the last rites of Holy Church, became unconscious. He quietly and peacefully submitted his soul to its Maker while a devoted family were praying the Rosary.
The life of William Cousins was as peaceful as his death. In word and deed he was Nature's gentleman - loyal, sincere and true. His name was a synonym for honesty, generosity and charity - the traveler often spoke of the hospitality of his home. He was a Catholic of the finest type, a faithful member of Holy Church, ever living up to his duties and taking an active interest in parish activities.
The gentle, familiar figure of William Cousins will be missed at Riverdale, but it is only from the sad hearts of his son and daughters that the truest appreciation of what his loss really means, could come.
To his sorrowing family, including his son John, and daughters Margaret and Mary at Kelligrews, Rev. Mother Dominie, Superior, Convent, Harbour Grace, and Miss Betty Cousins, B.A., B.E.D., Principal, St. Joseph's School, Gander, we extend heartfelt sympathy. Interment took place following Solemn Requiem Mass on November 16.
May his soul rest in peace.


The Daily News
December 5, 1955
Page: 16

DONOVAN, John - Passed away on December 2nd, at Brooklyn, New York, John Donovan (tailor), formerly of this city, interment at Brooklyn.


The Daily News
December 5, 1955
Page: 16
Patrick P. Power
- Passed peacefully away December 4th, 1955, after a long illness, Patrick P. Power, beloved husband of Catherine Butler. Leaving to mourn their sad loss 5 sons and 3 daughters, 3 brothers and 2 sisters and a large number of grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday, December 6th, 1955, from his late residence 429 Southside Road West by motor hearse.


The Daily News
December 6, 1955
Page: 11

ALLAN, Elsa Caroline - The death of a talented, courteous, and well known young lady in the person of Mrs. Clifford Allan, shocked and saddened Grand Falls Friday afternoon. Mrs. Allan, the former Elsa Caroline Bradbury, entered Lady Northcliffe Hospital around 3:30 Friday morning and she passed away at approximately 9 a.m. Mrs. Allan was in her 40th year, and was born in St. John's in 1913, the eldest daughter of the late Allan and Mrs. Emma Bradbury of Grand Falls.
In 1937, she married Mr. Clifford Allan in St. John's and they have six children. George age 17, Gerald 15, Katheryn 12, Caroline 9 and Dorothy 7. The late Mrs. Allan was widely known throughout Central Newfoundland as typifying a high standard of parenthood, and ever-friendly understanding and generosity. She was always in the forefront in Community and social development and gave very freely of her time and talents in these respects.
The late Mrs. Allan was a valued member of the United Church choir and an outstanding figure in local dramas and activities of the Grand Fall Glee Club.
She leaves to mourn, besides her husband and six children, her mother, Mrs. Emma Bradbury of Station Road, two sisters, Mrs. R. D. Baker, and Mrs. D. K. Goodyear and two brothers, Edward in Detroit and Gerald residing in Grand Falls. To all of whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
December 6, 1955
Page: 7
Kenneth Squires
- A well-known and widely respected pioneer of Grand Falls, Mr. Kenneth Squires, passed to his eternal reward Thursday evening at 5:45 in his 85th year. The late Mr. Squires was born at Salvage, Bonavista Bay, in the year 1870, and in his early life spent some time active at the Labrador fishery, and made a number of voyages to the seal fishery, with Captain George Barbour and other members of his family. The late Mrs. Squires played an active role in the rescue operations of the historic Greenland Disaster in 1912, and he came to Grand Falls in 1907, and worked with a survey party during the early construction period of the Grand Falls Mill. Later he was transferred to the Millwright Department, and then the Wood Handling Department, until being retired several years ago.
The deceased was a member of long standing in the Loyal Orange Lodge, and the Royal Black Preceptory, and in recent years he was employed as a caretaker at the Children's Playground in Grand Falls.
The late Mr. Squires is survived by five daughters: Mrs. William Folkes of Beau Avenue, with whom he resided at the time of his death; Mrs. Samuel Lane, Mrs. Gertie Noel, and Mrs. John Peckford, Jr., residing in Grand Falls and Mrs. Stanley Skinner in St. John's; once brother, Enos Squires, at Eastport, B.B., one sister, Mrs. Sarah Oldford in Toronto and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. To all of whom we extend deepest sympathy. Skinner in St. John's; once brother, Enos Squires, at Eastport, B.B., one sister, Mrs. Sarah Oldford in Toronto and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. To all of whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
December 7, 1955
Page: 6

CASE
A Tribute To Memory Of Mrs. Geo. Case

The day has come, not gone,
The sun has risen, not set,
Thy life is now beyond
The reach of death or change
Not ended but begun

The community of Bell Island learned with profound regret of the death of Mrs. George H. Case at the Grace Hospital on Thursday, December 1st. The deceased lady had been suffering from an incurable malady for the past six years, and during that time under went a number of serious operations. All that modern medical science could do was invoked, but He who wills all things had decreed and her gentle spirit winged its way home to the throne of Him who gave it shortly before midnight on the above mentioned date.
The last Mrs. Case was born at Noddy Bay, St. Barbe Dist., 59 years ago, and was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Susanna Bartlett. She was the only child of that union, an adopted brother predeceased some years ago.
She possessed a very attractive and kindly personality. A great church worker she was always to the front ready to do her part. Even when she was severely handicapped through illness, she carried on without a murmur and was never heard to complain. The smile of kindness and graciousness in her face was always magnetic. A lady of exceptional good nature she was ever ready to lend a helping hand. A truly good woman, a Christian in the highest acception of the term, was Mrs. Case; all who knew her loved her. Yes she carried peace with her, that soothing restful feeling of peace, which is so welcome to the weary sufferer. Her relationship with everybody was always harmonious, her optimistic nature and her ardent spirit left an indelible impression on those she met and endeared her to her many friends.
Mrs. Case has passed from this vale of teams, but we feel better for having known her, for she was cast in her own mould and gifted with much common sense. The gap made her death in the family circle can never be filled; but memories of a good wife and mother will lessen the grief in their hour of sorrow.
Left to sustain the bereavement are a loving husband, two sons, Clive at home, Edgar who is with the American Army at Fort Benning, Georgia, came by air for the obsequies. His wife, whose home is in Sawdust, Mass., also flew here for the funeral. Three daughters also survive, Geraldine, Elaine and Eleanor.
A short service was held at the home on Sunday afternoon. During which the minister, Rev. F. G. Weir, paid a very touching tribute to the memory of the deceased. J The hymns, "The Lord is My Shepherd", and "Now the Dave is Over", were sung. The funeral, which was in charge of Rideout's Funeral Home, took place by motor hearse to the U. C. cemetery and was largely attended. The minister conducted the service at the graveside, and the hymn, "Abide with Me" was sung very feelingly.
Mr. Bert Rideout was undertaker, and the following acted as pallbearers: Messrs. Willis Jarvis, Fred C. Lodge, Walter S. Sellars, Harold S. Butler, P. T. Murphy, J. Neil Gillis. To the bereaved family we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
December 7, 1955
Page: 6
Mrs. James Ryan
- There passed away at Wabana, Bell Island on Wednesday, November 30th, after a lingering illness patiently borne, Mrs. James Ryan. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Alfred and Carolyn George and was born at Harbour Grace 71 years ago.
Mrs. Ryan's happy pleasant manner and the sincerity of her life held for her the admiration of many warm friends. She shared fully in the life of her church with a faith that commended her religion. She had no fear of death and was ready at any moment to meet her maker. After receiving the last rites of Holy Church, she passed peacefully to her eternal reward on the above-mentioned date. Her earthly career has ended and like all other faithful and true Christians, she has joined the noble army of those, who, after a life time of good words rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."
Left to mourn their sad loss is a loving husband, five sons, James, George, Edward, Brendan and Rivlyn, Bell Island; six daughters: Mrs. Frank White, Mrs. Gus Bowdring, Bell Island, Mrs. Gordon Laing, Carbonear; Mrs. Nathan Brown, St. John's; Mrs. John A. Screven, Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. John R. Desmond, Boston, Mass. Three brothers, Mr. George George, Bell Island, Mr. William George, Corner Brook; Mr. Alfred George, Sydney, N.S., one sister, Mrs. John Kitchen, Bell Island; fifty-five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
The funeral took place by motor hearse on Friday morning to St. Michael's Church, where Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rt. Revd. Monsignor Bartlett, with Fr. O'Dwyer, deacon and Fr. Purcell, Sub-deacon. Interment was in the R. C. Cemetery.
Mr. Bert Rideout acted as undertaker and the following comprised the pallbearers: Messrs. Don Tucker, Leo Ezekiel, Charles Taylor, Gerald Ezekiel, Leo Hamilton, James Murphy.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
December 7, 1955
Page: 16
Agnes Mary Whelan
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 9:20 a.m. on December 6, Agnes Mary, beloved wife of James J. Whelan in her 75th year, leaving to mourn besides her husband are four sons and one daughter. Funeral on Thursday morning from her late residence, 120 Prowse Avenue to St. Theresa's Parish for Requiem Mass at 9:30. Interment at Mount Carmel cemetery.


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 16

ANDREWS, Barbara - Passed peacefully away at Corner Brook on December 6, Barbara, beloved wife of W. K. Andrews, leaving to mourn besides her husband, 4 children, also mother, 5 brothers and one sister residing in England.


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 16

BUTLER, Elizabeth Julia - Passed away at Vancouver after a long illness, Elizabeth Julia, widow of the late Joseph Butler, eldest daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Heale. Surviving are one daughter, Florence (Mrs. P. Hobbs of Vancouver), 3 sisters (Mrs. Charles Harris of Toronto), Mrs. Winifred Morris and Elsie of St. John's, 2 brothers, Herbert of Seattle, Washington, and Fredrick of St. John's. Also 2 stepdaughters and one stepson at Vancouver. Interment at Ocean View Burial Park, Vancouver.


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 10

DOOLEY, Ex-Sergt. William P. - One of Harbour Grace's oldest and most highly respected citizens - Ex-Sergeant William P. Dooley - passed peacefully away at his home off LeMarchant Street at 9 o'clock on Monday night following a brief illness.
The deceased, who had reached his 89th year, was probably the oldest remaining member of the Newfoundland Constabulary. After his retirement some years ago, the Ex-Sergeant spent the evening of his life in talks about his home and in reading - and retained a keen interest in the affairs of the town.
Ex-Sergeant William P. Dooley will be remembered as a fine citizen, doing the duties of his calling with a fair sense of right and wrong.
His wife predeceased him some years ago, but the care of his daughters, Eileen of the Avalon Telephone Company with whom he lived, and Rita (Mrs. Cook), also of the Avalon Telephone Co., did much to brighten his later years.
To them and to his three sons, Gerald in New York; William, CNR agent at Stephenville, and John at Carbonear, sincere sympathy is extended in their bereavement.


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 5
EVANS, Anthony E.
- "Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O Death."
The daily papers of November 7th announced the death of Anthony R. Evans and it came as a great shock to all who had the honour of his acquaintance. Only a few days previously some of us had the pleasure of being in his company at the annual dinner of the Regatta Committee and on that occasion he was his usual genial self and certainly there was nothing to indicate that before another week had passed we would be following his remains to their last resting place.
In his passing St. John's lost a remarkable citizen. The younger generation who may have seen him at football games, at the Regatta or in the company of some of his confers at Bannerman Park or around Rawlins' Cross, did not, perhaps could not be expected, to know that in his day "Tony" Evans was one of the finest athletes that St. John's ever produced. They would think that remarkable, perhaps because "Tony" was always only of small stature - in fact in his hey-day he never weighed more than 120 pounds and at ninety pounds he was one of the full backs of the famous football team of the Star of the Sea Society which went the entire season without having had a goal scored against them.
But Mr. Evans was more than an athlete. In the business life of the community he made his mark too.
Born in St. John's, Mr. Evans, after leaving school, entered business life and became an outstanding accountant. In the year 1916 when the Imperial Oil Ltd., began operations in Newfoundland, he joined that company and remained with them until his retirement, thirty thee years later. At that time Imperial Oil's only depot was a barrel station in St. John's but it was then that they began erection of their storage tanks in the capital and when, in the following year the tankage were ready to receive the first shipment, "Tony" Evans supervised the discharge of the cargo from the S.S. Icolite. In 1919 he was transferred to the Maritime Division of the company and served as Assistant Chief Clerk, at St. John, N.B., but in 1929 he returned to St. John's as Chief Clerk, at Headquarters. As his first service with the company coincided with the early development of international and trans-Atlantic aviation. Harbour Grace was then the only airport in Newfoundland and Tony supervised the transportation of barrelled aviation products from the plant at St. John's to Harbour Grace and helped pump the fuel into the tanks of planes attempting trans-Atlantic flights. During that time his personal acquaintances included as Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, Amelia Earhart, Colonel Charles Lindbergh.
In the field of Athletics he had remarkable success. "Tony" was an aerobat of no mean ability. In these times when there were not so many other attractions, manly games were the order of the day. In the old T. A. Hall there were all kinds of gymnasium equipment and Tony became remarkably proficient in its use. The feats he could perform on the parallel trapeze, etc., were nothing short of professional. Football was the main summer attraction and Tony was a member of the Star team. His associates were such famous footballers as Will Collins, Jim and Dick English, Nix and Jim Vinicombe, the Brophys and the famous "Neddy" Power whose death also took place only a few days ago. There are not so many who can still remember the football teams of those days but the few who are left will still speak of the famous games between the Stars and the Saints, the CEI, the BIS, and other great teams of that time. They will also recall such greats as Walter Monroe, Peter Mars, Freddy Pilot, Ralph Wood and others whose names should go down in history as having popularized the game of football in Newfoundland.
The writer is unable to say whether Tony ever rowed on Quidi Vidi but he can state with full knowledge that as a member of the Regatta Committee he always "pulled his oar." He was a member of the organization for many years and was Honorary Treasurer during the time when the Committee was being reorganized, leading up to its present very fine position. That period was one when it was necessary to give considerable time to the work in hand and Tony was never missing from a meeting and never reluctant to carry out a task assigned to him. In 1949 he retired from the post of Honorary Treasurer and in recognition of his fine service the Committee honoured him with Life membership and he was the first in the long history of the Regatta to be signally distinguished. Even after that his enthusiasm never waned. He attended all meetings of the committee, was a frequent visitor to the Lake and on Regatta Day his only desire was to be doing something to help make the event a success.
On August 30th, 1920, Mr. Evans married Miss Emmie Brushett of St. John's. The wedding took place at Halifax. Mrs. Evans, who survives was before her marriage, private secretary to the Newfoundland representative for the Socony-Vacuum Oil Ltd., a concern which operated in Newfoundland, prior to the advent of Imperial Oil. Two children - Miss Joan Evans, R.N., presently on the staff of Pepperrell Air Force Base and Robert, a commission agent in St. John's, as well as a brother and a sister, are also left to mourn their sad bereavement.
The funeral to Mount Carmel Cemetery was preceded by Solemn Mass of Requiem at the R.C. Basilica. The large attendance demonstrated the high esteem in which the deceased was held.
Tony has passed on but he will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in peace.

P.O.M.

Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics
August 30, 1920 @ St. Patrick's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Groom: Evans, Anthony Richard, accountant, bachelor, 25, Catholic, Parents: Joseph & Anna
Bride: Emmie Brushett, spinster, 25, Church of England, parents: Samuel & Elizabeth
Witnesses: Leo P. Charlton & Alice Charlton
Officiating Clergy:
Signature of Groom: Anthony Robert Evans
Signature of Bride: Emmie Eliza Brushett


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 3
Leamy, Michael J.
- Funeral services for Father Michael J. Leamy, chaplain of Edmonton's General Hospital, were held at St. Joseph's Cathedral on Monday morning, October 31, with Coadjutor-Archbishop A. Jordan, O.M.L. officiating at the Pontifical Mass of Requiem. His Grace, Archbishop John H. MacDonald, assisted in the sanctuary.
Father Leamy, who was 60, died on October 26, victim of a sudden heart attack. He had been a priest of Edmonton Archdiocese since 1929 and was chaplain of the General Hospital during the past ten years.
Archbishop Jordan was assisted by Rev. J. A. Burke, Assistant Priest, Rev. J. Holland and Rev. W. Irwin, Deacon and Sub-deacon. The Seminary Choir sang the Mass under the direction of Rev. G. L. Green. While many priests from country points were kept away by bad road conditions, the sanctuary was well filled with clergy including Rt. Rev. W. B. Carleton, V.G., Rt. Rev. H. Griffin and Very Rev. Gabriel Ehman, C.Ss.R. A large number of Sisters, Nurses and employees of the General Hospital were among the large crowd present.
Father J. Carter, pastor of Villeneuve, and a friend of Father Leamy since boyhood days in Newfoundland, preached the sermon. He spoke of the remarkable devotion to duty which had characterized Father Leamy's life and paid tribute to the gentle kindness and unselfish generosity which had endeared him to all with whom he came in contact.
Father Leamy was born at St. John's, Newfoundland and received his early education there. He studied for the Priesthood at Holy Heart Seminary, Halifax and was ordained by the late Archbishop Roche on June 24, 1919. His first appointment was to a remote island off the Newfoundland coast where attending the spiritual needs of the faithful required heroic sacrifice and where he undermined his health in his devotion to his scattered flock.
For reasons of health Father Leamy came to Edmonton in 1929 and during the next few years performed valiant service in the Missions of the archdiocese. He served at various times at Red Deer, Smoky Lake, Radway, Spruce Grove, Hardisty, Daysland and Wainwright. He was then appointed pastor at Beverly and later parish priest of the Assumption Parish in Bonnie Doon. Subsequently he was named first pastor of St. Theresa's parish in Edmonton, which post he held until being named chaplain to the General Hospital.
A large number of priests, seminarians and members of the faithful gathered in St. Joseph's Cathedral on Sunday evening at 8:30 to recite the Office for the Dead.
Pallbearers at the funeral service were Fathers P. J. O'Reilly, P. Rooney, W. Young, W. E. Doyle, A. Schoen and A. MacRae. Interment took place in the Priests' plot at St. Joachim's Cemetery with Archbishop Jordan presiding.
Surviving are a brother and sister, Edmund and Gertrude, both of St. John's, Newfoundland. Another sister, Sister M. Philomena of the Sisters of the Presentation died at Stephenville, Newfoundland eleven years ago on October 26, the same date as Father Leamy's death.
May his soul rest in peace.


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 10
Margaret Hogan McIsaac
- It was with very deep regret that the news of the passing Mrs. Sears McIsaac was received at Harbour Grace on Tuesday, November 29th.
The deceased, the former Margaret Hogan, was a daughter of the late Timothy and Josephine Kennedy Hogan, and was born at Harbour Grace on December 2nd, 1921.
She received her education at the Presentation Convent here and about eight years ago went to Gander where she took employment with the Radio Division of the Department of Transport.
In 1949, the late Mrs. McIsaac married and settled at Gander. There, this popular young couple made a host of friends, who, today are mourning the passing of a dear friend and sympathizing with the sorely bereaved husband.
Hopes had been high for their future, as they planned to take up residence in their new home at Gander by Christmas and commence a happy family life, but it has been willed otherwise.
Ten days ago, the late Mrs. McIsaac was taken seriously ill and entered Banting Memorial Hospital where it was hoped her condition might improve, but despite medical skill, she entered into rest on Tuesday last.
The remains, accompanied by her husband, her brother, John of Gander, and Rev. Fr. Hogan of the Cathedral Parish here, who had gone to Gander on hearing of his sister's illness, arrived here by express on Wednesday morning and were taken to the home of her cousin, Mr. Wm. Kennedy, on LeMarchant Street, from where the funeral took place on the same morning.
Pontifical High Mass was celebrated by His Excellency Bishop O'Neill, with Rev. Father Casey of Conception Harbour as Deacon, and Rev. Father Terry as Sub-Deacon.
The funeral was attended by the Children of the Sodality of Mary of which the deceased had been a member, as well as by a large number of relatives and friends.
The numerous Mass cards and floral tributes testified to the affection and esteem in which the late Mrs. McIsaac was held both here and at Gander.
The sympathy of all is extended to the bereaved husband, to her brothers, Rev. Father W. P, Hogan of Hr. Grace, John of Gander and sisters, Annie (Mrs. Stanley Callahan), Mary (Mrs. Frank Cleary), and Agatha, all of St. John's.
Interment was in the family plot of the Roman Catholic Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 8, 1955
Page: 10
Edmund John O'Keefe
- News was received here this week of the death at Jersey City of Edmund J. O'Keefe, aged 63 years, formerly of this town, but for many years living in the USA. Mr. O'Keefe had undergone a serious operation some months ago, from which he did not make recovery. He was unmarried but leaves to mourn one sister, Annie, and two brother, Daniel of this town and Charles at Grand Falls, to whom sympathy is extended in their bereavement. Interment took place on December 5th at Jersey City.


The Daily News
December 9, 1955
Page: 20

DOOLEY, Ex-Sergt. William P. - Passed peacefully away after a short illness December 5th, 1955 fortified by the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, Ex-Sergt. Wm P. Dooley in his 90th year. Left to mourn are three sons, Gerald at Troy, N.Y., John M. with C.N.R. Carbonear, Wm. at Harmon Field; two sisters Mrs. Rita Cooke and Eileen at home, one nephew, Stanley Dooley at St. John's; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from his late residence LeMarchant Street, Harbour Grace. May he (R.I.P.)


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December 9, 1955
Page: 20

CHRISTOPHER, Mrs. John - Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital at 11:10 a.m. December 8th, 1955 Mrs. John Christopher, 18 Colonial St. Left to mourn are four daughters, Kitty (Mrs. Wm. Burt, living in England), Mary (Mrs. Wm. Keruger, Salina, Kansas), Anglia (Mrs. Thomas Earles), Genevieve (Mrs. Wm. Chancey), both of the city; three sons, William, John, Gordon living at home. Three sisters, Mrs. Kearney, Mrs. Harry Edstrom, Mrs. Frank Ewers, one brother Mr. Patrick Baird all of the city. Funeral notice to be announced later.


The Daily News
December 10, 1955
Page: 3

BURSEY, Catherine - Death came on December 3rd, after a brief illness, to Mrs. Morley Bursey, the former Catherine Edgecombe, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Edgecombe, Hamilton Avenue, in her 29th year. She died in Ciudad, Trujillo, where her husband, Morley Bursey, is the Canadian Charge d'Affairs and Commercial Counsellor of the Canadian Embassy in the Dominican Republic. The remains rested at the residence of the United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on December 4th and 5th, where a religious service was held on Sunday, December 4th. The service was attended by many dignitaries of the Dominican Republic, the Papal Nuncio, and the Heads of Missions of many countries represented in the Republic. Many floral tributes were sent including those from Generalissimo Rafael Trojilio, Benefactor of the Republic; General Hector Trojilio, the president of the Republic, and the consular and diplomatic corps in the Republic.
Mr. Bursey accompanied the remains to Gander by plane and arrived in St. John's on Tuesday. The remains, which will come from Gander by train, will arrive in the city this morning. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Edgecombe to the General Protestant Cemetery. Beside her husband and children, Edith 16, and Derick 18, and her parents, she leaves to mourn two sisters and two brothers.
Miss Sophie Edgecombe, who left here to fly to the Dominican Republic when news of her sister's sudden illness reached St. John's, will remain there with the two children until Mr. Bursey returns from Newfoundland.


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December 12, 1955
Page: 16
Lt. James Mifflin
- It was a shocked and indeed a saddened community that learned on the afternoon of November 24th, that Lieut. James Mifflin, M.C., had passed away suddenly at his home here. Although suffering for the past few years with a heart ailment, he still kept around and carried out the responsible duties assigned to him with the firm of S. W. Mifflin Limited, as well as community and church activities in which he served and laboured unstintedly, conscious perhaps very often that his strength was not equal to the taxation.
Quiet and unassuming, kind and considerate of others, shunning publicity at all times; such were the traits of James Mifflin. Much could be said of his splendid and sterling qualities, but it may perhaps be sufficient to say that whatever qualities required in the make-up of one of nature's gentlemen, they were possessed by him, and Catalina is the poorer because of his death.
Born at Bonavista on September 29th, 1890, the son of James and Druscilla Mifflin, he was barely two weeks old when his father died. Leaving school at an early age he worked for two or three years with Osmond Bros., of Moreton's Harbour. When the war broke out in 1914, he enlisted on September 3rd, 1914, being one of the first four to go from Bonavista, and among the first five hundred to go overseas. His regimental number was 419. He served in Gallipoli and was invalided to England in November 1915. He afterwards served with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, and attained the rank of First Lieutenant in early 1918. He was wounded in Belgium in March 1918 and was awarded the Military Cross. He was afterwards invalided to England again and returned to Newfoundland on furlough in July 1918. He returned again to France just before the Armistice and afterwards was with the Army of Occupation in Germany for some time, being then retired and placed on the reserve list of officers in June 1919. After his return from overseas he worked for a year or so with the late P. Templeman. In 1922 he went to New York, and in 1926 he married Myra, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Thorne of the Thornlea Hotel, Bonavista. He returned to Newfoundland in 1942 to work with his brother S. W. Mifflin. He had one son Robert who last year graduated from Columbia University, and who is now working with Yale & Towne Company, St. Catherine's, Ontario.
In addition to his wife and son, he leaves to mourn an aged mother, Mrs. Druscilla Miles, now at the Grace Hospital, St. John's, a brother S. W. Mifflin of the firm of S. W. Mifflin Limited of Catalina, and a step-sister Carrie (Mrs. C. M. LeCain) of Milton, Mass., U.S.A.
His remains now rest in the Church of England Cemetery almost within the shadow of St. Peter's Church where he frequently worshiped, borne there on Sunday, November 27th, followed by a large concourse of mourners (notwithstanding a severe snowstorm) including quite a representation of the Canadian Legion, Sea Cadets and members of the Society of United Fishermen of which he was a member for many years. The funeral services at the church and at the graveside were conducted by Reverend George Gruchy. His son Robert arrived from St. Catherine's to attend the funeral.
To his sorrowing relatives deepest sympathy is extended.


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December 12, 1955
Page: 16
Tryphena Elizabeth Penney
- Passed away at her home at 70 Campbell Avenue at 6:10 a.m. December 10th, Tryphena Elizabeth, beloved wife of Allan K. Penney in her 56th year. Left to mourn besides her husband are 3 daughters, Dorothy, Betty (Mrs. Earl Parrott), and Anna; one son, Allan: all at home; father, Mr. Israel Burt, and three brothers, Allen, Wilfred and John Burt, all of St. Anthony. Funeral by motor hearse 2:30 today Monday. Interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery following service at Wesley United Church.


The Daily News
December 12, 1955
Page: 16
Joseph H. Roberts
- Passed peacefully away Saturday morning at the General Hospital after a short illness, Joseph H. Roberts in his 97th year, leaving to mourn two sons and one daughter, George J. at Toronto, William and Gertrude at home. Funeral by motor hearse Monday, December 12th at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence 87 Quidi Vidi Road to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 12, 1955
Page: 16
Charlotte Ann Thomas
- Passed peacefully away on Saturday, December 10th at 2 p.m. in her 74th year, Mrs. Charlotte Ann Thomas, leaving to mourn their sad loss one daughter, Doris (Mrs. Harold Snow), one son, Jack: one brother, Mr. Edward Carberry, one sister, Mrs. May Thomas of South Wales and eight grandchildren. Funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Harold Snow, 13 St. Clare Ave., today, Monday, December 12th at 11 a.m. by motor hearse.


The Daily News
December 12, 1955
Page: 3
Robert L. Trickett
, formerly of Newfoundland but a resident of Chelsea, Mass., for many years was accidentally killed near that place in an auto accident recently. He was the son of Florence (Burden) Trickett and the late Addison Trickett, and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Campaign. He was employed with Newcastle Air Base in Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Chelsea, and interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Mass. Left to mourn are a daughter, mother and three brothers, all in Chelsea.


The Daily News
December 13, 1955
Page: 20

CLEARY, Mary - Passed peacefully away at 2 p.m. Monday, December 12th at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, after a short illness, Mary beloved wife of Augustine Cleary, aged 51 years. Leaving to mourn besides her husband, six daughters and four sons, three brothers and three sisters, also her mother, Mrs. Jane Warren. Funeral to take place from her late residence, 98 Topsail Road on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church.


The Daily News
December 14, 1955
Page: 20

BISHOP, Martha Jane - Passed peacefully away after a long illness December 12, 1955, Martha Jane Bishop in her 81st year. Left to mourn are two sons, Walter of London, Ontario, Victor at home; four daughters, Violet of Stoneham, Mass., Vera and Doris of Windsor, Ont., Effie at home; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one brother Thomas Snow of Cupids, C.B. Funeral on Wednesday at 11 a.m. from her late residence 14 Gear St., via motor hearse to Burnt Head, Cupids, C.B. Also passed peacefully away at Union Bay, B.C., December 8, 1955, Wilfred H. Bishop, son of the late Martha Bishop, in his forty fifth year. - R.I.P.


The Daily News
December 14, 1955
Page: 1

BUSSEY, George Malcolm 27, a native of St. Lunaire, Nfld., died Monday night in hospital from head injuries suffered when he was knocked from the back platform of a Toronto hydro truck near Woodbine race track. Police said Bussey was one of a few hydro workers installing lamp posts on a new street extension. A boom on the truck either slipped or broke and Bussey was thrown to the roadway. An inquest has been ordered. Bussey was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bussey. He came to Toronto four years ago.


The Daily News
December 14, 1955
Page: 12
Eli Smith
- one of the most respected of the older folk of Bishop's Cove, passed peacefully away at his home on Friday, December 9. He was 81.
The late Mr. Smith was a fisherman for over sixty years, the greater part of which he was a planter at Emily Harbour, Labrador. His eagerness for work was evident at all times and he had the reputation of being the first to commence and the last to finish the day's work. The men who worked with him over the years regard his example highly, for he never expected them to do anything that he himself could not or would not do. While he expected the best that each was capable of doing, he was never stern or severe. Fair play for all concerned, was his motto.
In community life he did his share and more to his neighbours he readily and quietly lent a willing hand. He was as mentally alert and as unfailingly kind as he was physically strong and Eli Smith was no weakling. There is scarcely a fisherman in Conception Bay, who voyaged to Labrador that did not know, respect and like him. Since he had been forced by illness to give up all manual labour, he never complained, but began to make preparations for the great journey from which no traveler returns.
Besides a devoted wife, he leaves to mourn two sons, John on the Canadian mainland and Anderson at home; three daughters, Evelyn (Mrs. Henry Rees, Bell Island), Delphine (Mrs. Llewellyn Hutchings, Bell Island), and Vera (Mrs. Edward Drover, Upper Island Cove); one brother, Mr. Silas Smith of Bishop's Cove; two sisters, Mrs. J. V. Reid and Mrs. Joseph Lynch.
The funeral, which was attended by a large number of relatives and friends, and by the L.O.A. (of which he was a member), took place on Sunday last. The officiate was the rector of the parish, the Rev. H. M. Batten. We extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
"So with Thy mercies ever new
Thy servant set from peril free.
And bring him, Pilot, wise and true,
Within the port where he would be."


The Daily News
December 14, 1955
Page: 20
Ada Porter West
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 13th, Ada Porter, wife of Eli West, leaving to mourn beside her husband, 2 step-sons, Hubert and Raymond in Corner Brook and 4 sisters, Rose (Mrs. B. Squires), Martha (Mrs. Sandy Moore), Evelyn (Mrs. Sam Churchill), all of St. John's and Hazel (Mrs. R. F. Hunt) in New York. Funeral from her late residence, 115 Craigmillar Ave., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 14, 1955
Page: 20
Arthur White
- Passed away at 1:30 a.m. this morning Arthur White, leaving to mourn wife and one daughter, two sisters, Dorothy (Mrs. James Crawford), Beth (Mrs. Ernie Marett), and one brother, Rev. Dr. Gerald. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
December 15, 1955
Page: 3

BUSSEY, William G. 42, of Long Pond, Manuels, was instantly killed yesterday morning as a result of a collision on the Conception Bay highroad near Foxtrap. The pickup in which the victim was riding collided with a truck and he was thrown clear of the vehicle. It is thought a slippery road surface caused the accident. Two other men, William and Harold Kennedy, were also thrown from the pickup when it crashed, but received only cuts and bruises. The victim is survived by a wife and three children at Manuels.


The Daily News
December 15, 1955
Page: 6

BISHOP, Augustus - Passed peacefully away on Thursday, November 24th, Mr. Augustus Bishop of Coley's Point South, aged 71 years. Left to mourn are his wife, Ethel; two sons, Allan Bishop and Chesley Bishop, both residing in Toronto; one grandchild, as well as a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Saturday, November 26th to the Anglican Church, Coley's Point with Rev. Isaac Butler, B.A., Lth., officiating. Members of both the Duke of Schomberg, L.O.A., and Royal Black Preceptory, of which the deceased was a member, attended the funeral to pay their last respects to a fellow member. We join with readers in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.


The Daily News
December 15, 1955
Page: 24
Hilda Winifred Maunder
- Entered into rest at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Hilda Winifred, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Maunder, leaving to mourn two sisters, Mrs.. Harold Bartlett and Mrs. J. J. Herrick, four brothers, Chesley, Ronald, Herbert of St. John's and Maxwell of Toronto. Funeral by motor hearse on Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Herrick, Portugal Cove Road.


The Daily News
December 15, 1955
Page: 6
George Tetford, Jr
. - Passed peacefully away, Sunday, November 27, following a lengthy illness at his home in Shearstown, Mr. George Tetford, Jr., aged 44 years. Mr. Tetford had only recently returned from Montreal where he sought medical treatment. Left to mourn their sad loss are his wife, father and mother, one brother, William Tetford at St. John's, five sisters, Mary (Mrs. Douglas Mercer), Bay Roberts, Elizabeth (Mrs. Ernest Spencer) Bay Roberts, Minnie (Mrs. John Harvey), Annie (Mrs. Albert Hopper), and Bertha, all in the United States, as well as a large circle of relatives and friends. The late Mr. Tetford was well known and much liked in his hometown, and will be missed by all who knew him. He was employed, for some years until the time of his illness, with the firm of Albert Spencer and Company Ltd., here in Bay Roberts. The funeral took place on Tuesday, November 29th to the United Church and Cemetery, Shearstown, with the minister, Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating. We join with readers in extending sympathy to the bereaved family and relatives.


The Daily News
December 16, 1955
Page: 20
Maud Janes
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital at 9 a.m. Thursday morning, Mrs. Maud Janes, aged 81 years, widow of the late John J. Janes, leaving to mourn their sad loss three sons, Cyril, Harold, and Frank of the city and one sister.


The Daily News
December 16, 1955
Page: 20
John F. Ryan
- Died at Halifax, N.S., December 14th, John F. Ryan, leaving to mourn wife, two daughters, one son, one sister, Mrs. F. A. Callanan, this city.
Note:
Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics
John Francis Ryan
Born: September 11, 1874 @ St. John's, Newfoundland
Father: Edward Ryan
Mother: Elizabeth McGrath
Wife: Agnes
Occupation: Income Tax Consultant
Died: December 14, 1955 @ Halifax Infirmary (October 1/55 - December 14/55)
Cause of death: cirrhosis of liver
Informant: E. Murray Ryan (Son)
Date & Place Burial: December 16, 1955 @ Holy Cross Cemetery


The Daily News
December 16, 1955
Page: 20
Mary Wiseman
- Passed away at the Grace Hospital early Thursday morning, Mary, wife of Chesely P. Wiseman, Badger. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m. from 61 Cornwall Crescent to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 17, 1955
Page: 24
Ernest Frederick Gear
- Passed away suddenly at 10:15 p.m. Friday, December 16th, 1955, Ernest Frederick, eldest son of the late Henry and Ellen Boyd Gear in his 69th year. Left to mourn besides his wife (Irene Moore), one daughter, Joan (Mrs. J. J. Noonan) of the city, one son, Joseph, residing in Peterborough, Ontario; one sister, Beatrice May; one brother Charles residing on the mainland; one step-brother, Arthur residing in the U.S., and three grandchildren. Funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18th, from his late residence 17 Cornwall Avenue by motor hearse.


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December 17, 1955
Page: 24

Passed peacefully away in her eighty-first year, Ellen, wife of Michael Ryan, 22 Finn St. Leaving to mourn husband, four sons and two daughters, fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.


The Daily News
December 19, 1955
Page: 3
FORBES, Irene
- The death occurred at Bonavista on December 11th of Mrs. Irene Forbes, wife of Doctor C. A. Forbes, medical practitioner of that place. Her death came suddenly and was a severe shock to her family, since she had not been ill previously. Mrs. Forbes, the former Irene M. Matthews, came to Newfoundland from England, and went to Bonavista to live as a bride. She was very well known and respected in the community, and a profusion of floral tributes at the time of her death testified to the esteem in which she was held by all classes. The funeral was held on Tuesday, December 13th at Bonavista, and was very largely attended. Left to mourn her passing besides her husband are two daughters, Katherine, Mrs. J. J. Deir of St. John's, and Vivian, Mrs. D. C. Osterhout of Ottawa; two sons, Clive of Montreal, and Lloyd in St. John's, as well as eight grandchildren.


The Daily News
December 19, 1955
Page: 20
Harriett (Milley) Jenkins
- Passed away 5:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17th, Harriett (Milley) Jenkins, widow of the late J. P. Jenkins, left to mourn are 4 daughters, 2 sons and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse 2:30 p.m. Monday, December 19th from her son's residence, 187 Craigmillar Avenue.


The Daily News
December 19, 1955
Page: 3
John P. Powell
- There passed away at Carbonear early yesterday morning John P. Powell in his 90th year.
A prominent engineer and businessman the late John P. Powell has been credited with knowing more about this province than any other man.
As a young man he conducted the survey for the Reid Newfoundland Railway and in so doing he acquired an intimate knowledge of timber resources of the province and a wealth of information which was later to be used to good advantage in the development of the Island. On completion of the railway across Newfoundland he became Chief Engineer and a director of the operating company.
He was closely associated with the development of the pulp and paper mills at Grand Falls and Corner Brook. He was also closely identified with the Gander Valley Pulp and Paper Company and was a strong advocate for the establishment of a mill on the Gander. He was one of the founders of the United Electric Company and the Public Service Electric Company.
One of his pet projects and one on which he spent a considerable sum of money was a proposal for the establishment of an Oil Hardening Plant at Harbour Grace. The plan was worked out in detail and submitted to the Commission of Government but no action was taken at the time.
In 1933 Mr. Powell severed his connection with the Reid company and returned to Carbonear to devote his full time to the Management of Saunders, Howell Company Limited, of which he was the founder and at the time of his passing was the President. He found time however to keep in close touch with the affairs of the province and on many occasions his vast knowledge of the resources of the Island were availed of by governments and by private enterprise. His passing will be mourned by thousands of Newfoundlanders who knew and respected him. To his sorrowing widow the News extends sincere sympathy.


The Daily News
December 19, 1955
Page: 20
John P. Powell
- Passed away at Carbonear on Sunday, December 18, John P. Powell in his 90th year. Leaving to mourn a loving wife. Funeral on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence at Carbonear.


The Daily News
December 19, 1955
Page: 20
Bernard Michael (Mike) Reddy
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on December 17th Bernard Michael (Mike) Reddy in his 82nd year, leaving to mourn his sad loss 2 daughters, 2 sons. Funeral from his late residence, 20 Livingstone Street on Tuesday, December 20th. He will be buried with Requiem Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Basilica.


The Daily News
December 20, 1955
Page: 6

COOPER, Obediah - After an illness of great suffering Mr. Obediah Cooper entered into rest in the early hours of Thursday last, and death came as a great relief. Mr. Cooper with his family came to this town 12 years ago, and for the past 3 years has been in failing health. After a period at a hospital in St. John's he returned, and it was apparent to himself and his friends that his condition was considered serious. A few weeks ago he was forced to go to bed, where he remained until the end. Suffering from cancer his suffering at times was intense, and a doctor was daily in attendance to give him any relief possible. Of a very quiet nature, he was one of the humble souls on earth. A member of the Salvation Army, he attended the services when health permitted and always took part testifying to the continual presence of God in his daily round and common task. He often attended the services at the United Church also. Death held no fear for him; it was but freedom from suffering. He was visited during his illness by the Corps Officers, Capt. and Mrs. Jennings, also by Rev. Mr. Winsor. A member of the Canadian Legion local branch, they attended the funeral in a body and held their service at the S. A. Cemetery. The services at the Citadel and home were conducted by Capt. Jennings, who referred to the deceased as having no fear of death, but looked forward to that Land that is fairer than death, and where suffering in unknown. Mr. Cooper leaves to mourn beside his wife, 2 sons by a former marriage, Roy, a pilot with E.P.A., Gander; William of Bloomfield, B.B.; 2 daughters by his second marriage, Amanda (Mrs. Wm Higdon) Gander, and Miss Velva, to whom deepest sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
December 20, 1955
Page: 3

Grand Falls, December 19
CROWE, Henry J.
- News was received from Halifax last week-end of the death there on December 12th of Mr. Henry J. Crowe, former Woods Manager with the A.N.D. Company at Grand Falls. The late Mr. Crowe was in his 74th year and he retired from the A.N.D. Company service in December 1946 at which time he took up residence at his former home in Halifax.
The late Mr. Crowe came to Newfoundland in 1905 with his uncle, H. J. Crowe, and worked for many years at the latter's logging and sawmill operations at Point Leamington, Botwood, Badger and Millertown and in 1915 he was made superintendent of A.N.D. Company's woods operations at Millertown. He only served in this capacity for a short period when he enlisted and went overseas with the forestry corps and shortly after his return to Millertown he was appointed woods manager and was transferred to Grand Falls. The late Mr. Crowe is survived by his wife at Halifax and daughter, Moyra, who is married and resides in the United Kingdom.

Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics (Death Record)
Name: Henry Scott Crowe
Date of Birth: September 22, 1881 @ Halifax
Parents: William E. Crowe & Annie Osgood
Spouse: Charlotte MacIntosh
Date/Place Death: December 12, 1955 @ Halifax, Nova Scotia
Age: 74 years, 2 months, 20 days
Burial: December 15, 1955 @ Halifax

Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics (Birth Record)
Henry Scott Crowe
Date & Place Birth: September 22, 1881 @ Halifax
Father: William Edward Crowe
Mother: Wilson Addie Osgood


The Daily News
December 20, 1955
Page: 24
Emily Louise Pike
- Passed peacefully away on December 19th, Emily Louise Pike, widow of the late Richard Pike, aged 86 years, leaving to mourn five daughters. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Mr. David Scurry, 164 Patrick Street, to the General Protestant Cemetery, by motor hearse.


The Daily News
December 21, 1955
Page: 16
DOWLING, Capt. John James, M.S.M. - News was received here recently by friends of the death at St. Heliers, Jersey, Channel Islands, of Captain John James Dowling, M.S.M., a veteran of the Boer War and World War I. He was in his 86th year.
The late Captain Dowling was born in England and came to Canada after World War I. He came to Newfoundland just over thirty years ago and built a lovely home at Bishop's Cove, Conception Bay, the home of Mrs. Dowling who was formerly Jemima Smith. In 1937 they moved to Spaniard's Bay and resided here for a number of years before moving to Bay Roberts from which place they moved to Jersey in 1947.
Shortly after taking up residence at Bishop's Cove, the Captain became a member of the Church of England Assistant Association at Spaniard's Bay and proved to be a staunch supporter of it's cause. His wide experience and his excellent education made him a welcome visitor to any gathering or at any home, and his advice when sought was sound and genuine. He loved our country and its people and almost up to the end he kept close contact with the friends he made here.


The Daily News
December 21, 1955
Page: 24
Agnes Mahon
- Passed peacefully away at nine o'clock Monday, Agnes, wife of John Mahon, aged 34 years. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, husband, three sons and one daughter; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holden, two sisters and four brothers and a large circle of friends. Interment at Torbay after Requiem Mass at eleven o'clock Wednesday morning.


The Daily News
December 21, 1955
Page: 16
William G. Noseworthy
- Passed peacefully away at his home in Spaniard's Bay on Wednesday, December 14th, William G. Noseworthy, at the age of sixty-nine years.
In his earlier years, Mr. Noseworthy had been engaged at a variety of trades, both here and in the United States. He was an active man until about twenty years ago when he was stricken with blindness, and this necessitated his having to forego all labour. About eight years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke, and since then he had been in failing health. During the last few months, before he passed away, he was bedridden and was lovingly cared for by his family.
His is mourned by four sons, Lawrence, Harold, William and Ross; one daughter, Elizabeth (Mrsr. Henry Smith of Toronto) and fourteen grandchildren.
His funeral which was attended by members of the L.O.A., took place on Friday last to the Church of the Holy Redeemer where the Office for the burial of the dead was read by the Rector, the Rev. Canon T. E. Loder, who also read the committal prayers at the graveside.
"Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him."


The Daily News
December 21, 1955
Page: 24
Ena Rose
- Passed away at 8 a.m. December 20 Ena Rose, widow of the late Douglas Rose, age 85, she leaves to mourn four sons, Willis, Dawson, Gilbert and Fred, also three daughters (Gertie Mrs. Fry), (Pearl, Mrs. Snow), and Bertha (Mrs Brown). Funeral will take place from her late residence, Portugal Cove, service will be held at the United Church at Portugal Cove on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.


The Daily News
December 22, 1955
Page: 20
Sister Francis Church
of the Sisters of Service died suddenly Thursday evening, December 21, at Sister of Service Girl's Residence, 7 Garrison Hill. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
December 22, 1955
Page: 13
Carbonear, December 19
Mrs. Lucy Jane Gill
- We are sorry to have to report the passing of Lucy Jane, beloved wife of Mr. Albert George Gill, formerly of Pinchard's Island, and mother of Rev. W. H. B. Gill, Rector of St. James Church. Deceased passed away at the Rectory on Tuesday, December13th and was laid to rest in St. James Cemetery on Thursday last. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Rosanna Blackmore and spent the greater part of her life at Pinchard's Island where her home was the habitat of visiting Clergy. It mattered not of what hour they arrived at her home, they were always welcome whether they came singly or in twos and threes. For quite a number of years she, with her husband, spent the winters with her only son, first at Exploits, and then at Bay-de-Verde, at Trinity and finally at Carbonear. She was the idol of not only her husband and son, but of her daughter-in-law and grand-daughter, all whom will sorely miss her cherry smile and loving words. She was a good church worker and for more than twenty years was President of the Pinchard's Island Branch of the CEWA. She was commited to mother earth, following a service in St. James Church and conducted by Rev. A. J. Ludlow. To her sorrowing husband, son, daughter-in-law and grand-daughter we extend sincere sympathy as we do to her six brothers and two sisters, namely: Samuel and Alex Blackmore at Newtown; Percy and William Blackmore at Trinity, B.B., Harold at Foxtrap and Hubert at Gander; Miss Dulcie Blackmore at Newtown and Mrs. Emily Norris at Trinity, B.B.


The Daily News
December 22, 1955
Page: 18
Robert Kelloway
- The community of Perry's Cove was shocked on the evening of December 7th at the sudden passing of Mr. Robert Kelloway in his 68th year.
All during the day he had been around at his usual work. At the end of the day he lay down to rest awhile before having the evening meal and was seized with a severe heart attack. Dr. Geo. Kennedy was quickly in attendance and was with him when he passed peacefully away.
Left to mourn are: his wife, Leah, one son, Fred, a daughter, Mrs. Eric Fisher, Little Catalina; three brothers, Arthur at home, Herbert, Melrose, Mass., Walter at San Diego, California, (another brother, Thomas, died in July 1954); a sister, Jennie and three grandchildren.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on December 9th to the United Church and Cemetery and was conducted by the minister, Rev. T. P. Moulton, assisted by Rev. W. B. Johnson, B.A., B.D., of Carbonear. The family extends grateful thanks to the many kind friends for their sympathy and help in their days of sorrow.


The Daily News
December 22, 1955
Page: 20
Elizabeth Ann Madden
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, December 20th, at 11:15 p.m., Elizabeth Ann, beloved wife of Michael Madden of Maddox Cove, Petty Hr., in her 79th year. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, husband, five daughters, Gertrude (Mrs. J. J. Shortall), Mary (Mrs. Thomas Lee of St. John's), Anna (Mrs. Wm. Stack Boston, Mass.), Elizabeth at the Institute for the Blind and Stella at home: three sons, Paul (Boston, Mass), Leo and Michael, Maddox Cove: 1 brother, Michael O'Brien, Brooklyn, N.Y., twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Funeral to take place from her late residence Maddox Cove at 9:30 a.m. Friday to St. Joseph's Church Petty Hr. for Requiem Mass. Interment at Petty Hr.


The Daily News
December 23, 1955
Page: 1

ABRAHAM, Right Rev. Philip - His Lordship Bishop Abraham passed away at 10:15 last night at the General Hospital, where he has been receiving treatment since November 18th. The official release from Canon J. A. Meaden, C. of E. Episcopal Commissary, reads as follows: -
"To the Clergy and People of the Church of England in Newfoundland:
I regret to inform you that the Bishop's doctor reports that the Bishop suffered another stroke at 10:15 last night, which proved fatal".

Bishop Abraham entered hospital November 18th, suffering from a blockage of a blood vessel in the brain.


The Daily News
December 23, 1955
Page: 24

BARBOUR, John, age 59, Mate on Bowrings' boat Terra Nova, died suddenly yesterday. He leaves to mourn, wife at 50 St. Clare Ave., mother, Mrs. C. Barbour, 17 Blatch Ave., and three brothers, Edward and Ross at home, Harry residing at Toronto, one sister, Mrs. Max Button, 113 Bonaventure Ave. Funeral takes place at 2:15 p.m. Sunday from his late residence 50 St. Clare Ave.


The Daily News
December 23, 1955
Page: 13

DOOLEY, Ex-Sergt. Wm. P. - One of the oldest residents of the historic town of Harbour Grace - ex-Sergeant William P. Dooley - passed peacefully away on December 5 after a very short illness and fortified by the rites of the Roman Catholic Church of which he was an exemplary member.
The deceased gentleman was born at Halifax in 1965. Coming to St. John's at an early age he joined the Newfoundland Constabulary there in 1886, and in 1901 was transferred to Harbour Grace, where in 1921 he was promoted to the rank of Acting Sergeant, and to that of Full Sergeant in 1932. He retired to pension on December 31, 1934, having served nearly half a century faithfully and fairly in the carrying out of all duties entrusted to him.
The late Sergeant Dooley did duty under several police chiefs, the last being the late Chief P. J. O'Neill.
The deceased was a charter member of the Dalton Council, No. 1448, of the Knights of Columbus, organized at Harbour Grace in 1909, and was the last officer to pass to his eternal reward.
His wife, the former Mary Gould of Carbonear, predeceased him in September, 1951.
Left to mourn are three sons, Gerald in New York; John M., freight agent with the CNR at Carbonear, and William J. at Harmon Field; two daughters, Rita (Mrs. Cook) and Eileen, both employees of the Avalon Telephone Co. at Harbour Grace, and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended in their bereavement.


The Daily News
December 23, 1955
Page: 24
Joseph Maloney
- Died this morning after a long illness, Joseph Maloney, aged 59 years; leaving to mourn wife, 3 daughters and 2 sons, also 2 step-sons, 2 brothers, Frank in the U.S.A. and Bert of this city. Funeral with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's Church 8:30 Saturday morning. Burial by motor hearse to Mount Carmel Cemetery from his late residence 12 Walsh's Square.


The Daily News
December 23, 1955
Page: 24
Percy Edward Russell
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on Thursday evening, December 22nd, Percy Edward Russell, aged 81 years, leaving to mourn two daughters, Margaret, (Mrs. M. J. Oxner), in Halifax, and Gladys, (Mrs. W. G. Berg), at home. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence 3 York Street.


The Daily News
December 24, 1955
Page: 4

ABRAHAM, Right Rev. Philip - The sudden passing of the Right Rev. Philip Abraham, Bishop of Newfoundland has come with a sense of shock to the community as it had been thought that he had been making a good recovery from the illness which afflicted him a few weeks ago.
Bishop Abraham was a relatively young man who has ministered as coadjutor and later as bishop to the Anglican people of Newfoundland for eighteen years. Born at Litchfield, England, in 1897, he was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He served in the Royal Artillery in the First World War, retiring with the rank of captain, and took orders in 1923.
He came to Newfoundland in 1937 as coadjutor to the then Bishop of Newfoundland, Rt. Rev. C. White, after whose passing in 1942, he was chosen to succeed.
While giving active direction to the activities of the Church of England in Newfoundland in all spheres of interest, Bishop Abraham was particularly interested in education and it is for his work in this field that he is most widely known. We extend to his family and to the Anglican community our deepest sympathy.

The Daily News
December 24, 1944
Page: 3

Rt. Rev. Philip Abraham - The passing of Bishop Abraham will be greatly mourned, not only by those with whom his official position brought him i8n direct contact, but by all who enjoyed his acquaintance. Thoughtful and courteous, Bishop Abraham could always be counted upon to say the kind word and do the kind deed. Newfoundland has lost a highly esteemed citizen, whose duty and ideal it was to interest himself in the welfare of the whole Province, always keeping before his mind the objective of that Christian integrity which makes for the moral uplift of all people.

His Grace Archbishop Skinner
The Palace
December 23rd, 1955

The Daily News
December 24, 1944
Page: 3

Tribute To Late Bishop Abraham By Anglican Priests In City

The Lord Bishop of Newfoundland died at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital at 10:15 p.m. on December 22nd.
The official release from Canon J. A. Meaden, C. of E. Episcopal Commissary, reads as follows: -
"To the Clergy and People of the Church of England in Newfoundland:
I regret to inform you that the Bishop's doctor reports that the Bishop suffered another stroke at 10:15 last night, which proved fatal"
.
His Lordship entered hospital November 18th, suffering from a blockage of a blood vessel in the brain.
Philip Selwyn Abraham was born at Lichfield, England, on July 29th, 1897, the youngest son and eight in a family of five sons and five daughters. He was educated at Stoke House, Slough; at Eton, where he was a foundation scholar (the only one to study for Holy Hoarders): at New College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1921: and at the Clergy Training School, Westcott House, Cambridge.
He was ordained deacon on Sunday, October 1, 1922, and priest on Friday, December 21, 1923 - the feast of St.Thomas, Apostle and Martyr, both ordinations being by the Bishop of Southwell, Sir Edwyn Hoskins, Bart., and at Southwell Minister. Immediately after his ordination he served in a dual capacity as a curate of St. Paul's Church, Daybrook, Nottingham, and as Priest-in-Charge of the Church of the Transfiguration, Sherwood, Nottingham.
In 1925 he joined the staff of one of the largest parish Churches in England - St. Mary the Virgin, Redcliffe, near Bristol - where he specialized in educational work, and served as chaplain R.N.V.R. of H.M.S. "Flying Fox" of the Bristol Division.
He took his M.A. from Oxford in 1927. In 1928 the Missionary Council of the National Assembly introduced him to the Dean of Quebec, Dr. Crowfoot, then in England seeking an Assistant. From 1929 to 1931 he served as Assistant Priest and Presenter at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec, Canada.
Upon his return to England in 1931, he was Instituted Vicar of the ancient parish of St. Edward the Confessor, Romford, Essex.


The Daily News
December 24, 1955
Page: 20
Alfred E. Worrall
- Passed peacefully away at his residence, Mount Pearl Park, Friday morning, Alfred E. Worrall, leaving to mourn his widow, one son, James, four daughters, Beryl (Mrs. R. Strong), Helen (Mrs. D. Hood), Doris (Mrs. H. House), Cynthia (Mrs. O. Mallalien) and 3 sisters. Funeral Monday at 10:30 a.m. from his daughter's residence, 18 Golf Avenue.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 1

The Right Revd. Philip Selwyn Abraham, Bishop of Newfoundland, who died after a few weeks illness on the December 22, was solemnly laid to rest yesterday morning from his Cathedral, the Motor Church of the Diocese of Newfoundland, where his mortal remains had lain in state, first in the Cathedral Chapter House in the Crypt, and from noon on Monday, before the High Altar in the Cathedral.
Since noon on Monday, a continuous watch was being kept day and night, by officers of the Church Lads' Brigade of which the late Bishop had been Regimental Chaplain.
At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning the last solemn rites of Holy Church were performed when the requiem for the departed was held in the crowded Cathedral, where His Honor the Lieutenant Governor and Lady Outerbridge and party; members of the Government; of Foreign Consulates; of the Synod executive committee and other synod committees; of the Dept. of Education; of the Memorial University Faculty; of the City Schools; of Church organizations; and of Select Vestries of City and nearby churches were assembled, besides a packed congregation. The celebrant at the requiem was the Venerable W. G. Legge, Archdeacon of Avalon, the Epistoler being the Senior Canon of the Cathedral Chapter, Canon A. H. Howitt, and the Gospeler being the Senior Priest on active service in the diocese, the Revd. H. W.Facey.
The Chancellor of the Diocese, Mr. F. R. Emerson, Q.C. was also in the Chancel besides Canons of the Cathedral Chapter and visiting clergy. His Grace, the Most Revd. W. F. Barfoot, Primate of All Canada, and His Lordship the Right Revd. R. H. Waterman, Bishop of Nova Scotia graciously came from the mainland to do honour to the late Bishop, and took part in the service -
His Grace pronouncing the absolution and His Lordship reading the burial lesson in the funeral office which immediately followed the requiem. At the administration of Holy Communion in the requiem the only communicants were the late Bishop's family.
Owing to weather and distance, other members of the family could not reach the city - namely the Revd. Charles (Incumbent of Cow Head Mission), also Mr. Martin Mattiott and Mrs. James Gibson - both the later being in England.
The opening sentences of the burial office were read by the Rev. J. A. F. Slade, Rector of the Cathedral. The Cathedral choir, under the direction of the organist and choir master, Dr. A. Stafford, sang the choral parts of the service. The prayers in the burial office were read by his Grace, the Primate, standing alone before the casket on which rested the late Bishop's cope and mitre, His lordship's body having been clothed in his Eucharistic Vestments.
His Grace also gave the blessing at the graveside at the close of the committal in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. The committal sentence was taken by the late Bishop's Commissary, Canon J. A. Meaden, upon whom now rests the burden of the diocese. The whole action was brought to a fitting close by the C.L.B. Band playing the "Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah". The Cathedral service was broadcast, the commentary during the service being given by the Revd. Joseph F. Ayris.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12

CONNORS, Rose - Passed peacefully away December 24th, Rose, beloved wife of John Connors at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael Murphy, Topsail Road, leaving to mourn husband, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Funeral held Monday. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12

DUFFETT, Frederick G. - Passed suddenly away at Stephenville on December 24th, Frederick G. Duffett, in his 44th year. Left to mourn their sad loss are his wife, Jean, two sons, James and David, one daughter, Judy; also mother and four brothers, Leslie, Alec, Raymond and Chesley; and one sister, Mrs. W. Moyst in the U.S.A. The funeral will take place on December 28th from 118 Merrymeeting Road by motor hearse to the Church of England Cathedral.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12
DUNNE, Margaret
- Passed peacefully away, December 27, Margaret Dunne, widow of the late John Dunne in her 84th year. Leaving to mourn four sons and three daughters. Funeral on Thursday from her late residence, 70 Gower Street with Requiem Mass at St. John the Baptist Basilica. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12
Helen Maxine Lewis
- Passed peacefully away, after a short illness, on Sunday, December 25th at 5:45 p.m. at the General Hospital in her fourth year, Helen Maxine, darling child of Ruby and Harry Lewis, leaving to mourn her said loss, Mommy and Daddy and two brothers, Wayne and Barry. Funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from her late residence, 223 Craigmillar Ave, to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12
Elizabeth Trapnell Munn
- Passed away at Montreal General Hospital on December 26th, Elizabeth Trapnell Munn, beloved wife of the late Robert S. Munn and dear mother of Fred of Toronto and Muriel of Westmount, Quebec. Interment at Harbour Grace. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12
Elizabeth Trapnell Munn
- Passed away at Montreal General Hospital on December 26th, Elizabeth Trapnell Munn, beloved wife of the late Robert S. Munn and dear mother of Fred of Toronto and Muriel of Westmount, Quebec. Interment at Harbour Grace. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 3
Michael J. O'Brien
- a prominent St. John's businessman who was head of more that 10 city fruit stores and grocery businesses, will be laid to rest tomorrow. Michael J. O'Brien, 68, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Monday, following a lengthy illness.
Mr. O'Brien was in his 68th year. He leave to mourn beside his widow, Kathleen, seven sons and five daughters - respectively, James, Mike, Joseph, Frank, Patrick, Donald and Kevin, and Theresa (Mrs. H. Bartlett), Betty, (Mrs. Jerry Sell), Margaret (Mrs. C. Elton), Maureen (Mrs. L. Tomashaska), and Kathleen, at home.
The funeral will be from Mr. O'Brien's late residence 34 Bonaventure Avenue on Thursday.
When Mr. O'Brien began business in St. John's some years ago, he was not a well-known man in business circles, but he was a man who saw opportunity beckoning and though he had little to go on in the way of finances, he went into business in a humble shop. It was not many years before he had grocery stores and fruit businesses spread throughout the city - 11 of them, until his name became a household word. His death marks the passing of another of Newfoundland's self-made men.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 12
Frederick Squires
- Passed away on December 24th, Frederick Squires, 5 Bell Street. Leaves to mourn wife, six sons and one sister. Funeral takes place 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 28, from late residence, Bell Street. Canadian and U.S. papers please copy.


The Daily News
December 28, 1955
Page: 3
Grand Falls
William Williams
, 37-year old boiler maker with the C.N.R. at Bishop's Falls died suddenly in the home of a friend at the Railway Houses in Bishop's Falls early Christmas morning. It is learned that Mr. Williams was making his usual courtesy visit to his friend and apparently collapsed in a chair in the outside porch, as he was about to make his departure.
The R.C.M.P. were notified at Grand Falls as was Dr. Tulk at Bishop's Falls, and the latter pronounced Mr. Williams to be dead. The police officers immediately conveyed the body to the Botwood hospital morgue pending completion of arrangements for an autopsy. It is learned that the R.C.M.P. will be taking the body of the late Mr. Williams to St. John's where the autopsy will be performed by Dr. Josephson, the government pathologist. The deceased leaves to mourn a wife and nine children at Bishop's Falls to whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
December 29, 1955
Page: 12
Arthur Maillet
- His very wide circle of friends here, at Fortune, and elsewhere along the South Coast, were very sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Arthur Maillett at St. Pierre on December 6th. He had been hospitalized there for over a year. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at St. Pierre. The late Arthur Maillet was a well-known figure along the coast for a number of years and his boat the "Attaboy" was a visitor to every port and cove from Port au Basques to Argentia. He was a keen and ardent sportsman particularly so with the rod and reel. During the past World War he gave of his services in the Allied cause in the Intelligence Service and was actively associated in the taking over of St. Pierre by the Free French forces and also in the recruiting of soldiers and sailors from St. Pierre for the Free French services. In his passing, one of nature's gentlemen and true sportsman has been removed from our midst. May he rest in peace.


The Daily News
December 29, 1955
Page: 12
Ethel McGuire
- Died suddenly at Port Saunders, December 27th, 1955, Ethel, widow of the late George T. McGuire and daughter of the late James and Elizabeth ?.


The Daily News
December 29, 1955
Page: 12
Bill Williams
- Passed away at Bishop's Falls on Christmas morning, Bill Williams, aged 39. He leaves to mourn his wife, Jean, six sons, one daughter, five sisters and one brother. The funeral will take place today at 3:30 p.m. from the residence of his sister, Mrs. Alex Smallwood, Southside Road West.


The Daily News
December 30, 1955
Page: 12
Mary Miller
- Passed peacefully away on December 29th, Mary, beloved wife of the late James J. Miller in her 93rd year, leaving to mourn one sister and one step-sister in the U.S.A. Funeral will take place on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. from her late residence, 1 Fleming Street to the Basilica for Requiem Mass. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


The Daily News
December 30, 1955
Page: 5
Elizabeth Trapnell Munn
- Harbour Grace, December 26
The sad news was received here on Tuesday morning of the passing at Montreal of one of Harbour Grace's former residents, Mrs. Elizabeth Munn.
The deceased lady, who was well and favourably known by a large circle of friends in this town was the daughter of the late John and Louisa Davis Trapnell, and was born here 79 years ago. In 1904 she married the late Mr. Robert S. Munn and with her husband became widely and well known for kindness and hospitality as well as for whole-hearted interest and support in all projects for the benefit of their community.
The late Mrs. Munn will be best remembered by the present day generation when on the outbreak of World War II, a branch of the Woman's Patriotic Association was formed here of which she became its first president and to which work she contributed much in time and energy until just previous to the departure of the family to take up residence at Montreal in 1941.
There, her husband predeceased her and with her only daughter, Muriel, both remained to make their home - often extending its hospitality to anyone from their hometown who visited the city.
The deceased lady had been in good health until some weeks ago, when she entered hospital for treatment to which she failed to respond and the end came quietly on December 27th.
Left to mourn are one son, Frederick of Toronto, Muriel of Montreal, one brother, Howard Trapnell at Halifax, N.S., and three sisters: Susie (Mrs. Snelgrove) at Toronto, Gertrude (Mrs. Rev. George Mercer) at Hamilton, Ont., and Grace (Mrs. Lindall) of Boston, besides a large circle of friends both here and at Montreal. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.
The funeral will take place at Harbour Grace at a date to be announced later.


The Daily News
December 30, 1955
Page: 3
Mrs. Alice Nash

Only portions of this article is readable, so I will attempt to make as much sense out of it as possible.
A ?-year old woman resident of Pushthrough, ? Island, who for more than 60 years tended ????? without incident, yesterday burned when ????? caught fire to the house in which she was living alone. Mrs. Alice Nash was dead when neighbours dragged her from the flaming building. It was not know last night whether she died from the fire or by natural causes, but speculation is she either suffered a heart attack and the lamp fell to the floor with her, crashed and scattered the fuel.


The Daily News
December 30, 1955
Page: 3
Joseph Noseworthy
- Passed away 2 a.m. Friday, Joseph Noseworthy, 77 King's Road, leaving to mourn his wife, three daughters, Phyllis and Clara at Long Island, U.S.A., and Rose at home; three sons, Ralph in Penn., U.S.A., Hubert and Gordon at home, also five grandchildren. Funeral notice later.


December 30, 1955
Page: 3

Very largely attended was the funeral of the late Michael J. O'Brien, prominent St. John's businessman who passed away Monday after a long illness. The funeral took place from his residence at 34 Bonaventure Avenue, to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for Requiem Mass, and interment followed at Belvedere. Mr. O'Brien was 68 at the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, seven sons and five daughters.


The Daily News
December 30, 1955
Page: 12
Hamilton
Angus C. Reid
- Orland Robertson, owner of the Orland Robertson Produce Company, said Wednesday night that Angus C. Reid, killed Tuesday night in a traffic accident at Smithfield, N.C. was a native of Pool's Cove, Nfld. Mr. Reid and William Allen McLean, 55, of Hamilton were killed when their truck loaded with radishes was sideswiped by another truck, crashed into the bridge rail and burst into flames. William Myers, 30, of Orlando, Fla., who police said drove the second truck, was charged with manslaughter.


The Daily News
December 31, 1955
Page: 24
Thomas A. Haynes
- Passed peacefully away Friday morning, Thomas A. Haynes, in his 83rd. year; leaving to mourn 1 brother, Eli, and three sisters, funeral will take place today at 2 p.m. by motor hearse from his late residence, 3 Colonial St.


The Daily News
December 31, 1955
Page: 24
Stewart Horwood
- Passed suddenly away at Grace Hospital on Friday, December 30th, Stewart Horwood, aged 65 years; leaving wife, one daughter and four sons. Funeral by motor hearse on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 93 Hamilton Street.


The Daily News
December 31, 1955
Page: 24
John King
- Passed peacefully away after a long illness, John King, in his 88th year; left to mourn are his wife, three daughters, Theresa at home, Mrs. Vincent in Kentucky and Mrs. Carnagie in Alberta. Funeral on Monday at 9:30 a.m. from his late residence, 29 Mullock St.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.


The Daily News
December 31, 1955
Page: 24
Lillian Noel
- Passed away on December 30th, in her 78th year, Lillian, widow of the late Albert Noel (formerly of Burin). Leaving one daughter, Gertrude (Mrs. Thomas Hallett), and two sons, Reverend D. E. Noel in Toronto and William in Bay Roberts. Funeral at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, January 2nd, from her daughter's residence, 40 Forest Road, to St. Thomas' Church. No flowers by request.

 

 

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