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The Daily News Obituaries
December 1956


The Daily News
December 7, 1956
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay, Dec. 3 -
Bishop - Mercer Wedding

One of the loveliest weddings of this season took place at Holy Redeemer Church, Spaniard's Bay, on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m., when Una Lorraine, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bishop of Spaniard's Bay, and David, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mercer of Coley's Point, were united in marriage by Rev. Canon T. E. Loder.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother William because their father was unavoidably absent to illness. She looked radiantly lovely in her wedding gown of white nylon net over satin, cut on Princess lines with long tapered sleeves and bodice of chantilly lace, buttoned at the back from neck to waist with tiny pearl buttons. The round neckline was trimmed with rhinestones, and the full skirt was enhanced by a row of ruffles midway between waistline and the hem. Her shoulder length veil of nylon tulle with scalloped edge daintily embroidered in lace was held in place by a tiara trimmed with sequins and pearls. Her bouquet was of pink carnations and fern.
Miss Betty Bishop, sister of the bride, was maid of honour, and Miss Marina Bishop, cousin of the bride, and Miss Ivy Mercer, sister of the groom, were bridesmaids. They were beautifully dressed in gowns of nylon net and lace over satin with lace bolero in shades of ice blue, lemon and mauve respectively. They wore feathered halos in shades matching their gowns and carried nosegays of assorted blossoms in contrasting colours.
The best man was the groom's brother-in-law, Mr. Murray Thompson, and the other attendants were Mr. Clifford Brazil and Mr. Clayton Russell. Mr. John C. Chipman ushered.
During the signing of the register the hymn "O Perfect Love" was nicely rendered by the soloist, Mr. Lewis Gosse. The Choir, which was present for the ceremony, sang a wedding hymn and the "Deus Misereatur," and as a gesture of esteem for the bride, a former choir member, formed a guard at the rear of the church after the impressive service had concluded. The church organist supplied appropriate music throughout.
As the bridal party left the church the bells were rung to add joy to the occasion; then a motorcade was formed and proceeded to Harbour Grace and thence to the CEAA Hall at Coley's Point where the reception was held. The bride's mother looked charming in a dress of avocado green with matching hat and black accessories and corsage of white rosebuds and fern. The groom's mother was attractively dressed in navy with matching accessories and a corsage of red roses and fern.
For the wedding feast the tables were tastefully decorated with a lovely three-tier cake (baked and decorated by Mrs. Gilbert Kelly of Coley's Point) centering the bride's table and in full view of the guests. A delicious and bountiful supper was served to about four hundred guests. Mr. E. H. Vokey, a close friend of the bride and groom was emcee. The traditional toasts were honoured, that to the bride being made by Rev. Canon T. E. Loder, and the one to the bride's parents and the groom's parents was proposed by Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A.
The many valuable and useful gifts, which the happy couple received, testify to the esteem in which they are held by their host of friends whom we join in wishing them unbounded happiness in the years that lie ahead.

The Daily News
December 14, 1956
Page: 14
Ursuline Cain
- News was received here on Wednesday of last week of the death at Charlottetown, P.E. I., of Mrs. Kevin Handrigan, the former Ursuline Cain of Spaniard's Bay. Mrs. Handrigan had been ill for only five days and her death on December 5th came as a shock to her family and friends. Pending the arrival of relatives from Newfoundland and other Canadian Provinces, her funeral was held over until Monday of this week. Burial, following Solemn High Mass of Requiem, was at Charlottetown. She leaves to mourn her husband, four children (Eileen, Dermott, Thomas and Leo), her mother (Mrs. Mary Cain of Spaniard's Bay), four brothers, Joseph at Corner Brook, Gerald of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, Thomas and Fred at Spaniard's Bay; five sisters, Helen, (Mrs. Stephen St. George, Halifax), Annie (Mrs. Howard Tipeau, Halifax), Margaret (Mrs. Samuel Abajain, Chicago, Ill.), Kathleen (Mrs. James Beresford, Freshwater, Placentia) and Miss Eileen at Spaniard's Bay.
We offer all those who mourn our sincere sympathy.

The Daily News
December 19, 1956
Page: 16
Bell Island -
Lillian Crane
- The passing of Mrs. Joseph Crane of the West Mines, Bell Island, who has been in failing health for some time was learned with extreme regret by her many friends when it was made known on Sunday, Dec. 16, that she had passed away suddenly early that morning. Mrs. Crane was born at Harbour Grace 64 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jenkins. She had been residing here for upwards of forty years.
Gifted with a pleasing personality, she was esteemed and respected by all who knew her. Charitable and kind, she was always ready to help the sick and distressed and she was a faithful and devout member of the Anglican Church.
There remains to sustain the bereavement, a loving husband, five sons, Cecil, Lorne, Harry, Hubert and Hayward, Bell Island; three daughters: Mrs. John Crane, Mrs. Ted Hussey, Bell Island, Mrs. George Yetman, Bryant's Cove., C.B., and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral took place by motor hearse to the Church of St. Cyprian Monday afternoon, where the service was taken by the Rector, Rev. T. E. Smith. At the church the hymn "Now the Labourer's Task is O'er" was feelingly sung by the large number of mourners present. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery. Rev. Smith said the last prayers, and "Abide With Me" was sung at graveside.
Undertaker Bert Rideout of Rideout's Funeral Home looked after the arrangements and the following comprised the pallbearers: Messrs. Roy Gosse, Fred Squires, Isaac King, John Fillier, Roy Mugford, Wm. Norcott.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

The Daily News
December 24, 1956
Page: 17
Spaniard's Bay
The wedding was solemnized at St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove, on Saturday, December 8, at 5 p.m., of Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bradbury of Upper Island Cove, and Wilson, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Josiah Clarke, of Tilton.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. H. M. Batten, and the organ was played by Mrs. Batten.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a ballerina length gown of white satin with overskirt of nylon tulle and matching satin bolero. Her shoulder length veil was held in place by a coronet and her bouquet consisted of autumn flowers. She was attended by Mrs. Lillian Clarke as matron of honor, attired in a gown of pink lace over satin; and Miss Nina Bradbury as bridesmaid, dressed in blue. The two little flower girls, Barbara Clarke and Hazel Jones were prettily dressed in white satin.
Attending the groom were Mr. Clyde Noel as best man and Mr. Otto Clarke, the groom's brother.
The reception was held in the L.O.A. Hall at Tilton, where a delicious supper was served and the usual toasts honoured, that to the bride being proposed by Mr. W. J. Taylor of Upper Island Cove.
We extend best wishes to the bride and groom for a happy married life.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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