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The Daily News Obituaries
December 1959


The Daily News
December 1, 1959
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay, November 30 -
Mr. Thomas William Drover
, 52, of Tilton, passed away on Monday last at his late residence, following an illness of about two weeks. He was laid to rest in St. Anne's Cemetery following Solemn Requiem Mass on Wednesday morning. To his relatives we offer sympathy.
May his soul rest in peace.

The Daily News
December 18, 1959
Page: 12
Clarke's Beach -
Bonnell - Smith Wedding

A very pretty wedding took place at All Saints' Anglican Church, South River on December 5th when Emma Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Bonnell (Jr) of Taylor's Bay, Lamaline was united in marriage to Carl Douglas, son of Mrs. Jane Emma Smith of South River, the Rev. Canon H. W. Facey, B.A., B.D., officiating.
The bride given in marriage by Mr. Lloyd Hussey looked charming in a floor length gown of nylon over satin with long tapered sleeves, straight neckline, the bodice was trimmed with pearls and sequins, her shoulder length veil with matching headpiece was decorated with sequins and pearls, her bouquet of pink and white carnations was nosegay style with long streamers and maiden hair fern. She was attended by her sister Verena as maid of honor, dressed in a street length gown of powder blue nylon with matching headdress. She carried a bouquet of blue and white carnations. Mrs. Donald Smith was bridesmaid, gowned in a street length dress of dusty rose lace over satin. Her bouquet was pink and white carnations. The groom attended by his cousin, Mr. Donald Smithy as best man and Mr. Frederick Andrews, a close friend, as bridesboy. Mr. Victor Smith and Mr. William Andrews Sr. acted as ushers. They all wore navy blue suits with blue bow ties and white roses as boutonnieres.
The church was very tastefully decorated. On the altar were white roses and gradina. The traditional white ribbons marked the pews for the guests. The organist was Mr. Christopher Boone Jr. The hymns sung were The Voice That Breathed Over Eden and Lead Us Heavenly Father. A motorcade of more than 20 cars drove through Bay Roberts, then back to Clarke's Hotel at Georgetown where the reception was held.
The groom's mother received the guests. She looked very lovely in a street length gown of Cotillion blue lace over satin trimmed with rhinestones and roses with matching accessories. Her corsage was of pink roses.
Parents of the bride were unavoidably absent. Toastmaster for the occasion was Mr. R. W. Shepherd, C.S.C. of South River. The toast to the bride and groom was responded to by the groom. He then proposed a toast to the bridesmaids, which was responded to by Mr. Donald Smith who also read a telegram from the bride's parents. The toast to the parents was given by Mr. Abel Clarke, responded to by Mr. Lloyd Hussey who acted as father giver. After a delicious supper served to 75 guests, dancing and singing were indulged in.
The groom is employed by the C.N.R. as Station Agent at Tickle Harbor Crossing. The bride, a former nurse's aide for five years, but for the past two years, a trusted employee of Ayre's Supermarket, Parade St. Mr. Eric Andrews, manager of Ayre's Supermarket was a guest and extended best wishes and referred to the bride's pleasant association with the firm during the past two years.
Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Greg Costello, Whitbourne, Mr. Eric Andrews and Miss Beverly Howse, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pope, Miss Mamie Tibbo, all from St. John's.
To the happy couple the writer extends best wishes for a happy voyage over the Matrimonial Seas.
Gown by Ayre and Sons.
Flowers by London New York and Paris
Cake by Mammy's Bakery

The Daily News
December 21, 1959
Page: 16
Selby Vokey
Passed peacefully away early Sunday morning, December 20th, Selby Vokey, aged 68 years. Leaving to mourn loving wife, four daughters, Vera (Mrs. George Osbourn), Ann (Mrs. Ernest Deering), both residing in London, England, Carrie (Mrs. Aaron King), Muriel (Mrs. Malcolm McNamara), both residing in Winnipeg; six sons, Ronald and Martin in Massachusetts, USA, Ray in Winnipeg, William, Harold and Cluny of the City; two brothers, James and George in Massachusetts, USA; two sisters, Ann and Edith in Massachusetts, U.S.A., also thirty grandchildren and one great grandchild. The remains are resting at Carnell's Funeral Home, 28 Cochrane Street. The funeral will take place from his late residence, 12 Merrymeeting Road, at a time to be announced later.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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