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The Daily News Obituaries
February 1955

 

The Daily News
February 1, 1955
Page: 16
Harold (Hal) Chambers
- Passed away suddenly at Toronto, Monday morning, Harold (Hal) Chambers, aged 47, Major Royal Canadian Army (World War Two), member of the staff of the Bank of Montreal. Leaving to mourn, wife and two children, residing at Toronto, mother, six brothers and four sisters residing in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the United States. Interment at Toronto.


The Daily News
February 1, 1955
Page: 16
Thomas Goodland
- Passed peacefully away January 29th, at the Masonic House, Burlington, New Jersey, U.S.A., Thomas Goodland, formerly of Bonavista, in his 92nd year. Interment at Brooklyn, N.Y.


The Daily News
February 1, 1955
Page: 16
Wallaceburg, Ont. -
Mrs. Susan McRae Smith
died here Sunday at the age of 105. Surviving are two sons, two daughters, 28 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 28 great-great grandchildren and two great-great-great grandchildren.


The Daily News
February 1, 1955
Page: 16
Alma P. Moores
"I have fought a good fight,
I have finished the course,
I have kept the faith,
Henceforth is laid up for me a crown of glory"

One of the world's most courageous women passed on to receive her crown of glory, on Tuesday, January 18th, at the age of fifty-one years. Alma Pearl Moores was courageous, courageous in facing the problems of life and still more courageous in facing approaching death. For months she knew she was going to die, but she never despaired and how avidly she scanned the pages of the daily papers to see if a cure for the dreaded disease of cancer had been discovered. Though she knew it would be too late to benefit her she longed for it, for the sake of others. She carried on day after day, leaving nothing undone that she could do, or that others could do under her instructions. How she prayed to live until Christmas and New Year were over, she wanted her family to enjoy the festive season so that they would have happy memories of their last Christmas together. She insisted on the Christmas Tree, the turkey dinner, the usual exchange of gifts, with something special in the way of a tricycle for her little grandson, Bobby Grant, as she affectionately called him and above all else, the customary singing of Christmas Carols on Christmas Night. She steadfastly refused to take what she wanted to know what was going on in the home and outside of it, too, and to share in the joy of the season. She made her prayers come true, but at what a price in suffering. Were we to look for the secret of her courage we would find it in her Christian faith and trust.
In 1925 she married George Cambridge Beck of Sound Island, whom she met whilst engaged in the teaching profession and for a while they lived at Arnold's Cove, where they carried on a prosperous business. They were altogether happy and the future looked bright for them, but before the birth of their third child, she was left a widow, with three little children to raise. She braced herself for the task and moved with her little family to St. John's where she carried on a boarding house for several years and where, by hard work and determination, she provided for them not only food, clothing and shelter, but a liberal education.
About eleven years ago, her elder daughter, then studying Grade XI was taken suddenly ill and was rushed to the Grace Hospital where she underwent an operation after the operation during the next four-year. She lavished all that love and money could supply on her child and she seemed to transmit some of her own courage to her, imbuing her was a desire to live, and eventually they won a battle that the Doctors thought lost from the outset. Spared for a purpose? It was this daughter who gave her such loving and tender care during her months of suffering; she was both nurse and companion, seldom ever leaving her side.
Some seven years ago she married Edward P. Moores and went to Harbour Grace to live, and once again her life seemed complete. Their home became the gathering place of many of the town's young people, she soon was their love and esteem, and the esteem of all her new neighbours; the anxious enquiries made about her health, the many delicacies left at her home, the hundreds of "Get Well" cards and the many floral tributes adorning her casket are all proof that she held a warm spot in the hearts of Harbour Gracians. She was as generous as she was courageous, as loyal as she was trusting, as loving as beloved, and to those who knew her well, she will stand out as a model of true womanhood.
Apart from love for her husband, children, brothers and sisters, she had two great loves, music and flowers, both seem to come to life at her touch. Her folio of music contains many of the world's best vocal and instrumental pieces, one of which "Love of God", a favourite of her's was sung by Mrs. Val Webber at the funeral service which was held in the United Church, Hr. Grace on Wednesday last. It was conducted by Rev. Nelson B. Hodder, who was a constant visitor at her bedside, and the choir was in attendance. Her garden flowers will be blossoming again after April showers, and her gorgeous house flowers, including a beautiful Christmas Cactus, which incidentally bloomed the last week in November (for her benefit), will blossom too, for they will be tenderly nurtured by her family and friends, as a tribute to her.
Surviving are her husband, one son, Reginald Beck, residing in Gander; two daughters, Daphne Beck, at home, and Mrs. Frank Grant, St. John's, two brother, Chesley and William Vail, residing in the U.S.A., two sisters, Mrs. F. M Rowe of West Roxbury, Mass., and Mrs. William Strong, at Chelsea, Mass., to all of whom the writer extends heartfelt sympathy.


The Daily News
February 2, 1955
Page: 3
Kathleen Bishop
, three-month-old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bishop, of Windsor, was smothered in a fire which gutted a house there at 9:30 yesterday morning. The fire completely destroyed the bungalow, but four other children escaped with Mrs. Bishop. The father was in the woods at the time.


The Daily News
Feb 3, 1955
Page: 12
Blanche Beckwith
- Passed away at Roanoke Rapids, North Caroline, February 2, Blanch Caldwell, wife of Robert Payne Beckwith, M.D.


The Daily News
Feb 3, 1955
Page: 12
Patrick J. Connolly
- Passed peacefully away February 2nd, at the General Hospital, Patrick J. Connolly, age 73, leaving to mourn 1 daughter, Mrs. Leo Murphy, 2 sons, James and John Connolly, 2 sisters, Mrs. Steven Whalen and Mrs. William Harding, also 22 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral will take place Friday at 2:30 from his daughter's residence 17 Plank Road. R.I.P.


The Daily News
Feb 3, 1955
Page: 12
W. H. Davison
- At Montreal on January 31st, the Reverend Canon W. H. Davison. Surviving are his widow (nee Marion Wood, formerly of St. John's), daughter Barbara and son Peter. are his widow (nee Marion Wood, formerly of St. John's), daughter Barbara and son Peter.


The Daily News
Feb 3, 1955
Page: 12
Clara Miller
- Passed peacefully away at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, February 1st, Clara Miller, leaving to mourn a brother Frank and Nephew Jimmy at Gander and a niece Ruth. Funeral will take place by motor hearse today February 3rd , at 4 p.m. to St. Thomas' Church from her late residence 38 Mullock St.


The Daily News
Feb 4, 1955
Page: 11
Carbonear, January 31 -
Julia Cole
- The settlement of Victoria was shocked and saddened to hear of the death on Friday, January 21st, of Julia, beloved wife of Mr. Samuel Cole. Deceased was 45 years old and had been a patient at the Grace Hospital for some weeks. Her family and friends were looking forward to her homecoming when news of her serious condition was made known. Her husband left immediately for St. John's but at Holyrood he was informed of her death. She leaves to mourn her passing, besides her husband, eight children, one brother, John Baker, of Carbonear South, four stepsisters, Mrs. Thomas Swain and Mrs. William Butt, at Bell Island, Mrs. Pleman Clarke, of Victoria, and Mrs. George King, of this town, and three step-brothers, Ben and Fred Baker, and William Pynn, Carbonear South. The funeral was held at Victoria on Monday last, January 24, and was one of the largest to be seen there for some time. Rev. Mr. Norman conducted the funeral service at the home, Church and graveside and interment was in the U. C. Cemetery. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
Feb 4, 1955
Page: 20
Alice Maude Ebsary
- Passed away at the Grace Hospital 8:30 a.m. February 3rd, Alice Maude, widow of Walter Ebsary, in her 73rd year. Left to mourn are 2 brothers, George at home and James in Detroit, Michigan; 2 sisters, Agnes in Oakcliffs, Mass., and Nina in Boston, Mass. Funeral on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from her late residence, 64 Cornwall Avenue.


The Daily News
Feb 4, 1955
Page: 20
Joseph Hussey
- Passed peacefully away February 3rd, Joseph Hussey, aged 88 years. Left to mourn 2 sons, Edward and Thomas; 1 daughter, Mabel (Mrs. George Parmenter). Funeral on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his late residence, 79A Southside Rd. East.


The Daily News
Feb 4, 1955
Page: 11
Carbonear, January 31 -
O'Grady & Butler - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O'Grady of this town, and Gerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Butler, of Harbour Grace was solemnized in St. Patrick's Church on Thursday last, at 7 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Leo Burke.
The bride wore a floor length dress of white satin, pearl and sequin trimmed, and shoulder length veil of nylon tulle. She carried a bouquet of carnations, roses and fern and was given in marriage by her father. Miss Hannah Coady, cousin of the bride, as Maid of Honour was dressed in nylon over mauve satin, with a halo headdress and bouquet of carnations and fern. Miss Marie Kehoe, as bridesmaid, wore blue satin with halo headdress. She also carried carnations and fern. The groom was supported by his friend, Michael Moriarity.
Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to Riverhead and thence to the home of the bride's parents, where the reception was held and where the happy couple received the good wishes and congratulations of their friends. For the present they will reside in Carbonear. The groom is an employee of the Koch Shoe Company, of Harbour Grace.
The writer extends heartiest congratulations and best wishes for bon voyage over the matrimonial sea to Mr. and Mrs. Butler.


The Daily News
Feb 4, 1955
Page: 11
Carbonear, January 31 -
Slade & Mercer - Wedding Bells

"Beautiful", "lovely", and other such descriptive adjectives were heard on Wednesday afternoon last as Ruth, daughter of Mrs. Julia Slade and the late Mr. Edward Slade, walked up the aisle of the United Church, leaning on the arm of Mr. Eric N. Taylor and to the strains of the Bridal Chorus, played by Miss Phyllis Coppin.
She wore a floor-length gown of nylon lace over white satin, fingertip veil and a pearl-studded coronet. Her shower bouquet was white and pink carnations, and roses; incidentally Miss Carol Saunders was not caught napping when it was given the aeroplane spin.
Miss Melba Penney, cousin of the bride, as maid of honour, wore a lemon coloured dress of net over satin, with matching headdress. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations and yellow roses. The bridesmaids, Betty Squires and Clara Noel, friends of both bride and groom, wore dresses of net over taffeta, in shades of pale blue and mauve, respectively. They wore matching headdresses and their bouquets were variegated carnations and roses. Together they made a grand three-some but detracting nothing from the beauty of the bride.
The groom, Grenville Mercer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mercer, of Bay Roberts, was supported by James Slade, brother of the bride, as best man, by his brother, Lorenzo Mercer, and by Joe Noel, a friend. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. B. Johnson, B. A., B. D., in the presence of a large congregation, who joined in the singing of the hymn "O Perfect Love".
Mrs. George Parsons, as soloist, sang "I'll Walk Beside You".
Following the ceremony, due to the stormy weather, the bridal party and guests went direct to the Masonic Hall, where the reception was held, attended by approximately one hundred. Rev. W. B. Johnson proposed the toast to the bride, to which the groom responded, and proposed the toast to the bride's attendants, which was responded to by the best man. Mr. William Mercer proposed a toast to the parents of the groom and the bride's family.
Flowers by Garland's Flower Shop.
Three tier wedding cake by Phyllis Pelley's Cake Shop.
Hairdos by Miss Ruby Russell, Bay Roberts, where the honeymoon is being spent, directly following the first dance, taking with them the best wishes of their guests and of many friends who were unavoidably absent. The writer extends to Grenville and his lovely bride, best wishes for a very happy life.


The Daily News
February 5, 1955
Page: 2
Bay Roberts, January 31 -
Patricia Bowring
- We join with the community in extending sincerest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bowering on the death of their 9-month-old daughter, Patricia, which occurred last Saturday, January 22. The funeral took place on January 24 to the United Church and cemetery, Coley's Point, with Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating.


The Daily News
February 5, 1955
Page: 16
Michael Malone
- Passed peacefully away February 4th, after a long illness, Michael Malone, aged 86. He leaves to mourn their sad loss one son and two daughters. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence 79 King's Road by motor hearse.


The Daily News
February 8, 1955
Page:16
John M. Brown
- The funeral of the late John M. Brown will take kplace today, February 8th, at 2:30 p.m., from the residence of Mr. George T. Brown, 72 Fleming St., by motor hearse to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 8, 1955
Page: 16
Samuel P. Crocker
- Passed away after a short illness, on February 7th, Samuel P. Crocker in his 85year. Surviving are 3 sons, 4 daughters and 33 grandchildren. Funeral will take place at Corner Brook on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. to the Church of St. John the Evangelist.


The Daily News (Lewisporte Notes)
February 8, 1955
Page: 5
Julia Stuckless
- Friends and relatives found it hard to believe, so great was the shock, when word was received on Tuesday of the death in the early morning of Julia, beloved wife of John Stuckless at the Botwood Hospital, at the age of 31 years. Julia had not been well for a few weeks, but very few thought her condition serious. When she failed to respond to treatment by her doctor here, it was decided to send her to Botwood Hospital for further treatment and where blood transfusions was thought to be necessary. She expressed the wish to remain home with her husband and little children for Christmas, so the doctor consented to allow her to do so, but on December 26th her condition became such that she had to get to Botwood, where she seemed so much better after three blood transfusions that she returned home, but only for four days when she was again rushed there after being given several gallons of blood, her condition did not improve, she was found to be suffering from a rare blood disease, then developed pneumonia, and passed away on Tuesday morning last, with her husband at her bedside, broken with grief, her parents, brothers, sisters sharing that grief. We fail to understand why one so young, so happy, so loving a mother should be taken, but God always knows best, and love is o'er them all. He is to wise to err, to loving to be unkind, He sees us in our sorrow, and weeps with us, as he did at the grave of his friend Lazarus. Julia was so happy in her home life, and with her children and husband seemed to have all the pleasure life holds for a family whose love for each other is so great.
It seems hard to realize the sweet voice is stilled, and the vacant chair will be evidence of her absence. Never knowing a day's illness, a picture of health and happiness, she failed so quickly in spite of the medical care by doctor here, and at Botwood. Her's was a disease that apparently would not respond to treatment. When it became known blood would be needed, many came to the hospital, hoping by their contribution to save a life, but it was destined her life be short. Her's was a humble soul, and she was so happy to serve others. One of the first to consecrate her life to God at the Pre-Easter special combined services last year, she lived daily for the hour when the toils of life are over, and her influence for good was felt amongst those with whom she lived. A member of the Women's Missionary Society, West Woman's Association, a teacher in our Sunday School, an officer of the L.O.B.A., she gave much time to the things she loved best, but home came first and it is here she will be mostly missed. Her body was brought home on Tuesday's train and taken to her home from whence she was taken to the United Church on Thursday. The L.O.B.A. attended the funeral in a body, and the church was practically filled. The largest display of flowers ever to be seen, was sent by friends and loved one. Each member of the order, (L.O.B.A.) laid a wreath on the rail, besides laid at the head of the casket, each of love and respect for the dead, and sympathy to those left to mourn. The service was conducted by the minister (Rev. N. Winsor) who displayed great emotion, as he referred to the life of the deceased. She was buried in the new cemetery there. We leave our loved one and friend in the gracious keeping of Him she served faithfully and well. She leaves to mourn beside her grief stricken husband and three children, the youngest three years old, a devoted father and mother (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Snow), three sisters, Nellie (Mrs. Samuel Nicholas), Flossie (Mrs. Ray Pardy) of this town, Althea (Mrs. Alan Keiser) of Belleville, Ontario, four brothers, Tom, Richard, Pearce and Clement, all of this town, and a large number of other relatives and friends, to whom deepest sympathy is extended.

"Sleep on dear Julia, sleep and take thy rest, lay down thy head upon thy Saviour's Breast,
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best, Good Night, Good Night,
We do not know why oft' round us, our hopes all shattered seem to be,
God's perfect plan we cannot see, but some day we will understand."


The Daily News
February 9, 1955
Page: 3
Frederick T. Bennett
, 248 Pennywell Road, died suddenly while at work as a carpenter yesterday at Pepperrell Air Force Base. Mr. Bennett had been working away as usual when, suddenly, fellow workers saw him slump to the ground. He was rushed to hospital but life was extinct. The late Mr. Bennett was sixty-six years of age and was married. He had been working at Pepperrell since 1946.


The Daily News
February 9, 1955
Page: 5
J. M. Brown
- The many friends of the late Mr. J. M. Brown were shocked to hear of his sudden passing at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning, February 6th. The late Mr. Brown will be remembered by many of his friends and business associates as a gentleman possessed of many sterling qualities. He came to Newfoundland from Hamilton, Scotland, in the year 1908 to take up a position in the firm of Ayre and Sons Ltd. After serving that firm for a number of years the late Mr. Brown decided to go into business for himself in the West End of St. John's, where he conducted a most successful grocery trade until his retirement in 1943. Mr. Brown was a member of Tasker Masonic Lodge and also an active member of the St. Andrew's Society. He leave to mourn his passing his widow, the former Miss Lillian Grace Irving, daughter of the late William and Louise Irving of St. John's; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston; a niece in New Zealand and one niece and two nephews in Scotland.
"I'm weary of staying - O, when shall I rest?
In that fair promised land, of the good and the blest."


The Daily News (Lewisporte Notes)
February 9, 1955
Page: 5
Lizzie Loder
- Again the whole community was shocked with grief as it learned of the sudden death at Gander Hospital on Wednesday morning, of Lizzie, beloved wife of Thomas Loder, at the age of 39 years, only one day after her cousin, Mrs. John Stuckless had passed away. Mrs. Loder went to the Gander Hospital early Wednesday morning and passed away there 9:30 same morning, leaving her husband and friends almost stunned by the tragic suddenness of her death, her doctor had advised her to rest, but with a family of six children, it was hard to do just that, and her strength was so taxed, that she could not survive the ordeal through which she must pass. Her infant baby died with her, makes it all the more sad, especially to her husband and grief stricken aged parents. Again the hand of God has taken another devoted mother, one whose every care was for her home and children, and what is home without a mother, what are all the joys we meet when her loving smile no longer greets the coming of our feet, we miss her kind, her loving voice, her fond and tender care, and Oh, how dark is life around us. What is home without her there? Again we have to leave it all to a loving father's care, knowing the long days are weary, the long nights dreary, our loving father is cares. Mrs. Loder felt so well on the previous night, and had someone come in and bake a birthday cake for her little two year old, whose birthday was on the day her mother was buried. We little realize sometimes God's plans for us, but we know if we do our best to live for him, He will take care of us at the end, and will not leave those whom we love comfortless. Mrs. Loder was perhaps not so active in the community as others, her whole time was taken up with her home life and children. Her body was brought home from Gander on Wednesday evening, and she was laid to rest on Friday, with Church service being conducted by Rev. N. Winsor, who with a voice unsteady with sympathy referred to her home life and devotion to her family. Although the weather was stormy, the large crowd attending was a symbol of deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and friends, the display flowers also evidenced same. Thus we leave another whose six children will miss her daily care, but we leave them to God's care, knowing what we cannot. He can see, and in his care, we safe will be. Mrs. Loder leaves besides her grief stricken husband, and six little children, an aged father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Snow, one sister, Jane (Mrs. Lewis Leyden), one brother John of this town, and a large number of relatives and friends to whom deepest sympathy is extended.
"Peace, perfect peace, earth's struggles soon will cease,
And Jesus calls us to heaven's perfect peace."


The Daily News
February 9, 1955
Page: 16
Frederick T. Bennett
- Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 8, Frederick T. Bennett, in his 67th year. Left to mourn their sad loss are wife, two daughters, Mrs. Robert Nichol of St. John's and Mrs. Donald Gibbons of Seattle, Washington; one brother, one sister and three grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Thursday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 248 Pennywell Road by motor hearse to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 9, 1955
Page: 16
Irene Chislett,
widow of the late Frederick G. Chislett, at her late residence Blackmarsh Road, February 7; leaving to mourn, 5 sons and 4 daughters. Funeral from her son's residence Blackmarsh Road, Friday 2:30 p.m.


The Daily News
February 9, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Agnes Dunne-
Passed peacefully away on Saturday, February 5, at her residence, Southside Road West, Margaret Agnes, beloved wife of John Dunne; leaving to mourn besides her husband, 6 sons, 4 daughters and 3 sisters. Funeral took place on Monday, February 7, following Mass of Requiem at Corpus Christi Church, Kilbride. Interment at Kilbride Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 9, 1955
Page: 16
Johanna LeMee
- Died on February 8, Johanna LeMee, aged 76 years; survived by her husband, Francis LeMee, one brother and one sister abroad. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 4
Harbour Grace -
Samuel Adams
- There entered into rest at the General Hospital, St. John's, on February 1st, following a long illness, a former resident of this town, viz., Samuel Adams, in his seventy-third year.
The deceased was the son the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Adams of this town, and was well and favourably known, having been employed for some years at the blacksmith shop of the late Mr. Arthur Tapp.
Some years ago with his family he moved to St. John's where he resided up to the time of his death.
Left to mourn are his widow (the former Cicely Jane Pasha), 4 daughters, Bertha, Mrs. Gordon Lindstrom, Carrie, Mrs. Sam Butler, Mrs. Mary Peddle, all of St. John's and Rita, Mrs. Theodore Parsons of Harbour Grace. One brother, Richard, of St. John's and one sister, Mrs. Kenneth Sheppard of Vancouver, also survive as well as eighteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, to all of whom sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 4
Harbour Grace -
Jessie Maria Bartlett
- The news of the passing at St. John's of Mrs. Jessie Maria Bartlett was received at Harbour Grace on Monday with regret by those who came to know this gracious lady when her husband, the late ex-inspector George Bartlett, was stationed here some years ago. Those who remember the late Mrs. Bartlett and her family during their residence here wish to extend to her daughter, Mrs. Ivor Morgan, and her sons, Ernest at Buchans and Eric at Detroit, sincere sympathy in their bereavement.


The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 20
Marion Rumsey
- Passed away suddenly 11:45 yesterday morning, Marion, beloved wife of Frederick Rumsey, 11 College Square, in her 47th year; leaving to mourn husband and four daughters, Shirley, Mrs. Donald McLeod, Jean, Mrs. Wm Munro, Alma, Mrs. James Jeans, all of Toronto, and Lorraine at home; also three sisters and three brothers. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 20
Mrs. W. J. Spracklin
- Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, February 9th, at her residence Brigus, after a brief illness, Mrs. W. J. Spracklin, aged 83 years; leaving to mourn are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Fred S. Percy at Brigus, Mrs. Jim Boone at St. John's, Mrs. John Warford at Seal Cove, also one son, Harold at St. John's and sixteen grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Friday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence to the United Church Cemetery, Brigus.


The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 4
Harbour Grace -
Dorcas E. Taylor
- There passed away on January 29th at the home of her son, Mr. Albert Adams of Port Dalhousie, Ont., Mrs. Dorcas E. Taylor, widow of the late Percy Taylor of Bristol's Hope, aged 75 years.
The deceased lady who was born at Bristol's Hope was twice married, her first husband, the late Mr. Eugene Adams of Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, having predeceased her forty years ago. From this marriage she is survived by three sons, Albert, Angus and Lorenzo, and four daughters, Annie (Mrs. Ross Slade of Port Dalhousie); Gertrude (Mrs. Lleweliyn Harnum of Green's Hr., T.B.); Doris (Mrs. Ben Martin) and Vina, both residing in the U.S.A.
A brother, Mr. Edward Taylor of Bristol's Hope, and a sister, Mrs. Edward Francis of Gander Bay also survive.
The late Mrs. Taylor had been in very good health until just before Christmas, and had booked an air passage for June for a visit to friends at Harbour Grace and Bristol's Hope.
The remains, accompanied by her son, Albert, and daughter, Mrs. Ross Slade, arrived from Port Dallhousie by Saturday's train and were taken to the home of her niece, Mrs. Stephen Payne, Water Street, Harbour Grace, the funeral arrangements being directed by Mr. G. M. Parsons. The funeral which took place to the United Church on Sunday afternoon was largely attended. The service at the church was taken by Rev. N. B. Hodder, and interment took place at the United Church Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
February 10, 1955
Page: 15
Carbonear, February 7th -
Mrs. Pearce Taylor
- We would like to extend the sympathy of our citizens to the family of the late Mrs. Pearce Taylor, formerly of Bristol's Hope whose death occurred at Chatham, Ontario, a few days ago. Mrs. Taylor had been on an extended visit to a couple of her children and her remains were brought to Hr. Grace where interment took place on Friday last. Accompanying her remains were a son and a daughter.


The Daily News
February 12, 1955
Page: 4
Bay Roberts, February 7th -
George French
- The community of Coley's Point, and indeed his many friends everywhere were shocked and surprised to learn of the death of Mr. George French of Coley's Point, which occurred on Thursday morning, February 3rd. The late Mr. French was 79 years of age, and died following a stroke. Left to mourn their sad loss are his widow, one adopted daughter, Effie (Mrs. Harold Bishop), two sons, William J. and J. Allan, all of Coley's Point. The funeral took place on Sunday to the United Church and Cemetery, Coley's Point, and was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Minister, Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A. The late Mr. French was a well known and respected resident of Coley's Point, who was a devoted Christian as well as a loving husband and father. His friendly manner was an unforgettable character, which lingered in the minds of all who knew him. We join with readers in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
February 12, 1955
Page: 15
Veronica Walsh
- Died at Bristol, Connecticut, on February 10th, Veronica, wife of the late John Walsh of Red Island, Placentia Bay, aged 89 years. Left to mourn are one son and four daughters, Thomas and Molly in the U.S.A., Mrs. John McCarthy at Port au Port, Mrs. A. Wadman at Topsail and Mrs. E. Carroll of this city.


The Daily News
February 14, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Goodwillie Anderson
- Passed away early Sunday Morning, Margaret Goodwillie, beloved wife of Dr. Thomas Anderson. The funeral by motor hearse today, Monday, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 3 Park Place, Rennie's Mill Road, to St. Thomas' Church.


The Daily News
February 14, 1955
Page: 3
Mrs. Dr. Thomas Anderson
- Many friends were saddened on Sunday to hear of the passing of the late Mrs. Dr. Thomas Anderson. The late Mrs. Anderson was born in Elgin, Scotland, and worked as a nurse in a hospital in Glasgow, where she met her husband. She came to St. John's in 1905, and has made her home here for the past fifty years.
The late Mrs. Anderson was devoted to her family, and was looked up to and admired for her strength of character by all who knew her.
During World War I she spent much of her time helping with the work of the Woman's Patriotic Association, but her real work was in her home where she made a wonderful life for her family.
She leaves to mourn besides her husband, two daughters, Millicent, Mrs. Gordon Winter, Florence, Mrs. N. S. F Rusted and one son, Dr. T. G. Anderson, and seven grandchildren. The funeral takes place today by motor hearse from her late residence, 3 Park Place, Rennie's Mill Road, to St. Thomas' Church.


The Daily News
February 14, 1955
Page: 16
George Butler
- Passed away suddenly at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, February 12, George Butler, age 66, leaving to mourn one son, two sisters, residing in city, also one brother in U.S.A. Funeral on Tuesday, February 15th at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Fire Capt. Baker, No. 5 Bonaventure Avenue.


The Daily News
February 15, 1955
Page: 3
Halifax, N.S.
Jane Coole
- A career of unusual faithfulness in the service of one family has ended with the passing of Miss Jane Coole, who died Thursday, February 10th, at the age of 90 years. Miss Coole spent her entire working lifetime - a span of over seventy years - with here first and only employer, the Bond family of Newfoundland.
Miss Coole was born in Bonavista, the daughter of the late John Coole and Mary Ann Ayles Coole, and at the age of eighteen came to St. John's and entered the home of the Rev. Dr. George J. Bond and Mrs. Bond as one of their domestics. With the Bonds, she went to Halifax in 1890, and some twenty-five year later moved with them toToronto. When Mrs. Bond died there leaving an infant daughter, who is now Dr. Roberta Bond Nicholas of Halifax, Miss Coole devoted here whole attention to the infant's care. When in 1927, on the death of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Bond, the family estate, "The Grange" Whitbourne, passed to his nephew, Dr. F. Fraser Bond of New York, Miss Coole went to "The Granage" as housekeeper. Known as "Jane" to a succession of governors and other distinguished visitors, she won the respect of all by her personality, her competence and her faithfulness.
In 1948, Dr. Fraser Bond paid her a public tribute in an address before the Rotary Club of St. John's, broadcast throughout the Island. He spoke on the outstanding personalities he had encountered in his professional career, and ended his talk by saying:
"I have been opening for you today a few of the pages in my personal 'Who's Who'. Let me close with the name of a Newfoundlander unknown to fame, who has a very glowing entry in my personal volume. Here name is Jane Coole, who years before I was born came from Bonavista to work for my family. She is still with us. Sixty-five years of service to one family must constitute a record and one worthy of note for it not only symbolizes the end of any era, but also, alas, the end of an attitude. This concept of faithful and unselfish service seems to be passing from the world.
"Centuries ago, Mary of England said that when she came to die, the name of the town Calais would be found written on her heart. Now, although we have never been to Bonavista, I know that my sister and myself have the name of that place engraved in our affections along with that of Jane Coole who for so many years has been such a faithful friend to us and to ours."
The interment was at the Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax.

Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics
Name: Jane Coole
Date & Place of Birth: January 15, 1865 @ Newfoundland
Parents: John & Mary Ann Coole
Date & Place of Death: February 10, 1955 @ Halifax
Age: 90 years 0 months 26 days.
Occupation: Housekeeper
Date & Place of Burial: February 12, 1955 @ Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax.


The Daily News
February 15, 1955
Page: 12
Peters & Dwyer - Wedding Bells
Ernest Harmon AFB, Nfld.
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The Wedding of T/Sgt. William R. Peters of Falmouth, Mass. and formerly with the 19334 AACS this base, and Miss Pauline Dwyer of Norris Arm, Nfld. was solemnized the morning of February 10th at 1000 hours, in the Base Chapel. Fr. R. Welsenbach officiated at the double ring ceremony.
Given in marriage by M/Sgt. Mike Tyan, the bride was attired in a full-length gown of white nylon net over satin with a fingertip lace bolero. Her veil was ankle length held in place with a tier. She carried bouquet of baby red roses and white mums.
Attending the bride was her sister, Rita Dwyer, wearing blue net, with matching accessories. She also carried a bouquet of red and white roses. Best man for the occasion was S/Sgt. Charles Robertson, brother-in-law of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the newly-weds at the home of the bride's sister and brother-in-law, S/Sgt. and Mrs. Charles Robertson.
Sgt. Peters is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kempton, Falmouth, Mass. and is presently assigned at Travis AFB, California.
Mrs. Peters is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Dwyer, Norris Arm, Nfld.
The happy couple plan a honeymoon to the home of the bride's parents Norris Arm, Nfld., before leaving to take up permanent residence in California.


The Daily News
February 15, 1955
Page: 14
Jane Marjorie Rodger
- Passed away at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. on February 4th, 1955, Jane Marjorie, beloved wife of Alexander James Rodger, leaving to mourn besides husband, one son, Lawrence, also brother and sister at Trenton. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 16
John W. Coates
- Died suddenly at his residence, 8 Cork Place, on Tuesday evening, February 15th, John W. Coates, aged 47, Operations Manager of Imperial Oil Ltd., and formerly of Toronto. Left to mourn their sad loss are his wife and one son, Norman. The remains will rest at Carnell's Funeral Home until 4 p.m. tomorrow, February 17th, and interment will be at Toronto.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 3
Mr. Benjamin Mercer
, antique collector and one of the most widely known men in St. John's died yesterday at the General Hospital. He was said to be in his 89th year. To successive generations of St. John's folk, Mr. Mercer was a familiar sight and a friend to all.
A kindly old gentleman, he was immediately recognizable by his flowing white beard and twinkling eyes. One of the more informed persons of his age, he could talk on any subject and loved a good chat almost as well as he enjoyed a good bargain. And enjoy a good bargain he always did - for surely Newfoundland had never produced a more keen buyer at auctions. And Mr. Mercer was also an authority on antiques. A member of his family said last night that the late Mr. Mercer was going to auctions before the great fire of 1892. And he continued going for way over 50 years so that he became a familiar figure to everyone of his and later eras.
Testimony to his ability as a collector of antiques is the report that several pieces in the metropolitan museum of New York are said to bear his name. Even up until the time of his death, he kept some favored pieces of lusterware and willowware in his son's home on Empire Avenue West.
Not only did he attend auctions and buy on his own but some buyers used to send him along as their agent.
The late Mr. Mercer was born at Chamberlains. He did both cod and lobster fishing in his days as a young man. Later, he worked as a carpenter and cabinet-maker.
There was always some question of Mr. Mercer's correct age. A member of the family said last night that there was no birth certificate and some people thought Mr. Mercer to be 104 years of age. They had however succeeded on arriving at his correct age by checking the date of his marriage, which was in 1893. Since he was said to be 27 at the time of his marriage, that would make him in his eighty ninth year.
His widow (nee Annie Keats) survives him, as well as one son, James and three daughters, Mrs. Muriel Ball and Mrs. William C. Reid (Jean) of Brooklyn and Beulah at North Kildorian, Manitoba.
The funeral will take place at 2:30 today from Barrett's Funeral Home with burial being in the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 3
Lorraine Mercer
- Tiny Lorraine Mercer 3 years, 5 months old, was reported to have been drowned in the family well at Upper Island Cove, Monday. The little girls body was discovered by her mother. Just a few minutes before she fell in the well the little girl had been noticed playing on the road near her home.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 3
Murley Milley
- An automobile collision during the weekend claimed the life of a former Newfoundlander, Murley Milley, 27. He had been residing in Sarnia, Ontario. Milley, a native of Burnt Point and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Milley of that place. Milley died in hospital at Goderick, Ontario, shortly after the crash. Two cars collided Saturday during a snowstorm near Bayfield, Ontario, 38 miles northwest of Stratford and Milley suffered fatal injuries. His car collided with a Detroit machine. In the American car were Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bell of Detroit. Mr. and Mrs. Bell were injured, but their son, Allan, was unhurt.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Parsons
- Died on Tuesday, February 15, (after a lengthy illness) at the Grace Hospital, Mrs. Mary Parsons, wife of the late Albert E. Parsons of Bangor, Maine, U.S.A. Interment takes place at Carbonear today, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., from the residence of her brother, Mr. J. P. Powell.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 3
Edith Antle Williams
- Passed peacefully away at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15th in her 82nd year, Edith Antle Williams, widow of the late John H. Williams. The late Mrs. Williams was born in Brigus in 1873, and was married at her home. She came to St. John's to live shortly after she was married and has been known to her friends and acquaintances as a quiet person, a good mother and home maker. She leaves to mourn one son, Cecil, at Noroton Heights, Conn., U.S.A.; six daughters, Florence and Rita at home, Edith, Mrs. V. N. Clarke of Halifax, N.S.; Dorothy, Mrs. D. A. Williams, Montreal, Ruth, Mrs. G. A. LaFrance, of New Bedford, Mass and Olive, Mrs. G. A. Kelln of Bymric, Sask. and eleven grandchildren. The funeral will take place from her late residence, 2 Blatch Avenue on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to the Church of England Cathedral.


The Daily News
February 16, 1955
Page: 16
Edith Williams
- Passed peacefully away at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15th in her 82nd year, Edith Antle, widow of the late John H. Williams. Funeral by motor hearse at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 2 Blatch Avenue to the Church of England Cathedral.


The Daily News
February 17, 1955
Page: 2
Brown & Mercer - Wedding Bells
Bay Roberts, February 14 -
The wedding took place on Tuesday, February 8, of Eva, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, Bay Roberts, to Calvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mercer, of Bareneed Road. The ceremony was performed at the Salvation Army Quarters by Sr. Captain A. Evans. Bridesmaid was Mrs. Clarence Mercer, sister-in-law of the groom, and the best man was the groom's brother, Clarence. We join with their many friends in extending congratulations.


The Daily News
February 17, 1955
Page: 20
Hugh Cole
- Passed peacefully away February 16th, 1955, Hugh Cole, aged 59 years. Leaving to mourn, loving wife, 1 daughter, Gladys, 2 sons, Gordon in Scotland and Harold at home and 9 grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 2 Casey Street.


The Daily News
Celebrates 77th Birthday
Spaniard's Bay - Mr. Harry Pike, Sr
., celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday, February 18. Mr. Pike has not been in good health for a few years back; consequently he is not as active as he once was. But this did not hinder his family marking the milestone with a party to which several of his friends were invited. If nobody but his family attended, Mr. Pike would have a house full, for Mr. Pike has six sons and three daughters, all of whom have families of their own. There are thirty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
In his active days, Mr. Pike was a carpenter when carpenters were fewer than they are at the present day. Beside, Mr. Pike was a builder. He put everything he had into any job committed to his care. The beautiful Church of St. John the Evangelist at Bishop's Cove is "the work of his hands." He also built a school at Fortune some years ago. During the early years of the Second World War he, with his carpenter-sons, was in charge of building many of the fine houses which can be seen at Freshwater, Placentia Bay. Outstanding among these are the lovely roman Catholic School, Parish Hall, Presbytery, etc., built for the Rev. Father Dee.
Perhaps another noticeable thing about this family is that all of Mr. Pike's sons and one of his daughters have all built homes within a stone's throw of their father's. As would be expected, his sons are all carpenters. His wife is fairly active, and while we wish Mr. Pike many happy returns on his birthday, we wish them both many years of health and happiness.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 20
Anne Bennett
- Passed away at the General Hospital, February 16th, in her 76th year, Anne Bennett, daughter of the late John and Margaret Bennett, leaving to mourn, one sister, Kate and 8 nephews. Funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, from the residence of her nephew, John Bennett, 19 Stephen Street. R.I.P.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 20
Catherine Carroll
- Passed peacefully away February 16, Catherine Carroll, age 58, leaving to mourn husband, four sons and five daughters, also one brother. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Friday from her late residence at Outer Cove.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 20
James J. Everard
- Passed away suddenly at his late residence, 158 Hamilton Avenue, James J. Everard, son of the late James J. and Mary Everard, in his sixty-second year. Left to mourn his sad passing wife, 2 sons, Edward and James, two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Graham and Mrs. Gertrude Evans, one brother, Edward and one sister, Mrs. William Walsh, also thirteen grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery following Mass of Requiem at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 19th at St. Patrick's Church.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 5
Fanny Davis
- The death took place at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Moses Shute of Harbour Grace South, on Tuesday morning, February 15, Fanny, widow of the late George Davis, aged 89 years.
The deceased, the former Miss George, who was formerly a well known and highly respected resident of the west end of this town. She went to reside with her daughter at Harbour Grace South following the death of her husband some years ago.
She leaves to mourn her passing three daughters, Susie (Mrs. Moses Shute), Bessie, and Mrs. H. Hamilton in the U.S.A., to all of whom sympathy is extended in their sad bereavement.
The funeral took place to St. Paul's Church on Wednesday afternoon, interment being in the family plot in the C. of E. Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 15
Riggs & Dawe - Wedding Bells

St. Hilda's Anglican Church at Toronto was the scene of a very pretty wedding on January 22, 1955, when Margaret, daughter of Mrs. Vida and the late Leslie R. Riggs of Port Elizabeth, Newfoundland, was united in Matrimony to Leslie Theodore, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dawe of Toronto, Rev. Jackson officiating.
Given in marriage by Mr. Alfred Johnson, the bride looked charming in a floor length dress of nylon tulle over satin, with a bodice of French chantilly lace beaded with rhinestones, sequins and pearls. The veil was of nylon tulle, with headpiece studded with sequins and pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses with fern.
The maid on honour was Miss Alice Butler and the bridesmaid Miss Martha Napier. They wore dresses of blue nylon net over taffeta with matching tiara of net and flowers.
Mr. Tom Turner was best man while Mr. John Keels acted as usher.
After the ceremony they motored to Pickfair Restaurant, Lake Shore Road, Mimico, where the reception was held, after which the happy couple left for Niagara Falls where the honeymoon was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. Dawe will reside in Toronto.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 20
Arthur Douglas Green
- Died suddenly on Wednesday, February 16th, Arthur Douglas Green, aged 40 years, leaving to mourn loving wife, 4 daughters, 5 sons, 2 brothers, William and Walter, 4 sisters. Funeral will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his late residence, 105 Prowse Ave. to Salvation Army Cemetery.


The Daily News
Celebrates 77th Birthday
Spaniard's Bay - Mr. Harry Pike, Sr
., celebrated his 77th birthday on Friday, February 18. Mr. Pike has not been in good health for a few years back; consequently he is not as active as he once was. But this did not hinder his family marking the milestone with a party to which several of his friends were invited. If nobody but his family attended, Mr. Pike would have a house full, for Mr. Pike has six sons and three daughters, all of whom have families of their own. There are thirty-five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
In his active days, Mr. Pike was a carpenter when carpenters were fewer than they are at the present day. Beside, Mr. Pike was a builder. He put everything he had into any job committed to his care. The beautiful Church of St. John the Evangelist at Bishop's Cove is "the work of his hands." He also built a school at Fortune some years ago. During the early years of the Second World War he, with his carpenter-sons, was in charge of building many of the fine houses which can be seen at Freshwater, Placentia Bay. Outstanding among these are the lovely roman Catholic School, Parish Hall, Presbytery, etc., built for the Rev. Father Dee.
Perhaps another noticeable thing about this family is that all of Mr. Pike's sons and one of his daughters have all built homes within a stone's throw of their father's. As would be expected, his sons are all carpenters. His wife is fairly active, and while we wish Mr. Pike many happy returns on his birthday, we wish them both many years of health and happiness.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 8
Rossiter & Marshall - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, February 14
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Decorated with streamers, bells and bows of traditional white, and with the rostrum and pulpit decorated with flowers and fern, the United Church made a very pretty setting for the wedding of Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Marshall, and Lloyd Rossiter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rossiter. The ceremony was performed on Saturday, February 12 at 5 p.m. by Rev. W. B. Johnson, in the presence of a large congregation. The Junior Choir, of which the bride was once a member, was in attendance, to lead in the congregational singing of the hymns "O Father All Creating", and "The Lord Is My Shepherd" with Miss Phyllis Coppin at the organ.
The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father. She was radiantly happy in a nylon skirt over white taffeta with Chantilly lace bodice, with sweetheart neck and long sleeves, it was sequin and pearl trimmed and the overskirt had panels of Chantilly lace to match the bodice. Her circular fingertip veil was held in place by a pear-studded tiara. She carried a cascade bouquet of American beauty roses.
Mrs. James Bourne, as matron of honour wore lime nylon net over taffeta, with matching bonnet for headdress. She carried a nosegay of yellow and bronze baby mums. Miss Carol Marshall, sister of the bride, as bridesmaid, wore lemon nylon net over taffeta, with matching bonnet and she also carried a nosegay of yellow and bronze baby mums. They added colour to the gorgeous pure white of the bride.
The groom was supported by James Bourne, as best man, and by his brother Fred Rossiter Jr. as brides-boy. William Samson and Ernest Chubbs were the ushers.
During the signing of the register Miss Florence Penny sang "Because".
Following the ceremony the bridal party consisting of more than twenty-five cars, drove to Hr. Grace, and then to the Masonic Hall, where the reception was held. The hall had been tastefully decorated and the bride's table, decorated by her aunt, Mrs. Louise Frampton, looked beautiful. More than one hundred guests sat at once to a delicious wedding supper, which was served by friends of both families, with Mrs. A. M. Earle as Mistress of catering and no one can say but that it was carried out in the least possible time and with the maximum of efficiency. The bride's table was centered with a three-tier wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs. Frampton, her aunt.
Mrs. Marshall dressed in light navy crepe, trimmed with shell pink and nosegay of white mums, and Mrs. Rossiter, dressed in dark navy, with navy accessories and nosegay of white mums were in the receiving line. Mr. Rossiter has been transferred to Harmon Field and will be leaving shortly for there. Until he can locate proper living quarters, it is probable that Mrs. Rossiter will be residing with her parents. We extend to them heartiest congratulations and every good wish for their future happiness.


The Daily News
February 18, 1955
Page: 20
Michael Henry Tracey
- Passed peacefully away on February 17th, Michael Henry Tracey, aged 75 years. Left to mourn are one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Power; two sons, Walter and Jim, and 15 grandchildren. Funeral takes place Saturday afternoon at 2:30 by motor hearse from his late residence, 10 Chapel Street. R.I.P.


The Daily News
February 19th. 1955 - Page: 16
Spaniard's Bay
Obituary - George Jewer

His friends were surprised to hear of the passing of one of the older residents of this community, Mr. George Jewer. For the last year or so he had been in failing health, but before that he was a familiar around town, and if for nothing else, his affable personality made him a respected and well-liked personage. He remained a bachelor for the whole of his seventy years, and death came to him at the home of his cousin, with whom he had resided for quite a number of years. His funeral, which was attended by officers and members of the Loyal Orange Associatio0n, took place to the parish church, and burial was in the family plot. The Rev. Canon T. E. Loder conducted the service. He is mourned by two sisters: Catherine (Mrs. Nathaniel Chipman) of St. John's, and Jane (Mrs. Chislett) to whom the writer offers sympathy.


The Daily News
February 19, 1955
Page: 20
Julia Moore
- Passed peacefully away February 18th, Julia, widow of the late Frederick Moore, in her 87th year. Private funeral Sunday 2:30 p.m. from the residence of W. F. Butt, 6 Kent Place. No flowers.


The Daily News
February 21, 1955
Page: 4
Edmund Hunt
- There passed away at Dunfield, Trinity, on Tuesday 8th inst., one of the oldest inhabitants of Trinity Bight in the person of Edmund Hunt at the age of 87½ years. He was the son of the late William and Miriam Hunt, who formerly resided at Trinity and later removed and settled at Goose Cove at the bottom of the S. W. Arm. He lived here practically all his life until his latter years when he lived with his daughter, Louis (Mrs. Earle), at Dunfield, where he died.
The deceased was a descendent of one of Trinity's oldest families who came here 200 years ago. He was the great grandson of Edmund Hunt, whose name appears in the marriage register thus - "Jan. 6th, 1814, married Edmund Hunt, of Christ Church, City of Dorchester in Great Britain, and Eleanor, daughter of the late Maurice and Ann Murphy."
The late Edmund Hunt in his early days prosecuted the cod fishery. He later succeeded his father-in-law the late Richard Hiscock as mail courier between Trinity and British Harbour, in which capacity he was a faithful servant until age compelled him to retire.
He leaves to mourn, one brother, Harry at Grand Falls, one sister, Emma (Mrs. Holwell) of St. John's, two sons, Ernest at home, and Samuel, teacher at Bell Island, C.B., 3 daughter, Louie at Dunfield, Myrtus (Mrs. Stephen Clifford), and Ethel (Mrs. Fred Morris), both living in New York. He was laid to rest in the cemetery at Trinity on Thursday. The Trinity Benefit Club of which he was the oldest member attended the funeral.
The late Edmund Hunt was one of nature's gentlemen, modest, gentle and kind, and in measure according to his lights served his God in word and deed unto the end. May he rest in peace.
OUT OF THE PAST THE FERRIES


The Daily News
February 21, 1955
Page: 3
Robert Martin
- Four and one-half years old Robert Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Martin, William St., has died in hospital as a result of injuries resulting from a sliding accident. The little boy's mother, fearful of the danger of sliding on the street, had hidden the boy's slide. However, he and another boy borrowed one from another boy for 5 cents.


The Daily News
February 21, 1955
Page: 3
Morley Milley
- The funeral of the late Morley Milley, an accident victim took place yesterday at Burnt Point. The late Mr. Milley was killed in an auto accident during a snowstorm on the highroad outside Goderick, Ontario


The Daily News
February 21, 1955
Page: 16
Thomas Royle
accidentally killed in motor accident Saturday, February 19th, leaving to mourn wife and daughter, father and mother, 5 brothers, Patrick at Long Island, New York; Joseph, John, George and James of this city. Funeral at Carbonear with Requiem Mass 10 o'clock Monday.


The Daily News
February 21, 1955
Page: 3
Thomas Royle,
aged about 45, and widely known here, was instantaneously killed late Saturday afternoon when a car he had purchased the day before, skidded off the slippery highroad across the Tilton Barrens, somersaulted several times. Mr. Royle was thrown from the car and it is believe death resulted from contact with a rock.
The other men, passengers in the car, William Burke and Murdock Cole of Victoria escaped without injury.
Mr. Royle was married and his wife, the former Madeline Quinn and one daughter, Mary, survive. They had been living in Carbonear.
Mr. Royle had worked sometime ago at Argentia until an accident cost him the sight of one eye. Later, he formed the Royle Excavating Company and was building up quite a good business.
He was widely known and widely liked. Apparently, he had bought the car the previous day and was driving it across the Barrens, just outside the entrance to Riverhead, Harbour Grace, when the accident occurred.
The funeral of the late Mr. Royle will take place this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Patrick's Church, Carbonear, with burial also at Carbonear.
R.C.M.P. at Harbour Grace told the Daily News that it is believed Mr. Royle was thrown from the car and that he met his death when he struck a rock.


The Daily News
February 22, 1955
Page: 14
Bishop & Stride - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Miss Kathleen Edna Stride, R.N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stride, Bishops Falls and Mr. James Donald Bishop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harris Bishop, 319 LeMarchant Road took place at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels on February 16th, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Greavitt.


The Daily News
February 22, 1955
Page: 14
Sydney Bursell
- Passed peacefully away at his late residence on February 20th, Sydney Bursell, aged 73 years. Leaving to mourn, besides his loving wife, the former Janet Barnes, three sons, the Rev. Henry in England, Fred and Sydney in St. John's, and two daughters, Violet (Mrs. Arthur Ebsary) and Olive (Mrs. George Mercer) in St. John's, seven grandchildren. Funeral today at 3 p.m. from 23 Springdale Street. (Montreal and English papers please copy)


The Daily News
February 22, 1955
Page: 14
Catherine B. Hann
- Passed away on February 21st, Catherine B. Hann in her 68th year, (formerly of Lamaline). Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday from Carnell's Funeral Home to the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 22, 1955
Page: 4
Emmanuel J. Hillier
- The death of Mr. Emmanuel J. Hillier, of Fortune, occurred at the Cottage Hospital here on Thursday night, February 10th. Deceased was in his seventieth year. He had been in failing health for several weeks. The funeral service was held on Sunday afternoon, February 13th. Interment was in the Church of England Cemetery with Rev. L. Rees conducting the services at the Church and the graveside. Deceased is survived by his wife, one daughter residing at Fortune, one daughter residing here, and five sons, also brothers and sisters. To the bereaved members of the family we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
February 23, 1955
Page: 7

ANTHONY, Mrs. John - The passing of Mrs. John Anthony, at her home in Pilley's Island, N.D.B., on Monday, February 21, was learned with much regret by her friends on Bell Island. The Venerable old lady had reached the remarkable age of 98 years and her passing is deeply regretted by her numerous friends and acquaintances. Mr. Walter W. Parsons, a retired Shipping Superintendent of Dominion Wabana Ore Limited, is a son and Mrs. Albert T. Budgell, also of this town is a daughter to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
February 23, 1955
Page: 4
Sergt. Syd Bursell
- The funeral of the late Sydney Bursell, which took place yesterday afternoon from his Springdale Street residence was very largely attended. The C.L.B. under Col. G. W. Stirling, the C. L.B. Band drummers and buglers, President Aubrey White and members of the Old Comrades, President Gordon Warren, O.B.E. Secretary W. Goodyear and members of the Canadian Legion, with very many citizens attended the last obsequies. Canon A. B. S. Stirling conducted the service at the home, and as the casket was borne to the hearse, by Band NCOs, the Brigade hymn "Fight the Good Fight" was a touching background. Proceeding to the C. of E. Cemetery, by way of New Gower Street, Canon Stirling, with Rev. Mr. Babb, St. Mary's, officiated in the mortuary chapel, and took the committal. Capt. L. C. Murphy recited the Legion Ritual at the graveside, and after the "Silence", the plaintive notes of the "Last Post".


The Daily News
February 23, 1955
Page: 10
Clark & Janes - Wedding Bells
On Wednesday, December 15th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas', the Old Garrison Church, the marriage took place of Barbara Elizabeth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Clark, St. John's, to Mr. William Brown Janes, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Janes of Robinson's, Newfoundland. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon A. H. Howitt, Rector of St. Thomas' Church, assisted by the Rev. J. A. F. Slade, and the organist was Mr. Douglas Belbin.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a formal gown of white velvet, fashioned princess style, falling into a graceful train and having long pointed sleeves and high neckline. A tiny Peter Pan collar was fastened with a cameo, a family heirloom. The fingertip veil of nylon tulle, fell from a tiny cap of white velvet and she carried a bouquet of white roses and stephanotis.
The maid of honor was Miss Reynette Pinsent, and the bridesmaids were the bride's sister, Carol, and her cousin, Patricia Whiteway. All were gowned alike in formal gowns of cherry red chiffon velvet with bolero jackets to match, and they carried shirred velvet muffs of the same shade to which were fastened two white gardenias. The matching hats were trimmed with tiny white ostrich plumes.
Mr. J. H. Harvey, Jr., was best man, and the ushers: Messrs. Albert Janes, Carl Winsor, Wallace MacDonald and Norman Tiller.
The bride's mother wore a floor length gown of green chiffon velvet with matching hat and sable furs. Her corsage was of lemon rosebuds.
The groom's mother wore a floor length gown of blue chiffon velvet with matching hat and mink furs. Her corsage was white carnations.
During the signing of the register, "The Lord Is My Shepherd" was sung very beautifully by Mrs. James Hough.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Newfoundland Hotel. The tables were most artistically decorated with white carnations, chrysanthemums, candle bra and tall white candles with the three-tiered wedding cake making a very beautiful center.
The toast to the bride was very ably performed by Mr. Fred Homer and responded to by the groom, who in turn toasted the bridesmaids, to which the best man replied and read the many telegrams received from friends of the bride and groom.
The bride and groom left by T.C.A. amid showers of confetti and the best wishes of their friends for a honeymoon trip to Montreal and the Maritimes.
The bride traveled in a three-piece suit of brown-flecked tweed with torn accessories.
The bride is a graduate of McGill University and the groom of Acadia University and is at present Branch Secretary with the Sun Life Assurance Coy. Of Canada in St. John's


The Daily News
February 23, 1955
Page: 11
Sturge & Singer - Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding took place in St. Paul's Anglican Church in Toronto on January 19, when Clementine, only daughter of Capt. David and the late Irene Sturge, formerly of Wesleyville, became the bride of Donald, Only son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Singer of Toronto. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. A. H. Lark, B.A. Maid of honour for the happy occasion was Miss Joyce Killington, friend of the bride, while Mr. Ron Cranfield, cousin of the groom, was best man. The bride was charmingly attired in a smoke-grey suit with pink hat and gloves and carried a corsage of pink and white carnations. The organist was Mrs. Roma Page Lynde who rendered beautifully "O Lord Most Holy" and "O Perfect Love", which were sung by the soloist, Mr. Geo. Graham. Following a family reception the happy couple left for Buffalo where the honeymoon was spent. They will make their future home in Toronto. The bride is a Newfoundlander, having been born at Wesleyville. She taught school in this province before moving to Toronto where she was employed with the Bell Telephone Company prior to her marriage to Mr. Singer. Shown in the above picture with the newlyweds are Mr. and Mrs. Singer, parents of the groom.


The Daily News
February 23, 1955
Page: 4
Winsor & Hill - Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding took place at Humbercrest Toronto Church, Toronto, when Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Washington Winsor, Blackmarsh Road, St. John's Nlfd., was joined in marriage to Leonard Charles Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hill of Toronto. Rev. Dr. Long officiated.
The bride looked charming as she entered the church on the arm of Deputy Mayor Cashman of Toronto in the absence of her father. She wore a full-length bouffant gown of tulle and lace with a fingertip veil of tulle illusion, caught in a crown of opalescent sequins and pearls. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
Her attendants were Mrs. Barbara Hill as matron of honour, and Miss Donna Allenang, bridesmaid. They both wore cocktail length gowns of turquoise taffeta with matching Juliet caps. Little Dorothy Hill was flower girl dress in buttercup yellow. The attendants all carried rose-gays of pink roses and chrysanthemums.
The groom was ably supported by Mr. Larry Lamont as best man and the groom's brothers, Arthur and Walter, were ushers. Mrs. Audrey Duncan, daughter of the Mayor, was the soloist.
The bride's mother who traveled from Newfoundland for the ceremony wore a dress of smoke blue taffeta and lace. Her corsage was of pink roses. The groom's mother wore a dress of dusty rose taffeta and lace with a corsage of yellow roses.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the Church Hall, beautifully decorated for the occasion. The toast to the bride and groom was given by the Deputy Mayor and responded to by the groom, followed by Rev. Dr. Long. After the reception the bride and groom left on their wedding trip to Florida. They have now taken up residence in Toronto.


The Daily News
February 24, 1955 - Page: 4
Obituary: Jesse Gosse

There passed peacefully away at his late residence on Saturday, February 19, one of Spaniard's Bay's well respected citizens in the person of Jesse Gosse, age 79 years.
In his earlier years, Mr. Gosse successfully prosecuted the Labrador cod-fishery, but with its decline abandoned it for other fields of endeavour. Then for a number of years he was watchman for the well known firm of Mark Gosse, which position he held until his retirement about seven or eight years ago. In this capacity, Mr. Gosse became a familiar figure around "the factory" and endeared himself to all and sundry by his ready smile and pleasant conversation. To many, even complete strangers, he was "Uncle Jesse" - a very likeable person. The L.O.A., of which he was a member for a number of years, turned out in large numbers to pay their last respects, and the Society with the funeral procession, almost filled the spacious edifice. The Office for the dead was read by the Rector, the Rev. Canon T. E. Loder, while the congregation joined in singing the hymns "There is a Blessed Home" and "Jesus, Lover of my Soul". After the prayers were recited, the congregation stood while the "Dead March In Saul" was played by the church organist. Committal was in the family plot, in the church cemetery.
Left to mourn their sad loss are his widow; one daughter, Miss Fanny, four sons: Raymond in Vancouver, B.C., Edward in Hampden, England; Gordon, Richard and one sister, Mrs. Julia Martin, both of Vancouver; and seven grandchildren. We join with the community in offering our condolences.


The Daily News
February 24, 1955
Page: 9
Carbonear, February 21st -
Thomas P. Finn,
prominent business man of Water Street West, passed away suddenly on Friday evening at the age of 72 years. Deceased, in addition to operating a general store, carried on a successful taxi service and he was well known and generally liked by the traveling public. He was courteous, obliging and considerate where his passengers were concerned and, as a consequence, had many long-standing patrons. Several years ago his shop and contents, as well as his home, were destroyed in one of our major fires, but even before the ashes were cold he was making plans to rebuild, and in a comparatively short time he was back in business. His business partner was his wife, and for her widespread sympathy is felt. He was a devout Roman Catholic and supported St. Patrick's Church in every possible way. He was laid to rest on Sunday afternoon in the R. C. Cemetery, following funeral rites in St. Patrick's Church, which was filled by mourners and sympathetic friends. Rev. Father Leo Burke recited the Prayers for the Dead and in the congregation were men and women from all classes and creeds. Surviving, in addition to his widow (nee McGrath) are two brothers, William B. and Patrick F., and three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Moore, Mrs. Nicholas Kennedy and Miss Kate Finn, to all of whom the writer extends, on behalf of our community, most sincere sympathy. We understand High Mass of Requiem will be held at a later date.


The Daily News
February 24, 1955
Page: 4
Lorraine Mercer
- On Monday, February 14, Mrs. George Mercer of Upper Island Cove received a very severe shock when she went to her well for water and found the lifeless body of her three-year-old child, Lorraine, in it. Mrs. Mercer had not missed the child nor had anyone seen the child approach the well. Dr. Drover was immediately called, but upon arrival, there was nothing he could do except to confirm the fact that the child had died by drowning, and offer his personal sympathy. (Dr. Drover lost a little girl some years ago by accidental death, so his condolences were heartfelt). The tragedy is all the more saddened by the fact that this was Mr. and Mrs. Mercer's only daughter (they have five sons) and the sympathy of the whole area goes to them in their sad bereavement.


The Daily News
February 24, 1955
Page: 5
Carbonear, February 22 -
Mary Parsons
- There passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on Tuesday, February 15, Mrs. Mary Parsons, widow of the late Mr. Albert E. Parsons, aged 86 years. Deceased spent the greater part of her life in the U.S.A., where she spent an active life. Apart from her family, her one love was flowers, and she reveled in the beauty of her garden where the choicest of flowers bloomed. Following the death of her husband, she came back to Carbonear to reside with her brother, Mr. J. P. Powell, who with three nephews, George, Frank P. and Strat C. Pike, survive, and to whom we offer condolence.
Her funeral was held on Wednesday and interment was in the United Church Cemetery. Rev. W. B. Johnson conducted the funeral services at the home and graveside. The funeral was largely attended.


The Daily News
February 24, 1955
Page: 9
Carbonear, February 22nd -
Thomas Royle
-The whole town is shocked over the suddenness with which Mr. Thomas Royle answered the last Roll Call on Saturday afternoon last at the age of forty-five years.
The tragic accident that cost him his life was one of several he and his family had suffered in a few years. The first accident in which he figured cost him the loss of an eye, then a couple of years later his wife (nee Madeline Quinn) suffered severe injuries in a smashup that occurred on Saddle Hill, and for a very long time she was hospitalized; in fact, for the past five years she has spent the greater part of her time in hospital and only recently came home; and now we hear she has to return for another serious operation. She has the heartfelt sympathy of every member of our community.
Mr. Royle was a progressive man, a man who overcame obstacles, who saw opportunities and was ready to grasp them. Following his marriage he came to Carbonear from St. John's, his hometown, and started a small business in what is now the Step Inn Restaurant. When the Americans came to Argentia he gave up business and went there to work, and it was there he suffered the eye injury. After months of suffering he realized he had to make adjustments and it was then he once again started out on his own. He acquired a bulldozer and some of her necessary equipment and started the Royle Excavating Company, which, at the time of his death, was doing big business.
On Friday, deceased took out a new Studebaker and, finishing work at noon on Saturday, he and two of his workers left St. John's to spend the weekend with their families. On Tilton barrens the car is said to have skidded on some ice, went off the road on the right hand side and then crossed it to go off on the left side, bringing up among large boulders. Mr. Royle was out of the car and it is presumed he hit his head on one of the large stones. He was an experienced driver and since he knew the road well, it seems logical to believe he lost control of the car when it skidded on the ice.
The RCMP were notified by passing motorists, and to Rev. Father Burke fell the sad task of breaking the news to his wife and family.
Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mary, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Royle, St. John's, and five brothers, Joseph, John, George and James in St. John's, and Patrick at Long Island, N.Y., U.S.A., to whom the write extends deepest sympathy.
His funeral took place at 10 a.m. Monday to St. Patrick's Church, where Rev. Father Burke officiated at Solemn Mass of Requiem. Interment was in the R.C. Cemetery.


The Daily News
February 25, 1955
Page: 8
Carbonear, February 22nd.
May Small
- News of the passing of May Pike, beloved wife of Elmo Small, of Summerford, N.D.B. came as a shock to her relatives and friends. May left her home when quite young to go teaching and after teaching a year or so met and married Elmo small and took up residence in his hometown. She was thirty-three years of age and the mother of six children, the eldest of whom is eleven, the youngest being but two years. She was quiet and unassuming, small in stature, fragile in looks, but brave in heart, for we understand she suffered indifferent health for years, uncomplainingly. Besides her husband and children, she leaves to mourn the passing of an only daughter and sister, father, mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pike, and two brothers, Ernest and Stirling, for whom widespread sympathy is felt. The news of her passing was conveyed to Rev. W. B. Johnson, who broke it to her family. We understand she will be laid to rest in her northern hometown of Summerford, from attending church services.


The Daily News
February 25, 1955
Page: 3
Harold MacKenzie Chambers
- Funeral services were held on February 3rd at Pembroke, Ontario for Harold MacKenzie Chambers, from the home of his father-in-law, Mr. T. E. MacCool. Colonel Wallace, of his Old Regiment, the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish, and five other officer friends acted as pall bearers. Hal joined the staff of the Montreal, St. John's, Newfoundland at the age of fifteen. He served the bank in Grand Falls, Nfld., Halifax, N.S., Moncton, N.B., Montreal, P.Q., and Pembroke, Ontario. He was forty-six years of age and at the time of his sudden passing, he was manager of the Savings Department at the Main Office of the Bank at Toronto. While at Pembroke, he married the former Miss Cletus MacCool, who survives with two daughters, May, 8, and Elizabeth, age 2. From Pembroke he was transferred to Toronto where he resided with his family. He is also survived by his mother and ten brothers and sisters, residing in Nova Scotia, U.S.A., and Newfoundland.


The Daily News
February 25, 1955
Page: 20
Margaret Kinsella
- Passed peacefully away after a short illness, at the General Hospital, on February 24th, Margaret, widow of Patrick Kinsella, aged 68 years. Left to mourn are Nora (Mrs. Dennis Hickey); Statia (Mrs. Michael Roddigan); Marie (Mrs. Coleman Caddigan); 4 sons, Patrick, Daniel, John and James; 2 sisters, Mrs. Michael Hickey and Mrs. Martin Hickey. Funeral on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from her late residence, Logy Bay.


The Daily News
February 25, 1955
Page: 13
Quinn & Davis - Wedding Bells

There took place at St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 18, the marriage of Marie Adele, daughter of Capt. and Mrs. John C. Davis, LeMarchant Street, to John Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rupert C. Quinn, Harvey Street, the ceremony being performed by the Rector, Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow.
Mr. Frank P. Sheppard presided at the organ and the bride entered the Church to the strains of the Bridal Chorus, leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. She looked lovely in a fully length gown of white satin with an overskirt of frilled nylon tulle and scalloped lace with sequin trim. A tiny lace bolero with tapering sleeves was sequin trimmed. A fingertip veil was held in place by a tiara of pearls and sequins and she carried a bouquet of white and red carnations.
The bride was attended by her sister, Betty, as maid of honour and her bridesmaid was Miss Joyce Quinn, sister of the groom. Both wore identical strapless dresses of ice-blue nylon tulle over satin with matching lace bolero. Their headdress was of dainty blue flowers and they carried nosegays of yellow and white chrysanthemums.
Little Ruby Davis, sister of the bride, made a charming flower girl, wearing an off the shoulder frock of shrimp nylon tulle over satin with lace trim. Her short veil was held in place by a tine coronet of flowers and she carried a nosegay of pink and white chrysanthemums.
The groom was attended by his brother, Donald A. Quinn, and the ushers were Raymond Quinn and Hoover Martin.
During the signing of the register, the solo "I'll Walk Beside You" was well rendered by Mr. Donald Quinn.
Following the ceremony, the bridal party and guests motored around the town, the bride and groom stopping off for a brief visit to the groom's grandmother, Mrs. John Sheppard, who was unable to attend the wedding, through illness.
The reception, attended by some eighty guests, was held at Pike's Hotel where the bride's mother received, wearing a dress of midnight blue crepe with lace trim and accessories of pink and white. Her corsage was of pink carnations.
The groom's mother wore teal blue rayon faced cordette with navy accessories and corsage of pink carnations.
In the receiving line also was the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Frances Davis, who looked charming in black crepe with black and white accessories and silver fox neckpiece. The grandfather of the groom, Mr. John Sheppard, was also present.
Rev. Mr. Ludlow acted as toastmaster, and toasts to the bride; the bridesmaids and the parents of the happy couple were duly honoured.
Following the reception, Mr. and Mrs. Quinn left for Clarke's Hotel, Brigus, where the honeymoon was spent. The bride traveled in a dress of mid-brown rayon tweed and matching bolero over which she wore a coat of Newfoundland seal. Her accessories were yellow and brown, and corsage of yellow roses.
Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. R. Barrett, Mr. Leslie Collis, Mr. Hoover Martin, Mr. Clifford Pike, of St. John's, while several out of town guests were unable to attend due to weather conditions.
The bride who is employed with the Provincial Loan Board, St. John's, and the groom of the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bell Island, are a popular young couple to whom their many friends offer best wishes for a very happy married life.
Church decorations: Tulips, daffodils and chrysanthemums, by Howse of Flowers.
Wedding cake: Mrs. Olaf West.


The Daily News
February 25, 1955
Page: 8
Carbonear, February 22nd -
May Small
- News of the passing of May Pike, beloved wife of Elmo Small, of Summerford, N.D.B. came as a shock to her relatives and friends. May left her home when quite young to go teaching and after teaching a year or so met and married Elmo Small and took up residence in his home town. She was thirty-three years of age and the mother of six children, the eldest of whom is eleven, the youngest being but two years. She was quiet and unassuming, small in stature, fragile in looks, but brave of heart, for we understand she suffered indifferent health for years, uncomplainingly. Beside her husband and children, she leaves to mourn the passing of an only daughter and sister, father, mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pike and two brothers, Ernest and Stirling, for whom widespread sympathy is felt. The news of her passing was conveyed to Rev. W. B. Johnson, who broke it to her family. We understand she will be laid to rest in her northern hometown of Summerford.


The Daily News
February 25, 1955
Page: 20
Walter Thomas Udle
- Passed peacefully away at midnight February 23rd, Walter Thomas Udle in his 87th year. Leaving to mourn two sons, Leslie Udle of St. John's and John Udle residing at Halifax; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Petten and Gertrude Udle of this city and Mrs. B. Haviland residing at New York, also seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral from his late residence, No. 10 Stewart Avenue at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25th, by motor hearse to St. Thomas' Church.


The Daily News (Lewisporte Notes)
February 26, 1955
Page: 7
Wheeler & Gregory - Wedding Bells

One of the prettiest weddings witnessed by a record attendance was solemnized in the United Church here on Tuesday, February 22nd, at 6 p.m., when Olga, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Wheeler of this town became the bride of Everett, son of Mr. and Mr. Nathan Gregory of St. John's. The bride looking very attractive, entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, who gave her in marriage. She was dressed in nylon, and full skirt of over-lace, the bodice being trimmed with sequins. Her shoulder length veil was crowned with Juliet cap, and she carried a bouquet of roses and baby ferns. She was attended by her twin sister, Alma, as Matron of Honour, and Miss Doreen Foster as bridesmaid. They were very attractive in pastel pink and green nylon sheer, (respectively) and wore caps to match, with bouquets similar to the bride's. The groom was supported by his brother, Fred, and friend, Llewellyn Kine.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. N. Winsor, and wedding music by Mrs. L. W. Budden.
The front pews were marked with bows of white ribbon and ferns, and occupied by honoured guests. The ushers were Messrs. Norman Forward and Hedley Powell. During the signing of the register, Mrs. (Rev.) N. Winsor very beautifully sang "The Wedding Prayer."
Immediately after the ceremony amidst the shouts of congratulations and tooting of cars, the happy couple motored around town, then to the Masonic Hall where about 150 guests were invited.
The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. N. Winsor, to which the groom responded.
The gifts were many and beautiful. The bride was on the staff of Lewisporte Wholesalers, prior to her marriage. The groom is employed on coastal services with C.N.R. To the happy couple best wishes are extended for many years of happiness together.
Catering was done by U.C. East Woman's Association.
Out of town guests were the groom's mother, Mrs. N. Gregory, Mrs. Max Button (a close friend of the Gregory family), Mr. Munden Hobbs, Whitbourne (a close friend of the Wheeler family) (a special friend of one Wheeler lady)


The Daily News
February 28, 1955
Page: 3
Kenneth MacKenzie Brown
- One of Newfoundland's most respected men, Kenneth MacKenzie Brown, O.B.E., passed peacefully away at his residence, Elizabeth Avenue at 10 p.m. yesterday, at the age of 67 years. The late Mr. Brown was born at King's Cove, August 3, 1887. He left home at an early age and journeyed to Vancouver where he studied navigation and held the positions of mate, pilot and master of several steamships. He later returned to Newfoundland and was employed at Grand Falls with the A.N.D. Company. In 1923 he entered the field of politics and was elected in the Twillingate District to the government of Sir Richard Squires. He was re-elected in the same district in 1924 and 1928. In 1932 he was elected in the Grand Falls District and was appointed Minister of Labour in the Alderdice government, a position he held until the government was replaced by Commission of Government in 1934. In 1936 he was elected President of the Fishermen's Protective Union and held that position until his retirement because of ill health. A member of the National Convention, he was stricken with a heart attack while addressing the Convention and since that time has been in retirement. He was married in 1919 to the former Violet Hollett, who survives him. Also surviving him are one son, Clyde, a member of the provincial parliament, four daughters, Violet (Mrs. Floyd Noyes), Mavis, Ethel (Mrs. L. E. Lawton), and Audrey.


The Daily News
February 28, 1955
Page: 16
Martha Sinyard
- Passed peacefully away at St. Anthony on February 25th, Mrs. Martha Sinyard in her 82nd year. Widow of the late William Sinyard, formerly of Hearts Content. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, 1 son at St. Anthony, two daughters: Mrs. George Ford of St. Anthony, Mrs. James Johnston of St. John's; 1 sister, Mrs. Ed George, Montreal; 1 brother, John Smith of New Perlican; also 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild.


The Daily News
February 28, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Walsh
- Passed peacefully away at Silver Springs, Conception Harbour, on Thursday, February 24th, Mary, wife of Joseph Walsh. Left to mourn beside her husband, one daughter living in Maine, U.S.A.

 

 

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