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The Daily News Obituaries
February 1956


The Daily News
February 2, 1956
Page: 10
Mrs. Alfred Collins
- Death came suddenly to Mrs. Alfred Collins on Friday evening of last week while she was on her way to attend a meeting of the L.O.B.A. Mrs. Collins, who was visiting here from St. John's, had been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Butt, and left their home in company of Mrs. Butt and other friends to spend the evening renewing old acquaintances at the lodge. While Mrs. Collins had a heart condition for some time, she was apparently quite well when she left the Butt home and walked along with the others chatting and seemingly enjoying the walk. About halfway to her destination she collapsed without warning. She was immediately rushed home and a doctor called, but she had already passed away. She was 66.
Her funeral took place on Sunday afternoon to the church of the Holy Redeemer (where she worshiped as a girl). Rev. Canon T. E. Loder conducted the burial service and interment was in the East End Cemetery. The local lodge of the L.O.B.A. attended in body.
She is survived by three sons: Mr. John Chipman, Mr. William Chipman, and Mr. Max Smith, all of St. John's, one daughter, Mrs. John W. Hutchings, of Spaniard's Bay; one brother, Mr. Azariah Vokey of Spaniard's Bay; three sisters, Mrs. Josiah Butt of Spaniard's Bay, Mrs. Ralph Smith of Bishop's Cove and Mrs. Thomas Drover of Upper Island Cove, and to all of them we offer our sympathy in the sudden bereavement.

The Daily News
February 2, 1956
Page: 9
Carbonear, January 29
The whole town was startled on Tuesday when news was received of the sudden passing in St. John's of John R. Snow, at the age of sixty-five years. The deceased was employed as a carpenter with Mr. R. J. Miller, contractor of the city, and as usual, worked all day. Following supper at the boarding house, he went to visit the home of a friend and while in the act of removing his topcoat, collapsed. Death was almost instantaneous. News of his sudden passed was conveyed to Rev. W. B. Johnston, B.A., BD., to whom fell the sad task of breaking the news to the family.
It was a particularly sad duty, made sadder by the fact that Mrs. Snow is more or less an invalid, due to a broken hip, and also because his brother, Mr. Albert Snow, had suffered a heart attack a few days previously, and was confined to bed. The family are deeply appreciative of the manner in which the Rev. Mr. Johnston broke the news and also for his guidance and help in the days that followed. The late Mr. Snow was well known here, in Buchans where he worked for many years with the Buchan's Mining Company, and in St. John's. His sterling qualities were recognized by all who knew him and his quiet yet friendly disposition endeared him to all. His passing will be mourned by a host of friends.
Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ben Taylor, of this town, two sons, Mark at Verdun, Quebec, and John at Bonavista, four brother, Albert and Benjamin, of this town, Frederick, at Freshwater, Salmon Cove, Mrs. George Snow at Victoria, Mrs. Amos Penney at Flat Rock, and Mrs. Leonard Gosse at Bell Island, and six grandchildren. His funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Thursday and interment was in the United Church Cemetery, Rev. Johnston conducted the service at the home and also read the committal service at the graveside. The Orange Ritual was read by WM. Fred Clarke, and the chaplain, George W. Parsons and member of "Carbonear" L.O.L. No. 13 of which of which he was a highly respected member, acted as pallbearers.

The Daily News
February 9, 1956
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay, February 6
The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Peddle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peddle of Spaniard's Bay, and Mr. Hayward Fry, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Fry of Brigus took place at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday, January 31st. Canon T. E. Loder performed the ceremony and the music was supplied by the church organist.
Given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr. Edward Rideout, the bride was charmingly attired in a full-length gown of white satin. She was attended by her sister, Mildred (Mrs. William Smith) as matron of honour, and who wore a gown of ice blue. Mrs. Velma Rideout, another sister, also attended and she was attired in a gown of shell pink. Petite flower girl was the bride's youngest sister, Florence. The groom was supported by Mr. Thomas England and Mr. William Smith.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, where the usual toasts were honoured.
The newlyweds will take up residence at Brigus. We offer our good wishes for all that is good in life.

The Daily News
February 24, 1956
Page: 10
The marriage took place at All Saints Anglican Church, Toronto, on Saturday, December 3, at 4 p.m. of Mona, only daughter of Mr. Herbert Knowlden of Toronto to William, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Vokey of Spaniard's Bay.
The bride wore a ballerina gown of nylon net with over satin lace bolero, shoulder length veil and carried a bouquet of roses and carnations. Her attendant was Miss Valentina Pipeans who wore a light blue semi-formal gown with matching coronet. The groom was supported by Mr. Nathan Barrett, while Mr. George Vokey ushered.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Harmony Hall, where supper was served and the usual toasts honoured.
Mr. and Mrs. Vokey plan to reside in Toronto, and we wish for them all that is good in life.

The Daily News
February 24, 1956
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay, February 20th
News was received here recently of the death of Nathaniel Mercer at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. The late Mr. Mercer, a former resident of Spaniard's Bay, went overseas with the First Newfoundland Regiment in World War I, and on his return took up residence in Vancouver. He never married.
He leaves to mourn two brothers, Eli and John of Spaniard's Bay, and three sisters, Laura (Mrs. P. Fowler) at Bell Island, Minnie (Mrs. George Mercer) Bishop's Cove, and Mary (Mrs. John Sheppard) at Spaniard's Bay. To his surviving relatives we offer our sympathy.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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