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The Daily News Obituaries
February 1962


The Daily News
February 14, 1962
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay
Ann Nora Sheppard
One of the oldest and respected citizens of Spaniard's Bay entered into eternal rest on Sunday night, February 4, at the age of eighty-six. She was Ann Nora Sheppard, the widow of Abraham Sheppard, boat builder and planter, who predeceased her by eight years.
For the last three or four years Mrs. Sheppard's health had been failing, but she was fairly active before that and it was a pleasure to visit and to hear her talk of the days that used to be. She was indeed a good mother, a devoted wife and a neighbour of the finest sort.
Her funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon and following the office for the burial of the dead at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, read by the rector, the Rev. E. Willis, her remains were laid to rest in the family plot.
She leaves to mourn two sons, Stanley Sheppard at Halifax, N.S., John F. Sheppard, with whom she resided, and one daughter, Mary (Mrs. Edward Neil) at Spaniard's Bay, twelve grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren. In expressing sympathy to the bereaved we share the hope that her soul, through the mercy of God, will rest in peace.

The Daily News
February 14, 1962
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay
Patience Vokey
A message from Toronto this morning (Monday) to Mrs. James Peddle informed her that her mother, Mrs. Patience Vokey, passed away at Toronto on Sunday. Mrs. Vokey, who was 86, has been living in Toronto for seventeen years where her five sons, Nath, Solomon, George, Jesse and Heber have made their homes. The only member of that family in Spaniard's Bay is Mrs. Peddle. It is understood that the body will be brought to Spaniard's Bay for burial. We extend sympathy to those who mourn.

The Daily News
February 19, 1962
Page: 9
Harbour Grace -
Rev. David Coombes
- The news was received by his sister-in-law, Mrs. E. F. Goodland, Hr. Grace, on Wednesday, of the passing of Rev. David Coombes at Louisiana, M.S. on February 12th.
The deceased whose wife (the former Ethel Irish of Fogo) had predeceased him a month ago, was born at Upper Island Cove, C.B. in 1890 and was the son of the late Joshua and Eliza Coombes.
After receiving his early education at the C. of E. School, Upper Island Cove, he entered Bishop Field College, St. John's, later going to McGill University, and was ordained to the ministry in Upper Canada.
For several following years, Rev. Mr. Coombes served the Church in the U.S.A. and retired for reasons of ill health several years ago at Louisiana.
Left to mourn are a son, Rev. Richard Coombes, Dean of Spokane Cathedral, Washington, and a daughter, Mrs. Frances Thomson of New York and a nephew, Mr. John Coombes at Upper Island Cove and a niece, Mrs. John Payne. To all relatives, sympathy is extended in their bereavement.

The Daily News
February 22, 1962
Page: 12
Patience Vokey
The body of the late Mrs. Patience Vokey, 85, was laid to rest here on Thursday afternoon. Rev. E. Willis officiated. Her three sons, George, Jesse and Heber, and their wives, who accompanied the body from Toronto, returned to their homes on Monday.



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