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The Daily News Obituaries
February 1963


The Daily News
February 13, 1963
Page: 16
Carbonear -
O'Driscoll - Fitzgerald Wedding

At St. Patrick's Church, on February 2nd, Margaret O'Driscoll, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O'Driscoll, South side, became the bride of William Fitzgerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Fitzgerald, of Tilton. Rt. Rev. Monsignor Peddle officiated at the double-ring ceremony.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length dress of white, with shoulder length veil and carried a bouquet of red and white roses. She was attended by her sister Pauline, who was dressed in pink with matching veil and flowers. Leo Fitzgerald, brother of the groom, acted as best man.
After the ceremony, a reception was held in the R.C. School, Tilton, where the happy couple received the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald are now residing at Tilton. The writer extends to them best wishes for smooth sailing over the sea of matrimony.

The Daily News
February 20, 1963
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Neal - Tipple Wedding

The marriage of Alma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neal of Port au Port, to Clayton Samuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Tipple of Bay Roberts, was solemnized in St. Matthew's Church, Bay Roberts, on Thursday, February 14, at 7 p.m. The Rev. I. Butler, rector of the parish, performed the double-ring ceremony, while Mrs. Butler was the organist.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride looked radiant in a floor-length gown of traditional white; her shoulder-length veil was held in place by a shimmering coronet. Attending her as maid of honour was here cousin, Miss Lena Brown, who wore a gown of pink chiffon over satin; bridesmaids were Miss Marguerite Mercer and Miss Thelma Hodder, who wore gowns similar to the maid of honour, except that they were aqua in colour.
Attending the groom were Mr. Ed Barrett, his brother-in-law, as best man. Mr. Nick Powell and Mr. Gerald Mercer as bridesboys. Ushers were Mr. Gerald Mercer and Mr. Douglas Mercer.
The reception was held at the spacious dining-hall of Dawe's Restaurant where the wedding supper was served to nearly one hundred guests. Mr. Robert Pepper was the master of ceremonies. The toast to the bride was proposed by the Rev. I. Butler and was responded to by the groom: other toasts were duly honoured. The balance of the evening was spent in dancing.
After the honeymoon, which is being spent on the Avalon, the groom will return to his work with the CNR and the bride plans to resume her duties as chief of personnel at Dawe's Restaurant where she has been employed. They will reside at Bay Roberts.
We wish them every happiness.
(Photo by E. H. Vokey)

The Daily News
February 27, 1963
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay -
Hutchings - Clarke Wedding

A large number of friends and well wishers were present at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay, on Saturday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m. to witness the marriage of Lillian Joan, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hutchings of Spaniard's Bay, to Josiah Garfield, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Clarke of Bishop's Cove. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. Willis and the organist was Miss Carol Vokey.
The bride looked very lovely and serene as she entered the church with her father who gave her in marriage. Her floor-length gown was of white lace and nylon net over satin with full skirt, lace bodice, trimmed with sequins, and long pointed sleeves. Her elbow-length veil of nylon net with dainty embroidered edging fell from a small crown, and she carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations with fern.
The maid of honour was her sister, Winnie, and the bridesmaid, Ruby Sheppard, close friend of the bride, were both attired in blue waltz-length dresses with matching headbands, and they carried bouquets of mixed flowers.
The charming flower-girls were Sonia Hutchings, the bride's sister, Florence Barrett and Janice Drover, nieces of the groom. They were all dress in blue nylon dresses and wore flowered hair bands with bouquets to match.
Beatty Barrett carried out the duties of best man with Arthur Hutchings, brother of the bride assisting.
The bride's mother looked very attractive in a dress of beige lace and chiffon with green hat and accessories. Mrs. Clarke, the groom's mother, wore a print dress with black accessories.
The reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant where one hundred and thirty guests partook of the wedding supper. Toastmaster was John R. Barrett. E. H. Vokey proposed the toast to the bride; Cecil Taylor to the bridesmaids and John Smith to the parents. All were appropriately responded to. After the supper the guests danced until midnight.
The happy couple plan to reside at Bishop's Cove.
(Cake by Dawe's. Photo by E. H. Vokey).

The Daily News
February 27, 1963
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay -
John Murrin
passed away at his residence in Spaniard's Bay on Wednesday evening, February 20. He was 72.
In his younger days, Mr. Murrin was a fisherman and spent many summers on the Labrador coast, but subsequently took up carpentry and worked for sometime in the United States and on the Canadian mainland as well as in this province.
Until he became ill about 17 years ago he was quite active in community affairs. He was a member of the LOA for half a century and a member of the Royal Black Preceptory for almost as long. Even after illness curtailed much of his activity he was always interested in what was going on, and he loved to receive visits from his old friends and neighbours.
His funeral was held on Friday afternoon and was attended by the fraternal organizations. The service at Holy Redeemer Anglican Church was conducted by the Rev. E. Willis. Burial was in the family plot.
He is survived by his widow, one son Lorne at Spaniard's Bay, two daughters, Dorothy (Mrs. Gordon Hindy) and Daphne (Mrs. Ray Dooley) both living in St. John's, and by ten grandchildren. One brother, W. J. Murrin, and one sister Fannie (Mrs. George E. Drover), both of Spaniard's Bay, also survive. To those who mourn the passing of a loved one we offer sincere sympathy.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Tuesday September 03, 2013 )

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