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The Daily News Obituaries
January 1955

 

The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 12
Philip Youden
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, January 1st, after a short illness, Philip Youden, aged 74 years. He leaves to mourn his beloved wife, four sons, Harry, George, Philip and Fred, three daughters, Isabelle (Mrs. Maxwell Mitchell), Mildred (Mrs. Robert Graham of Halifax), Emmie (Mrs. Walter Treachard) and three brothers and one sister, nineteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Funeral from his son's residence 11 Avalon Street 2:30 p.m. today, Monday.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 3
Harold R. Blackler
- A telegram received at midnight Thursday announced the sudden passing December 29th of Sergt. Harold R. Blackler, Regt. No. 1 of the first Company of the Church Lads Brigade and founder of the organization at St. John's in 1892. An enthusiastic young lad, after reading an article taken from an English church paper on the C.L.B. published in the Diocesan magazine - he called upon the late Rt. Rev. Bishop Jones, D.D., who was acting Rector of the Cathedral, and received his approval. The Bishop then appointed the late Rev. J. S. Thompson, Curate, to assist Sergt. Blackler in getting the Brigade regularly organized, which has proved to be one of the best mediums for training youth. The experience of the past 62 years of lads in physical, morale and discipline, first aid, games under their motto, "Fight the good fight" has proved successful to four generations of youth.
The Brigade has encouraged thrift in their C.L.B. Savings Bank section, and the whole organization, today, with its Armoury Regimental Band and Old Comrades Club - is one that citizens demonstrate their pride in by lining the streets when the Brigade marches to and from their monthly church services that are held during spring, summer and fall parades.
Harold Blackler's good deed in his persistence and perseverance influenced the late Bishop Jones, brought wonderful successful results - so much so that when the former Brigade Secretary, Rev. E. Rogers, visited Newfoundland a few years ago to inspect the Regiment he paid the Newfoundland Regiment C.L.B. a great compliment - when he said "that he questioned whether the C.L.B. in England could have put up such a show". The large, well equipped Armoury Regimental Brass Band, Old Comrades, and the smart appearance, action and general marching of the Battalion was outstanding.
In 1892 things were different. The Company was about 25 strong for a start. The drill was held in the basement of Springdale St. School. For awhile the Company had no uniforms, no rifles, no drums or bugles - but with the appointment of officers and the extreme enthusiasm of the officers and lads- the organization's foundation was well and truly laid. The Brigade Bible Class on Sunday's was a regular feature. The Company began outdoor marching to a drum and tin whistle - then to the flutes, then to a quartette of brass band instruments - up to the Regimental Band of today.
Sergt, Harold Blackler, Reg. No 1, has now joined many of his comrades - who have already answered their last roll call and for whom buglers have sounded their last post. The majority of the officers and lads of the pioneer days rest from their labours - their duty done - but their good works are carried on.
The late Sergt. Blackler left St. John's some fifty years ago, securing a good position as one of the caretakers of one of the buildings of Wellesley Ladies' College, Wellesley, Mass. Pensioned several years ago he had retired living with Mrs. Blackler and family at 25 Pine St., Canton, Mass. The funeral was arranged to take place from Trinity Episcopal Church, Canton, Mass., Monday afternoon, January third. Church Lads Brigade Companies in Newfoundland will regret to hear of his passing for he established an institution which has provided a source of happy hours of beneficial training to probably some ten thousand Newfoundland lads and is still actively engaged in its good work.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 3
Richard Crane, RNR

"Each has his troubles, too, and here we see
The sharp lines etched by grief."

Just as the morning bells were ringing out from the City Churches yesterday, "Last Post" was sounded for another veteran of the Great Conflict of 1914 - 1918 - Comrade Crane of Merrymeeting Road. He had been under treatment in the DVA ward for about three weeks and was in his 54th year.
Richard Crane was barely 16 years of age when he enlisted in the Royal (Nfld) Naval Reserve in World War I; while his brother Eldred, No. 2678, in the Nfld. Regiment, had embarked for overseas about the same time on the transport "Sicilian", being severely wounded in Belgium a year later. "Dick" was demobilized when World War I ended and going to the U.S.A. lost a leg in Albany, N.Y., in 1924, as the result of a train accident. He was married to Miss Edna Kennedy (sister of Albert Kennedy, a returned naval rating of World War II), by whom he is survived, as well as his family - 3 sons - and venerable mother who has long since passed the allotted span of three score years and ten.
The deceased will be sincerely mourned by all who knew him. He was unassuming and retiring, but intensely loyal. His presence at the annual Memorial Services was an assurance of a brief renewal of sincere fraternal remembrances. During his confinement in the General Hospital he won the highest esteem of staff and fellow patients for his calmness, reserve and stoicism. There is nothing that his ward-mates would not have done for him. He died as he had lived - good of heart and malice towards none. To all who were included in the circle of his old associates, there is now left the memory - the delving and groping for the vanished past. It is to be hoped that every available ex-serviceman will attend the last obsequies.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 12
Margaret Duder
- Passed peacefully away on January 1, 1955 on her 88th birthday, Margaret Duder, widow of the late W. H. Duder of 7 Portugal Cove Road. She is survived by one son, Will of Claremore, Okla., one sister Pollie (Mrs. C. T. Kruse) of Ishpeming, Mich., and C R. (Chick) of this city. Funeral by motor hearse at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 3rd to Mount Cashel Chapel, thence to Belvedere Cemetery. May she rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 12
Hezekiah (Kye) Janes
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on Sunday morning in his 66th year, Hezekiah (Kye) Janes, leaving to mourn his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Neva (Johnson) and Mrs. Ruby (Skinner), one son, Robert, five grandchildren, and sister, Mrs. Jennie Howse. Funeral from his daughter's residence 145 Patrick Street, Tuesday 3:30 p.m. to Mount Pleasant Cemetery by motor hearse.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 10
Ernest P. Nicholle
- The passing of Ernest P. Nicholle of 14 Waterford Bridge Road, St. John's, on Sunday morning after a long illness will be heard with regret by the great number of friends he made by his quiet good humor and kindness during his lifetime.
Born at St. John's in April 1900, the late Mr. Nicholle entered the employ of Baine Johnston Co. Ltd., at the age of fifteen, became a director of the firm in 1938 and acted as secretary to the company up until the time of his death.
Known for his quiet philanthropy and wide interests he was one of the original members of station VOWR and served as a member of the United Church School Board of Governors in St. John's for many years.
He was a director of the Newfoundland Fish Traders Association and was for many years the secretary of the Newfoundland Salt Codfish Association.
The late Mr. Nicholle is survived by his wife and son, Robin, two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Wornell and Mrs. Harry Wilson of St. John's and his brother Jack at Houston, Texas.
The funeral will be held from his late residence by motor hearse at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 12
Capt. Robert C. Sheppard
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital 1:45 p.m., December 31st, Capt. Robert C. Sheppard, M.B.E. in his 59th year, survived by his wife, one son, one daughter, brother, sister and ten grandchildren. Funeral takes place today, Monday 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his late residence, Sylvanside, Kilbride to the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 3, 1955
Page: 2
Sparkes & Greenland - Wedding Bells
Bay Roberts, December 28th

The marriage of Ada, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Greenland, Coley's Point, to Roy W., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Sparkes of Bay Roberts was solemnized on Tuesday, November 30th in St. John the Evangelist Church, Coley's Point, at 7:30 p.m., Rev. Guy Fowlow officiated. The Wedding March was played by Miss Shirley Dawe.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of princess style; the skirt was of white satin with overskirt of tulle and lace; the bodice was of lace with neckline trim of rhinestones and pearls, and the sleeves were fingertip length. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a heart-shaped halo, also trimmed with rhinestones and pearls. She carried a bouquet of red and white carnations with fern.
Miss Lillian Greenland, sister of the bride, as maid of honour, and Miss Velma Sparkes, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid, wore gowns of pink and lemon, respectively, on similar lines to that of the bride's. They carried bouquets of pink and white and lemon and white carnations.
The groom was attended by Mr. William Earle, Jr., as best man, and Mr. Albert Menchions. The ushers were Mr. Wilbur Sparkes and Mr. David Roach.
The reception was held at Pike's Hotel, Hr. Grace, where the bride's mother received, wearing a dress of dusty rose crepe with matching hat and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The groom's mother was unavoidably absent; her place was taken at the reception by Mrs. Charles Oakley, aunt of the groom.
The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. J. S. H. Moran, and was responded to by the groom. The couple will reside at Montreal, where the groom is employed on the staff of the Royal Bank of Canada.
The wedding cake was beautifully decorated by Mrs. O. A. Russell of T-4-U Snack Bar, Bay Roberts.


The Daily News
January 4, 1955
Page: 12
Florence B. Gardner
- Passed away December 31st at Halifax, Florence B., daughter of Elizabeth and the late Walter Gardner, formerly of Livingstone Street, St. John's. Funeral took place January 3rd at Halifax.

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Name of deceased: Florence Gardner
Date & place of birth: December 31, 1908 @ Newfoundland
Father: Walter John Gardner
Mother: Elizabeth Mercer
Date of death: December 31, 1954 @ V.G. Hospital, Halifax; age: 46 years
Date & place burial: January 3, 1955 @ Fairview Cemetery
Place of residence deceased: 60 Victoria Rd., Halifax
Occupation deceased: Office Clerk
Cause of death: Heart Failure


The Daily News
January 4, 1955
Page: 12
Hibbs & Daley - Wedding Bells

The wedding of Margaret Lorraine Hibbs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward Hibbs of Clarenville to L.A.C. Donald Gordon Daley of Montreal, took place at St. Michael's Anglican Church, St. John's on November 20th at 5 p.m. Rev. T. Greavett officiated at the marriage ceremony, and Mr. A. Collingwood played the wedding music.
Given in marriage by her grandfather, Mr. David Ryan, the bride wore a rose dressmaker suit with navy accessories, and Miss Jean Sparkes, R.N., was the bridesmaid. Mr. Gerald Haye acted as best man. L.A.C. and Mrs. Daley are living at 72 Monroe Street at present and plan to leave St. John's early in the New Year to take up residence in Montreal.


The Daily News
January 4, 1955
Page: 12
Ernest P. Nicholle
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital after a brief illness, Ernest P. Nicholle, leaving to mourn his loving wife, Jenny and son Robin, also two sisters, Mrs. A. G. Wornell and Mrs. Harry Wilson of St. John's and his brother Jack of Houston, Texas. Funeral will take place today from his late residence 14 Waterford Bridge Road at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse.


The Daily News
January 4, 1955
Page: 10
John Augustus Pynn

"Sunset and Evening Star
And one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning at the bar
When I put forth to sea.

For tho from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far
I hope to see my pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."
- Tennyson

After a brief illness the call came early on December 28th for O/S John Augustus Pynn of St.George's Naval Company of the Church Lads' Brigade at Petty Harbour. John was a founding member of St. George's Company, and although of a quiet and retiring nature was extremely active among the boys of his community and contributed in no small way to the influence the C.L.B. holds in the parish of Petty Harbour and the Goulds.
Likewise was his influence and energy felt in the school. John would have no part of shoddy fun and was an excellent student and young churchman and was held in high esteem by his teachers and pastor. To his shipmates of the Naval Company, John's passing at the early age of 15 years is keenly felt, and all officers and lads extend their sincere sympathy to his parents and family in the passing of their only son.
The St. George's Naval Company C.L.B. attended the funeral at Petty Harbour and the pallbearers were six of his shipmates. The Company Chaplain, Rev. F. W. Ralph, officiated. Attending from St. John's Naval Company were Lt. H. Mosdell and C.P.O. Lloyd Squires.
Thus was laid to rest the first member of St. George's Naval Company of the Church Lads' Brigade to answer the last roll call.


The Daily News
January 4, 1955
Page: 8
Sceviour & Driscoll - Wedding Bells

Gower St. United Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding when on November 11th, at 7 p.m., Madline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sceviour of St. John's became the bride of Douglas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Driscoll of St. John's.
The double ring ceremony was performed by Rev. F. E. Vipond. Organist was Mr. Douglas Osmond.
Given in marriage by her brother the bride wore a strapless gown of white nylon tulle over traditional satin pleated at the front with an over-skirt of lace and lace bolero. The veil of nylon tulle was held in place by a Juliet hat of nylon tulle trimmed with sequins and seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of baby red roses and fern.
Attending the bride was her sister Mrs. Leonard Moore as matron of honour and Miss Violet Brushett as bridesmaid. They were gowned in dresses of aqua and pink respectively. Their gowns were of tulle over satin with boleros to match with headdresses of tulle and tiny flowers.
Mr. Albert Driscoll brother of the groom performed the duties of best man and Mr. Wm. Sceviour acted as usher.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at Smithville where the grooms mother wearing a dress of marina blue with navy accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations received the guests.
The toastmaster was Mr. Victor Noseworthy. The toast to the bride and groom was proposed by Mr. Edward Carberry and responded to by the groom who also proposed a toast to the bridesmaids, which was responded to by the best man.
The brides going away outfit was a princess style dress of aqua taffeta with brown accessories.
The happily couple are not residing at 67 Warbury St.


The Daily News
January 4, 1955
Page: 12
James Warr
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital 5:30 a.m. Sunday, January 2, 1955, James Warr, aged 75 years; leaving to mourn their sad loss, his wife, Henrietta, two daughters Mildred (Mrs. Frank Mugford), Jean (Mrs. Fred Duffett); one son, Charles, and 10 grandchildren. Funeral on Tuesday 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 118 Merrymeeting Road by motor hearse to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 5, 1955
Page: 16
Mary J. Chafe
- Passed peacefully away Tuesday afternoon after a long illness, Miss Mary J. Chafe in her 90th year. Leaving to mourn two sisters, Mrs. Theodore Lee of Petty Harbour, Mrs. Annie Leard of Boston; two brothers, Frederick in U.S.A., Samuel of Goulds. Funeral takes place tomorrow, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from her nephew's residence, Gus Chafe, Goulds, to the Presentation Church by motor hearse.


The Daily News
January 5, 1955
Page: 16
Jane Coady
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, January 3, Jane, widow of the late Nicholas Coady, Grocer; leaving to mourn one sister. Funeral on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from the residence of Mrs. Leo Cleary, 8 Atlantic Ave. R.I.P.


The Daily News
January 5, 1955
Page: 16

William Foster - Passed peacefully away at Queen Mary Veterans' Hospital, Montreal, on January 3, William Foster, age 61. Left to mourn are his wife, Gretta, four daughters, Sister Mary Pauline, Mercy Convent, Military Road, Gladys, New York, Pat and Shelia, Montreal; to whom sympathy is extended. May his soul rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 5, 1955
Page: 9
Arthur House
, Resident Manager of Dosco's Limestone quarrying operations in Newfoundland since they were developed in 1910 and one of the most colorful leaders in the vast steel and coal organization, passed away at Aguathuna recently, and news of his passing will be received with regret by a wide circle of friends throughout the Corporation and many parts of Canada.
Seventy-nine years of age and with fifty-five years of service with the Company, Mr. House was born at Pool's Island in Eastern Newfoundland on July 31st, 1875. He was the son of Peter and Mary Jane House and one of a family of twelve, and received his early education at Pool's Island and later at Bishop Field College, St. John's. When a boy of fourteen he went to the seal fishery with his uncle and this he continued for a few years. He taught school at Trinity for several years and there he met the former Johanna Connolly, whom he married at St. John's fifty-two years ago.
Mr. House's record of faithful service with the Dosco "family" started in 1899, one year after his arrival in Cape Breton. When Lowe and MacManus were given a contract for construction of the Sydney Steel Plant in Cape Breton, he was one of the men hired with the first gangs. Subsequently he was sent to Wabana, Bell Island by Engineer C. A. Meissner of the Dominion Iron & Steel Company and remained there in the engineering department until 1910.
In 1910 D. H. MacDougall, then General Manager at Sydney, suggested Mr. House, who was Assistant Manager at Wabana go to Port-au-Port to develop limestone quarries. Mr. House and Engineer John Medgley reached their destination by water and eventually piers were constructed, crushing plant installed and quarrying of the limestone commenced. As much as 255,000 tons of limestone were brought down to the floor of the quarry in one simultaneous series of blastings, eventually as a result of the successful operation established and the Aguathuna operations have remained the only source of supply for the huge quantities of limestone used by the Sydney Steel Plant.
A rugged individualist possessed of a kindly disposition and a keen sense of humour, Mr. House was regarded as an exceptional host, and was highly regarded throughout the length and breadth of Newfoundland.
Have played an important part in the development of the community, which now surrounds Dosco's limestone operations, the real Monuments to his memory are legend. Even the petition addressed to the Postmaster General seeking adoption of the original Jack of Club's Cove, was not without his influence. His name was first of the list of petitioners.
He was a great lover of nature and one of his many hobbies was the breeding and raising of wild Canada geese, which were the main attraction of visitors to Aguathuna.
Upon learning of his passing, many tributes were paid to this staunch Newfoundland citizen. Among them, there came a tribute from C. M. Anson, Vice-President and General Manager of Dominion Iron & Steel Limited at Sydney, the man to whom Mr. House was responsible.
Mr. Anson said: "The passing of Mr. Arthur House, Resident Manager of Dominion Limestone Limited, removed from our midst a man whom we all greatly respected, not only for his experience and good judgment in carrying out that part of the Corporation's operations which he so successfully managed, but also for his sterling character as an individual. He was kind and thoughtful person and for these qualities alone we shall miss him greatly."
Mr. House is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Topshee (Mary), of Halifax; three sons, Ray at home, Leonard at Stephenville Crossing, and Mercier at Corner Brook. His wife predeceased him seven months ago. Also one sister, Mrs. M. E. Wadman, Plymouth, Connecticut; two brothers, Albert at Vancouver and Nathan at Militia, Manitoba, as well as a host of friends.
Burial took place from his late residence at Aguathuna to Port-au-Port, where he rests beside his wife.
Teamwork joins with a multitude of sorrowing friends in extending the bereaved family sincere condolences.


The Daily News
January 5, 1955
Page: 9
Hunter & Hall - Wedding Bells
St. Anne's Anglican Church, Ketapec, New Brunswick, was the scene of a pretty country wedding when Joan Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peircy S. Hunter, Acamac, N.B., became the bride of Keith Sherman Hall, Fredericton, N.B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Hall, St. John's, Nfld. Rev. J. J. Hurley officiated at the double ring ceremony and Mrs. Doreen Smith presided at the organ. Mr. Robert Reeves, Moncton, N.B., was guest soloist and sang "O, Perfect Love" during the signing of the register.
The bride was attended by her sister, Barbara, and the best man was Constable Cousens, Fredericton, N.B. The ushers were Constables Lewis Partury, Fredericton and Stuart Healey, St. John, N.B. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a bluish white floor length strapless gown, slightly entrane, of French imported lace and nylon tulle over satin, having a bolero jacket with long tapering sleeves. Her headdress was a Dutch style cap of French lace over satin, with fingertip veil of nylon tulle illusion with scalloped lace edge. She carried a bridal spray of white rose buds with maidenhair and baby's breath. The bridesmaid wore a ballerina length gown of pale gold embroidered nylon organdy. Her accessories were white and she carried a spray of pale yellow rose buds with maidenhair fern and baby's breath.
The groom, best man and ushers were attired in the formal dress uniform of the R.C.M.Police.
The bride's mother wore a two-piece dress of pale pink tissue linen with pale pink picture hat. Her accessories were white and her corsage was an orchid.
It was regretted that the groom's parents were unable to attend.
After the ceremony a reception was held in the church hall. The toast was proposed by Police Magistrate G. Earle Logan, St. John, to which the groom responded. Refreshments were served by friends of the bride and Mrs. William McWilliams and Miss Pawnee Starkey of Moncton, presided over the coffee cups.
For traveling the bride wore a gold English wool suit and gold straw hat with snakeskin accessories. The happy couple left by car for Moncton, where they flew to Newfoundland for their honeymoon and to visit friends and relatives.
On their return they will reside in Fredericton, N.B., where the groom is attached to the Fredericton detachment of the R.C.M.P. The bride is a graduate of the Saint John General Hospital and the retirer as supervisor of the operating room.


The Daily News
January 5, 1955
Page: 16
Albert Noel
- Passed away at the General Hospital, Tuesday 7 p.m., Albert Noel, formerly of Burin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arch Noel of Hr. Grace. Leaving beloved wife, Lillian, one daughter, Gertrude (Mrs. Thomas Hallett), two sons, Douglas of Toronto and William of Bay Roberts, four grandchildren, two brothers, Arch and Douglas of Hr. Grace, two sisters, Mrs. Arch Taylor of Hr. Grace and Mrs. O. Olsen of Saco, Maine. Funeral by motor hearse, 2:30 p.m. Thursday from 40 Forest Rd. to St. Thomas' Church. No Flowers.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 9
GOSSE-STEVENSON

At St. Paul's, Church, al eight o'clock on Tuesday evening, December 28th, the wedding took place of Margaret, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stevenson of this town to Chesley Malcolm Gosse, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gosse of Whitbourne, the ceremony being performed by Rev. G. Camp of Whitbourne, assisted by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow, rector of St.Paul's. The bride who was given in marriage by her father looked very attractive in a suit of powder blue worn with accessories. She carried a white Prayer Book decorated with white ribbon, pink and red roses and fern.
The bride's sister, Phyllis, was maid of honour and wore a becoming suit of beige with lemon accessories. The other attendant was Miss Edith Sheppard, cousin of the bride who wore a mauve suit with periwinkle blue accessories, and looked very attractive. Both bridesmaids wore corsages of lemon and white chrysanthemums and fern. The bridegroom was attended by his two brothers, Edgar and Frank and Mr. John Soper and Mr. Nathaniel Gosse, uncles of bride and the groom did the ushering.
The mother of the bride wore navy with white accessories, and the mother of the groom, navy blue with matching accessories.
Following the ceremony the bridal party and some fifty guests drove to the home of the bride's parents, where the reception was held, and the customary toasts honoured.
Out of town guests were Rev. G. and Mrs. Camp, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Gosse, Mr. Richard Gosse, Mrs. George Moyes, Mr. John Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. John Clarke, Miss Noreen Gosse, all of Whitbourne. Mr. James Drover, Blaketown and Miss Beatrice Ford of Nain, Labrador.
After spending a few days at Harbour Grace the happy couple left on New Year's Eve to take up residence at Whitbourne.
The bride is on the teaching staff of the C. of E. School there. Felicitations are extended to Mr. & Mrs. Gosse by their many friends at both Whitbourne and Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 16
John Callahan
- Today brings back sad memories of a loving brother, John Callahan, who departed this life January 7th, 1952. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul. Inserted by his sister, Mrs. M. Bruce.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 16
Joseph Ellis
- Passed peacefully away after a short illness, Joseph Ellis, in his 84th year, survived by his wife and 1 son, George of this city. Funeral Friday 9:30 a.m. to St. Patrick's Church with Requiem Mass. Interment at Witless Bay. R.I.P.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 2
Fleming & Mackey - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, January 3rd
- A double ring ceremony was used in the marriage of Miss Mary Cecilia Mackey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George McCarthy, Carbonear, and Lieut. James M. Fleming, son of Mrs. Claribelle Fleming of 7458 Bingham Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. Leo J. Burke in St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 30th, with Nuptial Mass. Mr. Paul J. Mackey and Mr. Leo J. Mackey, brothers of the bride assisted the Priest as Altar boys. Mr. George McCarthy gave the bride in marriage. She was attired in lace over satin, buttoned to neck, lace satin bodice, finger-tip lace sleeves and finger-tip veil, and carried a bouquet of red roses, and a white Bridal Prayer-Book, presented to her by Sister Mary Clare Mackey, of the Presentation Order, a cousin.
Miss Clare P. Mackey, sister of the Bride, as Maid of Honour, wore a dress of Shrimp tulle net over satin, with matching color headdress. She carried a bouquet of yellow and white mums. Miss Margaret M. Mackey, another sister of the bride was bridesmaid. She wore turquoise net over satin, with matching color headdress. She also carried yellow and white Mums.
The best man was Mr. Robert Emmett Finn, friend of the groom and the attendant was Mr. P. Lloyd Finn, friend of the groom.
Breakfast was served to forty guests at the home of the Bride, Patrick Street. A reception was held for friends in the evening at the Bride's home.
The honeymoon is being spent at the Newfoundland Hotel, St. John's.
The bride's going away outfit was a black and red velvet suit. Black skirt with red buttons front vest, black cape coat with red collar and cuffs, and red and black accessories.
The bride's mother wore mauve crepe and lace dress with black accessories, and an orchid corsage. The mother of the groom wore a white wool dress with red accessories and corsage of orchids.
Pre-nuptial Parties were held at Ernest Harmon AFB. The bride was given a miscellaneous shower at Stephenville, Nfld, by her co-workers and friends. The bride is a graduate of the Presentation Convent High School, Carbonear, and received her R.N. at the General Hospital School of Nursing, St. John's, Nfld. The groom is a graduate of the University of Detroit High School, Pre-law at University of Detroit and Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Mich. Received his U.S. Army Officers Commission at the Army General School, Fort Riley, Kansas.
Out of town guests: Mrs. Claribelle C. Fleming, mother of the Groom from Dearborn, Mich., U.S.A., Mr. John Mackey, Stephenville Crossing, brother of the bride.
Best wishes are extended the couple for happiness.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 9
Follett - Porter - Wedding Bells
Harbour Greace - A very pretty wedding took place at St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace on Wednesday evening, December 29th, when Hattie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Porter of Bryant's Cove, was united in marriage to Wilfred, youngest son of Captain George and Mrs. Follett of Grand Bank, Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow officiating.
The bride looked very lovely in her wedding gown of white with finger-top veil, and carrying a bouquet of carnations and fern.
She was given in marriage by her father and her only attendant was Miss Joyce Parsons who was becomingly attired in blue. The groom was attended by Mr. Lorenzo Pike and Mrs. Pike acted as organist. The ushers were Messrs. Albert Garland and Arthur Thomas of Carbonear.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at Pike's Hotel for some fifty guests.
The wedding ceremony was to have taken place at Bryant's Cove, but owing to the severity of the snow-storm, arrangements were changed at the last minute, and both ceremony and reception were held at Harbour Grace.
The happy couple left the following day for Bryant's Cove and will take up residence at Carbonear, where the groom is employed with the Bank of Nova Scotia. Best wishes are extended for the happiness of the young couple.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 9
Gosse - Stevenson - Wedding Bells

At St. Paul's, Church, at eight o'clock on Tuesday evening, December 28th, the wedding took place of Margaret, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stevenson of this town to Chesley Malcolm Gosse, son of Mr. and Mrs., John Gosse of Whitbourne, the ceremony being performed by Rev. G. Camp of Whitbourne, assisted by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow, rector of St. Paul's.
The bride who was given in marriage by her father looked very attractive in a suit of powder blue worn with accessories. She carried a white Prayer Book decorated with white ribbon, pink and red roses and fern. The bride's sister, Phyllis, was maid of honour and wore a becoming suit of beige with lemon accessories. The other attendant was Miss Edith Sheppard, cousin of the bride who wore a mauve suit with periwinkle blue accessories, and looked very attractive. Both bridesmaids wore corsages of lemon and white chrysanthemums and fern. The bridegroom was attended by his two brothers, Edgar and Frank and Mr. John Soper and Mr. Nathaniel Gosse, uncles of bride and the groom did the ushering. The mother of the bride wore navy with white accessories, and the mother of the groom, navy blue with matching accessories.
Following the ceremony the bridal party and some fifty guests drove to the home of the bride's parents, where the reception was held, and the customary toasts honoured.
Out of town guests were Rev. G. and Mrs. Camp, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Gosse, Mr. Richard Gosse, Mrs. George Moyes, Mr. John Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. John Clarke, Miss Noreen Gosse, all of Whitbourne. Mr. James Drover, Blaketown and Miss Beatrice Ford of Nain, Labrador.
After spending a few days at Harbour Grace the happy couple left on New Year's Eve to take up residence at Whitbourne. The bride is on the teaching staff of the C. of E. School there. Felicitations are extended to Mr. & Mrs. Gosse by their many friends at both Whitbourne and Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 7
Peckham & Baggs - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, January 3rd.
- The marriage of Lottie May, daughter of Mr. Edward Peckham and the late Mrs. Sophie Peckham, and Harvey Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baggs, St. John's was solemnized in the S. A. Citadel by Capt. C. Thompson, on Monday, December 27th.
The bride entered the citadel during the playing of the Bridal Chorus by Mrs. Howard Sainsbury, leaning on the arm of her father. She was dressed in a ballerina gown of white satin, with lace over-skirt and lace bolero. Her finger length veil was held in place by a heart shaped coronet, studded with pearls, and she carried a bouquet of red roses and lilies of the valley. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Lillian Goodwin, as matron-of-honour, who wore blue nylon, with shoulder length veil and matching headdress. Her bouquet was carnations and lilies of the valley. Miss Susan Butler acted as bridesmaid. She was dressed in aqua-taffeta, with lace overskirt and matching headdress and carried a bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. Mr. George Locke fulfilled the duties of best man and Mr. James Butler that of brides-boy.
Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to the Goodwin home where the reception was held. It was attended by some eighty guests and the bride's table was centered by a three-tier cake, the product of Manny's Bakery. Following the honeymoon the young couple will take up residence in St. John's where the groom is employed with The Horwood Lumber Company.
In addition to the many Wedding Gifts received, the bride was tendered two showers prior to the wedding. The first was held at the home of her father, where she was presented with a substantial gift of money. The second was a miscellaneous one and was held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Goodwin. They testified to her popularity and were very much appreciated.
We extend heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Baggs and may they have a long and happy life together.


The Daily News
January 6, 1955
Page: 3
As Baxter Wheeler of Carbonear, went to go ashore from the M.V. "Short Wave" at the port yesterday morning, he slipped and fell into the waters and was drowned. The victim was married and was the father of 4 children.
Thirty-six years of age, Mr. Wheeler had decided to go ashore at five a.m. yesterday and it was only a few minutes after that the accident occurred.
His body was recovered, but despite all efforts and the use of artificial respiration he could not be revived.


The Daily News
January 7, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Veitch
- There passed peacefully away in hospital at Kenora, Ont., on January 5th, Margaret Dunphy, wife of J. B. Veitch, formerly of Holyrood; leaving to mourn her husband and daughter, Ellen, Mrs. Cardinal, son-in-law, Louis Cardinal and two grandchildren, Margaret and Rene' Cardinal of Willard Lake, Ont., also two brothers, Mike Dunphy, Holyrood, Tom Dunphy, Grand Falls. A brother, Bart Dunphy, St. Mary's, predeceased her several years ago.


The Daily News
January 7, 1955
Page: 16
Elizabeth Reardon
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 2 p.m., January 6, after a short illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Reardon, wife of Francis Reardon, aged 65 years; leaving to mourn her husband, four sons, John, William, Robert and Patrick and one sister, Mrs. William Finn, 24 Finn Street and 20 grandchildren. Funeral will take place on Saturday morning from her late residence Mundy Pond Road to St. Teresa's Church with Requiem Mass. R.I.P.


The Daily News
January 8, 1955
Page: 16
Lizzie Callahan
- Died on January 7th at 11 a.m., after a short illness, Lizzie Devereux, widow of the late Roger Callahan. Funeral by motor hearse on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of her nephew, F. J. Devereux, 25 Monkstown Road, to Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 8, 1955
Page: 16
Sarah Ann Churchill
- Passed peacefully away Thursday, 6th January, Mrs. Sarah Ann Churchill, age 83; leaving to mourn one sister, Mrs. Louisa Churchill at Portugal Cove. Funeral by motor hearse from her nephew's residence 12 Tunis Court to Portugal Cove at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.


The Daily News
January 8, 1955
Page: 7
Bell Islanders have learned with sincere regret of the passing of Mr. Joseph Ellis at his home in St. John's on January 5th, following a short illness. Mr. Ellis was a familiar figure on the Iron Isle some years ago, where he conducted a very successful business. Possessed of an amiable and happy disposition the deceased gentleman made many friends during his sojourn here. Mr. Ellis was in his 84th year. The funeral took place yesterday morning at St. Patrick's Church with Requiem Mass. Among friends from Bell Island who attended the obsequies were Messrs. Harold Gosine, Joe Basha, Francis Gosine, Geo. Basha, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sapp, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Sapp, Mrs. Francis Gosine and Mrs. Annie Gosine. To Mrs. Ellis and her son, George, deepest sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
January 8, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Kennedy, Harbour Main

"Oh for the touch of a vanished hand
And the sound of a voice that is still."

The sound of the soft, low voice of Margaret Kennedy became still when on October 26th her soul went forth from this earthly domain to pay its humblest tribute of dependence on her Creator.
The late Margaret Kennedy was born at Hr. Main in May 1873, the daughter of the late Patrick and Elizabeth Strapp (nee Mullowney). She came from a family well known in Conception Bay in every phase of its life. Among her brothers was the late Rev. Brother P. V. Strapp, that revered teacher of St. Bonaventure's College, now of happy memory. Like the family from which she sprang, the late Margaret Kennedy was always interested in charity, laudable causes, and general welfare; all of which will miss such a kind unassuming worker. Truly is her native parish the poorer by her passing.
The late Margaret Kennedy was one of Hr. Main's best-known citizens. Always did she play an active role in all affairs of her parish requiring the services of its ladies. She unassumingly did her share and that most graciously and generously, for deceased Pastors, for the Sisters and for the Parish. Whatever the occasion she could be relied on to come forth and devote her time, her talents and her energy to make whatever she took in hand a success. For this, all she sought was the satisfaction of a job well done but such unselfishness and kindness never go by unnoticed. However, by those who knew her, and her friends were many, the name of the late Margaret Kennedy was synonymous with kindness. What else could one expect from a person whose activities were always devoted to Church and Community and whose pride was in the traditions of her native place.
The deceased was one of Nature's grandest ladies - kind, honest, sincere and true. She possessed many qualities, which would have made her a leader in any sphere. To her generosity and quick sympathy the writer can well testify. For all she had a kind word and a pleasant smile.
Now the late Margaret Kennedy has gone forth to meet her Creator and receive the regard of eighty-one fruitful years spent on earth. Death came to her after a short illness, peacefully and quietly and fortified by the abundance of spiritual consolation, which the Church reserves for her children in their passage from time to eternity, she tranquilly breathed her last.
Her funeral took place at Hr. Main on October 28th, following High Mass and Office celebrated by Very Rev. J. Howard, P.P., assisted by Rev. J. S. Kavanagh, P.P., and Rev. F. J. Terry, following which all that was mortal of a truly charitable person was laid to rest in the cemetery on Avondale Road.
To her husband, her son, Frank at Hr. Main; her daughters, Sister M. Angeline, Presentation Convent, Bishop's Falls, and Mrs. Gerry Reddy and Mrs. James James of Brooklyn, N.Y., the writer extends sincere condolences with the fervent and sincere prayer "May she rest in peace." - C.F.F.


The Daily News
January 10, 1955
Page: 16
Alfred G. Berg
- Passed away suddenly at Narsarssuak Air Base, Greenland, Alfred G. Berg, in his fifty-first year; leaving to mourn besides his wife, two daughters, Eleanor at home and Mrs. T. Ralph of Greenwood, Nova Scotia, one sister and three brothers. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
January 10, 1955
Page: 16
Ruth Finn
- Passed peacefully away January 9th, Ruth Benson, beloved wife of Henry Finn, in her 27th year; left to mourn their sad loss husband, 3 small sons, 3 sisters, Olive, Flora and Lorraine. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from 20 Angel Place.


The Daily News
January 10, 1955
Page: 1
Ralph B. Herder
- There passed peacefully away at the General Hospital yesterday morning, Mr. Ralph Barnes Herder, in his 61st year. His death came as a great surprise to his legion of friends in the City and elsewhere as he had only been in hospital for a brief period and was recovering. His death was caused by a heart seizure early Sunday morning.
The late Ralph Barnes Herder was President of the Evening Telegram Limited. Born in St. John's on August 10th, 1894, deceased was the son of the late W. J. and Mrs. Herder. He was educated at the Methodist College at St. John's, and Mount Allison University.
The late Mr. Herder was one of the original "Blue Puttees" and was prominently identified with the arrangements for the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of his old Regiment late last year. He joined the staff of the Evening Telegram and became its President in 1936.
He was a great sportsman and for many years distinguished himself as a hockey player. In later years he donated the Herder Memorial Trophy for "All-Nfld." hockey competition and in subsequent years he journeyed to Corner Brook and Grand Falls to present the trophy, when it was won by teams from those towns.
He was very active in community and church circles and was ready and willing at all time to sponsor any good cause. In this respect he arranged sponsorship by his newspaper of such worthy causes at the Tidal Wave Disaster Fund, the Ignatius Crotty Fund and a fund for the erection of a memorial of the late Captain Bob Bartlett.
Mr. Herder was a Director of The Canadian Press, a member of the St. John's Curling Club and the Masonic A.F. & A.M.
He was married in June 1924 to Mary Rendell, daughter of the late R. G. Rendell, they had two sons.
The Daily News joins with their many friends in extending profound sympathy to the widow and also his brother, James, and three sisters, on their great bereavement.
The funeral takes place tomorrow afternoon from his late residence, King's Bridge Court.


The Daily News
January 10, 1955
Page: 16

Passed away at the General Hospital on January 9th, Ralph B. Herder, in his 61st year. Left to mourn their sad loss are his wife, two sons, two grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday by motor hearse from his late residence, 3 King's Bridge Court, to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 11, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Elizabeth Eustace
- Passed suddenly away on January 10th, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Delphine Eustace, age 38 years. Leaving to mourn father, mother, one sister, five brothers, three at home, two in Toronto. Funeral takes place tomorrow, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, Torbay.


The Daily News
January 11, 1955
Page: 3
R. B. Herder
- One of the largest funeral corteges ever seen in this city yesterday paid honour to the late R. B. Herder, President of the Evening Telegram Ltd., whose death at an early hour Sunday morning shocked the whole community and province.
Service at home was taken by Rev. Mr. Langille of Cochrane Street United Church. Funeral arrangements were arranged by Lawrence's Funeral Home, and a large number of state, civic and business dignitaries were among the mourners.
His Honour the Lieutenant Governor was represented by the Private Secretary while the Acting Premier, Hon. Dr. H. L. Pottle, represented the Newfoundland Government and the regents of Mount Allison University. His Worship Mayor Mews, cabinet ministers, councilors, members of the press and business world were also in attendance.
A Guard of Honour from the Canadian Legion and from Whiteway Lodge, A.F. and A.M., were present, while the Executive of the Newfoundland Hockey League was also present for the obsequies.
The staff of the Evening Telegram turned out in a body.
The committal service at the graveside of the family plot in the General Protestant Cemetery was conducted by Rev. Mr. Langille. The War Veterans ritual was read by Stewart Dewling.
The large cortege was testimony of the esteem and respect of the community and those who mourned came from all walks of life.


The Daily News
January 11, 1955
Page: 16
Joseph Morgan
- Passed peacefully away suddenly Monday, January 10th, 1955, Joseph Morgan, age 73; leaving to mourn one daughter, Kathleen N., one grandson, David J., also one sister, Mary, one brother, William. Funeral from his son-in-laws residence Gordon Morris, 3 Signal Hill Rd. at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to St. Thomas' Church.


The Daily News
January 11, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Agatha Peddle
- Died at 5:45 a.m., Monday, January 10th, 1955, Mary Agatha, wife of Charles Peddle, survived by her husband, daughter, Marguerite and son, John of the city; also brother, Samuel at Westfield, Mass., U.S.A.; and four sisters, Mrs. F. J. Armstrong, Mrs. P. J. Colford, Miss Mona Ryand and Mrs. George Crane, all of the city. Funeral by motor hearse from her late residence 74 Cochrane St., to St. Patrick's Church for High Requiem Mass at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday.


The Daily News
January 12, 1955
Page: 8
Patricia Helen Fitzgerald & A/IC Raymond Lagor - Wedding Bells

Corpus Christi Church, Kilbride, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on November 11th, 1954, when Patricia Helen Fitzgerald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Fitzgerald, 108 Craigmillar Avenue, was united in holy matrimony to A/IC Raymond Lagor, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Lagor, 24 Thornton Street, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Rev. Monsigneur Murphy officiating.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride looked charming in a full-length white gown, nylon net over satin, a full length coat of chantilly lace was worn over the gown, with a Queen Anne collar. The veil was three quarter length with a tiara studded with pearls and rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations.
The bride's sister, Miss Elizabeth Fitzgerald was maid of honor and Misses Peggy Hogan and Joan Fitzgerald were the bridesmaids. Phyllis Yetman was the flower girl. Miss Elizabeth Fitzgerald wore mauve nylon net over satin. Miss Joan Fitzgerald wore lemon mauve nylon net over satin. Each of the bride's attendants wore matching tiaras with rhinestones and face veil, and each carried bouquet of yellow roses.
The church was beautifully decorated with chrysanthemums and white ribbons on the pews. Miss Barbara Buckley played the organ while Miss Kathleen Hayes sang.
A/2C Ray Smith was best man; A/2C John Friar and A/2C Joe Zona acted as ushers. Due to unavoidable circumstances the bride's and groom's mothers were absent.
The reception was held at the Crystal Palace where Chrissie Andrews' orchestra provided the music for the occasion.
Mr. James R. Tucker acted as toastmaster.
The honeymoon was spent touring the Avalon Peninsula and the bride traveled in a green suit with white accessories and white orchid.
Mr. and Mrs. Lagor are now residing at 88 Brazil Square.


The Daily News
January 12, 1955
Page: 7
John Kennedy
- All Bell Island was shocked on Sunday evening January 9th, when the news was flashed around the Island that one of its highly respected citizens in the person of Mr. John Kennedy of the East End had passed suddenly from this earth to that city which we are told has no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God lightens it and where his servants shall serve Him and they shall see His face.
The late John Kennedy was born at Bell Island 65 years ago, and was a son of the late John and Mrs. Kennedy.
Entering the employ of the Mining Company at an early age, Mr. Kennedy worked in the Mechanical department practically all his life, except for a short while when he was employed in the U.S.A. He was a valuable and trusted employee, during his long term of service around the Company's Plant, and worked his last shift on Friday past.
In the community in which he lived a long and useful life he will be sadly missed. A devoted family man, the deceased, nevertheless, used every available moment, for the development of the home into the institution he desired, and his untimely passing is a severe blow to his family and large circle of friends.
Surviving him is his widow, four sons, Ted, Jim, Stan and John, five daughters, Mary, Margaret, Mercedes, Anne and Alice, one brother James F., and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Fitzgerald, Bell Island; and Mrs. Arthur Seaman, residing in Port Washington, New York.
The funeral took place to St. Michael's Church yesterday morning and following Solemn Requiem Mass, interment took place in the R. C. Cemetery.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family relatives and friends.


The Daily News
January 12, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Charles Peddle
- "Death is but a door way to the living God."
The news of the passing of Mrs. Charles Peddle at her home 74 Cochrane Street, St. John's, on Monday January 10th, was learned with extreme regret by the numerous friends on Bell Island. Mrs. Peddle was the former May Ryan, R.N., of St. John's and was in her 53rd year.
The deceased lady had been in failing health for the past year suffering from an incurable malady. J She was fully aware that there was no hope for her recovery, but she had no fear of death, and was at any moment ready to meet her maker. Mrs. Peddle was a resident of Bell Island for 25 years, and it was only several months ago, when Mr. Peddle retired from Dominion Wabana Ore Limited, that they took up permanent residence in the city.
Gifted with a pleasing personality, she was esteemed and respected for those qualities which go to make up a noble character, a fine sense of duty, and a willingness to shoulder not along her own burdens but those of her neighbours, together with an enthusiasm and zeal for any activities that might promote the common good. Charitable and kind; she was always ready to help the sick and distressed and she was a faithful and devout member of the Catholic Church. A member of St. Anne's Sodality for many years, of which she was also a past President. Her earthly career has ended and like all other faithful and true Christians, she has joined the noble army of those, who after a lifetime of good works, "rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."
There remain to sustain the bereavement a loving husband, a son, John and daughter Marguerite to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.
The day has come, not gone,
The sun has risen, not set,
Thy life is now beyond,
The reach of death or change
Not ended but begun.


The Daily News
January 12, 1955
Page: 16
Rhoda Wells
- Passed peacefully away on January 10th, at her late residence 115 Bond St., St. John's, Mrs. Rhoda Wells, widow of Silas Wells. Left to mourn their sad loss five daughters, Miss Ethel Wells, R.N., Mrs. Ross Young, Mrs. Herbert Little, Mrs. Allan Parsons of the city, Mrs. Kent Randell of Moncton, N.B., and five sons, Frederick, Albert, Everett of the city, James of Detroit and Olson of Bonavista. Funeral will take place at Bonavista.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 3
Alfred G. Berg
- With unexpected suddenness and in the hours between dark and dawn, there passed within the veil, Alfred G. Berg in his 51st. year. To his many friends his death came as a distinct shock, and to his bereaved wife, two daughters and two grandchildren much sympathy is expressed in their hour of deep bereavement.
Of a friendly and congenial disposition, he ever looked upon the brighter side of life, and so, in the words of James Whitcombe Riley,
"We will not say, we cannot say
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into a better land,
Leaving us thinking how very fair
It needs must be - since he lingers there."
-W.M.P.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 16
Alfred G. Berg
- The funeral of the late Alfred G. Berg will take place form his sister's residence, Mrs. Fred Carter, Topsail Rd., near Palmer's Garage, at 2:30 p.m. Friday, January 14th, to Church of England Cathedral and thence to Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 16
Carbonear, January 10th.
James Brine
- There passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, St. John's, today, Mr. James Brine, aged fifty-six years. Deceased served with the Merchant Navy for seven years, including the years of the last war and was recognized as a good seaman. A heart condition prevented him from doing strenuous work during the past few years and so he worked, periodically, with the Carbonear Water Company. Some time ago he entered the General Hospital and hopes for his complete restoration to health were held by his family and friends, but it was not to be, and the end came peacefully, though unexpectedly. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Ethel (Mrs. Arthur Butt) of this town; Florence, (Mrs. William Reynolds), Petites, Florence, (Mrs. William Taylor, wife of Sgt. Taylor, Fort Pepperrell), and Phoebe, (Mrs. Henley Adams), Upper Island Cove; six sons, Guy, Wayne, Lloyd, Thomas, William and James; one sister, Mrs. John Burgess, and a wide circle of friends. Funeral interment will be in the C. of E. Cemetery. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 4
Ann Butt
- There passed peacefully away at Flatrock, on Thursday, January 6th, Mrs. Ann Butt, widow of the late Mr. Edward Butt, aged ninety-two years. Deceased was well and favourably known and during her active life took an interest in everything that pertained to the welfare of the United Church, the community or anything else that touched the life of those connected with her. During the past few years she resided with her son, George Edward Butt, at Flatrock, where he and his family lovingly cared for her. Her husband predeceased her by eighteen years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. John King, Broad Cove; Mrs. Hayward French, Cape Breton; Mrs. James Burden and Mrs. Herbert Wareham, Carbonear, and Mrs. Richard Humby, Melrose, and two sons, Leander, residing in Sydney, C.B., and George E. at Flatrock, also twenty-two grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.
Funeral took place from her son's residence to the United Church cemetery, where she was laid to rest by the side of her husband.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 1

Timmins, Ont.
James Fowler, 62, who came here four months ago from Newfoundland, died Wednesday. He will be buried here. Surviving besides his widow, Ethel, are two sons and three daughters.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 1
Timmins, Ont.
James Fowler
, 62, who came here four months ago from Newfoundland, died Wednesday. He will be buried here. Surviving besides his widow, Ethel, are two sons and three daughters.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 3
Ernest Laing
- On Wednesday the 12th of January, 1955, the soul of Ernest Laing entered into eternal rest. Born at Champneys West on 16th June, 1894, the son of Obediah and Elizabeth Laing, he attended the C. of E. School at Champneys and then proceeded to the C. of E. Academy at Carbonear. On matriculation he decided to enter the teaching profession and follow in the footsteps of his father.
On completion of his professional training he taught school at Green's Harbour where he met and married Miss Ella Mitchum. He quickly established himself as a successful teacher and his ability was soon recognized for in 1914 he was appointed Principal of the C. of E. School at Winterton where he remained for twenty-one years and rendered faithful and devoted service not only to the school but also to the church and to the community.
His work at Winterton as teacher, lay reader and community leader gained him wide recognition and in time he came to be numbered among the most successful and outstanding teachers in Newfoundland. In 1935 when the Department of Education decided to appoint a number of Supervising Inspectors he was among the first to be selected for appointment.
As a supervising Inspector of Schools he served in the districts of Bonavista Bay and Trinity North until 1942 when he was transferred to Conception Bay. In 1943 he was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Education for the Church of England in which office he remained until his heath.
He was a member of Lodge Heart's Content, AF & AM and also of the society of United Fishermen of which he was Grand Master from 1943 to 1949.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter (Mrs. Russell Delmore of St. John's), two sons (Allen in Bay Roberts and James in Welling Kent, England), as well as three brothers (Gerald in Fort William, Ontario; Cecil and George in Vancouver, B.C.) and one sister, (Mrs. Frank Drover of Whiteway, T.B.).
"Ern" Laing as he was familiarly known, was one of nature's gentlemen. He was a conscientious, willing and industrious worker and a faithful and devoted friend. He had a kind word for everyone and he was always ready to extend a helping hand. He bore his own troubles and afflictions patiently, uncomplainingly and with a tremendous courage and Christian fortitude.
To know him was to love him and to respect him. He was extremely popular with all his colleagues and fellow workers in the Department of Education and particularly so with teachers who always found in him not only a sympathetic listener to their problems but a wise and friendly counselor as well.
His passing will bring a sense of personal loss to all who knew him but his memory will still live on in our hearts.
Non-moritur cujus fama vivit


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 16
Ernest Laing
- Passed peacefully away at his late residence 88 Allandale Rd., St. John's, Ernest Laing in his 69th year, after a long illness. Leaving to mourn his wife, two sons, Allen of Bay Roberts and James E. of Welling, Kent, England, one daughter, Gwen, Mrs. Russell Delmore formerly of Amhersburg, Ontario, now residing in St. John's, also three brothers, Cecil and George, both of Vancouver, B.C., and Gerald of Fort William, Ontario, and one sister, Mrs. Frank Drover of Whiteway, T.B. Funeral at 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 14th, by motor hearse from his late residence to the Church of England Cathedral.


The Daily News
January 13, 1955
Page: 16
Carbonear, January 10th.
Baxter Wheeler
- With alarming suddenness death came to Baxter Wheeler around 5 a.m. Wednesday, January 5th, at the age of thirty-six years. Deceased was a well known mariner and for a while was sailing out of the employ of the Earle Freighting Service but for some time past he was employed by Capt. John Blackwood on the M.S. "Mont Morey", sailing out of St. John's.
The exact cause of his death may never be known, but it is thought he slipped either on the gunwale of the M.V. "Short Wave" or off the public wharf as he was coming ashore from the boat, where he had been visiting. Harold Kelloway was the first to know of the accident and he called for help. His body was taken from the water and artificial respiration applied but to no avail and Dr. George Kennedy pronounced life extinct.
Surviving are his wife, four children, Mildred, Wilfred, Guy and Joyce; four brothers, Frank in England, Edward and Harry of this town, and Lewis at Greenspond; also one sister, Mrs. Raymond Burry, also of Greenspond. Funeral took place on Friday from his late residence, Pike's Lane, to the Salvation Army cemetery, South Side, with Capt. C. Thompson conducting the funeral service. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends deepest sympathy in this their hour of great bereavement.


The Daily News
January 15, 1955
Page: 20
Charles Byrne
- Passed peacefully away January 14th at 9:30 p.m. Charles Byrne in his 85th year. Leaving to mourn their sad loss one daughter, Ellen and a sister Agnes. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his late residence 55 Prescott Street to St. Joseph's Church. Burial at Belvedere.


The Daily News
January 15, 1955
Page: 2
James J. Connors
- The strength of the man was not solely in his magnificently proportioned physique. The look of determination, which bespoke his resolute well complemented his stature. Yet, his aspect was not one of strong attachment to inhibited ideas. It was rather an aspect of fearlessness in the face of danger. When humour invaded his fine features a pleasant contrast was revealed in his sparkling eyes and quick smile. He knew well how to cloak humour in the customary gravity of his demeanour, and to enjoy the embarrassment caused by his facetious disguise. Jim Connors was a man to have for a friend, loyal, forthright and sincere. As husband and father the testimony of revered and cherished memories acclaim his high standard of conjugal and paternal responsibilities.
His life was such as to bring into clear focus the resolute strength of character that was his. The sea is a hard school offering few rewards, and threatening many and harsh punishments, but for a man cradled on the lap of the Atlantic, seafaring comes as a second nature. James Connors was born at Witless Bay seventy-six years ago. When still in childhood he moved to St. John's where he began his education at Holy Cross School. Courses in navigation under the renowned instructor, Frances Doyle, completed his preparation for his chosen avocation.
In the days when sailing vessels jostled for sea room around our coasts, and every firm had its own fleet, or subsidiary ships, James Connors was esteemed for his nautical skill and respected for his seamanship. He was still a young man when he mastered all types of ships registered in the names of Goodridge and Co., G. M. Barr, Ltd., and Job Bros. And Co., Ltd. Familiarity with the dangers of the deep toughened the sinew of his body as it hammered his courage into invulnerable fearlessness. On nine memorable occasions the maturing sailor had to battle for his life against the fury of the sea, which beat his ship to a mass of wreckage. Yet, when during the years of the First World War the perils of the sea were multiplied by the menace of enemy submarines, James, undaunted by this increased threat, and conscious of his service to the soldiers on the battlefields of Europe, crossed the Atlantic again and again in pursuance of his two-fold duty.
Like a well-ordered ship, a good home should be governed by a rational discipline, and respect for authority. The head of the Connors' household had been too well acquainted with the good effects of regular, punctual and obedient response to commands to neglect the inclusion of these habits in his plan of training his children. Still, he was careful to allow in them that play of individuality, which was essential for their full development into mature life. His success as a father and homemaker is best gauged by observing the lives of his surviving children, who are a credit to his name.
When ill health gradually lessened profitable activity, the harvest of life's memories ripened in the warmth of old friendships, and fed the easeful hours of declining years. One friendship, in particular, fostered from early childhood, was augmented by daily, prolonged visits to the Cathedral, where the erstwhile navigator besought his eternal Friend to guide him safely through the mists of death to the shores of eternity.
The last and extended illness revealed in the invalid the same unwavering courage and patient tolerance, which had marked the robust seafarer in days of earlier trial. Fear of death was allayed by prayerful resignation to God's Will, and by devout reception of the Last Sacraments. When death came on December 17th, 1954, few thought unkindly of the tribute it demanded from the disease-ravaged frame of James Connors.
To his bereaved wife, to his children, John, Alf and Millie of St. John's, and William of Belmont, Mass., our sincere sympathy is extended. May he rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 15, 1955
Page: 20
Catherine O'Donnell
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on Friday, January 14th, Mrs. Catherine O'Donnell, leaving to mourn one son Frank and two daughters, Kathleen and Rose. Funeral on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence 2 Maxse Street.


The Daily News
January 15, 1955
Page: 4
Mrs. Charles Peddle
- The funeral of the late Mrs. Charles Peddle took place on Wednesday morning from her residence 74 Cochrane Street, St. John's, with solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church. The celebrant being Rev. Fr. Jackman with Rev. Fr. Power acting as deacon and Rev. Fr. Bradshaw sub-deacon. Interment was at Belvedere Cemetery, where the last prayers were said by Rev. Fr. Ryan. Friends from Bell Island in attendance were: Mr. L. J. Lawton, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Costigan, Dr. Walter Templeman, Mr. J. F. Fleming, Dr. H. A. and Mrs. Giovannetti, Mr. Max Kitchen and Mr. E. J. Russell.


The Daily News
January 15, 1955
Page: 12
Mary Shaaron
- How blest must be the death of those who after severe suffering fall asleep to awaken in a land where cometh no pain. Such can be said of "Mary", wife of Clifford Shaaron, whose death occurred on Sunday morning at the age of 53 years. For the past 6 months or more, her suffering from that dread disease cancer has been very severe, but her patience and courage has been even greater and those who visited her often marveled at her smile even when pain racked her body, thus making life pleasant for herself, under such circumstances, and a great blessing to her loved ones. Perhaps not so well known in social circles as many of us, she went about the daily round and common task in her home, making it comfortable to those for whom she cared.
She was laid to rest in the S. A. Cemetery, and at the Citadel the service was conducted by Capt. F. House who referred to the great courage shown in her days of intense suffering, and her assurance at the end, that she was just longing to gain that land, where no pain or sickness can enter. She leaves to mourn besides her husband, one adopted son, Jack, who was her special care for many years, and who with his wife, have lovingly cared for her during her illness. Deepest sympathy is extended to those who mourn.


The Daily News
January 17, 1955
Page: 3
Walter Bennett, Jr. & Ed Hillier
- Two persons, a man and a 12 year-old, were drowned Saturday at Fortune when their coal-laden truck plunged over the edge of the wharf at Grand Bank. The two were Walter Bennett, Jr., aged 23, of Fortune, and driver of the George T. Dixon, Ltd. Truck, and Ed Hillier, aged twelve.
The dragger, Virginia, which had been engaged in dragging operations at Grand Bank, immediately started efforts to recover the truck. However it wasn't until just before six o'clock that the truck with the two lifeless bodies still inside the cab was brought to the surface. There seemed to be some evidence that Walter Bennett Jr., had tried to escape from the cab.


The Daily News
January 17, 1955
Page: 20
Mary B. Chalker
- Died suddenly at her residence, 99 Forest Road, St. John's, on Sunday, January 16, Mary B. Chalker, widow of the late J. R. Chalker, in her 81st year. Left to mourn are two daughters, Dorothy and Sybil (Mrs. Edmund Hiscock), three sons, George C., C. Richard and James R., one sister, Mrs. A. Whynott, Medford, Mass., and 12 grandchildren. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
January 17, 1955
Page: 20
Mary Coughlan
- Passed away suddenly at 10 o'clock Saturday evening, Mary, wife of the late John Coughlan, in her 70th year. She leaves to mourn one daughter Rita, Mrs. Donald Webber, five sisters, four residing in St. John's and the other in the U.S., also one brother in Fermeuse and four grandchildren. Funeral to take place Monday at 2:30 from her late residence, 65 Edinburg Street.


The Daily News
January 17, 1955
Page: 5
May Ryan Peddle, R.N.

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness."

A beautiful life - a beautiful death - the one the complement of the other.
May Ryan Peddle's life was such that it embodied the beauty of living and enhanced the beauty of death. "It will never pass into nothingness" - that could truly have been written for her, because all her life was only a prelude to her beautiful death - the dawning, as it were, of a fuller day. There is no place to begin. Her mind and heart were always geared to service and self-sacrifice. Her courageous life, her bright outlook, and gift for expending herself for others made her life span really a thing of beauty.
She trained as a nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York City, and there her worth was so potent that she attracted the attention of the most eminent surgeons of the day. Dr. George David Stewart, an outstanding man, and one who visited our shores on a memorable occasion, always sought her for his most crucial cases. It was no mean task to measure up to his requirements but she, with quiet manner, keen intelligence, and refreshing sense of humour, always rose to the occasion.
She was a valued member of the Nursing Profession in New York, where competition is keen and only the best will do, she was of the best. Later, in her chosen sphere, as wife and mother, she brought those sterling qualities - only the best. All through the years she has been the same unchanging competent person- a shining example of Christian womanhood - wife, mother, friend.
Her death was surely the crowning beauty of her lovely life. Her resignation was almost a prayer - a sustained act of homage to God. She, who had so much to live for, could realize that there was Heaven to die for. She made no murmur because of the kindness that always possessed her. That was the gift of herself to her loved ones left behind - husband, daughter and son. There can hardly be bereavement in the face of such a beautiful Christian passing. She knew, and realized clearly, her ultimate destiny - "Oh, Death! Where is thy sting?"
She is gone from us now, but in the mirror of her days there is no tarnish. Hers was a life of love, self-efficient duty, and loyalty, crowned by a saintly and almost heroic death - suffering and resignation, blended to make it a "thing of beauty and a joy forever." It could never "pass into nothingness."


The Daily News
January 17, 1955
Page: 20
Benjamin Ford Squires
- Passed peacefully away on Saturday at noon, Benjamin Ford Squires, aged 67, diver, of 103 Craigmillar Avenue, oldest son of the late George and Elizabeth Squires of Chamberlains. He leaves to mourn his wife, five daughters, Mrs. M. C. Evans of Rutherford, New Jersey, Mrs. J. Parrott, Mrs. F. Lewis and Mrs. K. Jacobs of the city, and Mrs. C. Somerton of Corner Brook; also two sons, Raymond and Captain Fred at Halifax; one sister in St. John, N.B., one sister in Toronto, one sister and one brother at Topsail; and 19 grandchildren. Funeral from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. K. Jacobs, 13 Tunis Court at 2:30 p.m. today by motor hearse


The Daily News
January 18, 1955
Page: 3

The burial of the two accident victims, Walter Bennett, Jr. and Eli Hillier took place at Fortune yesterday afternoon. The men were laid to rest in the United Church Cemetery there. They were drowned Saturday when their coal-laden truck plunged over the pier at Fortune.


The Daily News
January 18, 1955
Page: 12
Eleazer Alfred Butler (Priest)
- At noon on Thursday, January 6th, 1955, the Rev. E. A. Butler, of Sandy Point, Bay St. George entered into his eternal reward. Eleazer Alfred Butler was born at Kelligrews on March 14th, 1872. After receiving an elementary and high school education at Kelligrews and St. John's respectively he taught day school for a few years before entering Queen's College to train for the Priesthood. On October 18th, 1900 he was made Deacon and Priested on September 21st, 1901. From 1901 to 1906 he was Missionary in charge of Fogo. In 1906 Fogo was raised to the status of a parish and Mr. Butler remained as Rector until 1910. During his Incumbency of Fogo plans were made for the building of a new church and by the time he left a substantial portion of the cost had been accumulated into the new church building fund.
After leaving Fogo he had charge of the Mission of Botwood for a few months, when he was appointed Rector of Bay St. George in succession to Rev. Charles Jeffrey. From 1911 until 1948 when he retired at the age of 76 Mr. Butler served his Parish and his church well.
The late Mr. Butler will be remembered for many things for a long time. To those who knew him best his interest in education, his ability as an organizer and builder, the thoroughness, regularity and vigor with which he did his work and his vision of the world wide church are outstanding characteristics never to be forgotten.
He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Caroline Mary Temple, and three sons and four daughters. His interment took place at Sandy Point on January 10th. May he rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 18, 1955
Page: 4
Charles Byrne
- There have been times, in the lives of all of us, when looks, and even handshakes, did not convey any real meaning, and to many perhaps they were without significances: but when, during the weed-end, residents of Prescott Street and the neighbourhood came together. It was to pay tribute to another cleavage with the past, another broken link, for Charlie Byrne had been laid to rest. True, he had passed the allotted span, but although the winters of three score years and ten had touched his head, the frost had never entered his heart.
As a tailor of the old school, he was a craftsman, and he could, and did recall the days when the local hand made product was a thing of glory. Today, of course, everyone is so busy, so immersed in his own little successes or failures, that very often the skilled tradesmen of the nineties are overlooked.
He had not been so active in recent years; an accident had confined him to his home, and his daily route, his visits to the Church and Park after the Spring had come, and his daily route, his made eventide more passable, wherever Charlie was very loyal to his memories, and to his daughter, and his crossing the border strikes a sad note in many hearts.
The circle narrows! He will be present, however, in memory in the matured group, when they will gather in the greening hours to watch the unfolding of the leaves, one by one, and oversee the opening of the flowers as they come out in beds at Bannerman Park under the sunshine of 1955.


The Daily News
January 19, 1955
Page: 3
Mary B. Chalker
- The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary B. Chalker which was held from her residence, at 99 Forest Road, yesterday afternoon was attended by a large number of her relatives and friends. Following a brief service at her late home which was conducted by Canons Howitt, Meaden and Stirling, all life-long friends, the cortege proceeded to St. Thomas' Church where the same Ministers, assisted by the Reverend S. J. Davies, B.A., presided over the funeral obsequies. Mr. Davies also read the prayers at the graveside. The funeral cortege included members of the Provincial Cabinet, His Honour Mayor Mews and representatives of the Municipal Council, members of the Regatta Committe and representatives of several large commercial concerns, which had closed for the afternoon out of respect to the deceased lady.
Her three sons, George C., C. Richard and James R., were in attendance, James R. having been at Corner Brook at the time of his mother's death arrived in the city yesterday afternoon a few minutes before the funeral took place. The late Mrs. Chalker will be remembered as a good wife and mother and a kindly and charitable woman. She was a keen supporter of sports activities particularly the Regatta and it was at her home that many gathered on Regatta Day to watch the annual Derby from the veranda of her residence. Her sudden passing is not only a severe blow to her surviving two daughters, Dorothy and Sybil (Mrs. E. Hiscock) and her three sons, George C., C. Richard and James R., but will be mourned by her host of friends in St. John's and elsewhere.


The Daily News
January 19, 1955
Page: 16
Peter W. Collins
- Died suddenly Monday, January 17, Peter W. Collins, age 55 years, leaving to mourn besides his loving wife, Mary, 3 sisters, Mrs. Lucy Power, Mrs. Thomas Leonard, and Maud. Funeral today, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 43 Newtown Road. R.I.P.


The Daily News
January 19, 1955
Page: 16
Alma Pearl Moores
- Passed peacefully away at Harbour Grace 6 a.m. yesterday in her 52nd year, Alma Pearl, beloved wife of Edward P. Moores. Leaving to mourn husband, 1 son, Reginald Beck of Gander, 2 daughters, Daphne Beck at home and Mrs. Frank Grant, St. John's; also 5 brothers and 2 sisters in the U.S.A. Funeral today at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, Victoria Street, Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
January 20, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, January 17th.

After an illness extending over eight years, there passed peacefully within the vale on Saturday night, January 15th, Olivia May, beloved wife of John W. Butt, aged 64. Deceased was well and favourably known and in her well days took an active part in the life of the United Church, giving her time, talent and substance to its well-being. After illness laid her aside she still retained her interest in the church and her wise counsel and guidance gave moral support to those who were carrying on the burdens she had been forced to lay down. She still continued to give financial support to its many needs.
She was a family woman and for years devoted much time and loving care to the nursing of her husband, who survives her and for whom much sympathy is felt. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ronald Earle, and three grandchildren, Ada, Gary and Hunter Earle, residing in Everett, Mass., and 2 sisters, Mrs. Fred Jones and Mrs. Norman Wight.
A funeral service was held at her late home, on the South Side, this afternoon, following which another service was held in the United Church by Rev. W. B. Johnson. The funeral was very largely attended, with officers, teachers and pupils of the U.C. Sunday School (South Side) attending in a body and out of respect of her and in appreciation of the faithful work she rendered to it during her years as teacher. To the bereaved relatives we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
January 20, 1955
Page: 12
Frances May DuTot
- One of North Sydney's best known and esteemed residents, Mrs. Gaudin M. DuTot, Peppett Street, passed away at her home with tragic suddenness on Wednesday afternoon with her death coming as a great shock to members of the family and her host of friends.
The deceased died at about 4 o'clock, her death discovered shortly after that time by her husband when he returned home from a brief trip to the town's shopping district. She had been enjoying her usual good health when he had left home a short while earlier, and her sudden death proved a shock to Mr. DuTot when he arrived back home, as it did to members of the family and the citizens of the town.
A resident of North Sydney for over 40 years, after coming here from St. John's, Nfld, in 1911, the deceased enjoyed a wide spread circle of friends throughout Cape Breton and elsewhere, all of whom will learn with deep and profound regret of her death.
The former Frances May Wyllie, she was born at St. John's and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wyllie. She was the last member of that family.
The deceased was the wife of the former Superintendent of the Post Office department at the local Terminal Wharf, from which position he retired in December of last year after a lengthy career.
A member of St. Matthew Wesley United Church, Mrs. DuTot is survived by four daughters and one son. The daughters are Agnes (Mrs. Elburne Cann), Centreville; Jean (Mrs. Lewis Isnor) of Truro; Frances (Mrs. Darroll Jeffers) of Sydney, and Phyllis (Mrs. Russell Daye), Forman Street, town. The son, Gaudin W. DuTot resides in Sydney.
On December 26th services were held at St. Matthew Wesley United Church at 3:00 o'clock. Interment was held at Lakeside Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the W. J. Dooley Funeral Home.
A host of friends join in offering sincere sympathy to the members of the family in their sudden bereavement.
Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics
Name: Frances May DuTot
Date & Place of Birth: July 25, 1888 @ Nfld.
Father: William Wyllie
Mother: Frances Boone
Date & Place of Death: December 22, 1954 @ North Sydney
Age: 66 years 4 months 27 days
Place of Burial: North Sydney
Husband: G. M. DuTot
Nova Scotia Historical, Vital Statistics
November 14, 1935 @ St. Matthews Wesley United Church, North Sydney
Officiating Clergy: Neil D. Patterson
Groom: Darroll James Jeffers, 24, bachelor, place of birth: Stewiacke, NS, Father: Wyman R. Jeffers; mother: Harriett Ramsay
Bride: Frances May DuTot, 23, spinster, North Sydney
Father: Gaudin Mosseroy DuTot
Mother: Frances May Wyllie


The Daily News
January 20, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, January 18th.
Thomas J. Earle
- There passed peacefully away on Monday at his home on the South Side, Mr. Thomas Earle, aged 78 years. Deceased was for many years one of our best-known Labrador fishermen, prosecuting the fishery yearly until illness prevented him. He was highly esteemed and well liked and his friends here and on the Labrador will be sorry to learn of his passing. He was a patient sufferer and was never heard to complain during his long illness, during which time he was lovingly cared for by his son, daughter and daughter-in-law. A staunch member of St. James Church he gave to all its causes as best he could and attended its services as long as he possibly could.
Left to mourn his passing are: one son, George, three daughters, Lydia, at Somerville, Mass., Angela (Mrs. John Goodwin), at St. John, N.B., and Helen, at home, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Day and Mrs. Walter Howell, of St. John's, and one brother, John F., of this town. Funeral takes place on Wednesday to St. James Church and members of the C.E.A.A., of which he was a respected member, will attend. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends condolences.


The Daily News
January 20, 1955
Page: 5
Alma Moores
- There passed away at her home at an early hour on Tuesday morning, January 18th, Alma, wife of Mr. Edward P. Moores of Victoria Street, following a long and painful illness.
The deceased lady, who was gifted with a kindly, friendly nature, came to Hr. Grace a few years ago and during her residence had made a host of friends. A member of the United Church, much of her spare time and energy was devoted to the activities of her church and its organizations, where she will be greatly missed by her co-workers.
Left to mourn her passing, are her husband, and three children by a previous marriage - Reginald Beck of Gander, Mrs. Frank Grant (Georgina), and Daphne at home, all of whom were at her bedside at the end, and whose devotion had done much to lighten the hours of suffering. To them, the sympathy of the whole community is extended in their bereavement.
The funeral took place to the United Church on Wednesday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. N. B. Hodder, and interment was at the United Church Cemetery at Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
January 20, 1955
Page: 12
Michael Power
- Died in hospital in New York after serious injuries received while working, Michael Power in his 43rd year; he leaves to mourn his wife and 4 children in Boston, his mother, step-father, Mr. and Mrs. John Hartley in Dunville, Placentia; 3 sisters, Mrs. Phil McHugh in Placentia; Mrs. Leo Quilty in Dunville, Mrs. Thomas Donovan, Torbay Road, this city; 5 brothers, James, Richard, Harold, William and Leonard in Boston.


The Daily News
January 20, 1955
Page: 5
Pearcey & Lynch - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding took place at St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace, at seven o'clock on Saturday evening, January 15th, when Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony, Bernice, daughter of Mr. Frank and the late Mrs. Lynch of this town, to James, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Pearcey of Brigus.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. James Martin, looked lovely in a floor length gown of white satin with overskirt of nylon net ornamented with insets of lace and rhinestones. A bolero jacket with pointed sleeves and tiny Peter Pan collar was worn over the bodice. Her long veil was of nylon net pleated into a coronet of rhinestones and pearls, and she carried a white prayer book with long satin streamers caught with rosebuds.
The bride's only attendant was Miss Jeanette LeBerge who looked very attractive in a floor length gown of palest rose, worn with a halo headdress of matching flowers and carrying a bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The groom was attended by his brother, Alfred, and ushers were Messer's. Walter and Neville Sheppard. The wedding music was played by the organist of St. Paul's Church, Mr. F. P. Sheppard.
Following the ceremony, the bridal party motored to Pike's Hotel where a reception for some sixty guests, including relatives and friends from Brigus and Argentia, was held, and the customary toasts were honoured. Rev. Mr. Ludlow proposed the toast to the bride to which the groom made a fitting reply. The honeymoon is being spent at Brigus, C.B., after which the happy couple will take up residence at Dunville, both being employed at the Naval Base at Argentia. Their many friends wish Mr. and Mrs. Pearcey every happiness in their married life.


The Daily News
January 21, 1955
Page: 3
Sarah (Hibbs) Churchill
- The New Year had barely begun when the tired body of Mrs. Sarah (Hibbs) Churchill gave up this earthly struggle and her soul returned to God who gave it to a patient suffer for the past three years, in hospital and nursing home, the angel of death to her, was a welcome visitor, her faith in God and her deeply religious life sustained her all through her illness which she bore with Christian fortitude.
Born on September 3rd, 1870, at Portugal Cove, Conception Bay, the daughter of the late William and Mary A. Hibbs, the deceased spent practically all her life there and it was only a few years ago that she moved to St. John's to make her home with her nephew, Angus W. Hibbs until illness necessitated hospital treatment. She was a faithful and willing worker in church and Sunday school until old age compelled her to retire, her brothers William, Stephen and Frederick predeceased her and with the exception of her sister, Louise (Mrs. George Churchill) of Portugal Cove, her immediate family is extinct.
The funeral took place on January 8th from the residence of her nephew, 12 Tunic Court, by motor hearse to Portugal Cove, the funeral arrangements being in the capable hands of Mr. W. H. Lawrence, and interment was in the new United Church Cemetery with the Rev. N. LeGrow officiating at the church and graveside.
The children from the Sunday school attended in a body and the number of mourners and floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Father in they gracious keeping,
Leave we now they servant sleeping.


The Daily News
January 21, 1955
Page: 4
Denis Drake
- The death of Denis Drake, occurred at his son's residence here on Friday evening, January 7th. Deceased was in his seventy-eight year and had been in failing health for some time. The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon and interment was in the Salvation Army Cemetery. Major Wheeler conducted the funeral services. Deceased is survived by one son, Arthur here, with whom he resided, a son Cecil in Prince Edward Island, and another son John at Halifax. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives and friends in their sorrow.


The Daily News
January 21, 1955
Page: 4
Robert Forsey
- News was received by relatives here last week of the death of Mr. Robert Forsey at Glace Bay. The late Mr. Forsey was in his eighty-fourth year. The late Mr. Forsey was a former resident of this town, but left here several years ago to reside in Glace Bay. Interment was at Glace Bay. Deceased is survived by three daughters, all residing here, Mrs. Thomas Vincent, Mrs. Charles Parsons and Mrs. William Baker. To the deceased relatives and friends we extend deepest sympathy in their sorrow.

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Name of deceased: Robert A. Forsey
Date & Place of Birth: August 24, 1873 @ Newfoundland
Father: Aaron Forsey
Date & Place of death: January 3rd, 1955 @ Glace Bay General Hospital
Age: 81 years 4 months 10 days
Address of deceased: 35 Jessome, Glace Bay
Interment: January 7th, 1955 @ Greenwood Cemetery, Glace Bay


The Daily News
January 21, 1955
Page: 20
William LeDrew Greenslade
- Passed peacefully away at Topsail, Wednesday, January 19th, William LeDrew Greenslade, aged 63. Leaving to mourn his wife, 1 daughter, Betty (Mrs. Gus Jacobs); 1 grandchild; 2 sisters, Mrs. Jennie Elliott at Corner Brook, Mrs. Robert Ploughman in Ottawa. Funeral service will be held in C. of E. Church at Topsail at 2:30 p.m. Friday.


The Daily News
January 21, 1955
Page: 20
Willis King
- Passed peacefully away on January 20th, at 3:15 p.m. at Broad Cove, Bay de Verde, Willis King, aged 81. Left to mourn are: wife, three sons, Jabez and Clifford at home and Raymond in England; two daughters, Ada (Mrs. Roy LeGrow), Broad Cove; Beatrice (Mrs. Job K. Barbour), St. John's; one sister, Mrs. Lily King, Broad Cove. Interment at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Broad Cove.


The Daily News
January 22, 1955
Page: 20
John Mathieson
- Passed peaceably away 21st January at 4:30 a.m. John Mathieson, aged 87. Left to mourn wife, three sons, Gerald, Duncan and Andrew, two daughters, Jean (Mrs. Jean Goobie); Jessie (Mrs. L. G. Garland). Funeral 2:30 p.m. Saturday, from his late residence, 95 Cornwall Avenue by motor hearse.


The Daily News
January 22, 1955
Page: 20
William Traverse
- Died in the Sanatorium, after a long illness, William Traverse in his 29th year. He leaves to mourn their sad loss, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Traverse, residing at Coachman's Cove; two sisters, Mrs. Francis Cantwell at Eddington, Pa., Mrs. N. Philpott, 133 Craigmillar Avenue. Funeral by motor hearse from 133 Craigmillar Avenue Sunday 2:30 p.m. to Mount Carmel Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 24, 1955
Page: 16
Peter Joseph Browne
- Died on January 22nd, Peter Joseph, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Browne, Waterford Bridge Road.


The Daily News
January 24, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Drodge
- Passed peacefully away on Saturday, January 22nd, at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Mrs. Mary Drodge, widow of the late Josiah Drodge. Leaving to mourn five sons, Walter, Enoch, William, Eli, and Gordon; also 15 grandchildren. Funeral today, January 24th from her late residence, 11 Franklyn Avenue, by motor hearse.


The Daily News
January 24, 1955
Page: 16
James Francis English
- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 23rd, at St. Clare's Medrcy Hospital after a short illness, James Francis, son of James and Ellen English, aged 48. Left to mourn are father, mother, one sister, Madeline, at home; two brothers, Rev. Br. E. A. English at St. Bonaventure's College, and John at home. Funeral 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 25th, from his late residence, 27 Bannerman Street, with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's Church at 9:30 a.m. R.I.P.


The Daily News
January 24, 1955
Page: 3
Garrick McDonald,
2 ½ years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred McDonald of Norris Arm was drowned there Thursday. No details have been learned.


The Daily News
January 24, 1955
Page: 3
Mrs. Margaret Veitch
- Resident of the Konar District for the past thirty-four years, Mrs. Margaret Edith Veitch of Willard Lake, passed away early on January 5th in St. Joseph's Hospital in her seventy-second year, after a lengthy illness.
The late Mrs. Veitch was born in Newfoundland, September 8th, 1883, and was educated there. She was married in Holyrood, Newfoundland, September 2nd, 1906. Mr. and Mrs. Veitch came to this district in 1910 to Upsala, Ont., and in 1923 moved to Hawk Lake, where Mr. Veitch was CPR agent for many years. Mrs. Veitch was a member of Our Lady of Fatima mission at Willard Lane of the Catholic Woman's League; member of Sacred Heart and Women's Institute of Upsala, Ont.
Surviving her passing are her husband, John B. Veitch of Willard Lake, one daughter, (Mrs. Louis Cardinal of Willard Lake), and two grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Dunphy of Grand Falls, Newfoundland, Michael Dunphy of Holyrood, Newfoundland.
Resting at the Brown Funeral Home until 8:15 a.m. Saturday, January 8th, thence to Notre Dame Church for requiem high mass with Rev. Father D. Audette as celebrant. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Prayers at the Brown Funeral Home 8:15 p.m. Friday evening, January 7th, 1955.
- Ontario Miner and News.


The Daily News
January 24, 1955
Page: 3
Grand Bank
Clyde Welsh,
twenty-five-year-old second engineer of Motor Vessel "Pauline C. Winters" was washed overboard and drowned early Saturday morning off St. Pierre when vessel was en route from Halifax to here.
Welsh was in the pilothouse with wheelman Benjamin Welsh when a heavy sea broke on the vessel smashing in the door and window and was apparently washed through the opposite door and overboard. No trace of the missing man was found. The victim is survived by wife and two children residing here and is the son of Captain Thomas B. Welsh, well-known south coast mariner. The "Pauline C. Winters" is owned by G. and A. Buffett Ltd., here and commanded by Captain Philip Poole.


The Daily News
January 26, 1955
Page: 16
Joseph Ellis
- There passed peacefully away after a short illness on January 4th at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Joseph Ellis of this city. The late Mr. Ellis, who first came to this country some sixty years ago, was born in Hadett, El Gippe, Republic of Lebenoa and was well and favourably known, particularly to the trade of this city. For the past sixty years he conducted a dry-goods business at New Gower Street and retired eight years ago. Previous to coming to St. John's he operated a successful business at Witless Bay for twenty years.
He was first married to Veronica Harrington of Witless Bay, by whom he had three children, Mary and Eliza, now deceased, and one son, George, of this city.
Joe, as he was commonly known, was of a quiet and retiring disposition and will be missed by his surviving family and the many friends who had come to know him down through the years, both here and at Witless Bay.
To his sorrowing wife, the former Ida Moulouff of Boston, Mass., who had been a devoted and loving wife for the past forty-two years, and also to his son, George, the write extends deepest sympathy.
His funeral took place on January 7th to St. Patrick's Church with Requiem Mass, after which the remains were taken to Witless Bay for burial in the family plot.
"May his soul rest in peace."
-H.E.A.


The Daily News
January 26, 1955
Page: 14
Catherine O'Donnell
- The recent passing of Catherine Hanrahan O'Donnell at the ripe age of 85 years recalls a chapter of soulful personalities who contributed much that was worthwhile to the Newfoundland of their day. From her early childhood in King's Cove the family moved to Harbour Grace where graduating from school she followed in the footsteps of her brother, the late Dr. Tom Hanrahan, entering the teaching profession and for many years taught school at Crocker's Cove, Carbonear. During this period she made her home with the Finn family in Carbonear where she was part of that brilliant coterie of friends later to include the late Right Reverent Monsignor Finn of sacred memory.
Across the years her marriage to John O'Donnell of Mount Patrick, Avondale, who predeceased her several months ago represented the blending of families who were foremost in Church and State of their time.
The passing of Catherine O'Donnell closes the chapter of the older Hanrahan family bringing a warm conjuring with a rich past amongst her remaining contemporaries like J. T. Lawton of Wabana, and Mrs. John Finn Murphy of Carbonear, as well as many of her old pupils of those far-off days.
To her son, Frank and her daughter, Misses Rose and Kathleen, whose devotion in their mother was in the Christian code of dutiful children, warmest sympathy is tendered in the loss of one, whose exemplary Catholic life leavened with buoyant simplicity will ever be their consolation.


The Daily News
January 26, 1955
Page: 16
Stella Reardon -
Passed peacefully away at 6 a.m. January 25th, at Tilting, Fogo, Stella Reardon, (nee Miller), leaving to mourn her husband, Gregory, six children, mother, father, six sisters and two brothers.


The Daily News
January 26, 1955
Page: 16

Dr. William Roberts - Passed peacefully away at his home in Topsail on Monday, January 24, Doctor William Roberts, leaving to mourn, one daughter Christine (Mrs. E. J. Cambell), three sons, George at Oshawa, Ontario, Clarence and Doctor James at St. John's. The remains will rest at Topsail. The funeral will take place by motor hearse from Topsail to the Gower Street United Church on Wednesday, January 26. Interment at the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
January 26, 1955
Page: 3

Dr. William Roberts - It was with regret that the news came on Monday of the passing at his home in Topsail of Doctor William B. Roberts in his 79th year.
The last Doctor Roberts was born at Brigus in 1879 and was educated at the United Church Academy there. Following his graduation he taught school at a number of communities and then went to Toronto University to study medicine. On his graduation from the University he returned to Newfoundland and practiced his profession at Bonne Bay, Greenspond and St. John's. At St. John's he and his brother, the late Doctor Chesley Roberts operated a clinic in the building now occupied by the Imperial Optical Company.
He later went to Edinburgh University for a post-graduate course in surgery and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and a member of The Royal College of Physicians in 1913.
On his return to St. John's, Doctor Roberts rendered private practice until his appointment as Staff Surgeon at the General Hospital.
When the move to construct the Grace Hospital was taken in 1925, doctor Roberts immediately interested himself in the project and made a large contribution towards the establishment of that institution as it is known today. In later years he became medical superintendent of the hospital and held that position until his retirement.
In recognition of his outstanding contribution to medicine in Newfoundland, Doctor Roberts was honoured by King George VI in 1949, when he was name a C.B.E.
He was also honoured by Canadian Medical convention three years ago, when they appointed him a senior member of that organization.
An ardent Waltonian, Doctor Roberts also looked forward with keen interest t6o the opening of the shooting season, when he was one of the first "on the barrens."
He was a life-long member of the city club and a member of the Masonic Lodge Tasker.
His first wife, the former Bessie Lake of Fortune died several years ago. They had four children, Christine (Mrs. E. J. Campbell), George at Ottawa, Ontario, Clarence and Doctor James at St. John's.
In 1943 he married Brigadier Fagner, former Nursing Superintendent at the Grace Maternity Hospital, who survived him.


The Daily News
January 26, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Turner
- Passed peacefully away after a short illness, Mary, wife of Capt. Joseph Turner, leaving to mourn three sons, Stanley J. and Raymond T. and Robert, and two daughters, Mrs. Arch Sutherland and Margaret. Funeral tomorrow Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. to St. Joseph's Church, Hoylestown, by motor hearse from her late residence, 124 Bond Street.


The Daily News
January 27, 1955
Page: 3
Dr. William Roberts
- A large number of citizens of St. John's yesterday afternoon attended the funeral of the late Doctor William Roberts, C.B.E., who passed away at his home in Topsail on Monday morning.
The service at Gower Street United Church was preceded by a private service at his late home in Topsail at 11 a.m., which was conducted by Reverend F. E. Vipond, Reverend Ezra Broughton who journeyed from Brigus to be in attendance, Reverend Reeves, the Minister at Topsail, and Major Moulton, S.A.
Reverend L. A. D. Curtis assisted Reverends Vipond, Broughton and Reeves at the service in the church. Interment was at the General Protestant Cemetery.
The funeral was attended by Premier Smallwood and several members of the Provincial Cabinet, a large representation from the medical profession and a large gathering of nurses from the Grace Maternity Hospital, as well as many citizens who held the late Doctor Roberts in high esteem.


The Daily News
January 27, 1955
Page: 16
Caroline Symonds
- Passed peacefully away after a short illness on January 26th, Mrs. Caroline (Cook) Symonds in her 76th year, wife of the late William Symonds. Left to mourn their sad loss are: one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Voisey; four sons, Raymond, Joseph, Edgar and Gordon; four daughters, Gertrude (Mrs. George Pendergast), Alice (Mrs. Sam Hollett), Elizabeth (Mrs. Joseph Reiter), Verdon, Quebec; Mabel (Mrs. Cyril Coaker; also 23 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Pendergast, 162 Cashin Ave., Friday, January 28th at 2:30 p.m. to St. Thomas' Church, then to the Church of England Cemetery. (Montreal papers please copy)


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 18
Maria (May) Courtney
- Passed peacefully away 9 a.m. January 27th, Maria, (May) Courtney, daughter of the late Ex-Sergt. John and the late Jane Courtney, aged 72 years. Funeral Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence 48 Freshwater Rd., by motor hearse. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. R.I.P.


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, January 25th.
Mrs. Annie Fitzpatrick,
passed peacefully away on Tuesday, at the age of seventy-eight years. Deceased was well and favourably known in the West-End, where she lived practically all her married life. She was a devout Roman Catholic and died fortified by the rites of her church. She was laid to rest on Thursday, following Solemn Mass of Requiem at 8:30 a.m. Rev. Fr. Leo Burke celebrated the mass and interment was in the R.C. Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Mr. Hunt, at Bryant's Cove and a nephew, James Hunt, who resided with her and for whom much sympathy is felt.


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 2
Frampton & Davis - Wedding Bells
At St. John's Episcopal Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, on November 1st, the marriage took place between Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Frampton of St. John's, and Leslie M. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Davies of Bryson City, North Carolina. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harold Whitmarsh.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was a picture of loveliness in a ballerina length gown of while nylon chiffon, an elbow length veil of nylon tulle with pearl and sequin-studded cap. She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of white roses.
Her attendants were Miss Jean Frampton, her sister, as maid of honour, and two bridesmaids, Miss Florence Pittman and Miss Elaine Moody, her cousin. The maid of honour wore a dress of romance blue and the bridesmaids wore similar dresses of coral, and they carried bouquets of coral and blue roses respectively.
The groom was ably supported by Charles H. Fields of Vian, Oklahoma, as best man, and the ushers were Edmund Pittman and John Phillips, cousins of the bride.
For the occasion the mother of the bride wore blue taffeta with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Pittman of Roselle Park.
The wedding trip was spent at Bryson City, N.C., and Washington, D.C. The bride wore a green wool dress with black accessories. The happy couple now reside at 750 S.E. 1st Place, Hialeah, Florida.


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 2
Frampton & Davis - Wedding Bells

At St. John's Episcopal Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, on November 1st, the marriage took place between Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Frampton of St. John's, and Leslie M. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Davies of Bryson City, North Carolina. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harold Whitmarsh. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was a picture of loveliness in a ballerina length gown of while nylon chiffon, an elbow length veil of nylon tulle with pearl and sequin-studded cap. She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of white roses. Her attendants were Miss Jean Frampton, her sister, as maid of honour, and two bridesmaids, Miss Florence Pittman and Miss Elaine Moody, her cousin. The maid of honour wore a dress of romance blue and the bridesmaids wore similar dresses of coral, and they carried bouquets of coral and blue roses respectively.
The groom was ably supported by Charles H. Fields of Vian, Oklahoma, as best man, and the ushers were Edmund Pittman and John Phillips, cousins of the bride. For the occasion the mother of the bride wore blue taffeta with white accessories and a corsage of white carnations. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Pittman of Roselle Park. The wedding trip was spent at Bryson City, N.C., and Washington, D.C. The bride wore a green wool dress with black accessories. The happy couple now reside at 750 S.E. 1st Place, Hialeah, Florida.


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 2
Jacob Donnon Gillespie
, 91, of 109 Ash St., a resident here for more than 50 years, died yesterday (December 28th) at Portsmouth Hospital. Born June 29, 1883, on a ship heading for Labrador, he was the son of the late William and Susanna (Clark) Gillespie, and resided in Carbonear, Newfoundland, for many years before moving to Barre, Vt., for 10 years and then to Portsmouth. Mr. Gillespie was a carpenter by trade having been employed by several local contractors including E. L. Paterson and Son, Carkin Co., and John Noel.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church. His survivors include four sons, James, Wilfred L. and Frank D. Gillespie, all of Portsmouth, and Lester R. of East Brewster, Mass; three daughters: Mrs. Hilda Weeks, of Portsmouth; Mrs. Marion Matthews of Somerville, and Mrs. Ella Shortridge of Dover; twenty grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, also two nieces and three nephews, residing in Carbonear, namely: Ann Maria Howell, who is 86 years old, and Mrs. George Pike (North Side), William Henry Cole (who is 86 years old), Stuart and Eleazer Gillespie.


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 2
Eben J. Noel
- An item taken from a Boston daily and headed "Large Attendance In Final Tribute to Eben J. Noel", reads:
A host of friends thronged the First Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday for the funeral of Eben J. Noel, 63, of 90 Ridge Road, a retired painting contractor and long time resident of Revere. Mr. Noel, well known throughout the city and active in many lodge groups died December 15th at the Baker Memorial Hospital, Boston, after a short illness.
Rev. J. Howard Acton, pastor of First Methodist, officiated at the funeral services and also read the committal prayers at the graveside in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody. More than 90 floral pieces were sent to the church, and a number of bouquets were received at the home.
Those present at the services included Lt. Governor and Mrs. Sumner Whittier.
Seaview Lodge A. F. and A. M. of Revere, headed by Worshipful Master Lawrence Fillinger, conducted Masonic services Friday evening at the Merwia Funeral home, 305 Beach Street. One of the largest crowds ever present at such a service in Revere attended. Participating in the ceremonies was Dr. Harold R. Bursey, chaplain of the lodge, former pastor of the Trinity Congregational Church in Boston. The Knights of Pythias conducted services the previous night at the funeral home.
A resident of Revere for more than 45 years, Mr. Noel was a member of the First Methodist Church for over forty years and served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for thirty years. He and his wife, Mrs. Janet (Cameron) Noel, celebrated their fifty ninth wedding anniversary September 15.
Besides his wife he leaves two sons, William C. Noel of Revere and Harold C. Noel of Wakefield; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Toce of Stoneham and Mrs. Marie Clark of Melrose; and a brother, Henry T. Noel of Reading. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
The subject of this write-up was a native of Carbonear and many of today's citizens remember him and are sorry to hear of his unexpected demise. We extend, on behalf, deepest sympathy to the surviving relatives."


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 9
Rowe & Watson - Wedding Bells

On Saturday, December 18th, at 3 p.m. in St. Thomas', the old Garrison Church, the marriage took place of Helen May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rowe, St. John's, to Mr. Stanley Howard Watson, of St. Michael's, Barbados, B. W. I. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon A. H. Howitt, Rector of St. Thomas' Church, and the music supplied by Mr. Douglas Belbin, organist of the church.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a formal gown of skinner taffeta, fashioned on simple lines, with the new long torso accented with bands of shirring, the voluminous skirt falling into a cathedral train, and the long sleeves, tapering to a point over the wrists. Her fingertip length veil of nylon tulle illusion was held in place by a shirred coronet of taffeta and seed pearl, and she carried a dainty nosegay of white roses, stephanotis and frenched carnations.
Mrs. Walter Noseworthy was matron of honor, Miss Elizabeth Rooney, cousin of the bride, and Miss Jacqueline Harnum were the bridesmaids. They were identically gowned in floor length dresses of green shot taffeta, fashioned on same lines as the brides, with matching headdresses, and carried bouquets of apricot Valencia mums and yellow rose buds.
Mr. Cecil Vivian was best man and the ushers were Mr. Donald Rooney and Mr. Walter Noseworthy. During the signing of the register, "The Lord is My Shepherd" was very beautifully rendered by Miss Margaret Hennebury.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Old Colony Club where white roses and chrysanthemum completed the floral arrangement and table decoration.
Mrs. Rowe, the bride's mother, wore a gown of gold tissue faille shot with blue with royal blue accessories and a bag decorated with a spray of harmonizing nose buds and baby mums.
Mrs. Howell, the bride's grandmother, wore navy blue faille, with harmonizing accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.
The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. Canon Howitt. This was responded to by the groom, who proposed a toast to the bridesmaids. The best man replied very ably to this toast.
Later in the afternoon the young couple left amidst showers of confetti and the good wishes of their friends. For 'going away' the bride chose a charcoal grey woolen dress with yellow feathered bandeau and a corsage of yellow rose buds.
The bride is a graduate of the '52 class of the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Nursing, Montreal, while the groom is in his final year of medicine at McGill University. The young couple is now residing in Montreal.


The Daily News
January 28, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, December 28th, 1954
George White
- There passed peacefully away on Thursday last, December 23, Mr. George White, aged 93 years. Deceased had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Isabel Smith of Gower Street, St. John's, for some years and up until about two weeks before his death was able to be about. He was for many years one of our best known Labrador fishermen, making a rich harvest one year and the next a poor one, for, as everyone knows, the Labrador fishery was at the best of times more or less of a gamble, and now it has dwindled to such an extent as to be almost non-existent. He was a quiet man, loving and lovable, and consequently he had many friends. He was a staunch member of St. James' Church and at his funeral service, which was held on December 24, there was a large number of mourners. Left to mourn his passing are two daughters, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Charles Hough, of St. John's, and one son, Norman, also of St. John's, a sister, Mrs. Matilda Barnes, who resides with Mrs. Smith, eight grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Sympathy is extended to the sorrowing relatives. Rev. W. H. B. Gill conducted the funeral services at the church and graveside. Undertaker Caul of St. John's looked after the funeral, which was by motor hearse.


The Daily News
January 29, 1955
Page: 5
Mrs. Helen Murphy
passed away at her home in Sydney, N.S., following a long illness, on Monday January 24th. She was in her 75 year. Mr. E. J. Murphy, Personnel Manager, Dominion Wabana Ore Limited, is a son of the deceased to whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
January 31, 1955
Page: 14
Anastatia Colford
- Passed away after a long illness, Anastatia Colford, wife of James P. Colford. Besides husband she is survived by four sons, Patrick J. William at Union City, Augustus and Cyril, as well as six daughters, Mrs. W. A. McGettigan, Mrs. R. Meaney, Bride, Sister Maureen at Halifax, Mrs. J. Parsons and Kay, 26 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse from her late residence 747 Water St. West, Tuesday, to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass at 10 a.m.


The Daily News
January 31, 1955
Page: 5
Lydia King
- There passed away on January 18th at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George R. Pike at Harbour Grace, Lydia, wife of the late Henry King, at the age of seventy-five years.
The deceased lady (nee Lydia Wareham) was born at Salmon Cove, but after her marriage reside at Perry's Cove - until after the death of her husband. Some six years ago she went to the United Stated, but two and a half years ago returned to Newfoundland and came to Harbour Grace to reside with her daughter, who during that period has cared for her devotedly.
An active member of the United Church, the late Mrs. King was also a life-long member of Queen Bess Lodge of the L.O.B.A., at Salmon Cove, and a faithful worker for the W.P.A. during the wear years.
Left to mourn her passing are two sons Wallace at Sydney, N.S., and Cyril at Everett, Mass; four daughters: Julia (Mrs. H. Butt) Everett, Mass, Myrtle (Mrs. Wallace Burden) of Western Bay, Miss Beatrice at Nashua, New Hampshire and Doris (Mrs. George R. Pike at Hr. Grace with whom she resided. Nine grandchildren also survive as well as two brothers, Henry and John Wareham, of Salmon Cove and a sister, Mrs. George Vatcher, of Victoria, C.B., to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.
The funeral took place by motor hearse on January 20th, interment being at Perry's Cove and the funeral service being taken by Rev. N. B. Hodder of Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
January 31, 1955
Page: 14
Lillian Morris
- Passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, January 29th, Lillian, widow of the late Orlando J. Morris of Trinity, in her 73rd year. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stuart Godfrey and a son Dr. Harry V. Morris, medical attaché to the Canadian Embassy, Athens, Greece; also by sisters Mrs. Edith King and Mrs. H. R. Lilly of St. John's and Misses Mary, Katherine, Rachel and May Fowlow at Trinity. Funeral on Monday, January 31st at 11 a.m. from 4 Appledore Place to the Church of England Cathedral.


The Daily News
January 31, 1955
Page: 14
Frances Grace Smith
- Passed peacefully away at Manuels at 1:30 p.m. in her 70th year, Frances Grace Smith; leaving to mourn three sons, Arch, Caleb and Gordon at home, and 3 daughters Rachel (Mrs. Walter Greenslade) of Manuels, Ethel (Mrs. J. Nicholson) of St. John's and Edith (Mrs. Joseph Houlihan) of Winsor, also 2 grandchildren. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. from her home to the Church of England Cemetery, Topsail.


The Daily News
January 31, 1955
Page: 14
Absalam Stoyles
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, after a short illness at 7:45 a.m., January 29th, 1955, Absalam, age 29 years, son of William and Ida Stoyles; leaving to mourn his father, mother, six (6) brothers, Arthur, Chesley, Bramwell, Leonard, Norman and Millard, also two (2) sisters, Cenith (Mrs. Plehman Gallopp) and Mildred (Mrs. Fredrick Roth). Funeral from his late residence No. 7 Quidi Vidi Road on Monday, January 31st, 1955, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

 

 

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