The Daily News
January 9, 1958
Spaniard's Bay, Jan. 7 -
While most of us were enjoying Christmas Day, the Smith Family was putting in anxious moments as their mother was undergoing surgery at the General Hospital. Two days later she was well enough to talk with members of her family, but on the following day, Saturday, December 28, her frail body could not withstand the strain which disease had wrought, so in the early hours of the morning her soul returned to God who gave it. Mrs. Smith was 74.
We knew her for many years and to us she was "Aunt Mary". In past years she was a frequent visitor to our home and truly, "peaceful hours were once enjoyed". As a mother she was tender and loving; as a friend she was sincere and helpful. Her words were words of kindness.
Mourning their sad loss are three sons, James, Azariah and Joseph, one step-son, Jesse, two daughters, Annie (Mrs. George Crane) and Mrs. Violet Chipman, twenty-five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. John Snow of Country Road, Bay Roberts, Mrs. Rachel Atkins of Bell Island, Mrs. John Seymour of Bishop's Falls, Mrs. James Reid of Grand Falls, and one brother, Mr. James Noel of Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Her funeral was held on Monday, December 30, to the Church of the Holy Redeemer, where the burial for the dead was read by Rev. Canon T. E. Loder. Burial was in the family plot where her husband, John Thomas Smith, was laid to rest fifteen years ago.
"On the resurrection morning
All the graves their dead restore;
Father, sister, child, and mother,
Meet once more"