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The Daily News Obituaries
January 1959

 

The Daily News
January 3, 1959
Page: 4
Mildred Vokey
- Sympathy is being extended to the family of Mr. and Mrs. John Vokey of Harbour Grace, who's daughter Mildred passed away on Saturday at the early age of nineteen years. Mildred had been a successful pupil of Grade XI last year at St. Peter's School. She had not felt well for some time, but had grown worse recently and in spite of all that medical care could do passed away. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from her father's residence to St. Peter's Church, Harbour Grace South, the burial service being conducted by Rev. L. A. Ludlow.


The Daily News
January 6, 1959
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Richard Gosse

One of the community's oldest residents, Richard Sheppard, passed away on the evening of December 23. He was 84.
The late Mr. Sheppard was a carpenter for most of his lifetime and worked on the Canadian mainland, the United States and in the province in his active years. But his active years were many, for it was only a few months before his death that he did his daily work.
Besides his widow he is mourned by three sons, Frank, Esau, and Richard, two daughters, Myrtle (Mrs. Levi Sheppard) and Carrie (Mrs. John Sheppard) to whom sympathy is extended.
His funeral was held on Christmas Day when the burial service was read in the parish church by Rev. E. Willis.
May his soul through the mercy of God rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 14, 1959
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay -
William Brazil
, 70, passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's, on Monday, December 22, and was buried in St. Anne's Cemetery here on Christmas Eve, following Requiem Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Hynes.
In his earlier years Mr. Brazil was an employee of Dosco Mining Company at Bell Island where he was regarded as a good worker. Although his health had been failing for a number of years, it was only recently that he entered hospital.
Four children survive: Vincent (CNR Agent at Doyles), Bernard (on the teaching staff of St. Kevin's School, Bell Island), Mary (Mrs. Constable Clark of St. John's) and Angela (Mrs. William Hickey of Riverhead, Harbour Grace). There are several grandchildren also.
"Requiescat in peace.


The Daily News
January 14, 1959
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay, January 6 -
Mrs. Elizabeth Drover
of Tilton passed away on Sunday, December 21, following a lengthy illness. She was in her 85th year.
The late Mrs. Drover was well known in and around Spaniard's Bay and was, until a few years ago, a midwife. She was every young in mind and rarely failed to attend the various social functions, assisting where possible, or just joining in the fun. As a neighbour she was invaluable, Especially in times of sickness and bereavement. Many will regret her passing.
She leave to mourn one son, William Thomas, and two daughters, Mary (Mrs. James Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay) and Gertrude (Mrs. Cecil Ward of St. John's), four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Solemn Requiem Mass was held at the Church of St. Anne at Spaniard's Bay on Tuesday, December 23, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Hynes officiating. Burial was in the family plot. We offer sincere sympathy to those who mourn.
May her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 14, 1959
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay, January 6 -
Richard Gosse
- News was received here recently of the death at Vancouver of Richard Gosse on December 15, at the age of 81. Mr. Gosse left here about fifty years ago and apart from brief visits made to his former hometown, he had resided in Vancouver until his death. A brother, Jesse Gosse, died here about four years ago. Mr. Gosse is survived by two sons and four daughters and several nephews and nieces, most of whom reside on the mainland. His only relative in Spaniard's Bay is Miss Fanny Gosse.The Daily News
January 14, 1959
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay -
William Brazil
, 70, passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's, on Monday, December 22, and was buried in St. Anne's Cemetery here on Christmas Eve, following Requiem Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Hynes.
In his earlier years Mr. Brazil was an employee of Dosco Mining Company at Bell Island where he was regarded as a good worker. Although his health had been failing for a number of years, it was only recently that he entered hospital.
Four children survive: Vincent (CNR Agent at Doyles), Bernard (on the teaching staff of St. Kevin's School, Bell Island), Mary (Mrs. Constable Clark of St. John's) and Angela (Mrs. William Hickey of Riverhead, Harbour Grace). There are several grandchildren also.
"Requiescat in peace.


The Daily News
January 14, 1959
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay, January 6 -
Mrs. Elizabeth Drover
of Tilton passed away on Sunday, December 21, following a lengthy illness. She was in her 85th year.
The late Mrs. Drover was well known in and around Spaniard's Bay and was, until a few years ago, a midwife. She was every young in mind and rarely failed to attend the various social functions, assisting where possible, or just joining in the fun. As a neighbour she was invaluable, Especially in times of sickness and bereavement. Many will regret her passing.
She leave to mourn one son, William Thomas, and two daughters, Mary (Mrs. James Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay) and Gertrude (Mrs. Cecil Ward of St. John's), four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Solemn Requiem Mass was held at the Church of St. Anne at Spaniard's Bay on Tuesday, December 23, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Hynes officiating. Burial was in the family plot. We offer sincere sympathy to those who mourn.
May her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


The Daily News
January 14, 1959
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay, January 6 -
Richard Gosse
- News was received here recently of the death at Vancouver of Richard Gosse on December 15, at the age of 81. Mr. Gosse left here about fifty years ago and apart from brief visits made to his former hometown, he had resided in Vancouver until his death. A brother, Jesse Gosse, died here about four years ago. Mr. Gosse is survived by two sons and four daughters and several nephews and nieces, most of whom reside on the mainland. His only relative in Spaniard's Bay is Miss Fanny Gosse.


The Daily News
January 21, 1959
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Mrs. Flora Smith,
wife of William Smith of Spaniard's Bay, passed away at the Grace Hospital on Monday morning, January 18, She was 66.
Her death did not come unexpectedly, for since she suffered a paralytic stroke several weeks ago her condition grew gradually weaker. Another stroke last week clearly indicated that the end was near.
Mrs. Smith was a devoted wife and a loving mother to her five sons. She rarely left her home in which her whole interest was centred and it is there that the loss will be so very keenly felt. To her husband, five sons, (Wellesley in St. John's, Gordon in Toronto, William, Henry and Cecil at Spaniard's Bay) and her brothers John and William Sheppard. goes the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 to the Church of the Holy Redeemer and burial will be in the family plot.
"May her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."

 

 

Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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