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The Daily News Obituaries
January 1962


The Daily News
January 8, 1962
Page: 6
Drover - Parsons Wedding
On Wednesday, December 27th at 5 p.m., the Reverend I. Butler united in Holy Matrimony at the Church of St. John The Evangelist at Coley's Point, Eileen, daughter of Mr. John Parsons and the late Mrs. Parsons of Brigus Road, Bay Roberts, and Clement, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Drover of Upper Island Cove. Mrs. S. Bowering played the wedding music.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, John, and was attended by Emm Dawe as maid of honour and by Mrs. Clarice Adams as bridesmaid. Attending the groom were Rendell Mercer and Maxwell Adams.
The reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant where the wedding supper was served and the usual toasts honoured. Dancing followed with music supplied by the Twilight Orchestra.
Mr. Drover is a graduate of Memorial University and is presently on the staff of St. Peter's School, Upper Island Cove.

The Daily News
January 22, 1962
Page: 2
Harbour Grace -
Ethel Coombes
- The sad news was received here on Thursday, January 18th, by Mrs. E. F. Goodland of the passing of her sister, Ethel, Mrs. David Coombes, at Louisiana, Missouri.
The late Mrs. Coombes was born at Fogo and was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Irish of that town. Previous to her marriage to Rev. David Coombes, she had been employed with the Postal Telegraphs at St. John's. They later moved to the U.S.A. where they served several churches until the retirement of Rev. Mr. Coombes a few years ago, at Louisiana.
Left to mourn, besides her husband, are a son, Rev. Richard Coombes, Dean of Spokane Cathedral, Washington, and a daughter, Mrs. Frances Thomson of New York. A son, David, met a tragic death in an automobile accident some years ago. Also surviving are a brother, Mr. George Irish and sister, Miss Susie Irish at Grand Falls, a sister, Mrs. E. F. Goodland, Harbour Grace, to all of whom the sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended in their bereavement.

The Daily News
January 31, 1962
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay -
Humphrey Neil
, 74, passed peacefully away at his residence here on Thursday, January 25th. In his younger days, Mr. Neil was a fisherman, but later in life took up carpentry until about ten years ago when he was stricken with paralysis. Besides his widow, his passing is mourned by three sons, Samuel, Wilfred and Herman, all at Spaniard's Bay; two daughters, Susie (Mrs. John Arthur Mercer) of Shearstown, and Sylvia (Mrs. Leander Barrett), now living at Labrador City; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Neil, also survives. His funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 when the service at Holy Redeemer Church was conducted by the Rector. Burial was in the family plot. To those who mourn we extend sincere sympathy.



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