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The Daily News Obituaries
July 1955

 

The Daily News
July 1, 1955
Page: 5
Mrs. Martha Gallivan
- For many years of her life Martha Gallivan was an important and respected member of the household staff of St. Bonaventure's College where she served the better part of her long life of 83 years. Martha Woodford was born in Harbour Main, Conception Bay, to which her affections were fondly bound through ties of relationship and through memory of a happy childhood. Her married life began at the turn of the century but was cut tragically short by the death of her husband, William H. Gallivan in 1915.
From then on the great outlet of her maternal impulse found its satisfaction in caring for the younger and the less robust members of the boarding students of St. Bon's.
Blessed with a wealth of good nature and gifted with astute prevision she was invaluable in her services of maintaining the household and directing her assistants in the daily tasks.
Her religion was not restricted to obligation. The pattern of her obvious piety was an inspiration to observe, but there are many who sensed more deeply than casual observance would inform, a solid Catholic faith built upon strong devotion to the Sacred Heart, loving affection for our Blessed Mother and trustful reliance in the power of the Saints.
Mrs. Gallivan leaves to mourn her a number of sorrowing relatives among whom is Mrs. J. Taylor, 10 Morris Avenue, at whose home the wake of the deceased was held.
In Belvedere Cemetery, which she visited regularly, her remains will lie beside those of her sister Agnes who predeceased her by eighteen months.
May they rest in peace.


The Daily News
July 1, 1955
Page: 8
FIFIELD, John
- Bell Island suffered another great loss on Sunday, June 26th when a well-known citizen in the person of John Fifield passed peacefully to his eternal reward after being in failing health for the past two years.
Born at Pilley's Island, N.D.B., 54 years ago, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Fifield. Coming to the Island about thirty years ago, he entered the employ of the Steel Company, with whom he worked up until about a fortnight ago. A very capable miner, the deceased gentleman was a valuable and trusted servant and for many years past held the responsible position of section foreman in No. 3 Submarine.
An exemplary Salvationist, he was also a prominent member of the Loyal Orange and Young Briton's Association, and everything for the betterment of the Island always received his generous support. His happy pleasant manner and the sincerity of his life held for him the admiration of many warm friends. He was a devoted husband and father and revered by his family. Ever solicitous for the advancement of his children he yet taught them to put the first things first, and he himself set the example. A good citizen and clean in every relation of life, has answered the last call, the call that comes to all. The beating of the generous heart has been stilled - the chair in the home is vacant, and hushed is the dear familiar voice, asleep from the busy toils of earth's anxious care and unending strife. For him life's work is done; on its stage he played a man's part, and he will be missed as all such good men are missed.
Surviving him are his wife, four daughters, Elsie (Mrs. Gordon Mercer), Mildred, Lillian and Diane, Bell Island; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. William Joyles), Windsor; Lily (Mrs. George Cross) Long Island, N.Y.
The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon to the Salvation Army Citadel. It was by motor hearse and was very largely attended, headed by member of the L.O.A. and the O.Y.B.A. Senior Captain G. Hickman officiated at the Citadel and also took the committal at the cemetery. The musical portion of the service was in charge of Mr. Malcolm Rideout. The pallbearers were: Bros. Albert Higgins, Victor Hammond, Charlie Vokey, of the O.Y.B.A. and Harry Hammond, Samuel Atkins, Joseph Coombs, of the L.O.A.
Rideout's Undertaking Service looked after the funeral arrangement, Mr. Bert Rideout carrying out the duties of undertaker.
"The souls of the righteous are with God.' May his rest be peaceful until the light of the morning of the resurrection shall gleam in the east.


The Daily News
July 1, 1955
Page: 5
Caroline Spencer
- There passed peacefully away at Fortune, on June 11th, the towns oldest citizen, in the person of Caroline Spencer, in her 97th year, leaving to mourn one daughter and five sons: Clara May Spencer and Charles B., residing at Fortune, William, at Oberlin, Ohio, Allan, at Boston, George, at Detroit, and Mark at Toronto, Ont.
"Aunt" Caroline, as everyone called her, was a most charming and interesting character who drew many visitors, especially during prolonged illness that ended in her demise. Her birthday was an event, when not only her relatives and intimate friends, but interested neighbours from near by towns, came to wish her birthday greetings and sip with her a cup of tea. Dr. John Burke of Grand Bank, her doctor for almost 40 years, was bound to be present to chat with her about "old times" and old customs, and to take her picture. On such an occasion her room would be decorated with greeting cards; and many little tokens of remembrance would adorn her dressing table.
Almost right up until the day of her death she had good eyesight and insisted on reading her own letters and cards. A little book of devotions and prayers, and the "Good Book", always lay near at hand. She loved to repeat from memory the grand passages of divine assurance, and would follow unerringly whoever read to her, repeating aloud, and often running lines ahead of the reader. She loved singing, and the company of people, young and old; and when no visitors were present she would watch through the window with keen interest passers by on their way to and from work or shopping. She was interested in the doings around town, and watch with keen interest the new fish plant rise imposingly where her late husband landed from the sailing vessel in a dory upon the shingle beach. The ships coming and going, so much larger than in those days so long ago, puzzled her. "Don't they run aground?" she would ask. It was a strange world to her, but she loved it still and found a place of interest in it.
Through her declining years and right up until her death, she was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Clara May. She was buried in the United Church Cemetery from her home in Fortune, the funeral being conducted by Rev. John R. Wareham, B.A., B.D., of Burin, in the absence of her minister attending Conference.
Fold up the tent!
Above the mountain's crest,
I hear a clear voice calling, calling clear,
"To rest! To Rest!
And I am glad to go,
For the sweet oil is low,
And, rest is best!
-John Oxenham


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 3
John Baxter
- The remains of the late John Baxter will arrive in St. John's by the Express this morning. Mr. Baxter, a former Claims Agent with the Newfoundland Raulway, died in St. Catherine's, Ontario, on June 24th. His daughter, Mrs. R. Fraser, will be present for the funeral here.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 3
Antle & Ryan - Wedding Bells

The wedding of Miss Dorothy Marie Antle to Mr. Michael F. Ryan will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday next, at St. Patrick's Church. The reception will take place at Smithville.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 3
James Biddiscombe
, 13-year old resident of the Logy Bay Road passed away at the General Hospital yesterday morning following injuries sustained in an accident the previous night. As far as can be learned the young victim was bicycling along the edge of the highway when the front wheel hit a soft spot and the bicycle crashed into an oncoming car. He was rushed to the General Hospital immediately for treatment to severe head injuries, but failed to recover. He is survived by his parents, 4 sisters and 5 brothers.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 24
Maxwell James Biddiscombe
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital Friday morning, Maxwell James Biddiscombe, aged 13 years. The victim of the fatal motor accident which occurred on the Logy Bay Road, Wednesday evening; leaving to mourn father, mother, 4 sisters, 5 brothers at home and grandmother at the Sunset Lodge. The funeral will take place today, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence Logy Bay Road by motor hearse to St. Thomas Church.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 3
Bindon & O'Grady - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Miss Winnifred O'Grady to Mr. Thos J. Bindon will take place on Monday, July 4th at 9:30 a.m. at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. The reception at the Newfoundland Hotel.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 24
Butt & Snow - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, June 27 -
Mrs. Emma Jane Snow and Mr. George E. Butt,
of Flat Rock and Carbonear, respectively, exchanged marriage vows on Thursday evening, June 23rd. The ceremony was performed by Rev. W. B. Johnson in the U. C. Manse and the witnesses, were Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Pottle, of Flat Rock. It was a quiet wedding the reception was attended by a very limited number. We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Butt best wishes for many years of happiness.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 5
Kent & Dunphy - Wedding Bells
Mr. and Mrs. Clement Dunphy,
pictured following their wedding which took place on Saturday, June 4th, at the Church of St. Michael, The Front, Bell Island, the ceremony being performed with Nuptial Mass, by the Rt. Reverend Monsignor G. F. Bartlett, D. P., P.P. Formerly Miss Betty Kent, the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kent of Lance Cove, Bell Island. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Dunphy of Tors Cove. Miss Dot Kent, sister of the bride was the bridesmaid and the duties of best man were performed by Mr. Robert Trahey. The groom is on the staff of the Orthopedic Hospital in St. John's.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 24
Carbonear, June 26 -
Malcolm McGurk
- Word was received some time ago of the passing in Montreal, of Malcolm McGurk, for many years a resident of this town and the father of Mr. Fred McGurk, of Bond Street. Deceased, who was eighty-six years of age, was a veteran of the Boer and First World Wars. He was a native of France and came to this country at any early age. He is survived by his widow and son, Fred, to whom we extend sympathy. His funeral was held at Montreal, where he was given the honours, befitting a War Vet.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 2
Newman & Torraville - Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Anglican Church at Change Islands on June 6th, when Lena Newman, daughter of Mary and the late Thos. Newman of Joe Batt's Arm became the bride of Roy Torraville of Horwood.
The couple went to Change Islands by Fogo Flyer for the ceremony because there was no priest here. Rev. Cheeseman of Change Islands officiated.
The bride looked radiant as she entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Mr. Garland Brown. She was dressed in a floor length dress of white tulle over satin with fingertip jacket of lace. The floor length veil was caught by a pearl tiara and she carried a bouquet of roses.
Her attendants were Misses Bessie Newman and Annie Brown. Both were dressed in floor length gowns with matching headdress.
The groom was ably supported by Mr. Harold Newman (brother of the bride) as best man and Mr. Bruce Torraville (brother of the groom).
The reception was held at the L.O.A. Hall at Joe Batt's Arm where many guests gathered to honor them with the usual toasts.


The Daily News
July 2, 1955
Page: 24
Noel & Hiscock - Wedding Bells
Carbonear, June 27th
-
Freshwater witnessed one of the prettiest weddings ever to be held there on Saturday, June 25th. The contracting parties were Dorothy Susanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hiscock, formerly of Freshwater but now living on the Canadian mainland, and Ralph Woodrow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Noel, of Freshwater. The bride wore a semi-formal dress of old blue nylon lace over taffeta, with white accessories and she carried a bouquet of white and pink carnations. She was attended by her sister, Mrs. Harold Bussey, who wore a dress of old rose lace over crepe and carried a bouquet of rambler roses and apple blossoms. The bride, looking supremely happy, entered the lovely little church to the strains of the bridal chorus played by Mrs. LeRoy Noel and leaning on the arm of her uncle, Mr. George Hiscock. The groom was supported by his brother Marcus, and the ushers were Harold Bussey and Ted Noel.
During the signing of the register, Mr. John Gillespie sang "O Perfect Love." Following the ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Kirk Feltham, B.A., the bridal party motored to Carbonear and thence to the home of the bride, where Mrs. John Gillespie acted as hostess, and where the happy couple were showered with good wishes. It was attended by about one hundred and twenty guests. The wedding cake was a work of art and was the product of Mrs. John Gillespie.
The groom runs a turkey farm at Freshwater and the bride has been teacher in the sole charge school at Crocker's Cove for several years. They will reside at Freshwater. The write joins with their many friends in wishing them bon voyage over the matrimonial sea.


The Daily News
July 4, 1955
Page: 16
John Baxter
- The funeral of John Baxter will take place today, Monday, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from the residence of James M. Herder, 40 Rennie's Mill Road, to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
July 4, 1955
Page: 16
Jean (Robertson) Carmichael -
Passed peacefully away on Sunday, July 3rd, at Port Nelson, Ontario, Jean (Robertson), wife of David M. Carmichael. Funeral on Tuesday, July 5th.


The Daily News
July 4, 1955
Page: 5

CROWLEY, Christina - The death of Christina, wife of James Crowley, occurred at her home here on Tuesday, June 14th. Deceased was seventy-five years of age and had been in failing health for some time. The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, June 16th. Interment was in the Salvation Army Cemetery with Major Wheeler conducting the funeral services. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives and friends in their sorrow.


The Daily News
July 4, 1955
Page: 5
Mary Hickman
- The death of Mrs. Mary Hickman, aged seventy-four years, occurred at her home here on Monday last, June 13th. Deceased had been in failing health for several weeks. The funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, June 15th. Interment was in the Salvation Army Cemetery, and the Salvation Army Band attended the funeral services. Major Wheeler officiated at the burial services. Deceased is survived by one son, Clarence, and four daughters, Mrs. Joshua Forsey and Bella residing here, Mrs. George Witherall of Fortune and Mrs. Gordon Woodland of St. John's. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved in their sorrow. The family of the deceased wish to express their heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all who assisted in any way in helping lessen their burden and sorrow.


The Daily News
July 4, 1955
Page: 8
Chancey & Pank - Wedding Bells
The Roman Catholic Cathedral was the scene of a charming wedding with Nuptial Mass on June 6th at 9:30 a.m., when Agnes Lorraine Chancey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Chancey of 82 Pennywell Road became the bride of Richard Francis Pank, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Pank of 1596 Robinwood Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio. Rev. Monsignor Summers officiated and Professor Ress played the organ for the wedding. Miss Marguerite Mullins sang a solo.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride looked charming in a ballerina length gown of white nylon tulle and skirt of Chantilly lace, matching bolero embroidered with sequins and pearls. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a pearl sequin coronet and she carried a bouquet of red roses and a mother of pearl prayer book.
Miss Joan Crotty was maid of honour and Miss Betty Southwell, cousin of the bride, was the bridesmaid. They wore ballerina length gowns of blue tulle and lace, with blue accessories and matching headdress. They carried bouquets of yellow posies.
Mr. Anthony Hannon performed the duties of best man and Mr. John Meager and Mr. J. Roland Chancey were ushers.
The reception was held at Frost's Restaurant where the bride's mother, wearing a gown of navy nylon tulle over pink taffeta, and a corsage of pink and white carnations received with the groom's mother wearing a navy crepe dress with white accessories.
The honeymoon was spent in the city. The bride and groom will reside at Ardmore Air Fore Base in Oklahoma. The bride wore for her going away costume a mustard and black ensemble with black accessories.
Out-of-town guests for the wedding were Mrs. Charles Southwell, Miss Betty Southwell and Mrs. R. J. Pank.


The Daily News
July 4, 1955
Page: 4
Clarke, Lester & King, Harriett - Wedding Bells

The marriage ceremony with nuptial communion was solemnized in the C. of E. Church at Dunfield on Wednesday, 29th. of June at 11 a.m. when Mr. Lester Clarke, B.A. and Miss Harriett King, both of Dunfield, were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony. Mr. Clarke is the son of Mrs. Mary Jane and the late James Clarke. Miss King is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arch King.
The bride preceded by her sister Mrs. Arthur Hiscock as matron of honour and sole attendant, entered the church on the arm of her father. Miss Barbara Miller, niece of the groom presided at the organ.
The bride wore a ballerina length dress of white nylon lace over taffeta. The elbow length veil was held in place by a tiara of simulated pears. She carried a bouquet of red and white carnations.
The matron of honour wore a dress of blue nylon net and taffeta with matching headdress. Her bouquet was a yellow and blue aster.
The groom was ably supported by his brother Mr. Roland Clarke, principal of the Hunt Memorial Academy at Gander.
After the ceremony the party enjoyed a delicious lunch at the home where the Rev. E. Hunt proposed the customary toast, which was ably responded to by the groom. Among those present were many relatives of both the bride and the groom from various places in the province.
If the saying is true that "Happy is the bride the sun shines on," the bride on Wednesday must be very happy indeed, that the sun shone in all it's glory on her wedding day.
That their future may be full of sunshine and their days happy is the sincere wish of all their many friends.


The Daily News
July 5, 1955
Page: 4
William Fosse
- Grand Falls - The death occurred recently at Botwood of Mr. William Fosse at the age of 79 years and six months. He is survived by wife, five sons, Frank, John and Pearce in Botwood; James in Dildo, T.B., and Bert in Toronto, also two daughters, Mrs. George Tarrand and Mrs. Lymann Cooper, both residing in Botwood, and 19 grandchildren, to all of whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
July 5, 1955
Page: 4
Mr. Tom O'Neill
GRAND FALLS - One of the most outstanding sportsmen in the annals of Newfoundland, Mr. Tom O'Neill of Badger, died there at four o'clock Wednesday, June 29th at the age of 69 years. The late Mr. O'Neill took ill late yesterday evening and lapsed into unconsciousness and as far as we could ascertain this evening he died 4 o'clock without regaining consciousness. The late Mr. O'Neill was regarded as one of Newfoundland's most outstanding authorities on game and forestry matters, and the news of his death at Badger this afternoon, came as a great shock to his wife, family and the district at large.


The Daily News
July 5, 1955
Page: 4
Herbert Sweeney - Grand Falls June 24

We regret to report the death in Botwood Hospital 1 o'clock on June 24 of Mr. Herbert Sweeney, age 54 years, prominent employee of Central Taxi in Grand Falls. The late Mr. Sweeney was born at Leading Tickles and came to Grand Falls with his parents in the early days of construction of the Grand Falls Mill in 1908. He worked with the AND Co. for many years, and shortly after the II World War he resigned, and went into business with the Central Taxi service in Grand Falls. Mr. Sweeney was well and favourably known throughout Newfoundland, and was always very obliging, and of generous and chartable disposition, and the news of his death today in Botwood Hospital, came as a great shock to his family and friends. The late Mr. Sweeney is survived by his wife, 7 sons, Francis, Ronald, Joseph, Leo, Herbert, Bernard and John. Also five daughters, Mary (Mrs. Fred Rockwood Jr.), Lucy, Shirley, Patricia and Joan. To whom we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
July 5, 1955
Page: 3
King & Spencer - Marriage Bells

The marriage took place at Hamilton, Ont., on June 18 of Shirley Kathleen May, daughter of Mr. Roy Spencer of Fortune to Mr. Clyde King, son of Mrs. King and the late Captain John King of Fortune. The bride is a graduate of Acadia University in Household Science and is dietician at the Hamilton General Hospital. Mr. King is working with the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation at Hamilton.


The Daily News
July 6, 1955
Page: 16
William Colford
- Passed peacefully away July 5th, Mr. Wm. Colford, leaving to mourn wife, 4 sons and 7 daughters, 1 brother and 1 sister. Funeral to take place from his son's residence Higgins Line, July 7, at 8:15 a.m. by motor hearse to the R.C. Cathedral for Requiem Mass and thence to Mt. Carmel Cemetery for interment.


The Daily News
July 6, 1955
Page: 16
Emily McGuire
- Died June 25, in her 80th year, at Provincetown, Mass., Emily, beloved wife of James A. McGuire, leaving 3 sons, 3 daughters and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss.


The Daily News
July 6, 1955
Page: 16
Ann Ryan
- Passed peacefully away Tuesday morning at St. Clare's Hospital, Mrs. Ann Ryan, widow of the late Thomas J. Ryan, leaving to mourn one sister, Mary Butt. Funeral takes place Thursday morning at 9:30 from her late residence 175 LeMarchant Rd. Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Interment at Belvedere.


The Daily News
July 7, 1955
Page: 20
Ernest Harmon AFB, Nfld. Northeast Air Command
Hynes & Hull - Wedding Bells

The wedding of Haratio Hynes, Port au Port, Newfoundland, and Miss Bernadette Hull, Stephenville, Newfoundland, was solemnized the morning of June 1, with Nuptial Mass, at St. Stephen's Church, Stephenville, Newfoundland. Father Gerald Hull, brother of the bride officiated.
Given in marriage by her father Alexander Hull, the bride was attired in a white full length gown of brocaded lace over nylon, over which was worn a cut-away coat of nylon with fingertip sleeves and sweetheart necklines. Her bouquet was of red and white roses.
Attending the bride were Rite Hynes, sister of the groom, and Margaret Gushue. The attendants wore blue and pink nylon net gowns respectively, with matching accessories. Both carried identical bouquets. Little Rosetta Farrell, in a hooped pink organdy gown acted as flower girl. Acting as best man and attendant for the groom were Thomas Hull and Charles Hynes. Ushers for the occasion were Ralph Farrell and John Hull.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Red Rose Restaurant in Stephenville, for relatives and friends of the newlyweds.
Mr. Hynes is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Hynes, Port au Port, and is an employee of BASO. Mrs. Hynes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hull, Stephenville, and presently employed as supervision, Communications Section.
The couple honeymooned in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and have since taken up residence in Stephenville.
Out of town guests were Monsignor Styles, Curling, Newfoundland, Fr. Costello, Stephenville Crossing, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rex, Mr. and Mrs. R. Mercer, Mr. Ed Byrne and Miss Winnie Parsons, all of Corner Brook, Newfoundland.


The Daily News
July 7 1955
Page: 20
Gideon Kelligrew
- Passed away suddenly July 6th Gideon Kelligrew, age 56, leaving to mourn wife and daughter Dorothy, one brother Jack, at New Jersey and one sister, Mrs. M. Blake, at Toronto, and three sisters at Flat Islands, B.B. Funeral from his late residence, 26 Cairo Street, at 3:15 Friday, July 8th.


The Daily News
July 7 1955
Page: 20
Jesse Oake
- Died suddenly at Stephenville on Tuesday, July 5, Jesse Oake, age 70 years. Left to mourn are three daughters, Mrs. Joan McNamara, Mrs. Ted Russell of St. John's, and Mrs. Eric Robertson, Waltham, Mass., one son, Vernon, of Stephenville, 2 brothers and 4 sisters and eight grandchildren. Funeral will take place on Friday at 4:30 p.m. from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ted Russell, 1 Stoneyhouse Street, by motor hearse to the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
July 7 1955
Page: 20
Jack Roberts Yetman
- Died suddenly as a result of a drowning accident, Leading Aircraftman Jack Roberts, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert S. Yetman, age 21 years. Left to mourn sad loss, father, mother, 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Funeral will take place on Friday at 2:30 p.m. from 235 Craigmillar Avenue, by motor hearse to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 18

Crane - Wilson Wedding Bells
"Happy is the bride on whom the sun shines" say the old maxim. And on Wednesday, June 23, the sun shone down in all its glory on the very pretty bride as she entered the lovely Church of the Holy Redeemer at Spaniard's Bay to be wed to the man of her choice. Precisely at 4 p.m. the organist began the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin by Wagner as the west door opened slowly to admit the petite flower girls, charming bridesmaids and beautiful bride who entered on the arm of her father, Mr. Walter Crane.
The congregation stood as the bridal party gracefully walked up the aisle towards the chancel steps. There was no hurry, for the ceremony about to be performed "before God and this congregation" was a sacrament to be done "reverently, discreetly, advisedly, soberly and in the fear of God." When the bride, Audrey Gertrude Crane, was a few paces from the chancel steps, the groom, 1st Lieut. Harold F. Wilson, U.S.A.F., turned to face her whom he had chosen "till death do us part."
As they both stood before God's altar, they were united in holy matrimony in the ancient but ever beautiful words of the church, by the rector, the Rev. Canon T. E. Loder who was assisted by the Rev. H. M. Batten, rector of Upper Island Cove parish. In a double ring ceremony they plighted their troth and were pronounced man and wife together in the name of the Holy Trinity. After the ceremony was over the large congregation sang in unison the hymn "O Perfect Love' and during the signing of the register Mrs. Lewis Sheppard sang with unusual expression Guy d'Hardelot's "Because". When the bride and groom emerged from the vestry, the organ's full volume lent joyousness to the happy occasion as it pooled forth with Mendelssohn's Wedding March.
After a short motor drive to Bay Roberts the bridal car followed by about thirty others stopped at Pike's Hotel in Harbour Grace where over one hundred guests were received by the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crane, and the bride and groom received the sincere good wishes of the guests.
A delicious supper of cold meats and salads was served at six o'clock after which the toast to the bride was ably proposed by the Rev. Canon T. E. Loder. This was responded to by the groom who in turn proposed the toast to the bridesmaids, which was responded to by the best man, CWO Donald D. Hanneman, U.S.A.F. The Rev. George Camp of Whitbourne proposed the toast to parents of the bride and groom, but as the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Wilson of Bastrop, Texas, were unavoidably absent, the Rev. H. M. Batten responded, and in so doing represented the parents of both bride and groom. The beautiful three-tier cake was then cut, following which the bridal party and guests repaired to the ballroom for games, singing and dancing.
For her wedding, the bride had chosen a strapless ballerina gown of shimmering satin with a double overskirt of nylon net with inserted lace. Her bolero jacket was also of nylon and net, buttoned from waist to wing collar, and with long pointed sleeves. Her finger-top veil was of nylon and attached to a halo of simulated pearls. Her jewellery consisted of a double-strand pearl choker with matching earrings. Her slippers were of white satin with silver brocade, and her bouquet was of pink roses and maidenhair fern.
Miss Marcie Crane, cousin of the bride, was her maid of honour, and she was dressed in a mauve satin ballerina with overskirt of nylon net, with lace bolero, her headdress consisted of a halo, her jewelry was a one-strand pearl necklace and she wore elbow length fingerless gloves and white slippers.
The bridesmaid, a life-long friend, was Miss Lorraine Sheppard who was gowned in a very pale green satin and nylon net with diamond-shaped insertions of lace in the skirt, and a bolero of lace. Her other accessories were similar to those of the maid of honour. Both carried bouquets of multi-coloured daisies.
The two little flower girls, Misses Gail Sheppard and Claudine Hutchings were dressed in similar nylon dresses of pink and blue, respectively.
The bride's going-away suit was grey wool with white accessories.
The bride's gifts to her bridesmaids were identical compacts, and to the flower girls identification bracelets of sterling silver.
The groom's gift to the best man was a Parker pen and pencil set, and to the ushers, Mr. Llewellyn Crane and Mr. Haig Young, identical "Grump" billfolds.
Out of town guests were: - Major F. R. and Mrs. Matson, (USAF), CWO Donald D. and Mrs. Hanneman (USAF), Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Forsyth, Mr. and Mrs. L. Crane, Mr. Reg Crane, Mr. and Mrs. Jellicoe Young, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Crane, Miss Marcie Crane, Mr. Donald Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Murphy, Miss Joan Taylor, Mr. David Broomfield, Mr. David Jeans, Mr. Leo Pattison, Mr. Ed Colney and Mr. Peter Winsor from St. John's; Rev. G. and Mrs. Camp and Mr. Harry Camp from Whitbourne; Mr. and Mrs. Strat Pike, Carbonear; Mr. and Mrs. Arch Crane, Gander; Mr. and Mrs. William Smith, Clarke's Beach; Dr. W. H. and Mrs. Drover, Mrs. Helen Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hillyard, Bay Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. Haig Young, Miss Marina Young, Mrs. Randolph Young, Rev. H. M. Batten, Upper Island Cove.
The groom is presently attached to the AFB at Thule, but in a few weeks will be transferred to the United States to undergo advanced study. Mrs. Wilson will be accompanying her husband.
(Gowns by the Model Shop, Flowers by Howse of Flowers, St. John's, and cake by Mrs. West, Harbour Grace.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 15
John A. Hannon
There is no such thing as death
In Nature nothing dies,
From each and remnant of decay
Some forms of life arise.
The late John Anthony Hannon was born at Harbour Main on June 15, 1886. He received his formal education at the Boys' Academy there and as the twentieth century shed its mystic shafts of light across his native Conception Bay, young Hannon started his career under the Harbour Main Board of Education. In these far-off days the recognized needs, in education were simple and professional training for the post of teaching was yet unknown in Newfoundland. However, in the tight years he spent in the classroom he did well what he was supposed to do - impart a knowledge of the four R's. Outside the classroom walls he was ever ready to identify himself with all that pertained to the progress and improvement of the community.
In his middle twenties John Hannon left the teaching profession and, having mastered the intricacies of telegraphy, received an appointment to the office at Holyrood. There he worked faithfully and well till the post was abolished by the Government during the depression of the 30's. In 1936 he received the appointment as Employment Officer at Gander Airport with resignation to the decree of Him tified for a period of ten years. It was in this position that Johnie Hannon - as the friends of his youth were wont to call him, showed to the fullest his great concern for and interest in the welfare of his fellowman. The little note from the widow on behalf of her boy-the plea from the father to find "some sort of job" for his son - always received immediate and sympathetic attention. But work could not be secured for all who sought it - in cases such as these a word of regret was always sent along to console the disappointed one.
At the National Convention of 1945 the late John Hannon had the honour of being one of the two persons representing the time-honoured district of Harbour Main. As a member of that historic body he was able, because of his broad knowledge and deep insights, to make a rich contribution to its discussion.
In Social life, Mr. Hannon was an active member of the Star of the Sea Association at Holyrood - his adopted community - and for some time its president.
In 1951 he was stricken with paralysis and in spite of expert medical care and the loving ministrations of those at home, his recovery was only partial. In the years that followed, the loneliness consequent on his withdrawal from the active life - his physical sufferings - were all borne without complaint and with full resignation to the decrees of Him who knows best.
Death came on May 9, 1955. Comforted and sustained by the Rites of Holy Mother Church, and surrounded by a devoted wife and children, he passed "beyond the silent night to endless day." His remains were interred at Holyrood on May 11th.
May his kindly soul rest in peace.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 11
Mary Ester Mercer
- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, June 30, Mrs. Mary Ester Mercer, widow of the late Samuel Mercer, Barne's Road, age 83 years. Death occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Dawe, Trenchard's Lane, from where the funeral was held on Friday, July 1st. Left to mourn are two sons, Samuel and Albert in Portland, Maine; three daughters, Charlotte (Mrs. Greeley), St. John's; Myra (Mrs. Bramwell Snow), Dunville; Maud (Mrs. Charles Dawe), Bay Roberts; nine grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral took place to St. Matthew's Church, on Friday, July 1st with the Rector, Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D., officiating. To the bereaved we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 11
Mrs. Lily Mosdell
- The community of Bay Roberts was shocked to hear of the passing of Mrs. Lily Mosdell at the Grace Hospital on Wednesday, June 29th aged 58 years. Left to mourn are her husband, Stirling Mosdell, Sr., mother, one daughter Mrs. Lewis Barrett of Spaniard's Bay, two sons, James Bradbury, Shearstown; two sisters, Mrs. James Snelgrove, Grate's Cove and Mrs. Thomas Butler, Shearstown; one brother, James B. Saunders, Shearstown, four step-sons; eight grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral took place on Thursday, June 30th at 7 p.m. to St. Matthew's Anglican Church and Cemetery, Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D., officiated. To the bereaved we extend deepest sympathy.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 11
Isaac Roach
- Passed suddenly away at his home, Coley's Point, Tuesday, June 28th, Isaac Roach in his 69th year; leaving to mourn his widow, four sons, Jack and Isaac at Coley's Point, Edward at Bay Roberts, and Frank in Toronto; three daughters, Susie (Mrs. A. P. Squires, Sibley's Cove, T.B.), Elsa (Mrs. Fred Pilgrim at Carbonear), Rose (Mrs. Herbert Russell, Coley's Point); also one sister, Mrs. Rachel Snow at Bay Roberts; one brother, Samuel in Moncton, N.B., eighteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral took place from his late residence, Thursday, June 30th to the C. of E. Church and Cemetery. Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D., Rector, officiated.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 7
Harry Brown
- Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Mr. Harry Brown of St. John's who passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning last, after being stricken will illness at his hotel. The late Mr. Brown who was well-known here had come to Hr. Grace to perform his duties as Goverment Bailer Inspector. Not feeling well he went to the surgery of Dr. C. Cioa - and almost immediately passed away there. The remains were taken to St. John's for burial, which took place there on Friday last.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 20
Jessie Eliza Hayward
- Passed peacefully away at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, Jessie Eliza Hayward in her 80th year, widow of the late Thomas B. Hayward. Left to mourn her sad loss are one son, Ralph, and one daughter, Florence (Mrs. Ray Udle), one sister, Beatrice (Mrs. Robt. Joyce) and one brother, Fred, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral will take place by motor hearse on Saturday, July 9, from her daughter's country residence at Chamberlains to arrive at the C. of E. Cemetery at St. John's 2:30 p.m. No flowers by request.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 7
Thomas O'Neill
- News of the passing of a former Hr. Gracian, Mr. Thomas O'Neil at Badger was heard with regret by those who remember their former townsman, and sympathy is being extended to his sister, Miss Agnes O'Neill, R.N. who left here on hearing of her brothers illness, but did not reach Badger before his passing. The late Mr. O'Neil was born at Hr. Grace 69 years ago and in his early years worked with the railway, with Mr. Thomas G. Ford as stationmaster. Later, Mr. O'Neil moved to Badger and continued his work on the railway until his retirement a few years ago. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
July 8, 1955
Page: 20
Charlotte Ann Viguers
- Passed peacefully away Wednesday, July 6, Charlotte Ann, wife of the late William P. Viguers, in her 86th year. Left to mourn are 5 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren, also 2 sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Pearce and Miss Thurza Ruby. Funeral from her late residence, Bay Bulls Road, 2:30 p.m. Friday to St. Matthew's Church.


The Daily News
July 9, 1955
Page: 5
Martin Rose
- The funeral of the late Martin Rose took place from the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Isaac King, West Mines, on July 5th, to the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Town Square where High Mass was celebrated. The officiating priests were Rev. Father Lawton, Rev. Father Murphy and Msgr. Bartlett. The remains were then taken by motor hearse to Spaniard's Bay where burial took place in the R. C. Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertakers Service. The pallbearers were Patrick Skanes, Reuben Butler, William Norcott, Thomas Power, John Whalen, Thomas Coombs, with Mr. Bert Rideout, undertaker.


The Daily News
July 9, 1955
Page: 3
Fortune (Special) -

The death of Mr. Harry Lake occurred at the Cottage Hospital here on July 8, following a brief illness in his 68th year. Deceased was for many years prominently associated with the business life of the South Coast and with his brother, Clyde, founded the well-known Fortune firm of "Lake and Lake Ltd."
He was active in church and community affairs at Fortune, was Past Master of Victoria Masonic Lodge and also the Loyal Orange Association and one of the pioneer business-men of the bank fishing industry in his community.
He is survived by his widow, the former Jennie Patten; three sons, councilor H. R., managing director of Lake and Lake Ltd.; Cecil and Capt. Howard residing at Fortune; two daughters, Mrs. Byron Lake and Mrs. Harold Luft of Toronto; two brother, H. B. Clyde Lake of St. John's and Cecil of the Department of Transport, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Smith at Fortune. Interment at Fortune Sunday.


The Daily News
July 11, 1955
Page: 16
Edith Parsons Dewey
- Passed away Sunday at 1530 Seward Avenue, Detroit, Edith Parsons Dewey, widow of the late Francis Willey Dewey. Surviving are one son, Mr. W. J. Dewey of this city and five daughters residing in Detroit. Interment in White Chapel Cemetery, Detroit, Wednesday.


The Daily News
July 11, 1955
Page: 16
Benjamin Edgecombe
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on July 10, Benjamin Edgecombe in his 70th year. Left to mourn their sad loss, his wife, 2 sons, Allan, Toronto, and Percy, Cleveland, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Angus McLean and Mrs. Harold Mews, and 9 grandchildren; also 3 brothers, George and Frederick in St. John's and Albert in British Columbia; and 2 sisters, Mrs. F. Guzzwell and Mrs. F. Bursey. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday by motor hearse from his late residence, 74 Pennywell Road, to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
July 11, 1955
Page: 16
Lawrence James Green
- Passed suddenly away early Sunday Morning, Lawrence James Green at his late residence, 49 Bennett Ave. He was the son of the late Lillian Taylor and Lawrence James Green. Funeral will take place 2:30 Tuesday, July 12th, by motor hearse.


The Daily News
July 11, 1955
Page: 4
Arthur Locke
- There passed away at Lockston on the 7th, Inst, Arthur Locke, son of the late William and Patience Locke, aged 62 years.
The late Arthur Locke received his early education at Trinity High School. Shortly after leaving school he went to Vancouver, B.C. He was there at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. He enlisted in the Canadian Army and afterwards he transferred to the American Army, and saw service on many fronts in France and Germany until the end of the war. Incidentally he had a son William in the Air Force in the Second World War, who on the eve of his furlough home, went out on a sea rescue operation at Malta and never returned.
After the end of World War I the late Arthur Locke settled at New York where he worked in the carpentering trade.
He came from New York in 1938 and rebuilt the old family mill at Lockston and operated it until 1950.
For the last four years he lived at St. John's, where latterly he was a foreman carpenter on the new stadium.
He recently came back to his old home under doctor's orders to rest, and almost suddenly he passed away there on Friday. He was laid to rest in the cemetery at Trinity on Sunday, the Rev. E. Hunt officiating at the service.
The deceased leaves to mourn a sorrowing wife, one son and two daughters, Jane, in Kentucky, U.S.A., and Fred and Joan at home; also 5 brothers and 1 sister, Daniel at Corner Brook, Albert and Charles at Lockston, Fred and Ishmael at New York, and Annie, at Vancouver, B.C., to all of whom we extend sincere sympathy in the loss of a father and brother, and whom we knew as a boy of many splendid qualities.


The Daily News
July 11, 1955
Page: 3
Mr. Peter Starkes,
single, a resident of Greenspond, succumbed to head injuries received in a fall a week ago. He died at Brookfield Cottage Hospital, Brookfield, B. Bay, on Friday of last week.
The late Mr. Starkes had been repairing his house when he slipped from the scaffold and fell to the ground, about twenty feet below. In the fall he hit his head on a large boulder and apparently fractured his skull. The accident occurred a week ago Saturday past.
The man was rushed to hospital in an unconscious condition and he passed away without gaining consciousness.
Mr. Starkes was for a number of years engaged in the Labrador fishery, later he took up lumber woods work and inshore fishery at Greenspond.


The Daily News
July 13, 1955
Page: 16
Bridget Broderick
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on July 12, Bridget, beloved wife of William Broderick, in her 71st year. Left to mourn besides her husband are 2 sons, Frank at Gander, and Bill at home, and two daughters, Margaret, Mrs. C. Ronayne, and Joan, Mrs. J. Redmond. Funeral from her late residence, 20 Holloway Street, on Thursday morning to R.C. Basilica for Requiem Mass at 9:30. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


The Daily News
July 13, 1955
Page: 16
Bernard Andrew Carberry
- Passed peacefully away on Monday, July 11, after a short illness, fortified by the rites of the Catholic Church, Bernard Andrew Carberry, aged 57. He leaves to mourn a loving wife, the former Annie Kavanagh, two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Southwell of Carbonear and Mrs. Michael Walsh of Turk's Cove, one step-brother, Maurice Carberry of Boston, Mass., and two step-sisters. Funeral at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, with Requiem Mass, from his late residence, 17 Balsam St. R.I.P.


The Daily News
July 13, 1955
Page: 10
Dalmotte & Power - Wedding Bells

St. Patrick's Church, Ottawa was the scene of the double ring ceremony, which united in marriage Miss Mary Elizabeth Power, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald F. Power, and Mr. Roy John Demotte, son of Mr. and Mrs. Camille Delmotte.
Rev. Joseph O'Donnell performed the nuptial mass. Mrs. D. Lubelle was organist. Miss Margaret Lahey was soloist.
The church was decorated with carnations and chrysanthemums for the ceremony.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Bernadine Connors and Miss Rosemund Delmotte, sister of the bridegroom. Mr. Albert Blackmore was best man and the ushers were Mr. Martin Maloney and Mr. Gordon Gare.
For her wedding the bride chose a ballerina length gown of nylon net and Chantilly lace with a matching lace jacket designed with high collar and lily point sleeves. The bride wore cultured pearl jewelry, a gift of the bridegroom. A tulip headdress held her veil of nylon net and lily of the valley. She carried a mother of pearl prayer book adorned with a pale mauve orchid and tiny rosebuds.
Following a reception held at the Standish Hall, the couple left on a wedding trip to New York. For traveling, the bride wore a light blue suit of wool gabardine styled on box lines with navy blue and white accessories and a corsage bouquet of pink roses. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Delmotte will reside in Ottawa.
Out of town guests included Mr. and Mrs. George C. Power, Mr. Albert Blackmore, Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Delmotte and Gregory, Port Lambton, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Ray Gabriel, Mrs. Lawrence De Randi, Detroit, Mrs. J. Minnie, Montreal.


The Daily News
July 13, 1955
Page: 5
Lawrence J. Green
- All that was mortal of the late Lawrence J. Green of 49 Bennett Avenue, was laid to rest yesterday afternoon.
He was the son of the late Lawrence James and Lillian (Taylor) Green and served with the Ground Forces of the Royal Flying Corps, when that splendid unit went into action in the First World War of 1914-1918. A namesake, J. E. Stanley Green, it will be remembered, was Reg. No. 108 with the First Five Hundred of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, was at Gallipoli, with the B.E.F., was Commissioned as Second Lieutenant in July 1916, and was attached to the 57th Squadron Royal Flying Corps as Flying Officer, March 12th, 1917, being killed in action on July 7th, 1917.
Deceased, who was in his fifty-second year, is mourned by his wife (the former Miss Bride Tobin), a brother and sister.
It was unique yesterday afternoon when the casket, draped with the folds of the Union Jack and the Star Spangled Banner, was placed in a flower-carpeted hearse. Vice-President Stewart Dewling, and other legionnaires, represented the St. John's Branch of the Canadian Legion, while a Guard of Honour, in uniform, came from No. 9 Post of the American Legion, with Mr. C. Oke from the D.V.A.
Rev. Canon Swain conducted the service at the house, and officiated at the C. of E. Cathedral; he also took the committal.
Capt. L. C. Murphy recited the Legion ritual at the graveside, followed by the "Silence," at the end of which a bugler from the U.S.A.F. played "Taps" as a final tribute.
Interment was in the C. of E. Cemetery; the funeral, which was by motor hearse, was in the hands of Mr. Geoff Carnell.


The Daily News
July 13, 1955
Page: 16
Nora Murphy
- Passed peacefully away after a long illness on July 11th, Nora Murphy, widow of Richard Murphy, leaving to mourn three daughters, Teresa of Sydney, N.S., Bride and Marguerite of this city, and one son, Victor, also one brother, John Traverse. Funeral by motor hearse from her late residence, "Riverview", Southside Road West, on Wednesday, July 13, at 10 a.m. to St. Patrick's Church for Solemn Requiem Mass, thence to Belvedere Cemetery. R.I.P. No flowers by request.


The Daily News
July 14, 1955
Page: 4
Mrs. Bridget Newton
- "She is not dead she is just away."
The Community of Bell Island has learned with profound regret of the death of Mrs. Bridget Newton who passed away at the home of her son, Mr. Andrew Norman, Town Square, Bell Island on Sunday morning June 10th. The deceased lady had been in failing health for some time past. All that loving hands and medical science could do was invoked, but He who wills all things had decreed and her gentle spirit winged its way home to the throne of him, who gave it on the above mention date.
The late Mrs. Newton was born at Tilt Cove, N.D.B. 74 years ago. She was twice married. First to John Normore of Coachman's Cove, who predeceased her in the early 20's. Coming to the Island in 1924 she married Edward Newton of this town in 1927, who predeceased her in 1948.
She possessed a very attractive and kindly personality. The smile of kindness and graciousness in her face was always magnetic. A lady of exceptional good nature she was ever ready to lend a helping hand. She shared fully in the life of the church with a faith that commended her religion. Serving her Lord and Master right till the close of her life, and it will be long before her memory dies.
She leaves to mourn their sad loss, four sons, Bernard, Joseph and Andrew, Bell Island, Anthony in the U.S.A.; two daughters, (Mary), Mrs. Emile Noel, (Elizabeth), Mrs. Edward Gushue who resides at Corner Brook, both of whom came to the Island for the funeral of their late mother. A number of grandchildren also survive.
The funeral took place by motor hearse Tuesday morning to the church of the Immaculate Conception, Wabana, where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Msngr. G. F. Bartlett, D.P., P.P. Interment was in the R.C. Cemetery.
Rideout's Undertaker's Service looked after the funeral arrangements, with Mr. Bert Rideout undertaker. Messrg. Gordon S. Martin, Jack King, Luke Roberts, Jr., Ralph O'Brien, Edward King and Joe Miller were pallbearers.
Requiescat in Pace.


The Daily News
July 14, 1955
Page: 4
Nathanial Hammond
- The sudden passing of a well-known resident of Bell Island Mines, in the person of Mr. Nathanial Hammond, has been learned with sincere regret by his many friends. His death occurred at his home Sunday night shortly after 9 p.m. The deceased gentleman was in his 52nd year. Further references to his demise will appear in our next issue of the Bell Island News.


The Daily News
July 14, 1955
Page: 16
David Francis Matthews
- Died Monday, July 11th, David Francis, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Matthews, 2 Tunis Court.


The Daily News
July 15, 1955
Page: 5
Josiah Taylor
- On the early morning of Monday, June 13th the United Church of Green's Harbour and community lost a highly esteemed member and friend in the passing of Josiah Taylor in his 91st year.
The late Mr. Taylor was born in Carbonear and in his early twenties moved to Hopeall, where for sixteen years he carried on a very successful lumber business. Later he moved his business to Green's Harbour and settled there permanently.
In 1914 he entered the employment of the Reid Newfoundland Co. and became station agent here, retaining this position until the Branch Railway closed down and he retired.
Mr. Taylor took a very active part in the life of the community. He was an honorary member of the Loyal Orange Association and the Past Master of that order. Moreover, he served as financial secretary for twenty years. Later he became a Sir Knight of the Royal Black Preceptory.
The deceased will be long remembered for his untiring services in the church. As well as having served on the various boards, he was lay reader for over half a century. He also devoted his services to the Sunday School, as a teacher of the Bible class for many years and later as superintendent for over thirty years. During his retirement he was often seen in the pulpit taking part in special services, such as Rally Day and Mother's Day services. His example was always an inspiration and the effect of his influence and the contribution he made to the work of the church will remain as a lasting memorial.
The funeral, which was attended by a large number of people from Green's Harbour and the neighbouring settlements, took place on Wednesday, June 15th. Interment was at the United Church Cemetery, Green's Harbour. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, also seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.


The Daily News
July 15, 1955
Page: 16
Gilbert A. Chafe
- Passed away suddenly on Thursday afternoon, Gilbert A. Chafe, aged 73 years. Leaving to mourn wife, three sons, Frederick, Ronald and Douglas, one daughter, Lillian (Mrs. William O'Reilly), one sister and four brothers. Funeral will take place on Sunday, July 17, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, Goulds, to the Presentation Church.


The Daily News
July 16, 1955
Page: 7
Nathaniel Hammond
- The passing of Mr. N. Hammond at his home Wabana, Bell Island, on Sunday evening, July 10th was learned with profound regret by his many friends on the Island.
The late Nathaniel Hammond was born at Portugal Cove, C.B., 52 years ago and was the son of the late Henry and Sarah Hammond.
Coming to the Island in 1917, he entered the employ of the Mining Company with whom he remained a faithful servant until the end of his mortal career.
Possessed of a most kindly and friendly nature and genial smile. Truly a good man has passed on, and to those who had the pleasure of knowing him intimately, his passing is really a personal loss, and their memories of him will always bring back pleasant associations and kind thoughts.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Charlie, William and Nathaniel, (Annie) Mrs. George Kearley, (Norma) Mrs. Henry Crane; one sister, Mrs. Belinda Yetman, and three grandchildren, all residing on the Island.
The funeral took place from his late residence Tuesday afternoon to the United Church and was very largely attended by his co-workers and residents in general. The service at the Church was conducted by Reverend N. LeGrow who also took the Committal at the graveside. The funeral, which was by motor hearse, was under the direction of Rideout's Undertaker's Service with Mr. Bert Rideout as undertaker. Messrs. Thos. Fower, Edward Ryan, Heber Kearley, Geo. Littlejohn, Charles O'Brien and Harry Barnes were the pallbearers.
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.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
July 16, 1955
Page: 8
Lewisporte
Freake & Vardy - Wedding Bells

One of the prettiest weddings witnessed in this town for some time took place in the United Church before a large crowd of people on Wednesday last at 7 p.m., June 29th, when Elsie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Freake, became the bride of Melvin George, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Vardy of Howley. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. H. Vardy, brother of the groom, assisted by Rev. N. Winsor. The organist was Mrs. J. Martin, cousin of the bride, who played The Wedding March.
The bride looking very beautiful, entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, Mr. Sidney Freake, who gave her in marriage. She was attractively dressed in ballerina length dress of nylon tulle with lace, cape sleeves and nylon bolero; her veil was shoulder length, with Juliet cap. She carried a white leather Bible from which hung streamers of lilies of the valley and white ribbons. Her shoes were silver ballerinas. Her matron of honor was her sister, Loretta, who was beautifully dressed in lilac net and nylon tulle, and nylon bolero. Her bridesmaid was Ruth, sister of the groom, who was also attractively dressed in Nile green lace and tulle, with nylon lace bolero. They both wore headpieces of lily of the valley and carried nosegays of pagodas and lily of the valley.
The groom was supported by his brother, Gary, as best man, the other brides-boy was Garland White, a close friend of the family. The bride's mother was dressed in navy and white accessories, and wore a corsage of apple blossoms. The groom's mother was dressed in black and white accessories and wore a corsage of white rosebuds. Mrs. Rev. N. Winsor sang very beautifully "A Wedding Prayer" during the signing of the register.
Immediately after the ceremony a reception was held in the Masonic Hall, where approximately 150 guests were present to partake of the delicious wedding supper, under the catering of the East Women's Association. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. N. Winsor, who referred to her splendid contribution as a U. C. teacher, and the respect in which the whole family is held in this community. He expressed best wishes on behalf of all for their happy future together. This was responded to by the groom, who thinks he has the most wonderfully bride in the world.
Immediately after all the guests had finished supper, the young people, (and some of the older folks), enjoyed an hour of dancing. The gifts were many and serviceable, from friends out of town as well as guests present.
The groom's gift to the bride was a satin housecoat, to the matron of honor, and bridesmaid, gold-initialed compacts; to the groom's supporters, gold-initialed cuff links; to the organist and soloist pearl earrings. The bride's gift to the groom was black cuff links with sapphire stones. Ushers were cousins of the bride, George and William Freake.
The bride and groom left for Gander on Saturday, where they enplaned for New York where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride traveled in a medium blue suit of latest design, and looked very attractive. The bride was on the teaching staff of Howley, where she was loved and respected by pupils and parents. The groom is an employee of Bowater's Pulp and Paper Co., and is held in great respect by all, who wish him and his bride the best that life can hold for them in their future years.
Out of town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vardy, Mr. Harvey Hardy, Mrs. Lily George (a close friend of the family), from Howley; Mr. Cyril Vardy from Corner Brook; Mrs. Jobi Elliott from Loon bay, and a number of Glenwood, Gander and other surrounding towns. The gifts were beautifully displayed at the home of the bride the following day, when several people visited to view them. The write join the many others in extending best wishes for a long and happy life together, with just enough clouds to more fully appreciate the sunshine.


The Daily News
July 16, 1955
Page: 2
Bay Roberts, June 30 -
Russell & Milton - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Pepperrell Air force Base Chapel on Thursday night, June 16th, at 7 o'clock, when Lydia Lorraine, daughter of Mrs. and the late C. E. Russell of Bay Roberts, was united in Holy Matrimony to Staff Sergt. Arthur Gene, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Milton of La Marque, Texas, U.S.A.
The ceremony was performed by Protestant Chaplain Lieut. J. Johnson of Pepperrell AFB, while the music was beautifully rendered on the chapel organ by Miss Doris Badcock, Organist and Choir Directress of Central United Church, Bay Roberts, and a friend of the bride.
The bride looked very charming as she entered the church on the arm of her eldest brother, Edgar A. Russell, to the strains of the Wedding March. She wore a floor-length gown of white slipper satin with tulle overskirt and a tight-fitted lace bodice. A fingertip veil was held by a headdress of lace and tulle, trimmed with pearls. She carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations with maidenhair fern.
Miss Gladys Russell, a friend of the bride, who acted as maid of honour, wore a floor length gown of lemon satin and tulle, with headdress to match. She carried a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers with maidenhair fern.
Miss Betty Russell, niece of the bride, was bridesmaid, wearing a floor-length mauve gown of satin and lace, with headdress to match and carrying a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers with maidenhair fern.
Little Miss Dona, also a niece of the bride, performed the duties of flower girl in an experienced manner, as she entered the church casting petals in the pathway of the bride. She wore a floor-length pale green dress of satin and tulle, and carried a flower basket of multi-coloured flowers and petals.
S/Sgt. Charles Shenkel and A2/C Frank Curtis of the USAF, acted as best man, while the ushers were A1/C Gene Shanafelt and A1/C Frank Sawyers, USAF.
The bride's mother wore a blue dress with pink accessories, and corsage of pink baby roses.
The groom's grandmother, Mrs. V. H. Hanks, who came all the way from Galveston, Texas, by plane to attend the wedding, wore a navy dress with white accessories.
Following a motorcade around St. John's, the bridal party and guests returned to Pepperrell AFB where the reception was held at the USAF Non-Commissioned Officers' Club. The toast to the bride and groom was ably proposed by S/Sgt. Charles Shenkel, and responded to by the groom following which all partook of a delicious buffet-style supper.
The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful and useful gifts, which testified to the high esteem in which they were held by their many friends. Several cars took friends from Bay Roberts to attend the wedding.
The are residing at 13 Pine Bud Place, Churchill Park, St. John's.
We join with their many friends in offering congratulations and extending best wishes for a happily married life together.


The Daily News
July 18, 1955
Page: 6

BOYLE, Dr. Robert William, M.E.I.C., who retired in 1949 from the position of director of the division of physics, National Research Council of Canada, died in London, England, on April 18, 1955.
Dr. Boyle was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland in 1883. He was a graduate in electrical engineering of McGill University, obtaining the degree of B.Sc. in 1905, M.Sc. in 1906, M.A. and PhD., in 1909. He won the Newfoundland Government Diamond Jubilee Scholarship in 1900 and at McGill won the Scott Prize, the General Electric Scholarship, the British Association Prize, The British Association Medal, and an 1851 Exhibition Science Research Scholarship, which he held at the University to Manchester, England.
He returned to McGill to take a position on the physics staff where he remained until 1912 when he was appointed professor of Physics at the University of Alberta. During the First World War, Dr. Boyle was on the staff of the British Admiralty in their anti-submarine division, as one of the small group of distinguished scientists who laid the foundation of research activities in the Royal Navy. He resumed his professorship at the University of Alberta in 1919 where he became dean of the Faculty of Applied Science in 1921.
In 1924 Dr. Boyle served as president of Section III of the Royal Society of Canada and in 1925 as president of the Association of Professional Engineers of Alberta. He joined the staff of the National Research Council in 1929 as director of the division of physics and electrical engineering, a post which he held until his retirement in 1949.
In describing the advance of physics in Canada (H. M. Tory, A History of Science in Canada, Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1939) Dean A. Norman Shaw pays this tribute to Dr. R. W. Boyle: "From the first the accepted policy of the University of Alberta was to cultivate the research spirit by actually doing research both theoretical and applied. The practice of this enlightened policy was in large measure due to the vision and action of two physicists, H. M. Tory, the president, and R. W. Boyle, professor of physics and dean of applied science, who each continued their leadership later in the development of the National Research Laboratories at Ottawa. Both Tory and Boyle had come under the influence of Rutherford at McGill in earlier years. Lord Rutherford held that the most gifted teacher was soon seriously limited if he neglected investigation.
"Under the competent direction of R. W. Boyle, the division of physics and electrical engineering has in a few years, rendered notable services in spite of serious financial limitations arising from the world depression. In addition to meeting the increasing demand for standardization tests, providing advice and grants for researches, and awarding scholarships. the physics division has a long list of successful and promising investigations."

In 1944, Dr. C. J. MacKenzie, then president of the National Research Council, said; "Dr. Boyle, as head of the division of physics and electrical engineering, has played a most important part in the contributions which Canada has made to the war, and I am sure that the people of Newfoundland have every right to feel proud of him as one of their most illustrious sons."
Dr. Boyle was a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Boyle joined the Engineering Institute in 1924 as a member. - (The Engineering Journal)


The Daily News
July 18, 1955
Page: 5
THE STORY BEHIND 'LASSIE' ROAD

Spaniard's Bay, March 14 - Last week in our newsletter, in reporting the activities and plans of the Citizens Committee, we mentioned a particular strip of Highway that is known locally as "Lassie" Road, and we were wondering some. We put forth a rather romantic guess, half hoping we might be right, and as an afterthought wondered if it had anything to do with the sticky goo. Well, that's just it. It's the "lassie" the old folks bought by the keg; we bought by the gallon and is now only obtainable in 20 oz. tins. The story goes this way.
Many years ago - nobody seems to remember just when - there was only one road connecting Northern Cove with Mint Cove and that was over the hill by the church. We surmise that in those days fat people found it just as hard to mount steep inclines as they do now, so someone got the idea that a road around the hill and in the land-wash would solve the problem. There was no Highroads Department in those days, and we should imagine that this project was undertaken on the eve of a General Election, when promises fly trick and fast, and paid for afterwards (when the elected member found out that there wasn't all the money available that he had first thought). Because when the workmen (nowadays, in our present period of enlightenment they might be called something else!) got paid they received notes to the local merchant to be compensated in gallons of molasses. Some of the most eager ones had enough to last them quite a while, we can imagine. But one thing certain, they all had a sweet time of it. By the way, judging by the number who were good enough to tell us how Lassie Road got its name we are reasonably sure of two things (1) that this story is authentic and (2) our Newsletter is being read. Thanks folks.


The Daily News
July 18, 1955
Page: 20
Butt & Taylor - Marriage Bells
At St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, 9th July, by the Rev. A. M. Old, M.A., Harry Douglas, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Butt, Forest Road, to Helen Isabella Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Taylor, Larch Place.


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July 18, 1955
Page: 16
Rt. Rev. Mons. M. F. Dinn
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital early Sunday morning, the Rt. Rev. Mons. M. F. Dinn, B.A., V.G., D.P. Parish Priest at North River. Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 19th, at 10:30 a.m. at All Hallow's Church, North River.


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July 18, 1955
Page: 20
Laura Hudson
- Passed peacefully away on July 15th, Laura Hudson, beloved wife of Henry Hudson, 9 Albany Street, St. John's, mourning her sad loss, besides husband, are two daughters, Jean and Marguerite, one son, Ralph, all of the city. Also two sisters, Mrs. L. Hinds and Mrs. B. Fearn of Vancouver, B.C., and one brother, Dr. W. S. Curtis of Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.A., and a large circle of friends. Funeral from Blackhead, B. de V. on Sunday, July 17th.


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July 18, 1955
Page: 16
John H. King
- Passed peacefully away at Malden, Mass., on July 15th, John H. King, age 55 years. Left to morn are his wife and three daughters at Malden, two sisters, Mrs. Bernard King and Mrs. Beatrice King at Bauline, one brother, A. M. King of this city.


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July 18, 1955
Page: 10
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Meaney,
whose marriage took place at the Bascilica of St. John the Baptist, St. John's on June 18, 1955, with Nuptial Mass celebrated by Rt. Rev. H. A. Summers, P.A., V.G. The bride was the former Mary Ryan, daughter of Mrs. Catherine and the late Thomas J. Ryan of the city and the groom the son of Mrs. Dora and the late John Meaney of Corner Brook. Mr. and Mrs. Meaney are now residing at 81 East Valley Road, Corner Brook.


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July 18, 1955
Page: 10
Mary McDonald
- There passed peacefully away on the evening of June 23, 1955 at Salmonier, Mary McDonald, wife of the late Capt. William McDonald, at the age of 74 years.
For nearly fifty years she had lived in this community, loved and respected by all. She was born at Peters River on August 7, 1880, daughter of the late William and Mary Lundrigan.
Of a lovable disposition, she helped her neighbours. She comforted them in their sorrows, and rejoiced with them in their happiness.
The numerous Mass cards, letters and messages of sympathy received by her bereaved family were a manifestation of the high esteem in which she was held here and elsewhere.
Loyal to her church, friends and family, she had the ability of making new friends and keeping the old ones. Her home was always "a home away from home," for strangers and friends alike. Her charity knew no bounds.
She had great devotion to Holy Rosary and always made a habit to have it recited daily in her home. Her family will sorrow for her absence from the home, but her saintly death will recompense them for the loss of her earthly presence.
On the evening of her death, she was comforted and sustained by the Rites of Holy Mother Church and surrounded by her family she passed "beyond the silent night to endless day."
Her remains were interred at Salmonier on June 25, 1955 after Requiem Mass was sung for the repose of her soul by Rev. J. M. Enright, P.P. May her kindly soul rest in peace. She leaves to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Walter Daley, eight sons, John and William in U.S.A., Michael, Tobias, Edgar, Raymond and Gerald in St. John's, Eugene at Salmonier. Also on brother, Tobias Lundrigan at Peters River.


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July 18, 1955
Page: 20
Snook & Scott - Wedding Bells

On July 2nd, at St. Teresa's Church at 10 o'clock the marriage took place of Shirley Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott, 24 Froude Avenue, to Philip, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Snook, 56 Pearce Avenue, with Nuptial Mass, celebrated by Rev. Father R. Green, P.P. The happy couple left for Nova Scotia at five o'clock of the same day, where they will spend their honeymoon.


The Daily News
July 19, 1955
Page: 5
AN INTERESTING PERSON

Sometimes we are inclined to think that nobody can be an expert unless he comes from a foreign land, or that to be interesting a person must of necessity be an outsider. But last week we had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a person of unusual interest.
Interesting, not because he is the important personage that he is, but because he is first and foremost a Newfoundlander and proud of it. We are extremely well pleased too, that he is a son of Spaniard's Bay.
This interesting person is Mr. Eric M. Gosse, Trade Representative for the Department of Trade and Commerce (Canada) in Newfoundland and a Member of the Newfoundland Fisheries Board.
Eric M. Gosse was born at Spaniard's Bay on October 3, 1912, the son of Mr. Martin Gosse and the late Mrs. Katherine (Barrett) Gosse. He received his early education here after which he attended Prince of Wales College in St. John's and later at Memorial University. After completing his formal education he became manager of the firm of G. and M. Gosse which firm (first known as Robert Gosse Suppliers) has been in the Fishery business for nearly a century. Mr. Gosse is thoroughly acquainted with all phases of the Newfoundland fisheries, not merely because he has been manager of a supplying firm of which his father is a partner, but because he comes from a family who for generations have been schooner builders, schooner owners, schooner captains and dyed in the good seamen. In 1937 Mr. Gosse was appointed inspector with the Newfoundland Fisheries Board and he served in that capacity until January 1940 when he enlisted in the Royal Air Force.
After completing his Basic Training Course in Goderich, Ont. And the Service Flying Training School Course at Prince Edward Island he went overseas in March 1941, and was attached to the 125th Newfoundland Squadron of the RAF where he served one Operational Tour. He received his Commission as Pilot Officer in January, 1943.
In 1944 he was posted to Canada and was the Officer in Chare of three hundred pilots who were being sent to Canada to complete their Air Training. While in Canada, Pilot Officer Gosse was engaged in training Flying Personnel in Night Fighters tactics and low flying day operations. The crossing from the Old Country to Canada was made on the old "Aquitania, sister-ship of the "Lustania" (an unarmed British passenger steamer which was sunk by the Germans in 1915).
He attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant in 1944 and shortly thereafter returned to England where he served second Operational Tour with the 125th Newfoundland Squadron which was then station at Hurn (near Christ Church) which the nearest approach to the Normandy Beachheads where the invasion was made. As the enemy retreated, the Squadron was transferred to Norfolk and York and in the closing days of the war Flight Lt. Gosse was in Charge of a Detachment from the Squadron at Acklington on the English-Scottish border. (The enemy was then occupying Norway.)
Of the 125th Newfoundland Squadron there are two or three which deserve mention. One-third of its personnel was made up of Newfoundlanders, the remainder being made up of just about every free nation under the sun. A plane from the Ft. Lieut. Gosse's Detachment flew the last flying patrol of the war and one of the pilots of the 125th Newfoundland Squadron shot down the last enemy plane over Britain. Some famous names are linked with this equally famous Squadron: such names as Wing Commander Eric Barwell, DFC and Bar and Wind Commander Johnny Tophal, DFC and Bar, both of whom shot down and destroyed fifteen enemy aircraft.
Following the end of hostilities Flight Lt. Gosse returned to Newfoundland Fisheries Board and was appointed Trade Representative for the Newfoundland Fisheries Board and posted to Jamaica, B.W.I. After Confederation in 1949 he was transferred to the Department of Commerce as the Canadian Government Trade Commissioner (Fisheries). His duties in this capacity included the promotion of the salt codfish trade not only in the Jamaica but in the other Caribbean Island as well, these included Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. Four year later, in October, 1953, he was transferred to Ciudad Trujillo (Santo Domingo) because of its central position.
Last fall, in October, Mr. Gosse was posted to St. John's, Newfoundland as the Trade Representatives of the Department of Trade and Commerce in Newfoundland, and he was also appointed a member of the Newfoundland Fisheries Board.
In January, 1940 he married Miss Madeline Kean of St. John's (She is the daughter of the late Captain Joseph and Flora Kean and a very interesting person, too) and they have four children, Robert (14), Barbara (8), Joanne (7) and Carolyn (6).


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July 19, 1955
Page: 3
McDougall & Libbey - Wedding Bells
Miss Ann Priscilla McDougall
became the bride of F.O. Oscar E. Libbey at 3 p.m. on July 18th at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Cyril Parkins. She was attended by Miss Ann Storey. William Davison acted as best Man. Ushers were F.O. G. Williamson, and David Parkins, cousin of the bride. The bride's gown was fashioned of Swiss Embroidered taffeta on simple lines and her fingertip veil of tulle illusion was held in place by a cap of the same material as the gown. She carried a bouquet of gardenias. Miss Storey wore a gown of dusty blue nylon sheer and carried big blue delphinium, yellow daisies and roses. The bride's mother wore a gown of broderie anglaise with matching accessories.
A reception was held at the home of the bride's mother.
Out-of-town guests included Mrs. Catherine Murphy of Appleton, Miss Rachel Glessner, Somerset, Penn, Miss Ruth Davidson, Montclare, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bremner, South Orange, N.J.


The Daily News
July 19, 1955
Page: 3
Mrs. Andrew Somerton
- Passed away at the Grace Hospital at 3 o'clock this morning, July 19, Mrs. Andrew Somerton of Portugal Cove, in her 62nd year. She leaves to mourn her husband, Andrew, at Portugal Cove; one daughter, Mabel (Ms. Cyril Churchill) at St. John's; also four sisters, Mrs. Harold Butler and Mrs. Frank Mitchell of Long Pond, Manuels, Mrs. Harvey Legge of Halifax and Mrs. E. G. Pomeroy of St. John's; also two brothers, W. J. at Bell Island and George at Portual Cove. Burial ntes later.


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July 19, 1955
Page: 3
William J. Taylor
- Identification of Saturday night's accident victim was established yesterday. He was William J. Taylor of 282 New Gower Street. The man had left home to go around Conception Bay and it was not until yesterday that his family felt any alarm. A son, Edward Taylor, identified the man's body.


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July 21, 1955
Page: 1
Corner Brook, Nfld. (CP) -
William Woolridge
died in hospital here Tuesday following an accident, about 60 miles from here. Mr. Woolridge, 48, of nearby Howley, was the driver of a truck which collided with another vehicle. He is survived by his widow and eight children.


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July 22, 1955
Page: 5

DINN, Rt. Rev. Monsignor M. F. - The news of the passing at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday of Rt. Rev. Monsignor M. F. Dinn, B.A., D.P., P.P., was received in this town with very real regret.
The deceased, who was born at Carbonear, was attached to the Cathedral here for a period of 7 years, 1918 - 1925, in the early years of his priesthood, and during that time endeared himself to his flock and became widely known and highly respected by those of other denominations with whom he came into contact.
Only a few short weeks ago, the late Monsignor Dinn was the special guest speaker at the Commission Breakfast of the Catholic Youth Club, and his words of wisdom on that occasion could not fail but leave a lasting impression, especially on his young hearers.
His passing is an irreparable loss to his beloved Church, and to his flock at North River, C.B., as well as to the Diocese of Harbour Grace.
Many of his former parishioners of this parish visited the Church of All Hallows at North River during the hours of Sunday and Monday and attended the funeral services on Tuesday, thus paying a last tribute to the memory of a beloved pastor.
"May his soul rest in peace".


The Daily News
July 22, 1955
Page: 4
DUNNE, Mr. John
- There passed away last at the residence of his granddaughter Mrs. Fred Cahill, St. John's, Mr. John Dunne, aged 93 years. The deceased gentleman was widely fovourably known, especially by the older generation, have prosecuted the Labrador fishery for a number of years - fishing at Macovic Island. He leaves to mourn two sons, Valentine at Riverhead, Harbour Grace and William at Newport, Rhode Island, three daughters, Mrs. Richard Doran and Mrs. Peter Kelley of Riverhead and Mrs. William Sacrey of Newport, Rhode Island, as well as a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to all of whom sympathy is extended. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead, interment being at the family plot in the Roman Catholic Cemetery.


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July 22, 1955
Page: 3
Charles Hustins
- Mrs. E. McKay, 703 Water St., and Mrs. M. Barrington, 44 Boulevard, received the sad news of the accidental death of their nephew, Charles Hustins, in New Westminster, B.C. He was the son of the late William Hustins and Mrs. Rose Willman, formerly of 22 McKay Street, St. John's. Mr. Leo Colbert of Blackmarsh Road and Mr. James Colbert of 22 McKay Street are uncles. Mrs. W. Mugford of Cornway Avenue is also an aunt. He also leaves 2 sisters and 1 brother at New Westminster.


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July 22, 1955
Page: 16
Charles Hustins
- Accidentally killed at New Westminister, B.C., Charles Hustins. He leaves to mourn two sisters and one brother at New Westminister, also two uncles, Mr. L. Colbert and Mr. J. Colbert and one aunt, Mrs. W. Mugford, all of this city.


The Daily News
July 22, 1955
Page: 2
Jones & Piercey - Wedding Bells
Bay Roberts, July 19
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The wedding took place at the United Church, Coley's Point, on Tuesday night, July 12 of Mrs. Pearl Jones of Country Road to Mr. Allan Piercey of Norman's Cove, T.B. The ceremony was performed by the minister, Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A. Bridesmaid was Mrs. Wallace Parsons, while the best man was Mr. Wallace Parsons, Country Road. The bride was given in marriage by Mr. George Drover of Whitbourne. The reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Parsons, Country Road, where a number of guests gathered to wish the happy couple the best of every thing in the future. We join with their many friends in extending congratulations to the happy couple.


The Daily News
July 22, 1955
Page: 16
Michael LeGrow
- Passed peacefully away on July 21st, after a long illness, Michael LeGrow in his 89th year; leaving to mourn two sons, Clyde in Chicago, Roy at St. John's; three daughters, Susie (Mrs. Emil Koopman at Chicago), Ida (Mrs. Michael Murphy at Boston), Eva (Mrs. A. Howse at St. John's); fourteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren. Funeral will take place today, Friday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his son's residence 78 Campbell Avenue to Bauline for interment on Saturday.


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July 22, 1955
Page: 2
Bay Roberts, July 16
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The household of Bertha and Harris Mercer of Country Road was again saddened last Sunday, July 10th when their 9 month old son, Walter Evans Mercer, passed peacefully away. This was the Mercer's fourth son to die in the past several years. During the 1953 Christmas season they lost two children within a week. The little fellow leaves to morn his father, mother, two sisters and one brother. The funeral took place on Sunday to the United Church and Cemetery, Coley's Point, with Rev. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating. We join with readers in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents.


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July 22, 1955
Page: 9
Welsh & Holmes - Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the United Church here on Tuesday evening, June 28, when Elsie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Welsh of this town was united in Holy Matrimony with Douglas Wendell, eldest son of Rev. and Mrs. A. N. Holmes of Fortune.
The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. J. L. Reynolds with Rev. Holmes, father of the groom, also assisting.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Her sister, Roberta, was matron of honour, and Misses Ruth Pike and Jennifer Austin of St. John's were bridesmaids. Little Miss Ruth Keeping was the flower girl. Mr. William Keeping ably performed the duties of best man, with Messrs. Graham Snow and Robert Holmes the bridesboys. Messrs. Clayton Smith, Howard Thornhill and Clayton Gilbert were the ushers. The bride was driven to the Church by her grandfather, Capt. John Smith. During the signing of the Register Mr. Clarence Handrigan sang "Because."
Following the wedding ceremony a reception was held in the Theatre, which was attended by over two hundred guests. At the wedding banquet Mr. Clayton Smith performed the duties of Master of Ceremonies and Toastmaster. The festivities concluded with a dance. The honeymoon is being spent at the summer home of the bride's parents at Lanse aux Loups.
We join with their many friends here, and at Fortune and elsewhere in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Holmes happiness and success for their future.


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July 23, 1955
Page: 16
Hansen & Howlett - Wedding Bells
At St. Anthony's Church, Soborg, on June 25th by the Rev. Father Ballin, Pauline Mary, daughter of William M. and the late Rose Howlett, to Knud Albert Hansen of Soborg, Copenhagen, Denmark.


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July 23, 1955
Page: 16
John A. Marshall
- Died suddenly July 21st in his 30 year, John A., son of the late Charles and Jane Marshall. Left to mourn are 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 stepsisters, 3 stepbrothers and a large circle of friends. The funeral will take place today, Saturday, from his sister's residence, Mrs. William Ryall, Valley Road, at 10 a.m. by motor hearse to St. Patrick's Church for funeral Mass. R.I.P.


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July 23, 1955
Page: 16
Phoebe Morgan Pike
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on July 22nd, after a long illness, Phoebe Morgan Pike, wife of Harvey B. Pike and mother of Mrs. Robert Green (Margaret), Mrs. James Joyce (Ruby), Edgar and David Pike, also left to mourn an aged father, two sisters, Mrs. Heber Morgan and Mrs. Heber Taylor, two brothers, Ben and Robt. Morgan, seven grandchildren, several nephews and nieces. Funeral by motor hearse July 24th from the residence 207 Hamilton Avenue to Wesley United Church. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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July 23, 1955
Page: 3
Mr. & Mrs. "Bob" Fogwill
, 178 Topsail Road, are receiving the congratulations of their many friends today on their 26th wedding anniversary. They were married in George Street United Church on July 23, 1929, by Rev. Dr. Wylie C. Clark.


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July 23, 1955
Page: 7
Muench & Morrissey - Wedding Bells
On July 16th, 1955, at the church of the Sacred Heart at Placentia, Nfld was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Agnes Josephine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Morrissey of St. John's, became the bride of Albert Joseph Muench, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Muench of Newport, Kentucky, U.S.A.
The bride looked charming as they walked up the aisle leaning on the arm of her father to the strains of sacred music ably rendered by Mrs. John McKnight who played the organ whom was the mother of the bridesmaid and friend of the bride's parents.
The bride wore a full-length gown of white nylon netting over white satin with bodice of lace nylon with Peter Pan collar studded in pearls. The full-length veil was held in place with matching tiara and was carrying a bouquet of pink and white carnations with maidenhair fern.
The bridesmaid, Miss Nancy McKnight, looked very pretty in matching blue gown of laces and matching headpiece and carried a bouquet of Asters and maidenhair fern.
Mr. Harvey Hawkins of USN, and friend of the groom, acted as best man.
Wedding breakfast was held at the home of the bride's parents and reception was held at the couple's residence at Freshwater, Placentia, where they received many very useful gifts together with a number of cheques.
The young married couple will reside at Freshwater, Placentia, until September 5th, when they will be leaving for Kentucky where they will reside at the groom's home. We join with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Muench many happy years of wedded life and God's choice blessings. -COR.


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July 26, 1955
Page: 16
Maria Louisa Carter
- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, July 24th, after short illness, Maria Louisa Carter. Funeral by motor hearse on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from her summer home on Mount Pearl Road.


The Daily News
July 26, 1955
Page: 16
Colbourne & Andrews - Wedding Bells

The marriage took place at George Street United Church, July 9th of Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitefield Andrews of Wesleyville, to John, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Colbourne of this city.


The Daily News
July 26, 1955
Page: 1
Philip Patrick Donovan,
96, one of the oldest residents of Point St. Charles district, died Sunday. Born in St. John's, Nfld., Mr. Donovan came to Montreal when he was 17 and for 40 years was a storekeeper on Federal Shipping Projects. He retired at 74, but remained active as a political organizer.


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July 26, 1955
Page: 2
Mrs. George Jewer
, Lewisporte, was struck and knocked down on Saturday night by a car. The woman later died as a result of the injuries she had sustained. Apparently Mrs. Jewer was returning from a movie when the accident occurred. Driver of the car involved was Walter Pauls, Badger.


The Daily News
July 27, 1955
Page: 4
Chesley Neal
- His many friends will regret to learn of the passing at the General Hospital at 6:30 p.m. yesterday of Mr. Chesley Neal in his 52nd year.
The late Mr. Neal, who was a director of George Neal Limited, was stricken with a severe illness some two weeks ago but his condition failed to improve and he passed away early last night. Surviving are his wife, Ethel, two sons, Chesley and Robert, all residing in St. John's. Sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.


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July 27, 1955
Page: 2
Fitzgerald & Kennedy - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Miss Shirley Fitzgerald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fitzgerald, Main Street, Bell Island to Mr. Ray Kennedy, son of Mrs. Kennedy and the late James Kennedy of Lance Cove took place with Nuptial Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Monday morning. The celebrant for the occasion was Msgr. G. F. Bartlett. The reception was held at the Brickland Hotel.


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July 27, 1955
Page: 17
James Fitzpatrick
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 26th, James Fitzpatrick, youngest son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Fitzpatrick of Topsail, C.B.; leaving to mourn wife, one son and one daughter. Funeral Thursday morning at 7:45 from his late residence, 159 Empire Avenue, to the Roman Catholic Basilica for Mass of Requiem at 8:15. Burial at Belvedere.


The Daily News
July 28, 1955
Page: 8
Mrs. Margaret Gosse
- Last week we told you that Mrs. Margaret Gosse had suffered a paralytic stroke. Since then, Mrs. Gosse has passed away and has been laid to rest.
The late Mrs. Gosse (known locally as Maggie Gosse) was closely associated with the firm of Mark Gosse and son for over fifty years and held the position of cashier with the firm in which her husband Eugene Gosse (who predeceased her by just over four years) was one of the founders and directors. When the firm became incorporated in December of last year as Mark Gosse and Sons Ltd., Mrs. Gosse became it first secretary.
The late Mrs. Gosse was widely known throughout the Province, but particularly in St. John's. She was first and foremost an excellent businesswoman and her knowledge of the building trade and its requirements was thorough. Her business dealings were always precise and her judgments were sound and these qualities helped in no small way to building up the excellent reputation, which the firm has always enjoyed.
Her interest in the small order from a tiny village was the same as the large one from contractors. All received the consideration and dispatch which they merited. Since the firm has over the years specialized in supplying materials and furniture for churches, Mrs. Gosse came into contact with people (especially clergymen) of all denominations and her wide experience in this field helped considerably the people concerned. In her home, too, her hospitality will long be remembered.
She was a member of the United Church and besides being a regular churchgoer she was a generous contributor. It was only about two years ago that she gave a new electric organ to the United Church here in remembrance of her husband. Her contributions to the "Church on the Hill" were always appreciated.
The end of her earthly life came on Friday, July 22, was peaceful and brought to a close seventy-eight years of fruitful service. The funeral, which took place on Sunday afternoon, was largely attended by the male members of her family, employees of the firm, business associates, as pall bears and these were Mr. Harry Chipman, Mr. Norman Gosse, Mr. Ebenezer Gosse, Mr. Noah Barrett, Mr. Ron Earle and Mr. William Kennedy.
At the church, the burial service was read by the Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., and the Rev. E. Broughton, O.B.E., gave the tribute. The overflowing congregation, lead by the church organist Mrs. C. B. Randell, sang two of the deceased favourite hymns: "Peace, Perfect Peace" and "O For A Closer Walk With God". Before the Benediction was pronounced, the whole congregation stood in respectful silence as the "Dead March in Saul" was played. Burial was in the family plot in the United Church Cemetery.
In paying tribute to one of Newfoundland's foremost businesswomen, we would like to express our sincere sympathy to the immediate members of her family.
"Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and Light Perpetual shine upon her".


The Daily News
July 28, 1955
Page: 5
Harbour Grace
Nathaniel Peddle
- There passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's on Sunday, July 17th, Nathaniel, second eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Peddle of Harbour Grace. The deceased was born in this town fifty-four years ago but went to St. John's where he has resided for about 30 years. Left to mourn his passing are his wife and seven children, his parents who reside at Bear's Cove, Harbour Grace, and seven brothers, William, Absalom, Maxwell, Clarence and Robert at Harbour Grace; Bert and James at Gander and two sisters Mildred and Winifred at New York, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended in their bereavement. The funeral took place to the Church of England Cemetery, Forest Road, St. John's.


The Daily News
July 28, 1955
Page: 3
Sandra Holden,
age 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holden of Cowan Avenue, was drowned at Topsail Pond Tuesday. Her name was not released until yesterday because her father is working at Goose Bay. The body of the child was recovered from Topsail Pond shortly after the drowning by Clarence Butler of Freshwater Road.


The Daily News
July 29, 1955
Page: 2
Isaac Evans
- Relatives here received the sad news this week of the death of Isaac Evans on July 3rd at Afton, England. Deceased was sixty-five years of age and his death followed malignant illness. The late Isaac Evans has been residing in England since 1919 following his demobilization from the Canadian Army after the First World War. Only last autumn he came home here to visit his father and birthplace and at that time was in apparent good health. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and two sons all residing in England, his father Captain William P. Evans, and one sister Mrs. Harry Camp residing here, sisters Mrs. H. M. Batten, Bay Roberts and Mrs. (Rev.) Abbott, Glace Bay, N.S., two brothers, Joseph at Detroit and David at Halifax. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives in their sorrow.


The Daily News
July 29, 1955
Page: 2

The death of Mr. Harry Lake of Fortune occurred at the Cottage Hospital here on Friday last July 8th. Deceased was in his 68th year and had been a patient at the hospital for about a week. News of the passing of this well-known and respected citizen was quite a shock to his many friends in this community. Although he had been in failing health for some time, his passing was not expected so suddenly.
The late Harry Lake was a prominent and well-known citizen of the South Coast. Active in the commercial life of the country, he founded the well-known Fortune fish and mercantile firm of Lake and Lake Ltd., with his brother Clyde. In his own town he was a very influential and progressive citizen. He gave of his time, talent and energies to the affairs of his Church, Masonic and Orange associations and other groups and community efforts whenever he could be of service. In his passing an honoured and respected citizen has been removed from our midst.
The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon with interment in the United Church cemetery at Fortune. The services were conducted by Rev. A. N. Holmes and members of the Masonic and Loyal Orange Association paraded and took part in the graveside service. Hundreds of citizens from all over the Burin Peninsula and elsewhere were also present to pay their last respects.
Deceased is survived by his widow, three sons H. Russell and Cecil of Lake and Lake Ltd., and Captain Howard residing at Fortune, two daughters, Mrs. Byron Lake of Fortune and Mrs. Harold Luft of Toronto, two brothers H. B. Clyde of St. John's and Cecil of Halifax, and one sister Mrs. Fred Smith of Fortune, and a number of grandchildren. To the bereaved relatives and friends the deepest sympathy of the citizens of this community is extended.


The Daily News
July 29, 1955
Page: 16
Michael A. Power
- Passed peacefully away on July 28th, after a long illness, Michael A. Power; leaving to mourn wife, five sons, Jack (New York), Michael, Basil, Gerald and Norbert; four daughters, (Mrs. Gertrude Doran), Muriel (Mrs. D. Wall), Rita (Mrs. R. MacKenzie, Dartmouth, N.S.), Bridie (Mrs. E. Evans), two sisters, Mrs. R. J. stamp and Miss Nancy Power (New York); thirty-eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
July 29, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, July 23 -
Elizabeth French
- There passed peacefully away last weekend, Mrs. Elizabeth French, beloved wife of Eugene French, of the South Side. Deceased had been in failing health for some months but nevertheless, she was able to be around and had planned to go motoring around the time she was stricken for death. Up until ill health prevented her she took an active interest in the doings of the United Church, South Side. She was well liked and her many friends were sorry to hear of her sudden passing. Surviving are three sons, two brothers, William and Henry Powel, of Everett and Malden, Mass., and one sister, Mrs. Arthur Dean, Sr. of this town. Funeral services were held on Monday last in the United Church, South Side, with Rev. L. H. Perry, B.A. officiating. It was well attended, a testimony to the regard in which she was held. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends condolence.


The Daily News
July 29, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, July 23 -
Miss Wesley Forward
- The funeral of the late Miss Wesley Forward, elder daughter of the late John and Susannah Forward, of this town, took place on Friday afternoon, from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Thomas, Masonic Avenue, to the United Church Cemetery, with Rev. L. H. Perry conducting the service at the home and also at the graveside. The hymn, "The Lord's My Shepherd" was sung at the home and "Abide With Me" at the graveside. The funeral was well attended.
The late Miss Forward was in her fiftieth year. Blessed with an amiable disposition and possessed with great courage and determination she overcame a physical handicap that would have over whelmed a less courageous person and how well she did it is borne out by the fact that she worked with the same firm in Toronto ever since she left home some twenty-five years ago and eventually she became forelady in one of it's major departments. She was lame, quite lame, but her will to do and dare helped her carve out a life that was complete and very happy.
She was ill less than a week and death was due to a paralytic stroke, brought about by blood pressure.
Surviving are a brother, Clifford, in Toronto, a sister, Mrs. Thomas and a niece and nephew, in this town, and to them all we extend deepest sympathy.
That Miss Forward was highly respected at Toronto is borne out by the Memorial Record that accompanied the remains. A large number of friends, including several Newfoundlanders and the flowers accompanying the remains also bore testimony to her life and work.


The Daily News
July 29, 1955
Page: 2
Grand Bank Notes
Marsh & Piercey - Wedding Bells

The wedding of Alma Marsh of Bonavista with Samuel, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Elie F. Piercey of this town was solemnized on Friday evening, July 8th. The ceremony took place at the United Church Manse with Rev. Dr. J. L. Reynolds officiating.
The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Arthur Evans. Misses Anne Lucas and Marg Way were bridesmaids. The duties of best man were discharged by Mr. Gordon Grandy, ably assisted by Mr. Stan Grandy. Following the marriage ceremony a wedding reception was held at the home of the newlyweds and they left for Bonavista where on Church Street. Over the week a short honeymoon was spent.
We join with their many friends and well wishers here and elsewhere in extending best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Piercey for their future happiness and success.


The Daily News
July 30, 1955
Page: 1
Capt. John A. McGrath,
M.C. - His many friends will regret to learn of the sudden passing yesterday of Captain John A. McGrath in his 58th year. Captain McGrath left here some weeks ago to visit the United Kingdom and was en route home yesterday when he died suddenly on the Furness Liner bringing him to St. John's.
Born at St. John's on May 10, 1897, the late Captain McGrath was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGrath. He was a nephew of the late Sir P. T. McGrath. He was educated at St. Bonaventure's College and St. Michael's College, Toronto.
He went overseas with the 2nd "A" and "B" Companies in the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Shortly after his arrival in England he transferred to the Royal Dublin Fusileers and advanced to Commissioned rank. He was severely wounded in 1917 at which time he was awarded the Military Cross for exceptional bravery under fire.
On his return from overseas, Mr. McGrath served for several years with the Department of War Pensions and later as a Civil Servant with the Commission of Government. In recent years he had been operating a Commission Agency on Duckworth Street.
Married in 1927 to the former Margaret Doyle, who predeceased him by a few months, the late Captain McGrath is survived by three daughters, Mary, Patricia and Margaret.
Interment took place at sea on Friday afternoon.


The Daily News
July 30, 1955
Page: 16
Dorcas H. Butt
- Passed peacefully away yesterday, July 29, Dorcas H., aged 86 years, beloved wife of Chas. A. Butt, (formerly of Carbonear). Left to mourn besides her husband are one daughter, Elizabeth; four grandchildren at Detroit, U.S.A., and one nephew Rev. John T. Clarke of Centralia, Ontario. Funeral this afternoon from her late residence 136 Casey Street at 2:30 p.m. to Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request.


The Daily News
July 30, 1955
Page: 16
John A. McGrath
- Died suddenly in R.M.S. Newfoundland on passage to St. John's, John A. McGrath, M.C., only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McGrath, survived by three daughters, Patricia living at Victoria, B.C., Margot and Barbara at Rochester, New York. Interment took place at sea Friday afternoon.

 

 

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