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The Daily News Obituaries
July 1963

 

The Daily News
July 11, 1963
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Allen
, following their marriage which took place at Cochrane Street United Church with the Rev. L. A. D. Curtis officiating. The bride, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Roberts of Spaniard's Bay, was attended by her sister, Mrs. Fred Coates, while the groom, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Enos Allen of Chance Cove, was attended by Mr. Fred Coates. The wedding reception was held at the Velvet Horn Club, Holyrood. Mr. and Mrs. Allen have taken up residence on Pennywell Road.


The Daily News
July 18, 1963
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Mrs. Winnie Menchions
, wife of Duncan Menchions, passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's on Friday, July 12, just a few hours after she had been admitted to that institution. Although she had been unwell for some months, her passing came as a shock to her family and friends. Burial took place on Sunday afternoon. The service at the Church of St. John the Evangelist was conducted by the rector, the Rev. F. R. Rowsell. Mourning their sad loss are her husband, one son Isaac, on brother, James Peddle, two sisters, Mrs. John M. Gosse and Mrs. Fannie Noseworthy. To those who mourn we offer sincere sympathy.


The Daily News
July 18, 1963
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
William Mercer
- We extend sincere sympathy to Mrs. Violet Mercer and family of Shearstown on the tragic death of her son William at Toronto on Tuesday, July 9, as a result of an accident sustained on a construction project on Friday before. Although Bill was only 21 years of age and had gone to Toronto only about a year ago, he was well known and well liked in Spaniard's Bay especially among the younger folks, many of whom mourn his untimely passing.
May his soul through the mercy of God rest in peace.


The Daily News
July 25, 1963
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Anthony - Crane Wedding

The marriage of Beckie, eldest daughter of Mrs. Theresa Anthony and the late William Anthony of Spaniard's Bay to Clyde, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Crane of Upper Island Cove, was solemnized in the Church of Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay, on Saturday, July 20 at 5 p.m. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow, rector of St. Paul's, Harbour Grace. Miss Carol Vokey was the organist.
Dressed in traditional white, the bride entered the church with her brother Moses who gave her in marriage. She was attended by her sister Bessie as maid of honour, by the groom's sister-in-law, Mrs. Marina Crane, as bridesmaid, and by her sister Daphne as junior bridesmaid. The bride's two small sisters, Gloria and Theresa, were flower girls, and they, as well as the bridesmaids, were dressed in white. All carried bouquets of red and white carnations. Attending the groom were Edward Crane, Graham Greenland and Howard Crane. Following the ceremony a reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant, Bay Roberts, where the wedding supper was served and the usual toasts honoured. The balance of the evening was spent dancing to the music of the Twilight Orchestra. (Gowns by the London; Flowers, Howse of Flowers; Cake, Dawe's Restaurant, Photo, E. H. Vokey)


The Daily News
July 25, 1963
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
William Mercer
- The community of Shearstown and the surrounding area was shocked last week when the news was received here from Toronto that William Mercer of this community had died from multiple injuries which he received a few days earlier while working on a construction job in Toronto.
A couple of days after the accident hopes were high when we heard that William was responding well to doctors' treatment, but the sad news of his passing was received on Wednesday morning.
Bill, as his friends called him, was born at Shearstown 21 years ago and spent most of his short lifetime there. However, like all young men looking for advancement and a chance to a better lot in life, Bill left last summer for Toronto and been employed there until his unfortunate accident.
Bill Mercer was well liked by all who knew him. He had a pleasing personality and soon won the respect of those with whom he came in contact. We shall remember him as a smart young man, well-mannered with never too much to say, and his smile was infectious; yet his understanding seemed well beyond his years. He was a devoted son and a loving brother and he will be sorely missed in the family circle.
He leaves to mourn his mother, Mrs. Violet Mercer, two older brothers, Allan and Heber; a sister, Mildred (Mrs. Vic Mercer), and other small sisters all residing at Shearstown. Burial took place in the family plot following the service at St. Mark's Church, Shearstown, on Sunday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Isaac Butler, rector, assisted by the Rev. Bradbury who is here from the U.S.A. on vacation. The church was filled with people who came to pay their last respects to a very fine young man.
To those who mourn his passing we offer heartfelt sympathy.
"Sometimes it's hard to understand
Why these thing have to be,
But in His wisdom God has planned
Beyond our power to see."

 

 

Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Tuesday September 03, 2013 )

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