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The Daily News Obituaries
June 1955

 

The Daily News
June 1, 1955
Page: 5
Prominent Business Man Died Saturday

"Now is done They long day's work
Fold Thy palms across They breast,
Fold Thine arms, turn to Thy Rest"

A link with the storied chain of mining and business history was broken on Saturday, May 28th, by the passing of one of Bell Island's venerable gentleman in the person of Richard T. Kent. The late Mr. Kent had been in failing health for more than three years and the end was not unexpected.
Born at Lance Cove, Bell Island, March 11th., 1872, the son of the late Edward and Thresa Kent, as he was known to all was an outstanding citizen and none was held in higher esteem than he was. A man of unimpeachable character, laudable spirit Mr. Kent gave his support to all activities that were for the good of the community. The name of Kent was a household name on Bell Island and a synonym for business integrity from the early 1900's until his retirement some years ago. Prior to entering business he worked with the Scotia Company for a brief period. He was foreman of the building of the first conveyor at the Pier, and also acted in the capacity of timekeeper while employed with the Company. In early manhood, he was a member of the teaching profession, and taught for a number of years on the Island, where many of his pupils are still living and enjoying good health. In his younger days he was an ardent sports fan and was prominently identified in Regatta circles on the Island. He was at one time a member of the Wabanna county Council. An exemplary member of the Catholic Church, he was also for many years an active member of Conception Council Knights of Columbus.
R. T. Kent was a man of courage and strength. There was nothing of the shallow or trivial about him. He had strong convictions and could not be turned aside from the right. He made himself one with young people as with older folk and his warm and friendly personality endeared him to all who knew him. Many of us will remember affectionately and picture him as "the grand old gentleman" in the delightful home at the mines, where in yester year he spared no efforts to make his visitors feel comfortable and perfectly at ease. He was a most interesting conversationalist and it was a real pleasure to hear him relate his interesting stories of life in his early days on the iron isle. He was beloved by all classes for he was of a most amiable and friendly disposition that endeared him to everyone and his passing is sincerely mourned by a legion of friends.
Left to sustain the bereavement are three sons, Joseph, John and Richard, Bell Island; four daughters, Margaret, (Mrs. John C. Conway), Mary, (Mrs. Frank Dwyer), Kathlyn (Mrs. Graham Bowdring) Bell Island; Frances (Mrs. Gus Kearney), Halifax, N.S., two brothers, John and Peter, Bell Island and 18 grandchildren. His wife predeceased him in July 1953.
The funeral took place by motor hearse on Monday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception where requiem mass was celebrated by Rt. Rev. Monsignor G. G. Bartlett, D.P. P.P.
The funeral arrangements were in charge of Murphy's undertaker's service with Mr. Leo O'Brien undertaker and the following acting as Pall-Bearers: Messrs Thomas Power, Joseph Mason, Willard Pitts, James Ryan, George Pitts and Norman Luffman. Interment was in the R.C. Cemetery.
His influence for the good, the beautiful and the happy will long outlive him. He had a good memory had a wide choice of literature; and an international interest in human welfare, and believed that "the Souls of the righteous are in the hands of God."


The Daily News
June 1, 1955
Page: 16
Mrs. James Finn
- Passed away at the General Hospital at 7 a.m., Tuesday morning, Mrs. James Finn, in her 49th year, leaving to mourn her husband, 4 sons: Raymond, Edward, Cyril with Canadian Army in Barrie, Ontario, and Maurice at home; also two daughters: Mary (Mrs. James MacKey) and Agnes (Mrs. Edward Ford); also 11 grandchildren. Funeral at 10 a.m. Thursday, with High Requiem Mass, from her late residence 8 Plymouth Street, to St. Patrick's Church. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. (Foreign papers please copy).


The Daily News
June 1, 1955
Page: 16
Howard & Connors - Wedding Bells
Married at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28th, at the Marian Chapel, Joan Maureen, youngest daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. T. J. Connors of St. John's, to Ross Ingraham, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Howard of Saint John, N.B.


The Daily News
June 1, 1955
Page: 3
Alfred Picco
- On the 11:15 train yesterday morning, the body of the late Alfred Picco, accidentally drowned in Ottawa some days ago arrived home. The funeral will take place today, Wednesday, from his late residence at Portugal Cove at 2:30 p.m.


The Daily News
June 1, 1955
Page: 16
Mary J. Rowe
- Passed peacefully away at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Mary J. Shute, wife of the late George Rowe, age 87, leaving to mourn three daughters: Gertie (Mrs. A. Slade of Toronto), Louis (Mrs. H. Squires), Doris (Mrs. Ray Mercer; one son, George, all of St. John's; six grandchildren, one sister and three brothers. Funeral from her son's residence, 138 Prowse Ave., Thursday at 2:30 p.m. by Motor hearse to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
June 2, 1955
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay, May 30
Edward Godsell
- Spaniard's Bay lost another of its respected citizens on Saturday, May 28, in the passing of Edward Godsell at the age of 70 years.
Mr. Godsell spent his lifetime at various occupations and worked in several Newfoundland localities, as well as on the Canadian mainland and the United States. But his later years were occupied with farming his land and handling meat products, during which time he made numerous friends.
All his life he was a devout Catholic and was a staunch supporter of his church. During his last hours he had the privilege to receive the Last Rites through his Parish Priest, and this is indeed a consoling thought for his family. He died as he lived, as far as possible, at peace with his God and his neighbour.
Burial took place on Monday morning in the family plot following Solemn High Mass of Requiem at the lovely little Church of St. Anne. The celebrant of the Mass was the Very Rev. Monsignor M. F. Dinn of All Hallows, North River, assisted by Rev. W. P. Hogan, P.P., as deacon, and Rev. Father Terry as Sub-Deacon. The Office was read by Rev. Father Hogan, and Mrs. John Brazil was the organist.
He is survived by his widow; one son, John, of the staff of the St. John's Sanatorium; five daughters, Alice (Mrs. Edward Culleton), Frances (Mrs. James Kelly), both of Medford, Mass., Gertie (Mrs. David Fitzgerald) of Tilton, Genevieve (Mrs. Loyola McCarthy) of Upper Island Cove, and Mary (Mrs. William Sullivan) of Spaniard's Bay; one brother, John, in Brighton, Mass.; twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren. In offering our sincerest sympathy, may we add "Requiescat In Pace"?


The Daily News
June 2, 1955
Page: 2
Obituary - Henry Pike
Spaniard's Bay, May 30
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There passed peacefully away at his residence in Spaniard's Bay on Saturday morning, May 28th., Henry pike, at the age of 77 years.
The late Mr. Pike had been ill for a number of years, having been afflicted by a chronic illness which became more acute with the passing of time, and for the past few months he had been obliged to remain in bed where everything possible to alleviate his suffering was affectio9nately done by his loving wife and his devoted children.
In his earlier years, Mr. Pike had been a carpenter by trade, and held posts of supervision of construction on several important projects. Some of the first piers and deck heads at the now busy mining town of Wabanna were built under his capable supervision. For several years he worked in the United States and the Canadian mainland. During World War II he built many structures for the Canadian Army at St. John's. The lovely Church of St. John the Evangelist at Bishop's Cove stands as a witness to his ability in things beautiful. Some of the substantial houses in his hometown were built by him for example, the teachers' residence, the house now occupied by Mr. William Sullivan and the very lovely "Vimy" owned by Mrs. Mark Sheppard.
In his day, he was prominent in church and civic affairs. He was one of the first members to play an instrument in the L.O.A. brass band and was tutored by the renowned Professor Power. That this band was present at his funeral was indeed a fitting tribute to one of its first members. For twelve years he held the post of chairman of the Road Board when that body was functioning in bygone days.
His funeral, which was largely attended, took place on last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The L.O.A. Ritual was read by Deputy Master Allan Hutchings and Chaplain Lincoln Gosse.
At the Churchy the burial service was taken by the Rector, Rev. Canon T.E. Loder, and two of the deceased's favourite hymns, "Thy way, not mine, O Lord" and "Thy will be done", were sung. Burial was in the family plot.
He leaves to mourn his widow; six sons; Norman, Gordon, Donald, Levi, Steward and Harry, all residing at Spaniard's Bay; three daughters, Gertie (Mrs. George B. Pike) of Boston, Mass., Florence (Mrs. James Walsh) also of Boston, and Myrtle (Mrs. James Dwyer of Spaniard's Bay; one sister, Mrs. Robert Chipman of New Waterford, Nova Scotia; 35 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, to all of whom our sincerest sympathy is extended.
"Lord, when on earth I breathe no more
Theprayer oft mixed with tears before,
I'll sing upon a happier shore,
They will be done."


The Daily News
June 2, 1955
Page: 16
Douglas Dooley
- Passed peacefully away this morning, after a short illness, Douglas, son of Mrs. Sarah and the late John Dooley, of Topsail Road, leaving to mourn mother, six brothers and two sisters. Funeral Friday morning 10 o'clock with Requiem Mass at 10:30 at Corpus Christi Church, Kilbride.


The Daily News
June 2, 1955
Page: 2
Roberts & Short - Wedding Bells
Spaniard's Bay, May 30
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The Church of St. John, New Bonaventure, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Monday, May 9, when Rita, only daughter of Mrs. Herbert Peddle and the late Joseph Short, became the bride of John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Roberts of Spaniard's Bay. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. W. H. Sibley, Rector of Trinity Parish.
The bride looked lovely as she walked down the aisle on the arm of her stepfather, Mr. Herbert Peddle. She was attired in a gown of nylon and satin with over-lace and sequin trimming. Her veil was three-quarter length, and her headpiece consisted of a crown with rhinestone trimmings. Her bouquet consisted of pink and white carnations with maidenhair fern.
The maid of honour was Miss Cora Vivian (life-long friend of the bride) who wore a gold shade formal gown, and she carried a bouquet of yellow carnations. The bride's other attendant was Miss Gloria Gosse of St. John's and she wore a floor-length gown of blue. Her bouquet was of pink carnations. Miss Bernice Spurrell, cousin of the bride, acted as flowergirl and she was dressed in a white knee-length frock of nylon with over-lace frills and she carried a basket of tulips and carnations. The bride's mother wore an afternoon dress of aqua with white accessories.
The groom was ably supported by Mr. Bruce Butler of Bonavista and Mr. William Spurrell of St. John's.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Herbert Peddle, where just under one hundred and fifty guests were served a very delicious supper and took part in the general merriment afterwards. The toast to the bride was proposed by the Rector.
After a short honeymoon at Bonaventure, the happy couple motored to St. John's where they will reside, and where the groom is a building contractor. For the present they are living at 51 Liverpool Avenue.
Their friends at Bonaventure and Spaniard's Bay wish them every happiness.


The Daily News
June 2, 1955
Page: 16
John Simms
- Died at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Saturday, May 28th, John, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Simms, leaving to mourn wife, two sons, one sister in New York, and one brother, Mr. William Simms, 90 Pleasant St.


The Daily News
June 2, 1955
Page: 16
John Simms
- Died at Sherbrooke, Quebec, Saturday, May 28th, John, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Simms, leaving to mourn wife, two sons, one sister in New York, and one brother, Mr. William Simms, 90 Pleasant St.


The Daily News
June 3, 1955
Page: 8

BRADBURY, Abraham - Bay Roberts, May 30 - Passed away on May 23rd, Mr. Abraham Bradbury (of Joshua), aged 92 years and 8 months. Left to mourn are one son, Chesley at Bay Roberts; two daughters, Marion (Mrs. Robert Parsons), Coley's Point, and Fannie in the U.S. (Mrs. John Kennedy). The funeral took place on May 25th to the United Church and Cemetery, Bay Roberts, with the Minister, Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating. Deepest Sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
June 3, 1955
Page: 4
Carbonear, May 30th -
Leonard Budden
- We are sorry to report that Mr. Leonard Budden, formerly of this town, but for the past thirty years a resident of Glace Bay, was accidentally killed there on Saturday, news to that effect having been received by his sister, Mrs. Josiah Boutcher, of this town. Deceased was fifty years of age and is survived by his widow, two children and a brother, John, in Glace Bay, also a sister, Mrs. Robert Sharpe, at Corner Brook, and Mrs. Boutcher. To the sorrowing relatives we extend deepest sympathy. Further news of his death is expected momentarily.
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Name: Leonard Budden
Date & Place of Birth: September 16, 1904 @ Newfoundland
Parents: John Budden & Sarah Jane Trickett
Date & Place of Death: May 27, 1955 @ #4 Colliery, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Age: 50 years 8 months 11 days
Cause of Death: Crush Injury Left Chest
Spouse: Lillian Budden
Marriage: June 20, 1936 @ St. Mary's Church, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
Groom: Leonard Budden
Bride: Lillian Magdellen Johnson, 19, RC., born: USA
Witnesses: Robert & Nellie Snook
Officiating Clergy: G. Crewe


The Daily News
June 3, 1955
Page: 24
Sean Curtis
- Passed away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on June 2, Sean, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Brendan Curtis, Craigmillar Avenue.


The Daily News
June 4, 1955
Page: 20
Green
- Died June 3rd, darling infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Green.


The Daily News
June 4, 1955
Page: 20
Charles Roud
- Passed peacefully away at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, June 2nd, Charles Roud, 35 Power Street. Leaving to mourn 5 nephews and 5 nieces. Funeral from his late residence on Saturday morning with Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 11 o'clock.


The Daily News
June 4, 1955
Page: 20
George William Smith
- Died suddenly this morning, June 4th, George William Smith, 47 Flower Hill, in his 52nd year. Left to mourn are his wife, four sons and three daughters, all in St. John's. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
June 4, 1955
Page: 20
Templeton & Pottle - Wedding Bells

On May 26, at George Street United Church by the Rev. J. McKim, assisted by Rev. A. M. Old of St. Andrew's, Peter Major, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Templeton, 8 Bonaventure Avenue, to Margaret Hazel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Pottle, 10 Golf Avenue.


The Daily News
June 6, 1955
Page: 9
Bell Island suffered an irreparable loss on Tuesday morning, May 30th. when Mr. Denis Dwyer, one of its most popular and revered sons passed to that happy "destiny that lies beyond our dust." Mr. Dwyer had been in failing health for the past seven months, during which time he was a patient at the General Hospital, where he entered the portals of eternity on the above-mentioned date.
Denis Dwyer was the son of the late Thomas and Lucy Dwyer and was born at Bell Island 79 years ago. He received his education at the local schools.
At an early age when mining on the Island was in its infancy, Mr. Dwyer entered the employ of DOSCO and had completed over half a century of active service when he was retired on pension seven years ago. A very capable man he worked at different phases of the surface operations. Many years of which he held the responsible position of superintendent of surface shovels. Devoted to his work, kind and understanding, he was held in the highest esteem by all he came in contact during his long and faithful service with the Steel Company.
He was possessed of a large fund of information, conscientious and kind, and discharged his very important duties with the most meticulous care, and in a manner, which showed his sincere regard for the welfare of his fellow workmen.
The late Denis Dwyer was one of nature's gentlemen, a Christian in the highest acceptation of the term, this good man has passed on in the fullness of days leaving behind the record of a well spent life. As one who scorned all wrong, who harboured no bitterness, he will be remembered by all who knew him intimately as one of the good old stock, and his fine familiar face will be sadly missed from the local scene which he formed a part for nearly four score years.
He is survived by one son Tom, four daughters, Bess (Mrs. George Kent), Lucy (Mrs. Wm. Kent), Mary (Mrs. Pat Kent); Bell Island; Ita (Mrs. Joseph Zax), White Plains, New York; one brother John, Bell Island; four sisters, Mrs. John Tulk, Mrs. John Murphy, Mrs. John Boland, Miss Mary Ann Dwyer, Montreal; and 29 grandchildren. His wife predeceased him in 1926.
The funeral took place Thursday morning to St. Michael's Church by motor hearse, where solemn requiem mass was celebrated by Rt. Rev. Msgr. G. G. Bartlett, with Rev. Fr. J. L. O'Dwyer, deacon and Rev. Fr. W. K. Lawton, sub-deacon.
Interment was in the R. C. Cemetery.
The funeral arrangements were in charge of Murphy's Undertaker's Service with Mr. James Ryan as undertaker, and the following comprising the pallbearers - Messrs. James Stewart, Daniel Stoyles, F. Thomas Lamswood, Michael Reid, Richard F. Lamswood and Vincent Horward.


The Daily News
June 6, 1955
Page: 3
Constable Edmund Abbott
- One of the most widely known members of the Newfoundland Constabulary, Edmund Abbott lost his life by drowning Saturday night while fishing in a pond on the Salmonier Line. As far as can be learned the unfortunate victim and his friend, Mr. Wilfred Canning, also of St. John's, were rowing off into the pond when one of them lost an oar. They both reached for the oar at the same time and in so doing overbalanced the small boat and they were thrown into the water.
Mr. Canning, who cannot swim, held on to the side of the boat, while Constable Abbott, a powerful swimmer, endeavored to pull it to shore and save his friend. But he soon became exhausted when the waders he was wearing filled with water and in a short time he had disappeared beneath the surface before the eyes of his wife, Mrs. Canning and her son, who witnessed the tragedy from the shore.
Seeing that the two men were in difficulties, Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. Canning and her son, launched another boat to go to their assistance but were too late to save Constable Abbott. Canning was taken to shore safely but badly shaken up.
The late Constable Abbott, who was 42 years of age, was a native of Musgrave Harbour, B.B. He came to St. John's 23 years ago and joined the Newfoundland Constabulary while only 19 years of age.
He served the Force with ability and distinction down through the years and was highly respected by his superiors, his colleagues and by the public. In recent years he has been attached to the Traffic section of the Force and thousands will remember him patrolling the city on his motorcycle. He had been on duty Friday and having the weekend off, decided to spend it at the Salmonier Line with his wife and friends.
The deceased officer is survived by his wife, Mildred, two daughters, Yvonne and Elaine, one son, Paul, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Abbott, and one sister (Marie), Mrs. Crowther, who resides in Toronto. The funeral will take place by motor hearse at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday from his late residence, 1 Allandale Road.


The Daily News
June 6, 1955
Page: 16
Edmund Whycliffe Abbott
- Died as a result of a drowning accident Edmund Whycliffe Abbott, age 42 years; leaving to mourn wife (Mildred), two daughters, Yvonne and Elaine, one son, Paul; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Abbott, and 1 sister, Mrs. Crowder (Marie), residing in Toronto. The funeral will take place on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his late residence, 1 Allandale Road.


The Daily News
June 6, 1955
Page: 16
Lawrence J. Delahunty
- Died suddenly at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Saturday, June 3rd, Lawrence J. Delahunty; leaving a wife, 2 children, one brother and one sister. Funeral today from his late residence 35 Cornwall Heights to Corpus Christie Church, Kilbride, for Requiem Mass at 10 o'clock. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery. R.I.P.


The Daily News
June 6, 1955
Page: 3
Dr. James J. Greene
- The death occurred at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital early Sunday morning of the Reverend Doctor James J. Greene, Ph.D., Parish Priest of Torbay, St. John's East. The late Rev. Doctor Greene was born in St. John's seventy years ago, the son of Michael K. and Minnie Greene and nephew of the Col. Hon. Daniel J. Greene, Q.C.
After receiving his early education at St. Bonaventure's College he proceeded to Rome for his Theological studies at the College of Propaganda de Fide, and where at an early age, he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. On Trinity Sunday, 1910, exactly forty five years ago to yesterday, the day he died, he was ordained in the sacred Priesthood at the Basilica of St. John Latern in Rome, and returned to St. John's where for a number of years, he was attached to the Staff of the R.C. Cathedral, during which period he will be remembered for his activities in conducting for years the Parish Night School, and as Spiritual Director of both the Holy Name Society and the Star of the Sea Society. During the forty-five years of his sacred Ministry, besides serving at the Cathedral in St. John's, he was for many years Parish Priest of Witless Bay, Ferryland District and for over twenty years past, the Parish Priest of Torbay, to the time of his death.
Rev. Doctor Greene is survived by one brother, Mr. Joseph M. Greene of St. John's, and nephew, Mr. James J. Greene, LL.B., while Rev. Father Randall Greene of St. Theresa's Parish, Mundy Pond is a cousin. The remains laid in State in the Chapel of St. Clare's until last evening, when they were brought to Torbay and laid in the Parish Church, he for so many years officiate in last night. This morning at 10 a.m. Mass of Requiem will be offered at Torbay Church by the Rev. Randall Greene and tonight at 7:30 p.m. will be brought back to the R.C. Cathedral St. John's where they will remain until after Pontifical Mass of Requiem celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Skinner at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, after which the funeral will be held to Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
June 6, 1955
Page: 3
Selina Pynn
- A little child drowned on the West Coast on Saturday. Four year old Selina Pynn of Curling fell off a wharf there while at play. Her body was not recovered until much later. Apparently the little girl had been playing on the wharf with another child and apart from the two children, no one else was on the wharf at that time.


The Daily News
June 7, 1955 - Page: 9
Obituary - Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan

There passed away at the home at Brigus on May 22nd, Mrs. Elizabeth Sullivan, a former resident of this town. The late Mrs. Sullivan had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. William Hearn at Hr. Grace South, until a few months ago. She had reached the advanced age of 90 years. At one time she had been housekeeper with the late Mr. A. L. Collis. Left to mourn her passing are six daughters, two of whom reside at Hr. Grace, Mrs. G. W. Pynn and Mrs. William Hearn. She also leaves 36 grandchildren and 71 great grandchildren. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Hearn, to St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead, interment being at the R.C. Cemetery


The Daily News
June 7, 1955
Page: 16
George Ash
- Passed peacefully away Monday, June 6th, Mr. Geo. Ash of Chamberlains in his 68th year. Leaving to mourn, wife, 3 step-sisters and two step-brothers. Funeral Wednesday, June 8th at 2:30 from Barrett's Mortuary Rooms, 28 Dick's Square.


The Daily News
June 7, 1955
Page: 16
Julia Boulos
- Passed peacefully away 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Julia Boulos, wife of the late Michael Boulos, in her 82nd year. Leaving to mourn, four daughters, Susan, Mrs. Rose Ellis; Mrs. Leo Offspring, St. John's; Mrs. J. Morrell, Millertown Junction; four sons, George, St. John's; Lyman and Jacob at Millertown Junction and Paul, at Stephenville, also two sisters, Murriah and Susan at Detroit, U.S.A. Three brothers, Salida Dominie, Botwood; George in Syria and Joseph in Detroit, Michigan, also 9 grandchildren. Funeral at 10:30 a.m. today, Tuesday from her late residence 590 Water Street, with Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church, Interment at Belvedere.


The Daily News
June 7, 1955
Page: 3
Austin Langer
- Twenty-one year old Austin Langer of Corner Brook drowned Sunday while on a boating trip on south Brook, Deer Lake. Apparently Langer went out with a friend, Charley Harris. They spent sometime boating and then came to shore. Later, however, Langer took the boat himself and went out again. The boat capsized and he drowned without aid being able to reach him. RCMP were dragging there yesterday.


The Daily News
June 7, 1955
Page: 16
Jane Marshall
- Passed peacefully away June 6th, Jane Marshall in her 53rd year, leaving to mourn four sons, John, Fred, Frank and George, three daughters, Sarah, Mary and Theresa, also three sisters, eight grandchildren. Funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from her late residence Blackhead Rd. to St. Patrick's Church. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.


The Daily News
June 7, 1955
Page: 16
Sarah Smith
- Passed away at the age of 74 years old after a long illness, Mrs. Sarah Smith, leaves to mourn one sister, Mrs. Mary Quinton; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Carberry, two sons, Joe and Otto Smith and a large number of grandchildren and large circle of friends. Funeral to take place from 11 William St., on Wednesday morning with High Requiem Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral. - R.I.P. (Halifax papers please copy)


The Daily News
June 8, 1955
Page: 16
Sarah Jane Manuel
- There passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's, as the ninth day of May drew to its close, Sarah Jane, beloved wife of Clarence Manuel, in her fiftieth year.
It was approximately ten months previous to her passing that she entered St. Clare's Mercy Hospital where she underwent an operation. She was later transferred to the General Hospital for treatment where she remained until the time of her passing. She had spent two months in a mainland hospital previously to her period of hospitalization in St. John's.
Sarah Jane Manuel was a wonderful person and kindness at its best, found expression in everything she did for others. She possessed those rare gifts and graces, which combine to make personalities attractive and winsome. She was a good citizen, and any cause which had merit, found a ready response in her generous heart. She loved the church, too, and during those years when her strength permitted her she gave freely of her time and talent to the church's program.
But it was, I think, in the home that she excelled. It was my privilege to live in her home for a year during the period I served as a student minister in her hometown of LaScie. Her home became my home too, and the greatest possible measure of courtesy and respect was given to me unfailingly. Here, too, the poor were never sent away empty handed, and the visitor always received a warm welcome. To her dutiful husband she gave unsparingly of her love and affection, and the mutual love and respect that was always in evidence produced an atmosphere that was conducive to real happiness and peace.
She was a brave Christian soul who bore the long months of suffering and pain with true Christian fortitude and without complaint, and there was no moaning of the bar when she put out to sea.
She leaves to mourn their sad loss, her husband, her aged mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Chipp of LaScie; four brothers, William of Toronto, and Albert, Chesley and Heber at home. Also two sisters, Mrs. Norman Thoms of LaScie and Mrs. John Parsons of Grand Falls. To all of whom deepest sympathy is hereby extend.
The funeral service was conducted by Rev. R.B. Green of Grand Falls and interment was in the United Church Cemetery at Badger. There, all that was mortal of Sarah Jane Manuel will lie in peace "until the day dawns and the shadows flee away."
A.S.B.


The Daily News
June 8, 1955
Page: 7
Clarke & Cummings - Wedding Bells

Their wedding which took place on Saturday Morning, May 28th, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Wabana. The ceremony being performed with Nuptial Mass by Rt. Revd. Monsignor G. F. Bartlett, D.P., P.P. Formerly Miss Marie Clarke, the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clarke of West Mines, Bell Island. The bridegroom is the son of Annie and the late Michael Cummings, of the Front, Bell Island.


The Daily News
June 8, 1988
Page: 1
Montreal
John McNeill Forbes
- Funeral will be held here today for John McNeill Forbes, Prominent Canadian mining engineer, who died suddenly in hospital Monday. He was 73. Mr. Forbes, native of Bonavista, Nfld., and graduate of McGill University in 1906, served as director of the Reid Newfoundland Company and associates and helped organize the financing of the Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Company from 1918 - 1923. Later he was managing director of Siscoe Gold Mines Ltd. For many years Mr. Forbes was closely associated with mining development in Northwestern Quebec. Survivors include his widow, the former Clara Louise McCallum, and a son, Gordon Ross.


The Daily News
June 8, 1955
Page: 5
New Waterford, N.S. (CP)
Ellis Green
, 63, president of the New Waterford Credit Union and secretary of the United Mine Workers (CCL) Local 12, died today at his home here. Survivors include two brothers, Joseph, Hants Harbor, Nfld., and Stanley, St. John's, and a sister, Mrs. John Harris, also of St. John's.

Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Name: Ellis Green
Date & Place of Birth: November 4, 1891 @ Newfoundland
Father: John F. Green
Date & Place of Death: June 6, 1955 @ New Waterford, Nova Scotia
Age: 63 years 7 months 2 days
Date & Place of Burial: June 10, 1955 @ Union Grove Cemetery
Spouse: Florence Mercer
Married: June 17, 1919 @ New Waterford


The Daily News
June 8, 1988
Page: 3
Dr. James J. Green
, late Parish Priest of Torbay, who died at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Sunday morning last, was buried yesterday morning from the R. C. Cathedral with Solemn Pontifical Mass. His Grace the Archbishop pontificated attended by Reverend R. J. Green, P.P., relative of the deceased as Assistant Priest, Deacons of Honour were Reverend Fathers P. J. Kennedy and C. S. Eagan, while the Deacon and Sub-deacon of the Mass were respectively Rev. F. W. Bradshaw and Rev. A. L. Penney. Masters of Ceremonies were Rev. D. L. O'Keefe, S.T.D., and Rev. C. G. Greene.
Occupying special places in the Sanctuary were the following: Right Reverend and Monsignori, J. J. Rawlins, P.A., P.P., M. F. Dinn, D.P., C.G., P.P., North River; H.A. Summers, D.P., V.G., Administrator of the Cathedral, C. A. McCarthy, D.P., V.F., P.P., R. Mc.D. Murphy, D.P., G. G. Bartlett, D.P., P.P.; E.P. Maher, D.P., P.P.; W. A. Carew, J.C.D., who was recently named Papal Chamberlain.
Some thirty priests from the Diocese of Harbour Grace and from city and nearby parishes in the Archdiocese attended, to pay final tribute of respect to one who had laboured zealously in the Priesthood for forty-five years.
Mass was sung by the Priest's Choir under the direction of Rev. John Murray, P.P.
Special places were reserved in the Cathedral for Mr. Joseph M. Greene, a brother of the deceased and Mr. James J. Greene, M.A., Ll.B., his nephew and for other relatives. In the congregation, which attended the mass was a large number of parishioners from Torbay.
Interment was in the priest's plot at Belvedere Cemetery where, the final prayers were recited by Rev. R. J. Greene.


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June 8, 1955
Page: 16
Ellen Waddigan
- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, June 7th, Ellen, widow of the late James Waddigan, leaving to mourn one son, three grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral on Thursday, June 9th, by motor hearse from her late residence, 1 Leslie St. with Solemn Mass of Requiem at St. Patrick's Church at 10:30 a.m.


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June 9 1955
Page: 16
Theresa Guy
- Passed peacefully away Wednesday evening, June 8, Mrs. Theresa Guy, formerly of Musgrave Harbour, in her 81st. year. Left to mourn are one son, Horatio, one daughter, Pearl, and five grandchildren. Interment at Musgrave Harbour.


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June 9 1955
Page: 16
Ellen Maddigan
- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, June 7th, Ellen, widow of the late James Maddigan, leaving to mourn one son, three grandchildren, and two sisters. Funeral today, June 9th, by motor hearse from her late residence, 1 Leslie Street, with Solemn Mass of Requiem at St. Patrick's Church at 10:30 a.m.


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June 10, 1955
Page: 4

Carbonear, June 7 - There passed peacefully away on Monday, May 30, Mr. Richard Butt, aged thirty-six. Deceased was the son of the late George and Minnie Butt of Crocker's Cove, and was a well-known figure around town, having been deliveryman for Rual-Retreat Farm for the past three years. He is survived by his widow (nee Isabel Mahanney), a young son, Marwood Nelson; one brother, John J., and one sister, Mrs. John Lahey, residing at Hearts Desire; two step-brothers, Felix Butt and James Driscoll, of this town: two step-sisters, Mrs. William Dooley of Gander, and Mrs. Peter King of Long Harbour, P.B., and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Funeral took place on Thursday to St. James Church, where Rev. W. H. B. Gill conducted the funeral rites. Interment was in the C. of E. Cemetery. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends condolence.


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June 10, 1955 - Page: 6
Obituary - Mrs. Mary A. Neil

There passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Pike, after a lengthy illness, Mary, wife of the late James Neil, of this town. The late Mrs. Neil was one of the oldest residents of Harbour Grace, have reached the advanced age of 89 years. She leaves to mourn six daughters, Mrs. George Pike and Mrs. Jacob Nicholls of this town, Mrs. George Burke at New York, Mrs. M. Kelly, Glace Bay, and Mrs. Gosse and Mrs. Clarke at Bell Island, to whom sympathy is extended. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to St. Paul's Church, interment being at the C. of E. Cemetery.


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June 10, 1955
Page: 4
Carbonear, June 7 - One of our oldest and most respected residents, Mrs. Sophie Reid, widow of the late Mr. James Reid, passed peacefully away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Saunders, on Thursday, aged eighty-seven years. Deceased had been suffering from a heart condition for years but had been confined to bed for only two weeks prior to her death. Through her long illness she was lovingly cared for by her daughter, whose greatest thought was for the comfort of her aged relative. The late Mrs. Reid was of a very quiet disposition but she certainly enjoyed the visits of her friends and neighbours and was never happier than when there was "company" to be entertained. She especially enjoyed visits from young people, especially from her grandchildren, every one of whom literally worshipped her. She was an ideal mother and grandmother and she will be greatly missed by every member of the family. Surviving are one son, William, of this town, four daughters, Mrs. Walter Farrington and Miss Bessie Reid, at New York, and Mrs. Saunders and Mrs. Fred Powell, of this town, also a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren, to all of whom we extend deepest sympathy. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband, in the United Church Cemetery, on Saturday. Rev. W. B. Johnston conducted the service at the home and graveside, where three of her favourite hymns were sung.


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June 10, 1955 - Page: 6
Obituary - Mrs. Alice Sullivan
The death of Mrs. Alice Sullivan took place at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Collins of Riverhead, following a short illness. The deceased, who had reached her 74th year was a well known and highly respected resident of Riverhead. She had been quite active up to a few days before her death, and her passing came as a shock to her family. The late Mrs. Sullivan leaves to mourn five sons, Bernard, who arrived from Boston, via Gander, on Tuesday, and Ronald, Leo, Michael and William at Harbour Grace; three daughters, Mrs. William Jordan, Mrs. John Collins and Mrs. B. Shaughrue; two brothers, Mr. Thomas Reynolds and Mr. Frank Reynolds, and one sister, Mrs. Jas Dwyer, of Harbour Grace, to whom sincere sympathy is extended. The funeral took place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday with Requiem High Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead.


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June 10 1955
Page: 4
Carbonear, June 7 -
Mr. Richard Butt
- There passed peacefully away on Monday, May 30, Mr. Richard Butt, aged thirty-six. Deceased was the son of the late George and Minnie Butt of Crocker's Cove, and was a well-known figure around town, having been deliveryman for Rural Retreat Farm for the past three years. He is survived by his widow (Nee Isabel Mahaney), a young son, Marwood Nelson; one brother, John J., and one sister, Mrs. John Lahey, residing at Hearts Desire; two step-brothers, Felix Butt and James Driscoll, of this town; two step-sisters, Mrs. William Dooley of Gander, and Mrs. Peter King of Long Harbour, P.B., and a wide circle of relatives and friends. Funeral took place on Thursday to St. James' Church, where Rev. W. H. B. Gill conducted the funeral rites. Interment was in the C. of E. Cemetery. To the bereaved relatives the writer extends condolence.


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June 10, 1955
Page: 16
Mrs. Wm. Chesterton
of Gooseberry Lane, St. John's, was born June 9, 1914, and passed away at the General Hospital June 9, 1955. Mrs. Chesterton, the daughter of Matilda and the late Charles Hobbs, was born at Bunyan's Cove, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. She is survived by her husband and three children, David, Glenis and Derrick, her Step-father, Mr. Henry Brown, mother and three brothers, George and Edward of St. John's, Jacob of Windsor, Ontario, two step-sisters, and one adopted sister, Mrs. Edith Vest, now living in the Philippine Islands. The funeral service will be held at the Seventy-Day Adventist Church at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, 1955. The funeral will be by motor hearse. Interment will be in the General Protestant Cemetery.


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June 10 1955
Page: 7
Mary A. Neil
- There passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Pike, after a lengthy illness, Mary, wife of the late James Neil of this town. The late Mrs. Neil was one of the oldest residents of Harbour Grace, having reached the advanced age of 89 years. She leaves to mourn six daughters, Mrs. George Pike and Mrs. Jacob Nicholls of this town, Mrs. George Burke of New York, Mrs. M. Kelly, Glace Bay, and Mrs. Gosse and Mrs. Clarke at Bell Island, to whom sympathy is extended. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon to St. Paul's Church, interment being at the C. of E. Cemetery.


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June 10, 1955
Page: 16
Orestes Simmonds
- Passed away suddenly June 8th, Orestes Simmonds, retired Boiler Maker in his 67th year; leaving wife, 2 sons, 3 daughters. Funeral 2:30 Friday from his son's residence, Mundy Pond Rd.


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June 10, 1955
Page: 16
Orestes Simmonds
- Passed away suddenly June 8th, Orestes Simmonds, retired Boiler Maker in his 67th year; leaving wife, 2 sons, 3 daughters. Funeral 2:30 Friday from his son's residence, Mundy Pond Rd.


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June 10 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Alice Sullivan
- The death of Mrs. Alice Sullivan took place at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Collins of Riverhead, following a short illness.
The deceased, who had reached her 74th year, was a well known and highly respected resident of Riverhead. She had been quite active up to a few days before her death, and her passing came as a shock to her family.
The late Mrs. Sullivan leaves to mourn five sons, Bernard, who arrived from Boston, via Gander, on Tuesday, and Ronald, Leo, Michael and William at Harbour Grace; three daughters, Mrs. William Jordan, Mrs. John Collins and Mrs. B. Shaughrue; two brothers, Mr. Thomas Reynolds and Mr. Frank Reynolds, and one sister, Mrs. Jas. Dwyer, of Harbour Grace, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
The funeral took place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday with Requiem High Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead.


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June 11, 1955
Page: 2
George William Smith
- Fifty four year old George William Smith, talented and popular member of the musical fraternity in St. John's, died suddenly on Saturday morning, June 4th, when he suffered an attack while performing at Pepperell, AFB.
Playing the piano with Leo Michael's Orchestra he was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage. He was rushed to hospital where he passed away a short time afterwards. A lover of classical music, he had adapted the popular theme easily after leaving his native England and was a mainstay with the Michael ensemble for twelve years.
George Smith was born in 1901 in Liverpool, England and served in the merchant service from 1917 to the end of the First World War. He continued at sea until 1931 and married the former Violet Fitzpatrick of this city while at New York in 1927 on October 13th.
He made a host of friends as headwaiter of the Newfoundland Hotel for twenty years after joining the staff in 1931. He became manager of the Woodstock Country Club when it was opened in 1951. Through the years he became a close friend of thousands of people with whom he came in contact and was always highly regarded.
After studying music in England, George Smith came first to Newfoundland on the maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Nerissa in the mid twenties. His musical talents made him a favourite of patrons in nightclubs throughout the city and elsewhere.
He is survived by his wife, three daughters and 4 sons, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.


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June 11, 1955
Page: 8
Thistle & Jackson - Wedding Bells

Pedestal baskets of cassia daisies and huckleberry tastefully decorated Gower Street United Church on May 16th for the marriage at 7 o'clock p.m. of Marion Olga Thistle, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Thistle of Burlington, Green Bay, to Francis Lindberg Jackson, youngest son of Mrs. and the late Rev. Oliver Jackson of St. John's. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. S. Butt, assisted by Rev. Francis E. Vipond.
The bride was a picture of loveliness in a white floor length gown, cut on princess lines from appliqué of lace over satin, with a deep flounce of nylon tulle over shimmering satin at the hem. Her half bonnet, which was studded with chips of mother-or-pearl, held in place the finger-tip veil, also studded with mother-of-pearl. She carried a bouquet of white and pink shattered carnations.
The bride was attended by Mrs. Donald Downton as matron-of-honour, and Mrs. George Miller as bridesmaid. They chose identical ballerina length gowns with fitted bodice and bouffant skirt of pink ribbon tulle over dusty rose taffeta. Their head dresses were Juliet caps of the same material. As the bride entered the church, little Elizabeth Parsons, dressed in replica of the other attendants, scattered flower petals along the aisle. Each carried laced on trimmed baskets of pink and white cassia daisies and purple sweet peas.
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Thistle chose a floor length lace gown of aquamarine with white and silver accessories. Her corsage was white shattered carnations. Mrs. Jackson chose a dusty rose lace gown with plum and white accessories. Her corsage was white shattered carnations
The groom was supported by Mr. George Smith as best man. The guests were ushered by Mr. George Miller and Mr. Howard Thistle.
As the bride and her father came to the altar, Miss Dorothy Templeman sang two verses of "O Perfect Love". The remaining verse was sung as the bride and groom left the altar to sign the register. During the signing of the register, Miss Templeman sang "Still as the Night".
At the Old Colony Club a delicious buffet supper was served, following which Rev. Dr. Butt, a life-long friend of the bride's family, proposed the toast to the bride, to which the groom responded. Telegrams from well wishers, who could not attend, were then read. Following this, the Marksmen supplied music for dancing.
For traveling, the bride chose a turquoise tweed suit with white and rust accessories. Her corsage was an orchid. The honeymoon was spent motoring in the Maritimes. The happy couple are now residing in Halifax, where the groom is employed with Trans Canada Airlines. The bride is a graduate of St. John's General Hospital School of Nursing.
Bride's Gown - The Model Shop
Bridesmaids - Miss S. Day
Flowers - Howse of Flowers
Cake - Mrs. T. Noel
Head Pieces - Mrs. Whitty


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June 13, 1955
Page: 20
Edith Blanche Bowering
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on June 11th, 1955, Edith Blanche, aged 68, beloved wife of John Bowering: leaving to mourn beside her husband, one son, Clifford Russell, Gwen, (Mrs. Arthur Budgell), and Ellie, (Mrs. Charles Parrott): also four step-children, Dugald, Edward, Harris and Nellie Bowering, as well as one brother, Reuben, and one sister, Winnie.


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June 13, 1955
Page: 14
June 8 - From the settlements of Barr'd Islands and Joe Batt's Arm.
Mercer & Brown - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Anglican Church at Change Islands on June 1st, when Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mercer of Joe Batt's Arm, became the wife of Arthur, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, also of Joe Batt's Arm. Rev. Cheeseman officiated at the ceremony. The couple then returned to Joe Batt's Arm, where the usual toasts were honoured at the home of the groom


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June 13, 1955
Page: 20
George Noseworthy
- Passed peacefully away after a short illness at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital at 4 p.m., June 12, George Noseworthy, age 54 years. Leaving to mourn wife, one daughter, Lillian (Mrs. Frank Baker), at Halifax; five grandchildren, one brother and one sister in Vancouver. Funeral from his late residence 43 Alexander Street at 3 p.m. today to the Church of England Cemetery.


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June 13, 1955
Page: 20
Paul Penney
- Passed away Saturday morning, June 11th, Paul Penney, in his 49th year; he leaves to mourn his wife Mary; also 3 sisters, Mrs. Antle, Top Battery Road, and Mrs. Sulley, Circular Road, and Mrs. Maher of Toronto, Canada; two step-brothers, Jack and Jim of the city; also two brothers, Michael A. and Thomas. Funeral at 8:30 a.m. today with Requiem Mass at 9 o'clock from 122 Gower Street.


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June 15, 1955
Page: 2
Mrs. E. Ledrew
- It is with regret that we record the passing of Mrs. E. LeDrew of Clarke's Beach, widow of the late Mr. James LeDrew, on June 10th, in her 81st year, at the General Hospital in St. John's. The funeral took place from the residence of her brother, Mr. R. Butler, to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


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June 15, 1955
Page: 3
Mary Ryan,
14-months-old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ryan of Empire Ave., lost her life last evening when she was struck by a car while playing near her home. The child was playing on the street when the car, driven by a resident of the area, accidentally ran over her. She was rushed to hospital, but it was found impossible to save her life. The accident occurred just west of the junction of Empire Ave. and Stamp's Lane.


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June 15, 1955
Page: 2
Winnifred Sellars
- On Wednesday, June 1st, there passed away at her home in Salmon Cove, Clarke's Beach, Winnifred Mugford, beloved wife of Mr. Max Sellars, in her 34th year.
Mrs. Sellars had been on the teaching staff of the Church of England Board of Education for about 16 years and was very well known in various settlements throughout the island. For the past 3 years she had been teaching at Salmon Cove. Always friendly and a very conscientious teacher, she endeared herself to all her pupils and will be sadly missed.
The funeral service was very largely attended. The pupils of the school with their teachers formed a guard of honour. The Rector, Rev. H. Facey, took the services at the home, church and graveside.
Deepest sympathy is extended to her bereaved husband, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mugford, and brother Albert.


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June 15, 1955
Page: 16
Allan Tuck
- Passed away after a brief illness, 11 p.m., Sunday, Allan Tuck, aged 54 years. Leaving to mourn wife, 2 sons, Roy and Gerald; 1 daughter, Daisy, mother, Harriet Tuck, of Hant's Harbour; also, 2 sisters, Bessie (Mrs. Daniel Tuck), and Marian, (Mrs. Wesley Short) of Hant's Harbour. Funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. today, from his late residence, 6 Lakeview Avenue, by motor hearse to the Salvation Army Cemetery.


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June 16, 1955
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, June 13
- There passed away on Wednesday, June 8, David, child of Mr. and Mrs. Esau Sheppard, at the age of two years and four months. As the little chap had been ill since birth, his passing came as no surprise to his parents, who did all humanly possible to save him. Still, the sympathy of the whole community is extended to them in their bereavement. Besides his parents, three brothers and one sister who loved him dearly, mourn his passing. Burial was in the C. of E. Cemetery.
"Who shall go to that bright land?
All who do the right;
Holy children there shall stand
In their robes of white;
For that heaven, so bright and blest,
Is our everlasting rest."


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June 16, 1955
Page: 3
Arthur Keith Whelan
- A young boy, Arthur Keith Whelan, aged 7 of Job's Cove, Conception Bay fell to his death Monday over a 400-foot cliff near his home. He had been playing in a meadow. The boy died shortly after being found by rescuers.


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June 17, 1955
Page: 9
Mr. William Sellars
- There passed away at Markland on Friday, June 10th a former resident of this town, Mr. William Sellars. The late Mr. Sellars who was born in 1883, and was the son of the late Thomas and Frances Sellars of this town. He left Hr. Grace to reside at St. John's some years ago, and later moved to Markland. He leaves to mourn his wife, the former Miss Elsie Pedale, three sons, and five daughter, and five brothers, Albert on Bell Island, and James at Hr. Grace to each of whom sincere sympathy is extended. The remains were brought from Markland to Hr. Grace on Sunday, and the funeral services was conducted by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow at St. Paul's Church, interment being in the family plot of the C. of E. Cemetery.


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June 17, 1955
Page: 9
Barrington & Sheehan - Wedding Bells
A very quiet but pretty wedding was solemnized with nuptial Mass at St. Joseph's Church, St. John's at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, June 10th by Rev. Father Penney, where Eileen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheehan were united in marriage to Mr. Frank Barrington of St. John's The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Andrews Moriarty, and the best man was Mr. Maurice Barrington, brother of the groom Following the ceremony, the bridal party motored to Harbour Grace, where a reception was held at the home of the bride. Best wishes are extended to the happy couple.


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June 17, 1955
Page: 3
Michael B. Bulger
- Passed away suddenly at 12:45 a.m. this morning, June 17th, Michael B. Bulger, aged 59 years; leaving to mourn wife, three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Clooney at home, Mrs. Hannah O'Brien of New Jersey, and Mrs. Annie Squires, South Dakota; also two brothers, Philip at home, and John in Boston. Funeral by motor hearse from his late residence, 78 King's Bridge Road, tomorrow, Saturday, at 9:30 with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's Church.


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June 17, 1955
Page: 3
James Crewe
, 9, of Corner Brook was killed Wednesday night when struck by a pick-up. The boy had been playing near his home and ran out into the path of an oncoming pick-up driven by Edmund Hillier. The boy was instantaneously killed. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Crewe of Corner Brook.


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June 17, 1955
Page: 3
James Murphy
- Twenty-three year old James Murphy was instantaneously killed Wednesday night when crushed beneath a sixteen ton tractor on Half Way House Hill. The man had resided at Paradise, Conception Bay. The tractor was apparently being pulled up hill on top of a trailer, being towed by a truck. However, the truck couldn't pull the load, so a decision was made to take the tractor off and Mr. Murphy climbed aboard to get it off. The tractor tumbled during the unloading operation, pinning him beneath it.


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June 17, 1955
Page: 16
James Murphy
- Accidentally killed on Wednesday, June 15th, James Murphy, aged 23 years. Left to mourn their sad loss, wife, two sons, mother, father, four brothers and two sisters. Funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. today from his late residence, Paradise, Topsail Road, by motor hearse to the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Topsail. R.I.P.


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June 18, 1955
Page: 20

COLEMAN, Mrs. Mary - Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. One can well imagine the glorious scene which took place on the eternal shore on Saturday, May 7th, when the soul of Mary Coleman, widow of the late John D. Coleman, departed from her terrestrial abode to enter the celestial realm of her everlasting home. She was undoubtedly greeted by the Master Himself who smilingly took her hand and said 'It is I, Fear Not' "Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant." Present also we may feel certain was His Blessed Mother, accompanied by her multitudinous angelic attendants, to greet her devoted client. Yes, Mary Coleman, after ninety-nine years of unfailing devotion to her Lord and Master, and all that appertains to His Honour, must have received a joyous welcome on the conclusion of a life so permeated with real Christian Piety.
Mary Coleman was born at Harbour Grace on Feb. 29th. 1856. Her early girlhood was lived at Stock Cove, Near King's Cove, B.B. In her early twenties she was united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony to John D. Coleman, at Little Bay, N.D.B The Coleman family moved to Badger Bay, from thence to Pilley's Island, and finally to Badger, in 1905, where Mr. Coleman was superintendent of Harvey's and Co. Lumbering operations. Owing to the complete lack of hotel accommodation, Mrs. Coleman modified her household, so that many of the travelling public may have some place to stay. Her small hotel became a peaceful haven for many a weary salesman, as well as other transients. All who had her tender care will gladly verify the statement that she was the personification of kindness itself. She spoke of the salesman as "My Boys" and they in return ever addressed her by the sweet and endearing title of "Mother".
During her last seven years she resided with her daughter Margaret (Mrs. A. J. Coleman) at Corner Brook. Here she enjoyed continuous and ever solicitous care of a truly devoted daughter.
Her great devotion was to the Holy Rosary, which she said at least once every day. Even on the day of her death she did not fail in this holy practice. Her last act here below was to make the Sign of the Cross, and say "Hail Mary Full of Grace..ending with..Pray for us sinners, now and at the Hour of Our Death", then her pure soul to its flight to join the myriads of God's Blessed.
It was marvellous to see one approaching the age of one hundred years so physically and mentally active. Besides her affectionate interests in all matters that related to the family, she was well informed, not only in local developments, but also in those of a national and international nature. Many and constant were her fervent prayers that this strife torn world may raise its thoughts to the Kind and Loving Source of all Peace.
Pontifical Requiem Mass was celebrated by His Excellency Bishop O'Reilly, after which the remains of the dear departed, accompanied by the members of her immediate family, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, as well as a host of friends, were laid to rest beside her husband in the Catholic Cemetery at Corner Brook.
Mrs. Mary Coleman is survived by her sons, Peter of Corner Brook, Joseph of Badger, John of St. John's; her daughter, Margaret (Mrs. A. J. Coleman of Corner Brook and one sister, Mrs. Cecilia Sargent of New York.
The many Mass Cards, Telegrams, Cards of Sympathy, and Wreaths and Flowers furnish ample proof of how firmly entrenched she was in the hearts of those she so dearly loved.
May Her Soul Rest In Peace


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June 18, 1955
Page: 2
Badcock & Badcock - Marriage Bells
Bay Roberts, June 10
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The wedding took place, at St. Matthew's Church, Tuesday night, June 7th, of Minnie Pearl, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Badcock, to Archibald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Badcock, both of Bay Roberts East. The ceremony was performed by the Rector, Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D. The bride was attended by Misses Florence Earle and Birdin Mercer, while the groom was supported by Messrs. William J. Earl and Albert Menchions. We join with their many friends in offering heartiest congratulations.


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June 18, 1955
Page: 20
George Edmond Bemister
- Passed away suddenly, June 17th, 1955, George Edmond Bemister in his 54th year. Leaving to mourn besides his wife, one son, John G., two sisters and one brother. Funeral tomorrow, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from 4 McNeil Street.


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June 18, 1955
Page: 3
Thomas Joseph Slaney
- Two year old Thomas Joseph Slaney was thrown from a car as it ran off the road near Epworth, Burin, Thursday, and he died as a result of a fractured skull. It is said to be the 24th accident fatality for the year to date.


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June 20, 1955
Page: 3
Mrs. Leslie White
of Bauline passed away at the Sanatorium yesterday. It was she who had been having teeth extracted shortly before she was to be discharged when Dr. T. Stentaford, anaesthetist, noticed she had no pulse or heart beat. In a dramatic attempt to save the woman, Dr. Stentaford called for a scalpel, opened the woman's chest and massaged the heart, restoring its action. Since that time, Mrs. White had laid unconscious at the Sanatorium and yesterday morning, she passed quietly away. Sincerest sympathy will be extended the family in their sudden and tragic bereavement. The funeral takes place from her late residence at Bauline Tuesday afternoon. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband, one son, Robert, and many other relatives and friends.


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June 20, 1955
Page: 20
Mary Flynn
- Passed away at 2:30 a.m., this morning at the General Hospital, Mrs. Mary Flynn, 77 Casey Street. Funeral notice later.


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June 20, 1955
Page: 20
Power & Handrigan - Wedding Bells

Married with Nuptial Mass on June 6th at St. Patrick's Church by Rt. Rev. Mons. Murphy, James J. Power, son of Catherine and the late William Power of Tor's Cove, to Marguerite, daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Handrigan.


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June 20, 1955
Page: 20
Marguerite Mary Ryan
- Passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, Marguerite Mary Ryan, R.N., leaving to mourn 2 sisters, 2 brothers. Funeral to take place on Tuesday at 8 a.m. by motor hearse from her late residence, 51 Harvey Road to the R. C. Cathedral with Requiem Mass.


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June 21, 1955
Page: 16
Carbonear, June 17
Patrick Gear
- There passed peacefully away on Tuesday, June 14th, Patrick Gear, aged ninety-three years. Deceased was well known in the west end and highly respected by all his neighbours and friends. Surviving are his widow, seven sons, Thomas, Michael, Alex, Bernard, William, Patrick and Ronald; three daughters, Mrs. Nellis Tobin, Manuels, Mrs. Thomas Hayden, of this town, and Mrs. Mary Hein, Boston, USA. Funeral took place on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. with Solemn Mass of Requiem being celebrated by Rev. Fr. Leo Burke. To the sorrowing relatives we extend deepest sympathy.


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June 21, 1955
Page: 9
Carbonear, June 14
Morrissey & Demyanovich - Wedding Bells

June is "the month of weddings" and what a pretty wedding took place on Saturday last at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, when Rev. Fr. Burke united in marriage, Bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Morrissey, of this town, and Andy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Demyanovich, of Bayonne, New Jersey, USA, and a member of the United States Army stationed at Argentia, Newfoundland.
The bride was given in marriage by her father and was dressed in a floor length gown of white satin, with frilled hoop overskirt of nylon net, and a shirred nylon bodice. Her shoulder length veil was held in place by a heart shaped headdress. She carried as a bouquet, pink and white carnations, with fern. Her attendant's were Miss Margaret O'Brien, as bridesmaid, and Peggy Morrissey, a niece, who acted as flower girl. They were dress in floor length gowns of sky-blue nylon tulle over taffeta, with lace bodice, and basket of multi-coloured flowers, while Miss O'Brien carried a lovely bouquet of white and yellow mums.
Mr. Emmett Finn supported the groom. Miss Angelia Hoskins was organist for the occasion. The bride's mother wore gray, with navy accessories.
The reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, where the toasters were Messrs. J. J. Goff, James O'Brien, Emmett Finn, John Dunphy, Chesley Penney, Carl Schaffer and Const. Kevin Lawlor, RCMP.
Cake by Mrs. Patrick Morrissey, Jr.
The honeymoon is being spent at the Newfoundland Hotel. For traveling the bride wore a lilac suit, with white accessories.
The bride is an employee of J. J. Goff, well-known tailor, of this town.
We extend to Mr. and Mrs. Demyanovich best wishes for a very happy future.


The Daily News
June 22, 1955
Page: 16
Stouffer & Baggs - Wedding Bells

The marriage took place at Riverdale United Church, Toronto on June 11th of Marilyn Christine Baggs, daughter of Rev. A.R. and Mrs. Baggs formerly of this city to Mr. Elgin Stouffer of Minden, Ontario, Dr. Baggs, officiated.


The Daily News
June 22, 1955
Page: 16
Patrick Francis Burke
- Passed peacefully away at 1 p.m., Monday, June 20th, Patrick Francis Burke, son of Catherine and the late Pierre Burke, beloved husband of Bridie G. Burke, leaving to mourn besides wife, mother Mrs. Catherine Burke, one brother, Rev. Francis J. Burke, S.F.M., in the Dominican Republic; four sisters, Sister M. Agnes, O.S.C., and Sister M. Anthony, O.S.C., at Lowell, Mass.; and two sisters at home. Funeral today, Wednesday, from 55 Patrick Street to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass at 11:30 a.m. R.I.P.


The Daily News
June 22, 1955
Page: 16
William Crocker
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on Monday, June 20th, 1955, after a brief illness, Mr. William Crocker, leaving to mourn two sons, Arthur at Goose Bay and Randolph in St. John's; one brother John in St. John's; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren. Funeral on Wednesday from his son's residence 37 Bannerman Street.


The Daily News
June 22, 1955
Page: 16
Selina Cheeseman Grant
- Passed peacefully away at her late residence 18 Brien St., Monday afternoon, Selina Cheeseman Grant in her 83rd year. Left to mourn are two daughters, Mrs. Selina Leonard at Thorold, Ontario, and Mary at home; four sons: John at Jamaica Plains, Mass., Philip, Frederick and Joseph at home. Funeral on Wednesday morning following Solemn Mass of Requiem at St. Patrick's Church at 10:30 a.m. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.


The Daily News
June 22, 1955
Page: 16
Josiah Taylor
- Passed peacefully away at Green's Harbour, Trinity Bay, on June 13th, Josiah Taylor in his 91st year. Leaving to mourn three daughters, Lily (Mrs. Fred North) at Brooklyn, New York; Annie (Mrs. Reginald Sparkes), Vancouver, B.C. and Miriam (Mrs. S. M. Cram), Green's Harbour; three sons, Maxwell at Corner Brook, Hayward, Alberta, Canada, and Colin, New York, U.S.A., seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; also one brother, Hayward at Carbonear and two sisters, Miriam (Mrs. Guy) and Cornelia at St. John's. Funeral took place on Wednesday at Green's Harbour.


The Daily News
June 23, 1955
Page: 16
Martha Lewis
- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, June 21st, Martha, beloved wife of John Lewis, in her 70th year; leaving to mourn, besides husband, one daughter (Mrs. Wm. Pynn), two sons, Gordon and William at home and five grandchildren. Funeral on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence 11 Colonial Street.


The Daily News
June 23, 1955
Page: 3
Reid, Billy & Bobby
- Two little boys, Billy Reid aged 7, and Bobby, his brother, 6, were both reported to have drowned at Rushy Pond near Windsor last evening. Apparently, both boys had been taken out, along with several other children, for a row on the pond. The boat overturned, throwing all the occupants into the pond. Mr. Reid and the other boys made it to shore. Dragging operations were started there by the RCMP last night.
LATEST
A report early this morning indicated that a third child had met death in the same accident at Rushy Pond, but the R.C.M.P. at Grand Falls did not release the name.


The Daily News
June 23, 1955
Page: 16
Arthur Pike
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital at 7:30 p.m., June 22nd, Arthur Pike (Grocer), age 68 years. Left to mourn, three brothers: Joseph at Carbonear, Stewart at St. John's, and Jack at Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Burial from his brother's residence, 110 Merrymeeting Road. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
June 23, 1955
Page: 11
Somers & Dean - Marriage Bells
Carbonear, June 15
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The Salvation Army Citadel was the scene of a pretty wedding on Saturday, June 11th, when Captain C. Thompson united in marriage Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Somers, of this town, and Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dean, of Victoria. The bride, dressed in a floor length gown of nylon net, with over-lace, was given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Arthur Peckham. Her fingertip veil was held in place by a pearl studded coronet and her bouquet was pink and white carnations. She was attended by her sister Ada and by Miss Margaret Dean, sister of the groom. They wore dresses of robbin egg blue and powder blue taffeta, with matching headdresses. Attending the groom were two of his best friends, Eleazer Antle and Don Burke.
Following the ceremony the bridal party and guests motored to the Orange Hall at Victoria, where the reception was held, and where good wishes were showered upon the newly-weds. Centering the bride's table was a beautiful wedding cake, the product of Mrs. John Burden, of this town. We extend to the young couple best wishes for every happiness in the future. They will be leaving shortly for Buchans where they will be employed.


The Daily News
June 23, 1955
Page: 3
George Sparkes
- Eighty-year old George Sparkes was found dead in the house in which he lived alone on the Blackhead Road on Tuesday night. Apparently the man died of natural causes. He had been living alone for quite some time.


The Daily News
June 25, 1955
Page: 4
Terence Dunphy
is the name of the third boy who lost his life in Wednesday's drowning accident at Rushy Pond near Windsor. He was only 10 years of age. Two brothers, Edward James Reid, 7, and Stewart James Reid, 5, were drowned. The father of the Reid Boys, Mr. Roland Reid, rescued several other children who were in the boat.


The Daily News
June 25, 1955
Page: 20
Bride Mulcahy
- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, June 23, Bride Mulcahy, R.N., daughter of the late Thomas and Ellen Mulcahy, leaving to mourn, two sisters, Katherine and Mrs. T. J. Morris. Funeral on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church, at 10:30 from the residence of T. J. Morris, 17 Freshwater Road.


The Daily News
June 25, 1955
Page: 20
Gordon Palmer -
Passed away at 10:30 p.m., June 24, Gordon Palmer after a long illness, ex-engineer Canadian National Railroad. Left to mourn are his wife, two daughters, one son, also one adopted son, Frank Palmer; and one brother, Watson Palmer, George's Brook. Funeral Sunday afternoon from his adopted son's residence, 530 Water Street West, to the Railway Station. Interment will be at George's Brook.


The Daily News
June 25, 1955
Page: 20
Beatrice Jane Stockwell
- Suddenly at Staffordshire, England, Beatrice Jane Stockwell, leaving to mourn, two sons in England and one daughter, Mrs. A.B. Carnell at St. John's.


The Daily News
June 27, 1955
Page: 8
Mrs. Lucy Rockwood
- There passed peacefully away, fortified by the rites of Holy Church on Sunday, June 19th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Sinyard, Water Street, Harbour Grace, Lucy, relict of the late Charles Rockwood of Heart's Content. The late Mrs. Rockwood who was in her 84th year, was born at Winterton, T.B., and was the last of her generation of the Hiscock family of that place. Most of her life was spent at Heart's Content where she was well known for her piety and neighbourliness. A constant attendant at the services of her Church, an industrious worker for WOA during the war years, and always ready and willing to give a helping hand when called upon, the deceased lady was highly regarded by the whole community of Heart's Content.
In recent years, the late Mrs. Rockwood made her home at Harbour Grace with her daughter and family, and here she gave all her spare time to knitting for Red Cross and other worthy community projects, until a few months ago, the advancing age retarded her activities, although her interest continued. Left to mourn the passing of a devoted parent are one daughter, Margaret (Mrs. George Sinyard), now of Hr. Grace; and one son Sidney, of the Western Union Cable Company at New York; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. To each of the bereaved family, sincere sympathy is entered. The funeral took place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Requiem Mass being celebrated at the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Harbour Grace, after which the remains was taken by motor hearse to Heart's Content, interment being in the family plot there.


The Daily News
June 27, 1955
Page: 20
Dunne & Myrick - Wedding Bells
On Thursday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m. the marriage took place in the Marian Chapel of the R.C. Cathedral of Mary Loretta Dunne to Ernest Peter Myrick. Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Fr. T. J. Moakler.


The Daily News
June 27, 1955
Page: 7
Mercer & Mercer - Wedding Bells
Bay Roberts, June 21
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The wedding took place at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Shearstown, on Saturday night June 11, of Mildred, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Mercer, to Victor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Mercer, both of Shearstown. The ceremony was performed by Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D. Bridesmaid was Miss Cassey Hussey, while the best man was Mr. Max Mercer. The bride was given in marriage by Mr. Isaac Mercer. The reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Mercer, where over 200 guests were served. The toast to the bride and groom was ably proposed by Rev. Fowlow, and was responded to by the groom. The groom is a popular member of the Shearstown senior hockey league and of the Bay Roberts team. He is employed with Mr. Max Mercer, Mammy's representative in Conception Bay. We join with their many friends in extending heartiest congratulations to the happy couple.


The Daily News
June 27, 1955
Page: 8
Lucy Rockwood
- There passed peacefully away, fortified by the rites of Holy Church on Sunday, June 19th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Sinyard, Water Street, Harbour Grace, Lucy, relict of the late Charles Rockwood of Heart's Content.
The late Mrs. Rockwood, who was in her 84th year, was born at Winterton, T.B., and was the last of her generation of the Hiscock family of that place.
Most of her life was spent at Heart's Content where she was well known for her piety and neighbourliness. A constant attendant at the services of her Church, an industrious worker for WOA during the war years, and always ready and willing to give a helping hand when called upon, the deceased lady was highly regarded by the whole community of Heart's Content.
In recent years, the late Mrs. Rockwood made her home at Harbour Grace with her daughter and family, and here she gave all her spare time to knitting for Red Cross and other worthy community projects, until a few months ago, when advancing age retarded her activities, although her interest continued.
Left to mourn the passing of a devoted parent is one daughter, Margaret (Mrs. George Sinyard), now of Hr. Grace; and one son, Sidney, of the Western Union Cable Company at New York; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, also survive. To each of the bereaved family, sincere sympathy is entered.
The funeral took place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Requiem Mass being celebrated at the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Harbour Grace, after which the remains was taken by motor hearse to Heart's Content, interment being in the family plot there.


The Daily News
June 27, 1955
Page: 20
Margaret M. Walsh
- Passed peacefully away Saturday, June 25th, Margaret M. Walsh. Left to mourn one brother, John M. and four nephews. Funeral from her late residence, 78 Gower Street this morning at 10:00 a.m. to St. Patrick's Church by motor hearse (tel).


The Daily News
June 27, 1955
Page: 20
Margaret Woolridge
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital at 9:45 June 25th, Margaret Woolridge, age 15 years, darling daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Woolridge, Mundy Pond Rd. Funeral from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Joseph White, Murphy's Avenue, off Mundy Pond Road.


The Daily News
June 28, 1955
Page: 20
Walter LeGrow
- There passed away at 19 Hamel Street, on May 20th, Walter LeGrow in his 60th year. The deceased lived at Bauline, St. John's East, until eleven years ago, when he moved to St. John's. Mr. LeGrow was a carpenter by trade. He was a staunch supporter of the L.O.A., and was a member of the Bauline branch of that organization for forty-two years, being a Past Master of that Lodge. While residing at Bauline he was active in church and school activities.
Mr. LeGrow was confined to his home for four years with a heart ailment. He suffered much, but he suffered silently. He was a man who walked with God.
He leaves to mourn, his wife, Margaret, the former Margaret Tavernor of Trinity; three sons, Gordon of Toronto, Edward and Wilson of Bauline, ten grand children, and one sister, Mrs. Ralph Picco of Portugal Cove. Funeral took place May 22nd. at Bauline. The funeral was conducted by Rev. C. H. Gough, the parish minister, and the funeral oration was given by Rev. F. E. Vipond of Gower Street United Church. At the graveside the L.O.A. ritual was read. Brother Bernard King, Past Master, Acting Worship able Master; and Brother Charles Butler, Past Grand Marshall of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Newfoundland, acting chaplain. The bearers were members of the Royal Black Preceptory, Mr. LeGrow being a Sir Knight of that branch of the Orange Order.


The Daily News
June 28, 1955
Page: 20
Florence T. Carmichael
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital after a short illness on June 27th, Florence T. Carmichael, daughter of the late James A. and Mary E. Carmichael, leaving to mourn one sister, Rose, and one brother, Thomas. Funeral will take place Wednesday, June 29th, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from her brother's residence 124 Duckworth St. to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
June 28, 1955
Page: 3
John P. Kelly
of 50 Monkstown Road was stricken with a heart attack while riding in his car on the Topsail Highway last night at 9 o'clock, and died shortly afterwards. Deceased was employed with the Arcade Stores Ltd., and was formerly with the R.E.W.A. Stores here.


The Daily News
June 28, 1955
Page: 20
Mary McDonald
- Passed peacefully away at Salmonier June 23rd, Mary, widow of the late Capt. Wm. McDonald, age 75 years, leaving to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Walter Daley, eight sons, John and William in the United States; Michael, Tobias, Edgar, Raymond, and Gerard in St. John's; Eugene at Salmonier, also one brother Tobias Lundrigan at Peter's River. Funeral took place at Salmonier with Requiem Mass by the Rev. Fr. Enright, Saturday, June 25th.


The Daily News
June 28, 1955
Page: 20
Ellen Peters
- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, June 26th, at the Grace Hospital after a short illness, Ellen, beloved wife of Frank Peters. Leaving to mourn besides her husband and one son at St. John's, mother, two brothers and one sister in Scotland and one sister in Duncan, British Columbia. Funeral by motor hearse from Carnell's Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. today, June 28th, to Mount Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
June 29, 1955
Page: 7
DWYER, Michael
- Another link in the storied chain of history connected with the old pioneer families of Bell Island was snapped on Friday, June 24th, when the "Silent Messenger" crossed the threshold of his home and Mr. Michael Dwyer of the Beach Hill, in his 74th year, answered the call. A faithful husband and father, loyal friend, he was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He was a son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Dwyer.
His removal from the local scene of which he formed a part for seventy-four years, leaves a void in this great mining centre, as he was one of the first to enter the employ of the Company, working with them for over half a century at various occupations, such as ventilation man, driller, section foreman, etc. A skilled miner, he was devoted to his work. Kind and understanding, he was held in the highest esteem by all he came in contact with during his long and faithful service with the Steel Company. He was retired on pension in 1946, and since then has been active around his home tilling the land, which he always took a great interest in during his long and useful life in the community.
A cheerful, kindly, helpful and friendly individual Mike Dwyer will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of his friendship. His mortal career has ended but in our hearts he will always be remembered as a strong, sincere and charitable man who in service to his fellows, attained a vaster stature.
Left to sustain the sad bereavement are his wife, five sons, Augustus, Ronald, Leonard, Gerald, Bell Island and Thomas in Detroit, Michigan. A number of grandchildren also survive.
The funeral took place by motor hearse on Sunday afternoon to St. Michael's Church as was very largely attended. Mr. Eugene Kelly was the undertaker and the following comprised the pall-bearers; Messrs. Vincent Howard, Fred Skanes, Walter Jackman, Michael Bowdring, Benjamin Searle and Hiram Bennett. The last prayers for the dead were recited by Rev. Fr. J. L. O'Dwyer. Interment was in the R. C. Cemetery.
The sorrowing family may take comfort in the knowledge that their grief is shared by all who knew him, for to know him was to admire and respect him. Like all other faithful and true Christians, he has joined the noble army of those, who, after a life-time of good works, "rest from their labours, and their works do follow them."
And no Nune Dimmittis, but not farewell.


The Daily News
June 29, 1955
Page: 3
Solomon Gosse
- There passed away at his late residence at Spaniard's Bay on Thursday morning, June 16, Solomon Gosse at the age of seventy-six years. Deceased had suffered a paralytic stroke some years ago which rendered him inactive, but about eight months ago he was stricken again and was obliged to spend his remaining days confined to his bed.
He is survived by two sons, Edmund at Bell Island and Solomon at Spaniard's Bay; two daughters, Vina (Mrs. Eric Bowering, Mount Pearl); and Mary (Mrs. Harold Swann, Auburn, Mass, U.S.A); three sisters, Beatrice (Mrs. Edmund Taylor, Uxbridge, Mass.), Laura (Mrs. Norman Crewe, Winchester, Mass.); and Annie (Mrs. William Pye, Florence, Mass.); and sixteen grandchildren. The Funeral Service at Holy Redeemer Church was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Canon T. E. Loder who came directly from Synod for the purpose. The pall-bearers were members of the L.O.A. and a guard of honour from the same organization, of which the deceased was a member, attended. Music for the Service was played by the Church Organist. We offer our sincere sympathy.


The Daily News
June 29, 1955
Page: 20
S. Mary Crotty
- Passed away early yesterday morning, S. Mary Crotty, aged 71, wife of the late Patrick Crotty, leaving to mourn, 2 sons, Arthur and Tom, both of the city. The funeral will be held from her son's residence on Thursday at 8:15 a.m. to the R. C. Cathedral and thence to Mt. Carmel Cemetery for interment.


The Daily News
June 29, 1955
Page: 7
John Fifield
- Bell Islanders have learned with regret of the passing of a highly respected citizen in the person of Mr. John Fifield, whose death occurred at his home on Sunday, June 26. He was in his 54th year. A more detailed account of his passing will appear in our Saturday edition of the Bell Island News.


The Daily News
June 29, 1955
Page: 20
John P. Kelly -
Died suddenly on Monday, June 27th, John P. Kelly, leaving to mourn wife, two daughters, Margaret at home and Jeanne (Mrs. Douglas Watson), Calgary. Funeral by motor hearse at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, from his late residence 50 Monkstown Rd. to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for Requiem Mass. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery.


The Daily News
June 29, 1955
Page: 20
James Lynch
- Passed peacefully away at 4:30 a.m., June 28th, at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, James Lynch, aged 73 years, son of the late Capt. James and Nora Lynch. Leaving to mourn five sons and two daughters and twelve grandchildren. Funeral from his late residence 60 Barnes' Road to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist for Requiem Mass at 10:30 Thursday, June 30th. Interment at Belvedere. Boston papers please copy.


The Daily News
June 30, 1955
Page: 5

BOWERING, Edith Blanche (nee Russell) - Bay Roberts, June 22 - Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on Saturday, June 11th. Blanche (Russell), beloved wife of John Bowering, Coley's Point. Deceased is the former Edith Blanche Russell, and was a widow of William Russell of Coley's Point. Left to mourn their sad loss besides her husband, are one son, Clifford Russell of Catalina, three daughters, Mae of St. John's, Ellie (Mrs. C. Parrott, St. John's), Gwendolyn (Mrs. C. Budgell), Grand Falls; three step-children, one sister and one brother. Funeral, June 13, to St. John the Evangelist, Coley's Point.


The Daily News
June 30, 1955
Page: 7
Bay Roberts, June 27
- The community of Shearstown and surrounding areas were saddened last night to hear of the death, at 5:30 on Sunday, of Marina, 9 ½ year old daughter of Marjorie and Roy Saunders of Shearstown. The little girl was well known and well liked by all who knew her pleasing manner, and had been ill with incurable blood disease. Left to mourn besides her parents, are two young brothers, Melvin and Golden. The funeral takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. to the United Church and Cemetery. We join with readers and their many friends in extending sincerest deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents and relatives.


The Daily News
June 30, 1955
Page: 5
Bay Roberts, June 25
- We join with readers and his many friends everywhere, in extending deepest sympathy to Mr. Leslie White and family of Bauline on the death of his wife, which occurred last Sunday. Mrs. White, it will be remembered, was to be discharged from the Sanatorium, but her heart ceased to function while undergoing anaesthetics for removal of some teeth. The incident made national news when the attending doctor started Mrs. White's heart again, but she did not regain consciousness. Mr. White, who is Principal of U.C. School at Bauline, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George White of Bay Roberts.

 

 

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