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The Daily News Obituaries
June 1960


The Daily News
June 8, 1960
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Albert Littlejohn
, 47, passed suddenly away while at work on Friday, June 3rd and was laid to rest in the United Church Cemetery at Coley's Point on Sunday afternoon.
His home was at Bay Roberts and there his wife, five sons and a daughter mourn the passing of a very dear one.
Before he suffered a severe heart attack some years ago, Albert Littlejohn was one of Conception Bay's most popular taxi men. He was popular because he possessed unlimited patience, nothing was too much trouble. He was as reliable as a human could be, and a more obliging person could not be found under the whole canopy of heaven.
Like hundreds of others we found traveling with Albert a pleasure. We always arrived at our destinations safely, and if there were times we did arrive a little later than we had expected it was because he took time to be of help to his fellow man.
We remember distinctly one occasion when a few minutes delay was not at all what we wanted and was caused by another passenger wanting to pay a social visit enroute. Although it took only a couple of minutes, Mr. Littlejohn sensed our impatience and reminded us in a nice way "we only go this way once." That brief stop meant much to the person concerned and he knew it. He must have obliged thousands of people in as many ways, but it was all in a day's work.
On Sunday afternoon as we sat in our car watching the funeral procession pass by we saw upwards of a hundred cars, old and new, in which were people from many parts of the of the Bay's communities, and who's lives and habitations differ considerably. The one thing they all had in common was the respect for the memory of a man who possessed a pearl of great price, kindness.
To the bereaved family we offer our sincerest sympathy.

The Daily News
June 16, 1960
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Edward (Ned) Chipman
, a former resident of Spaniard's Bay, passed suddenly away at his home, 3945 Ross Street, Verdun, P.Q. on May 4. He had been an employee of the municipality of Verdun for 40 years. His wife, the former Elizabeth Murrin, survives, as do two sons, Edward and Douglas, and four daughters, Bertha, Maude, Edith and Peggy. Funeral services were held at the chapel of J. W. MacGillivery and Sons Saturday, May 7, at noon, with the Rev. E. G. Kettleborough officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery.

The Daily News
June 16, 1960
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Mrs. Isabelle Peddle
, wife of Moses Peddle, passed away at her daughter's residence here on Saturday afternoon, following an illness of several months. She was sixty-three years old.
She devoted the whole of her married life to being a good wife and loving mother and in making their home a happy one. She was extremely fond of trees and flowers: in summer her gardens were filled with blooms, in winter her flowering plants added cheer to her home. She loved the birds and fed them, often caring for the injured ones. Such a person could not help being a good neighbour and a kind friend, as indeed she was. Hers was a life well spent and she has left those who knew her well a fine example of day-to-day Christian living.
Her funeral took place on Monday afternoon to the Church of St. John the Evangelist at Bishop's Cove, where the service was read by the rector, Rev. W. D. Mercer. Burial was in the family plot.
To her husband, to her daughter, Mary (Mrs. Fred Mercer at Spaniard's Bay); and to her two sons, Randell at Carol Lake, Hiram at home, to her sisters, Mrs. Louise Noel, Harbour Grace South, and Mrs. Phoebe Brewer at Carbonear, and seven grandchildren, we offer sympathy.

The Daily News
June 18, 1960
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Mercer - Caines Wedding

The marriage of Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nath Marcer of Spaniard's Bay and Mr. Gary Caines of Curling was solemnized in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Curling, by the Rev. W. Wells, on Friday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. Mrs. W. Wells played the wedding music.
In the absence of her father, the bride was given in marriage by Mr. Reginald Neil. Her floor length gown was of embroidered lace over satin studded with sequins and pearls; her waist length veil was held in place by a halo of sequins and pearls, and her bouquet consisted of pansies with red and white roses.
The maid of honour, Miss Eva Caines, the groom's cousin wore a ballerina gown of pink nylon taffeta with matching accessories and the bridesmaid, Miss Margaret Elliot, a friend of the bride, wore a similar gown only pale blue. Their bouquets, too, were made up of pansies and roses.
Best man was Mr. William Morrison and the brides boy was Mr. Martin Pilgrim.
The reception was held at the home of the groom's parents at 6 Boland's Avenue, Curling, where the usual toasts were duly honoured.
The bride is on the teaching staff of the Anglican School at Curling and the groom is employed by the Canada Post Office in that west coast town. They plan to reside at Curling. Best wishes are extended.

The Daily News
June 23, 1960
Page: 11
Spaniard's Bay -
Jessie Stone
One of Bryant's Cove eldest and respected residents in the person of Mrs. Jessie Stone, passed away at the residence of her son there on Monday, June 13, at the age of seventy-nine.
Born Jessie Sheppard at Harbour Grace South, she married Alex Stone of Bryant's Cove and together they raised a family of eight children. She was indeed a fitting helpmate to her husband, a loving mother to her family and a neighbour that could be depended upon to lend a hand at all times. She was, in her more active days, a member of the CEWA and ever found time to help in all church work that was done in her community. As a mark of respect to a faithful member the organization attended her funeral in a body. Her funeral was held on Thursday afternoon when the service was conducted by the rector, Rev. W. D. Mercer.
Mourning the loss of a dear mother are two sons, Alex at Bryant's Cove, Ronald at Montreal, six daughters, Nellie (Mrs. Levi George), Harbour Grace, Rachael (Mrs. James Stamp), St. John's, Alice (Mrs. John Butt), Spaniard's Bay, Mary (Mrs. David Mules) Verdun, P.Q., Ethel (Mrs. Robert J. Gosse), Spaniard's Bay and Dorothy, Mrs. (Robert H. Gosse), Spaniard's Bay. A large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren survive. Sincere sympathy is extended to the family, particularly to those who live at Spaniard's Bay.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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