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The Daily News Obituaries
June 1961


The Daily News
June 7, 1961
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay -
Sheppard - Drover Wedding

The marriage of Irene Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Drover of Upper Island Cove to John Rowe, son of Mrs. Annie Sheppard and the late Harry Sheppard of Spaniard's Bay, was solemnized in St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove, on Friday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. M. Mercer.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of lace over nylon with a taffeta slip and tapered sleeves. Her shoulder length veil was held in place by a tiara of pearls and sequins, and she wore matching shoes. Her bouquet was of pink and white carnations with a background of fern and pink streamers.
As her honour attendant the bride had her sister, Linda, and bridesmaids were Misses Verna Sheppard and Marjorie Mercer, relatives of the groom; they wore identical short-sleeved gowns of mauve organza over taffeta. They wore matching headdress, mittens and shoes, and their bouquets consisted of yellow chrysanthamums and mauve carnations with ferns and streamers. Flower girls were Mildred and Brenda Drover, sisters of the bride, who wore pink organza over taffeta dresses, with pink hat and gloves, and they carried posies of pink and white carnations.
Mark Sheppard, the groom's cousin was best man and ushers were Albert Drover and Richard Coombs, relatives of the bride.
The soloist was Mrs. David Roach who sang "The Lord's My Shepherd", and the organist was Mrs. William Taylor.
The reception was held at St. Matthew's Hall, Bay Roberts, where the bride's mother received the guests wearing an ice blue lace and chiffon dress with white accessories, with a corsage of pink and white carnations; receiving with her was the groom's mother who wore a navy dress with white and navy accessories and a corsage of white carnations.
Following the wedding supper the usual toasts were honoured, that to the bride being proposed by Reverend Mercer. Mr. John C. Chipman was toastmaster. The balance of the evening was spent in dancing with music supplied by an orchestra from Upper Island Cove. A short honeymoon was spent at Mackinson's Cabins, but at the close of the school year when the bride concludes her teaching duties, the happy couple will leave for New York. They plan to reside in St. John's where the groom is employed. Felicitations are extended.

The Daily News
June 10, 1961
Page: 3
Mrs. William Jewer
, a resident of Spaniard's Bay, was found dead near her home about midnight Wednesday. The cause of death was apparently a heart condition, which overcame her on her way home from a friend's home. An autopsy was performed but R.C.M.P. said that this is routine in any circumstances of sudden death.

The Daily News
June 15, 1961
Page: 15
Spaniard's Bay -
Laura Jewer
- Although Mrs. Laura Jewer had been ill for quite some time, not even those closest to her realized her passing would be as sudden and as sad as it was.
She had been visiting with a neighbour who was confined to bed and there with others she spent the evening. When she left at ten o'clock for home she promised to return in the morning; she was in good spirits and there was nothing to indicate that she would not reach her home a few yards away. She took a path through the trees and had reached the clearing next to her house when she fell and when she was found about two hours later, life was extinct. Examinations confirmed the fact that she had died of a heart attack. She was in her forty-third year.
Mourning here passing besides her husband, William, are five daughters, (Elizabeth (teaching at Burgeo), Ruby (Mrs. Reuben Gosse Jr., Tilton), Flora, Mildred and Olga and one son, Billie, seven sisters and two brothers.
Her funeral was held on Friday, June 9, to the Church of the Holy Redeemer where the burial service was read by Rev. E. Willis who also read the committal prayers at the graveside.
To those who mourn we offer sincere sympathy.
May her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

The Daily News
June 24, 1961
Page: 16
William L. Babb
- Died suddenly on June 23rd at his residence, 7 Appledore Place, William L. Babb, aged 34 years. Left to mourn are his wife, Vera and daughter, Cathy; also his father and mother on Bell Island, and a large family of brothers and sisters. Funeral will take place on Bell Island. Time will be announced later.



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