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The Daily News Obituaries
March 1955

 

The Daily News
1955

ANTHONY
In loving memory of my only Brother
WILLIAM J. ANTHONY
Who was accidentally killed on
March 2nd, 1954

The blow was hard, the shock severe,
We never thought your death so near,
And only those who have lost can tell
The pain of parting without farewell.

Not dead to us we love him still,
Not lost, but gone before,
He lives with us in memory still,
And will farewell more.

- Ever remembered by his Brother Caleb and family on Bell Island. And his Father at Spaniard's Bay.


The Daily News
March 1st, 1955
Page: 16
Kenneth MacKenzie Brown
- Passed peacefully away at his late residence, 155 Elizabeth Avenue, at 10 p.m. on February 27th, 1955, Kenneth MacKenzie Brown, O.B.E., age 67 years, leaving to mourn his wife, the former Violet Hollett, one son, Clyde, four daughters, Violet (Mrs. Floyd Noyes at Victoria, B.C.), Mavis at Montreal; Ethel (Mrs. L. E. Lawton) and Audrey at St. John's; 3 brothers, 2 sisters and 5 grandchildren. Funeral today, March 1st, at 2:30 p.m. to St. Thomas' Church. Interment at the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
March 1, 1955
Page: 5
Dr. A. G. Hatcher
- At a meeting of the Senate of McGill University on February 16th, 1955, a tribute was paid to the late Dr. A. G. Hatcher, President Emeritus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. The late Dr. Hatcher died in his sleep on October 28th, 1954 at his residence, Newtown Road.
TRIBUTE
"In the death of Albert George Hatcher, Newfoundland has lost a man who quietly by effectively devoted the major part of his life to the fostering of higher education in his native land. A McGill graduate and an Anne Molson Gold Medallist, Dr. Hatcher returned to Newfoundland in 1925 from a teaching appointment in the Royal Canadian Navy to become in turn the first Vice-President of the College, its second President, and the first President of the new Memorial University.
"Tending the growth and transformation of a young college into a fully recognized and chartered university is educational pioneering of the highest kind, and though we must deeply regret the death of Dr. Hatcher as soon after his retirement, we can at least be glad that he was able to see the accomplishment of so many things to which his life was dedicated."


The Daily News
March 1, 1955
Page: 1
Two brothers, Michael & William Tracey, aged 47 and 49 years lost their lives last night in a tragic fire, which completely destroyed their home on the Old Bay Bulls Road. Cause of the fire has not been determined.
Fire Superintendent Vivian informed the Daily News that the first call came into Central Headquarters at 11:18. A fire engine was dispatched to the scene immediately but on arrival there the Tracey dwelling was razed to the ground. On searching the ruins firemen discovered the remains of the two brothers who were sole occupants of the dwelling. RCMP members who were on the scene had the remains removed to the morgue.
Firemen could give no details as to the cause of the fire, neither was any information available from neighbours, apart from the fact that the two brothers were unmarried, were well respected by the community and had been living along for many years.


The Daily News
March 3rd, 1955
Page: 12
Ronald Jethro Benson
- Passed peacefully away on March 2nd, Ronald Jethro Benson, age 6 years, youngest son of Lindsay M. and Lily Benson. Left to mourn, father, mother, five sisters and five brothers. Funeral by motor hearse from his late residence 41 Southside. Canadian and New York papers please copy.


The Daily News
March 4th, 1955
Page: 16
Michael Flynn
- Passed away suddenly at Philadelphia on February 11th, Michael Flynn of Conception Harbour. Leaving to mourn five brothers living in Philadelphia and one sister, Sr. Mary Scholastica at Belvedere Convent.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 4
Newhook & Henderson - Wedding Bells
On Wednesday, November 17th, 1954 at St. Thomas' the "Old Garrison Church", the marriage took place of Jacqueline Ruby, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Newhook to Mr. Chesley Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Henderson.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. Canon A. H. Howitt, rector of St. Thomas'. The organist was Mr. Douglas Belbin, and the church choir was also in attendance.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a waltz-length, bouffant gown of white lace and nylon, fashioned with a strapless bodice over which was a bolero of nylon net. The finer-top veil of tulle illusion was scattered with clusters of lily-of-the-valley and fell from a tiny hat of lace. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink carnations and baby roses.
The bride was attended by Miss Olive Wiseman as maid of honour, Mrs. Dorothy Ash and Miss Betty Henderson as bridesmaid. The maid of honour wore mauve and the bridesmaids green, waltz-length strapless gowns of shot crystallite and net with matching jackets. Their headdresses were of feathers and each carried bouquets of yellow and mauve baby mums and roses.
Mr. Gordon Henderson was best man and Mr. Edgar Henderson and Mr. Hubert Ash acted as ushers.
The bride's mother wore a gown of navy lace with matching accessories; her corsage was of pink carnations.
The groom's mother wore a gown of navy crepe with matching accessories and a corsage of roses.
During the signing of the register, "The Lord's My Shepherd" was beautifully rendered by the choir.
Following the ceremony, the reception was held at Park-Le where usual toasts were duly honoured. The master of ceremonies for the occasion was Mr. Arthur Heale, uncle of the bride.
For traveling, the bride wore a suit of fawn tweed with winter-white and brown accessories. Her corsage was of yellow roses.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 5
Peddle & Steen - Wedding Bells
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Steen,
whose marriage took place at Wesley Manse, St. John's, on November 24th, with Reverend A. J. Barrett, B.A., B.D., officiating. Mrs. Steen is the former Miss Grace Peddle and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Peddle of St. John's. Mr. Steen is a son of Mrs. Charles Ross of St. Stephen's, N.B. Mr. and Mrs. Steen are residing at Town Square, Wabana, Bell Island, where Mr. Steen is manager of Agnew-Surpass, local branch.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 16
Ernest Sheppard
- Passed away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Friday, March 4th, 1955, Ernest Sheppard of Hr. Grace, in his 77th year. Leaving to mourn wife, 2 sons, Harold at North Weymouth, Mass., and Frank at home; 1 sister, Mrs. H. F. Byles at Beamsville, Ont., 4 brothers, Arthur and Graham at Sydney, N.S., Douglas C. at Falconbridge, Ont., and William at North Weymouth, Mass. Funeral at Hr. Grace.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 16
Ernest Sheppard
- Passed away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital on Friday, March 4th, 1955, Ernest Sheppard of Hr. Grace, in his 77th year. Leaving to mourn wife, 2 sons, Harold at North Weymouth, Mass., and Frank at home; 1 sister, Mrs. H. F. Byles at Beamsville, Ont., 4 brothers, Arthur and Graham at Sydney, N.S., Douglas C. at Falconbridge, Ont., and William at North Weymouth, Mass. Funeral at Hr. Grace.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 16
Hanna Tilley
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital Friday, March 4th, Mrs. Hanna Tilley, 44 Long's Hill. Left to mourn three sons and two daughters. Funeral by motor hearse at 2:30 p.m. Sunday from her son's residence 8 Stuart Ave. R.I.P.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 16
Winifred Florence Walters
- Passed away suddenly, March 3, at Victoria Cove, Winifred Florence, beloved wife of the Reverend Richard Walters. Left to mourn their sad loss are husband, father, stepmother, two sisters, stepsisters and stepbrothers and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral to take place this afternoon at Victoria Cove.


The Daily News
March 5, 1955
Page: 16
John Wellman
- Passed peacefully away, March 4th, John Wellman in his 64th year. Leaving to mourn 2 brothers, Edward and Thomas, 2 sisters, Mrs. Jacob Taylor of the city and Mrs. Rex Field, Brooklyn, N.Y. Funeral by motor hearse from his late residence 144 Gower Street today, Saturday at 3 p.m.


The Daily News
March 7, 1955
Page: 20
John J. O'Brien
- Died suddenly at New York, John J. O'Brien, leaving to mourn one sister, Mrs. E. D. Freeman of Harbour Grace, two brothers, E. F. O'Brien of the Western Union Cable Co., New York and L. A. O'Brien of the Western Union Cable Co., Bay Roberts, Nfld.


The Daily News
March 8, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Dwyer
- Passed peacefully away at Woodfords on February 10 after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Margaret Dwyer in her seventy-ninth year. The deceased was one of the oldest members of the community and as privileged to see many changes in the local scene. Born at Harbour Main in 1875 was the daughter of the late James and Bridget Flynn.
After her marriage to the late James Dwyer (who predeceased her some years ago) they established their residence at Woodfords where for the past forty years of her life was an uninterrupted tenure of untiring service to her family and cooperation with her neighbours and friends.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Murphy and after the celebration of a solemn requiem mass at Holycross Church, Holyrood, which was attended by a large group of mourners, all that was mortal of a Christian lady and a devoted mother was laid to rest beside her husband in the little cemetery overlooking the settlement of Holyrood.
Surviving their sad loss are three sons and three daughters, Ronald and William in Ontario, Mary (Mrs. Edward Fox) and Josephine (Mrs. John Rappella) in Boston and Rose (Mrs. John Kennedy) and James at home, in addition to thirty-six grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren to whom deepest sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
March 8, 1955
Page: 14
Holbrook & Barrett - Wedding Bells
A pretty wedding was solemnized at St. James Church at Dawson City, on Saturday, January 22nd at ? p.m. when Blanche Louise, daughter of Mrs. Alice Holbrook of Dawson City and Constable Gus Barrett R.C.M.P., son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Barrett of 52 Shaw Street, St. John's, Nfld. Were united in marriage by Reverend A. E. Holdenby.
The lovely bride was given in marriage by J. O. Reamond. She was attired in a ballerina length gown of ice blue lace and tulle. Featuring a little lace jacket, her chapel length veil was of matching blue. She carried a white Bible from which fell sprays of pink rosebuds and white satin ribbon. Her bridesmaid, Sharon Redmond, wore a gown of shrimp pink nylon tricot and taffeta, with the ballerina length full skirt, worn over crinoline. The neckline featured bands of nylon tucking. Her coronet was of matching roses with Lily of the Valley and she carried a colonial bouquet of yellow roses. The best man was Jimmy Cook, and the ushers were Giovanni Castalarin, and D. Lindray. During the signing of the Register the choir sang "Oh! Happy Home" accompanied by Mrs. A. E. Holdenby at the organ. Following the ceremony the reception was held at the Pioneer Hall, where the happy young couple received their friends under a bower of pink and white streamers and white wedding bells. The bride's mother wore a dress of cocoa brown with matching accessories. Her corsage was of white orchid and fern. Hector Grand proposed the toast to the bride, and it was responded to by the groom. The bride's table was adorned by the beautiful three-tiered wedding cake, flanked by long pink tapers in silver holders. Mrs. S. Monroe cut the wedding cake. The pourers were Mrs. M. Monroe, Mrs. G. Murdock. Those serving were the Misses Sylvia Blomberg, Sonya Nelson, Maureen Powell, Donna Cook, and Mary MacDonald. Miss Peggy Bremner attended to the wedding gifts and Mrs. Alvin Cusiek, the register. Franklin Osborn and Joe Redmond served the punch, assisted by Mrs. W. Hakonson. Mrs. B. Summers, Mrs. W. Crayford, and Mrs. R. Gillespie.
Following the newlyweds left by car for White Horse where they will make their future home. Blanche is on the nursing staff of the White Horse General Hospital, and Gus is with the R.C.M.P. We wish them both many years of happiness and prosperity.


The Daily News
March 8, 1955
Page: 16
Edith M. Ludlow
- Death came unexpectedly and almost suddenly to Miss Edith M. Ludlow, who for nearly seven-years, was a member of the staff of St. Thomas's School, St. John's. She was stricken ill during the lunch period on Thursday, January 20, and died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday, January 22.
Miss Ludlow, a member of the teaching profession for twenty years, was a faithful and conscientious worker. Often on holidays, she could be found working in her classroom. Her pupils respected her authority and relished her quiet humour. In her dealings with them, she always put the child first, and tried to be understanding and impartial.
By manner, Miss Ludlow was retiring and unassuming. Her advice, when sought, was readily and frankly given, and usually showed mature and careful thinking. The audible sob and the silent tear from the teachers and the pupils of the school, when death claimed her, testified to the high esteem in which, she was held by those with whom she worked.
Early in life, Miss Ludlow decided that teaching was her calling. She qualified herself by attending the Memorial University College, after which she taught in several places including Battle Harbour, Botwood, Torbay, Bell Island, Fogo and Winterton. Last year, in the hope of qualifying herself for a higher grade, she started studies at the Memorial University where she attended classes after school and passed the examinations with very creditable results. Indeed only two days before she was stricken ill, she successfully wrote an examination at the university.
To her elderly parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Ludlow, at Fogo, and to her only brother, Frank, and to his family, we extend heartfelt sympathy.


The Daily News
March 9, 1955
Page: 16
Martha Louisa Butt
- Passed peacefully away at Midstream, March 7th, Martha Louisa, wife of the late George F. Butt, leaving to mourn three daughters: Alice (Mrs. Robert H. Squires), Midstream, Margaret (Mrs. J. R. Chalker and Mary (Mrs. (Dr.) H. D. Wilson), Deer Lake; also two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Arthur George and Miss Maud Young of this City; Mr. John Young and Mr. Main Young, of Heart's Content; also five grandchildren. Funeral service on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Midstream and at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas' Church.


The Daily News
March 9, 1955
Page: 5
Sullivan & Gibbons - Wedding Bells

Trinity - On Saturday, February 5th in St. Joseph's Church, St. John's, Irene, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gibbons of St. Vincent, was married to William, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Sullivan of Trinity, by Father Penny who also celebrated nuptial mass. The bride, in the unavoidable absence of her father, was led to the altar by Mr. Hunter Oke. She was very beautifully dressed in a floor length dress of white satin and lace, with long sleeve filled bodice and bouffant skirt. The fingertip veil was fastened to a pearl-studded headdress of white satin. Her bouquet was of pink and white carnations and maidenhair fern. Her attendant was her sister Edna, dressed in lemon tulle over taffeta with matching Dutch-style headdress. She carried a multi-coloured bouquet.
The groom was supported by his brother Arthur, who came from Halifax for the occasion.
The reception was held at "Barney's" on Topsail Road where toasts were honoured and photographs were taken by Flt. Sgt. Freeman, a guest. The toast to the bride was proposed by Father Penny.
The honeymoon was spent at St. Vincent's. The bride and groom will shortly be leaving for Whitehorse in the Yukon, where Corporal Sullivan has been posted with the R.C.A.F. Best wishes from Trinity friends.


The Daily News
March 9, 1955
Page: 3
Gilbert Hiscock
- A man who accompanied Capt. Bob Bartlett to Greenland who built the statue that stands to the memory of Admiral Peary, first man at the North Pole, passed away at Victoria, Carbonear, last week in his 84th year. He was the late Gilbert Hiscock, who worked with the Reid Newfoundland Company when the first railroad was built across Newfoundland, and who became an accomplished stone mason through building bridges for the railway at that time.


The Daily News
March 9, 1955
Page: 5
Trinity, March 4 -
William McGrath
- There passed away at Trinity on February 12th, William McGrath, aged 71 years, son of the late John and Elizabeth (nee Miles) McGrath, of King's Cove.
The deceased was born at King's Cove in 1883. He received his primary education at King's Cove and afterwards graduated from St. Patrick's Hall, St. John's, after which he joined the staff of James Ryan and Co., of King's Cove.
In 1910 he transferred to Ryan Bros., at Trinity, as chief accountant. Later he became manager which position he held until his retirement in 1952 when the firm closed out.
About a year after his retirement he was stricken with a serious ailment which necessitated a major operation, and from which he never fully recovered.
The late William McGrath was all his life a devout Catholic, and at the last found comfort and strength in the Viaticum of Holy Church, administered by Father Woodford, parish priest.
To this great comfort was added the consolation that all the members of his family were able to be with him during his last few days on earth.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday morning with requiem mass at 9:30. It was attended by members of the Trinity Benefit Club (of which he had been treasurer for many years), and many others of all creeds.
The deceased was held in high esteem as a citizen and will be greatly missed in the community.
Surviving him are his widow (nee Jane Fowlow of Trinity East), seven sons and two daughters, Jack and Edmund at home; Owen in the U.S.A.; Patrick at Clarenville; William at St. John's; Joseph at Aquathuns; Margaret at St. John's and Catherine at home. Also a niece Betty Foley of Boston, Mass. To those he was devoted and they to him and his severance from them is full of sorrow, and the sympathy of their numerous friends is extended to the bereaved family.
Requiescat in Pace.


The Daily News
March 9, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. William Pippy
passed away on March 4th, at the General Hospital in her 40th. The funeral took place on Sunday, March 6th by motor hearse from her brother's residence, Mr. Bernard Sweeney, The Green. The deceased was taken to the R. C. Church the Front, where prayers were read by Rev. Father Lawton. Burial was in the R. C. Cemetery. Left to mourn are five brothers, all residing at Bell Island, Bernard, John, Gerald, Gordon and Vincent. Mr. Phillip Murray acted as undertaker and pall-bearers were Roger Blackmore, Ed Corbett, James Byrne, Willis Jarvis, Eric Stone and Roland Hiscott. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertaker's Service. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
March 9., 1955
Page: 16
Lillian May Radford
- Passed away at Concord, Mass., U.S.A., March 7th, 1955, Lillian May Radford (nee Buchanan) formerly of St. John's; leaving to mourn one brother and six sisters, Hubert Buchanan, St. John's, Iona of Roxbury, Mass., Effie of Montreal, Stella of Vancouver and Allison, Elsie and Barbara of St. John's.


The Daily News
March 10th., 1955
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay, March 7th.
Wallace Gosse
- Their many friends were genuinely sorry to hear on Friday of last week that Mr. and Mrs. Selby Hutchings' only boy had succumbed to pneumonia at the tender age of six months. The baby had been quite healthy since birth until about a week before his death when he contracted a cold. Although the doctor was called in several times and drugs administered, the child failed to respond. The funeral took place on Saturday and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. A baby's funeral is a rare thing in Spaniard's Bay and the tiny coffin followed by mourners looked pathetic indeed. The whole community offers its sympathy to the grief-stricken parents.
In a world of pain and care,
Lord, Thou would'st no longer leave it;
To thy meadows bright and fair
Lovingly Thou dost receive it.
Clothed in robes of spotless white,
How it dwells with Thee in light.


The Daily News
March 10th., 1955 - Page: 8
Obituary: Wallace Hutchings
Spaniard's Bay, March 7th
.
Their many friends were genuinely sorry to hear on Friday of last week that Mr. and Mrs. Selby Hutchings' only boy had succumbed to pneumonia at the tender age of six months. The baby had been quite healthy since birth until about a week before his death when he contracted a cold. Although the doctor was called in several times and drugs administered, the child failed to respond. The funeral took place on Saturday and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. A baby's funeral is a rare thing in Spaniard's Bay and the tiny coffin followed by mourners looked pathetic indeed. The whole community offers its sympathy to the grief-stricken parents.
In a world of pain and care,
Lord, Thou would'st no longer leave it;
To thy meadows bright and fair
Lovingly Thou dost receive it.
Clothed in robes of spotless white,
How it dwells with Thee in light.


The Daily News
March 11, 1955 - Page: 10
Obituary - John O'Brien

The news was received here on Friday last of the death at New York of John O'Brien. The deceased was born at Harbour Grace and was the youngest son of the late Roderick and Hannah O'Brien, and left here some years ago to reside in New York. He leaves to mourn one sister, Mrs. E. D. Freeman at Hr. Grace, two brothers, Edward of the Western Union, New York, and Louis A. O'Brien of Western Union, Bay Roberts, to each of whom deep sympathy is extended in their bereavement.


The Daily News
March 11, 1955 - Page: 10
Obituary - Mrs. Ann Russell

There passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Peter Hickey, Riverhead, Hr. Grace, on February 27th, Mrs. Ann Russell in her 80th year. The deceased lady, whose husband predeceased her over thirty years ago, was a well known and highly respected resident of Riverhead, where up to six years ago she had been active in her home, as well as in church and community activities. Left to mourn her passing are three daughters, Kate, Mrs. Dobbin of Boston, Mass., Elizabeth, Mrs. Williams of St. Mary's; and Annie, Mrs. Peter Hickey of Riverhead, with whom she resided, as well as a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral took place on March 1st to St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead, where requiem High Mass was offered for the repose of her soul by Rev. Father F. Terry assisted by Rt. Rev. Mons. M. F. Dinn, D.P., V. G., of North River, and Rev. Father W. P. Hogan. Interment was at the R. C. Cemetery.


The Daily News
March 11, 1955 - Page: 10
Obituary: Mr. Ernest Sheppard
Harbour Grace, March 8th
.
There entered into rest on Friday morning, March 4th at St. Clare's Hospital, St.John's, one of Harbour Grace's best known and highly respected citizens - Mr. Ernest Sheppard, age 77 years. The deceased was born at Harbour Grace on March 4th., 1878.
In 1891 - the time of the Bank Crash, and at the early age of sixteen, he left Harbour Grace to seek employment in Canada and the United States. While at Halifax, N.S., the Boer War broke out and Ernest Sheppard enlisted and proceeded to South Africa where he served for five and a half years with the Lord Strathcona Cavalry. He returned home in 1906 and shortly after married Miss May C. Payne.
In 1912 Mr. Sheppard became ferry master and from that year until 1932 operated the M.V. Muriel - the first engine-driven ferry plying regularly to and from Harbour Grace South and Riverhead.
During that period of twenty years Ernest Sheppard carried thousands of passengers and treated each with unfailing courtesy. Many trips were made in dangerous seas, but when the ferry service was discontinued because of Government retrenchment. In 1932, Mr. Sheppard received commendations for faithful service without any accident.
Having had considerable experience in the cooperage trade in his early years, he returned to the occupation until in 1940 when he retired from active business and the last years of his life were spent in daily walks and conversation with contemporaries nearby. Each Sunday found him in attendance at St. Paul's Church of which he was a member.
He leaves to mourn his wife, the former Miss Annie B. Smith of Spaniard's Bay, two sons by his first marriage - Harold of North Weymouth, Mass., and Frank of the firm of Sheppard and Janes at Harbour Grace; also four brothers, Arthur and Graham at Sydney, N.S., William at North Weymouth, Mass., Dougald at Falconbridge, Ont., and one sister, Mrs. H.F. Byles of Bearsville, Ont., as well as a large circle of friends, to whom deep sympathy is extended.
The funeral, one of the largest ever seen here, took place on Sunday afternoon to St. Paul's Church, where Rev. L. A. Ludlow conducted the burial service. It was attended by brethren of Harbour Grace Lodge A. F. and A. M. of which the deceased had been a member for fifty years and by comrades of the Canadian Legion, Harbour Grace Branch, and the ritual of each was said at the graveside at the Church of England Cemetery where interment took place.
"Then the Good Shepherd leads where never storms are rife."


The Daily News
March 11, 1955
Page: 20
W. Leonard Chafe
- Passed away Thursday afternoon W. Leonard Chafe, aged 67 years. Leaving to mourn wife, 8 sons, 5 daughters, 4 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., March 12th from his late residence 14 Allandale Rd. by motor hearse to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
March 11, 1955
Page: 8
Clarke's Beach, March 5 -
Ryan & Morrissey - Wedding Bells
The marriage took place on Saturday, February 19th, of Kathleen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ryan of Marysvale, to Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Morrissey of North River. Rev. Dr. Jones celebrated the nuptial mass in the lovely Church of St. Patrick's at Brigus. The organist was Miss R. Burke.
The bride looked very lovely as she entered the Church on the arm of her father. She wore a floor length dress of white lace over satin with a bolero. Her bouquet consisted of pink and white roses. The bride's only attendant was her sister, Lauretta, who wore a ballerina length dress of pink lace over satin with fingertip veil. Her bouquet was pink and white carnations. The groom was ably supported by his brother, Thomas.
The wedding reception was held at Clarke Beach Hotel, Georgetown. The happy couple spent their honeymoon on Bell Island. For traveling the bride wore a brown suit with matching accessories and corsage of pink and white rosebuds.


The Daily News
March 12, 1955
Page: 4
Mrs. Helen Meagher
- Bell Islanders were sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Helen Meagher, beloved wife of Mr. John Meagher, following a lengthy illness at her home in New York, U.S.A., on January 6th, 1955. The deceased lady was the former Helen Kent of Lance Cove, Bell Island. Left to sustain the bereavement are her husband, one son, John, also mother, one sister and three brothers, all residing at New York. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
March 13, 1955
Page: 11
Obituary - Mrs. Frances Janes

Harbour Grace, May 10 - there passed peacefully away at her home on Harvey St. on Sunday morning, May 8th, Elizabeth Frances, widow of the late Eugene Janes, age 78 years.
The deceased lady was born at Harbour Grace, daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. John Charles Ash. Up to a couple of weeks ago, she had been fairly active and able to be about her household tasks, but stricken with illness, her failing strength was unable to resist its severity and as the dawn was breaking on Sunday morning, Frances Janes entered into rest.
A faithful member of the Church of England, and a regular attendant at old St. Paul's the deceased was at the time of her passing one of the oldest remaining members of the C.E.W.A. Those associated with her will long remember the willing and generous service, which she gave to the good work of that organization.
A devoted mother, the late Mrs. Janes gave much of her time to the bringing up of a large family, and the declining years were made happy by knowing that her efforts had been richly rewarded.
Her husband predeceased her several years ago, as did a daughter in early childhood. Left to mourn her passing are five sons, Edward, a patient at the Sanitarium, Fredrick, of Munn & Oke, Leroy of Sheppard and Janes Ltd., Gordon employed with Koch Shoes and Frank with North East Fisheries Ltd., one daughter, Margaret, Mrs. Wilfred Yetman at Toronto, and 19 grandchildren, one brother, Mr. Silas Ash at North Sydney C.B. also survives.
The funeral took place at St. Paul's Church on Tuesday afternoon, the service being taken by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow. A representation from the C.E.W.A. also attended. Interment was in the family plot at the C. of E. Cemetery. To the sorrowing relatives, sincere sympathy is extended.
The one we loved is gone to rest
Her good, true heart is still
And her calm and peaceful face
Is resting death's cold chill.


The Daily News
March 14, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, March 7th. -
Mr. Gilbert Hiscock
- One of Victoria's most respected citizens, Mr. Gilbert Hiscock, passed within the vale during the week, at the age of eighty-four years.
Deceased went to work with the Reid Newfoundland Company when the railway was being built, he started work in the quarry and gradually worked up. He received a good training from the men who were brought from the mainland to build the railway and before many years was an accomplished mason and bridge builder. At the recent sitting of the Public Utilities Commission, Mr. J. P. Powell paid him a glowing tribute saying there were many monuments standing today in Newfoundland, to honour him.
It may not generally be known that it was Mr. Gilbert Hiscock who with his brother, Reuben, accompanied Capt. Bob Bartlett to Greenland and there erected a monument to the late Robert Edwin Peary, Artic explorer, who reached the North Pole on April 5, 1909. This monument erected to a great man by a great man will stand for generations, as a monument to the spirit of adventure and courage. We can well imagine that Mr. Hiscock put his very best into that monument, as a tribute to Peary, as a tribute to the men who taught him the art of masonry, and as a memorial to his own workmanship.
"Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing leave behind us,
Footprints on the sands of time."

Mr. Hiscock is survived by three sons and three daughters, to whom the writer extends deepest sympathy. He was laid to rest in the Pentecostal Cemetery on Wednesday last. Pastor Taylor conducted the funeral service, which was well attended.


The Daily News
March 14, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret O'Dwyer
- Passed peacefully away on March 12th, after a long and painful illness, Margaret O'Dwyer, aged 69 years, beloved wife of John O'Dwyer. Leaving to mourn a husband, two sons, William and John, three daughters, Margaret (Mrs. Vincent Power), Mercedes (Mrs. Walter Norman), and Sheila (Mrs. Thomas Wickham), two sisters, Mrs. Mary O'Neil of Torbay and Miss Elizabeth Maher of the same place, 1 brother, Mr. Peter Maher, in Ontario and 13 grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse at 2:30 from her late residence, 18 Catherine Street, to St. Joseph's Church and then to Mount Carmel. R.I.P.


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March 14, 1955
Page: 16
Jessie May Parsons
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital, March 11th, Miss Jessie May Parsons, in her 78th year. Funeral on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from No. 2 Whiteway Place.


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March 14, 1955
Page: 16
Annie Simmonds
- Passed away suddenly Saturday, March 12th, Annie, Beloved wife of the late Moses Simmonds, age 65 years, leaving to mourn six sons, two daughters and nineteen grandchildren, also one brother and three sisters. Funeral 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from her late residence, 3 Pearce Avenue.


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March 14, 1955
Page: 16
Annie Simmonds
- Passed away suddenly Saturday, March 12th, Annie, Beloved wife of the late Moses Simmonds, age 65 years, leaving to mourn six sons, two daughters and nineteen grandchildren, also one brother and three sisters. Funeral 2:30 Tuesday afternoon from her late residence, 3 Pearce Avenue.


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March 14, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, March 7th. -
Mr. Edward Sweeney
passed peacefully away on Tuesday, March 1st, in his ninetieth year, fortified by the rites of the Roman Catholic Church, of which he was a devout member. Deceased went to the Labrador in his younger days and for many years was an employee of the Newfoundland Railway, being laid off after the Bay-de-Verde branch was closed. He was a courteous and efficient worker and was well liked by his fellow workers. He was never married and lived with his brother Thomas and his family. He had been ill, confined to his bed, for six months, during which time he was cared for by his sister-in-law and other members of his family. Besides his brother he is survived by four nephews, to whom we extend sympathy. Solemn Mass of requiem was celebrated at 8:30 on Tuesday morning and at 2:30 p.m. he was laid to rest in St. Patrick's Cemetery. His funeral was well attended, showing the esteem in which he was held


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March 15, 1955
Page: 7
Sceviour & Jackson - Wedding Bells

At St. Patrick's Church on January 10th the marriage took place between Ann Frances, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sceviour, 24 Graves St., St. John's and A/2C Claude John Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Jackson of Grand Rapids, Mich. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rt. Rev. Mons. Murphy.
Given in marriage by her father the bride was a picture of loveliness in a ballerina length gown of white nylon pleated tulle with pearl and sequin-studded cap. She carried a bouquet of red roses and fern streamers of gold ribbon.
Her attendants were Mrs. Douglas Driscoll, sister of the bride, as matron of honour and Miss Ann Mullaly as bridesmaid. The matron of honour wore a gown of pale pink nylon tulle trimmed with silver sequins and matching jacket and the bridesmaid wore a gown of romance blue with matching jacket and both wore headdresses of tiny pleated bands trimmed with sequins and rose veils, they carried bouquets of pink and white carnations respectively.
The groom was ably supported by A/3C Harold Crawford as best man and A/2C Edward Mayuard as usher. For the occasion the mother of the bride wore a dress of navy with matching accessories and a corsage of pink and white roses.
Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to Barneys, Topsail Rd., where the usual toasts were honored. Toastmaster for the evening was Lieut. O'Brupt.
The bride's going away outfit was a blue and grey check box style suit, she wore a small close fitting hat of winter white and matching accessories, her corsage was of yellow rose buds.
The happy couple left by plane on Saturday, Feb. 26th to spend a month visiting the groom's parents at Grand Rapids. From there they will go to South Carolina, where Airman Jackson will be stationed with the U.S.A.F.


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March 16th., 1955 - Page: -4-
Former Resident Dies On Mainland
Spaniard's Bay, March 14th
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News has been received by his relatives here of the death on March 7th of a former resident of Spaniard's Bay in the person of Robert Gosse at the age of 73 years. Deceased had been residing at Ville LaSalle, a suburb of Montreal for quite a number of years, and which place he is survived by his widow, the former Bertha Butt. The funeral took place on March 9th from the funeral chapel of J. W. MacGillivray on Ballantyne Ave., to All Saints' Anglican Church, Crawford Park. Interment was in Mount Royal Cemetery.


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March 16, 1955
Page: 4
Spaniard's Bay - March 14
Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Gosse
are today, March 17, celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace by the late Rev. Canon Noel on St. Patrick's Day, 1915. They have four daughters, Annie, Marjorie, Marion and Maize; two sons, Lloyd and Fred. We join with their many friends in extending to them our warm felicitations and hope they will be around to enjoy many more anniversaries. Incidentally, we understand Mr. Gosse celebrated his birthday today, too. Congratulations again.


The Daily News
March 16th., 1955 - Page: -4-
Former Resident Dies On Mainland
Spaniard's Bay, March 14th.
Robert Gosse
- News has been received by his relatives here of the death on March 7th. of a former resident of Spaniard's Bay in the person of Robert Gosse at the age of 73 years. Deceased had been residing at Ville LaSalle, a suburb of Montreal for quite a number of years, and which place he is survived by his widow, the former Bertha Butt. The funeral took place on March 9th. from the funeral chapel of J. W. MacGillivray on Ballantyne Ave., to All Saints' Anglican Church, Crawford Park. Interment was in Mount Royal Cemetery


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March 16th., 1955 - Page: -16-
Spaniard's Bay, March 14th.
Mr. and Mrs. Ebenezer Gosse
are today, March 17, celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary. They were married at St. Paul's Church, Harbour Grace, by the late Rev. Canon Noel on St. Patrick's Day, 1915. They have four daughters: Annie, Marjorie, Marion and Maizie; two sons Lloyd and Fred. We join with their many friends in extending to them our warmest felicitations, and hope that they well be around to enjoy many more anniversaries. Incidentally, we understand that Mr. Gosse also celebrates his birthday today, too. Congratulations, again.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Mr. Joseph Kingsley
- Passed peacefully away, at his home, Coley's Point, on Friday night, March 4th Mr. Joseph Kingsley, age 77 years. Left to mourn their sad loss besides his widow, are five sons. The deceased had been sick for about a year. Funeral took place to the U.C. Church and Cemetery on Sunday March 6th with Rev. J.S.H. Moran, B.A., officiating. Deepest sympathy is extended.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Sarah Jane Russell
- Passed peacefully away at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, Mrs. Sarah Jane Russell, widow of the late Isaac Russell, who predeceased her some 5 years ago. The late Mrs. Russell was 74 years of age and had not been enjoying good health for the past year. Left to mourn their sad loss are 3 sons, Harvey in Toronto, Isaac at St. John's and Walter at home; 5 daughters, Edith (Mrs. Max Moore), Pennsylvania; Leah (Mrs. Herbert Badcock), St. John's; Maude (Mrs. Richard Ames), Boston; Pearl (Mrs. Cecil Barnes), California and Margaret (Mrs. Reginald Noseworthy, Placentia. The late Mrs. Russell was a well known and respected resident of this town and always had a smile and cheering word for all with whom she came in contact. She was a devoted and loving mother, and a friend who will be greatly missed. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place March 11th afternoon to the United Church and Cemetery, with Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating. We join with readers in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Mr. A. James Snow
- We regret to report the passing on Friday night, March 11th of Mr. Albert James Snow, Back Road, Bay Roberts, age 70 years and 9 months. The late Mr. Snow was ill for some months, and his death was not altogether unexpected, although it was a shock to his family when it did occur. Left to mourn their sad loss besides his wife, are two sons, Clarence in Toronto and Gordon at home: two sisters, Mrs. Frank Wells and Mrs. John C. Bishop, both of Bay Roberts. Another sister, Mrs. Anstey of Corner Brook, predeceased him about 2 weeks previously. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place to St. Matthew's Anglican Church and Cemetery, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rector, Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D., officiating. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 4
Henry C. Camp
- The death of Henry C. Camp occurred at his home here on Friday morning last, March 4th. He was in his seventy-eight year, and his death came after several a week illness, following a stroke. The late Mr. Camp was a well-known citizen of the community. For many years he was an active member of the United Church congregation. He was also an active member of the Loyal Orange Association, Royal Black Preceptory and Fidelity Lodge No. 1659 A.F. and A.M. in all these organizations he was a Past Master.
The funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, March 5th. Interment was in the United Church Cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large number of citizens as well as guards of honour from the L.O.A. Black Preceptory and Masonic. Representatives from these organizations acted as pallbearers. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. J. L. Reynolds.
Deceased is survived by his wife, three daughters: Mrs. Thomas Laskey residing here, Mrs. Ernest Sheppard at Port Elizabeth, and Mrs. William Foote at Toronto; one son William at Halifax and an adopted daughter, Betty, at Halifax. To the bereaved members of the family and other relatives and friends we extend deepest sympathy.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 4
Parthena Follett
- The death of Mrs. Parthena Follett, in her eightieth year, occurred at her home at Grand Beach on Sunday last, February 27th. Deceased was the oldest resident of the settlement. The late Mrs. Follett was stricken with a stroke a short time previous to her passing. Up until then she had possessed unusually good health and vigor even for here advanced years. Of a very likeable and pleasing personality she was beloved by the entire community. Up until the final weeks of her life she acted as the settlement's midwife and carried out these duties with a deep sense of responsibility and personal affection. In her passing Grand Beach has lost one of its most esteemed citizens. The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the United Church cemetery with Rev. Vardy of Garnish conducting the service. Deceased is survived by three sons, William, Thomas and Garfield at Grand Beach and Captain George of this town, also twenty-eight grandchildren and thirty-four great grandchildren. To all bereaved we extend deepest sympathy.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 20
Joseph J. Hunt
- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, 17th March, Joseph J. Hunt, in his 75 year, leaving to mourn five daughters, 2 brothers, and seven grandchildren. Funeral tomorrow, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 81 Hamilton Street.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Bay Roberts, March 8
Joseph Kingsley
- Passed peacefully away, at his home, Coley's Point, on Friday night, March 4th, Mr. Joseph Kingsley, aged 77 years. Left to mourn their sad loss besides his widow are five sons. The deceased had been sick for about a year. Funeral took place to the U. C. Church and Cemetery on Sunday, March 6th, with Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating. Deepest sympathy is extended.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 1
Michael P. Mahoney & Wife
Vincent Leonard & Wife
Four persons were killed last evening when the car in which they were driving slammed head-on into a bus on the Topsail Highroad, just west of the Octagon Grocteria. The accident occurred at six o'clock.
Dead are Inspector Michael P. Mahoney and his wife, and Constable Vincent Leonard and his wife. Both men were members of the Newfoundland Constabulary.
The four victims were occupants of a 1954 Vauxhall car, which was driven by Inspector Mahoney. Witnesses report that the car pulled out of the traffic line to pass another vehicle when it met the oncoming bus, operated by the United Bus Company.
The four people in the car were thrown forward by the impact and two died instantly. Another was alive when taken from the wrecked vehicle, and another died in the ambulance while on the way to hospital in St. John's.
The driver and four passengers of the crowded bus, which was heading west on a regular run to Conception Bay points, were taken to the General Hospital here for treatment, but were not seriously injured and were released last night.
So great was the impact of the collision that the car was completely demolished. The bus also was considerably damaged, the engine being driven back into the seating area.
The bus driver told the Daily News that he had no chance to avoid the head-on crash. He saw the car suddenly swerve into the road in front of him, and the next instant it had crashed into the front of his bus.
Inspector and Mrs. Mahoney are survived by five daughters and two sons. He was a former resident of North River, C.B. He joined the Newfoundland Constabulary in 1928 and served at various posts throughout the Island before being transferred to St. John's where he received promotion, and at the time of his death was Officer In Charge of the Traffic Bureau. He was 46 years of age.
Constable and Mrs. Leonard are survived by one daughter and one son, and were residents of Victoria Street. A veteran of World War One, Constable Leonard had been a member of the Police Force for 24 years, serving for some time with the old Mounted Division. He was 55.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 20
Moses Pike
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on March 16th, Moses Pike, aged 73, leaving to mourn three sons, Rev. James at Round Hill, N.S., Herbert and Gordon, at home, two brothers, two sisters and one grandchild. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his late residence, 205 Pleasant Street to the Newfoundland Cathedral. Interment at the Church of England Cemetery.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Bay Roberts, March 14
Sarah Jane Russell
- Passed peacefully away at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, Mrs. Sarah Jane Russell, widow of the late Isaac Russell, who pre-deceased her some 5 years ago. The late Mrs. Russell was 74 years of age, and had not been enjoying good health for the past year.
Left to mourn their sad loss are 3 sons, Harvey in Toronto, Isaac at St. John's, and Walter at home; 5 daughters, Edith (Mrs. Max Moore), Pensylvanie, Leah (Mrs. Herbert Badcock), St. John's, Maude (Mrs. Richard Ames), Boston, Pearl (Mrs. Cecil Barnes), California, and Margaret (Mrs. Reginald Noseworthy), Placentia.
The late Mrs. Russell was well known and respected resident of the town and always had a smile and cheering word for all with whom she came in contact. She was a devoted and loving mother, and a friend who will be greatly missed.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place March 11th afternoon to the United Church and Cemetery, with Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating.
We join with readers in offering sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 20
Hanorra Skeans
- Passed peacefully away at her residence at Kilbride, Mrs. Hanorra Skeans, widow of the late Thomas Skeans, age 69 years. Leaving to mourn 2 daughters, 3 sons, 1 sister, 3 brothers, 1 stepbrother and two grandchildren. Funeral today, Friday, 9:30 a.m. by motor hearse to the Church at Kilabride at 10 o'clock. Interment at Kilbride.


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March 18, 1955
Page: 7
Bay Roberts, March 14
Albert James Snow
- We regret to report the passing on Friday night, March 11th, of Mr. Albert James Snow, Back Road, Bay Roberts, aged 70 years and 9 months. The late Mr. Snow was ill for some months, and his death was not altogether unexpected, although it was a shock to his family when it did occur. Left to morn their sad loss besides his wife, are two sons, Clarence in Toronto, and Gordon at home; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Wells and Mrs. John C. Bishop, both of Bay Roberts. Another sister, Mrs. Anstey of Corner Brook, predeceased him about 2 weeks previously. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place to St. Matthew's Anglican Church and Cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rector, Rev. G. Fowlow, R. D., officiating. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family


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March 19, 1955
Page: 11
Butler & Bell - Wedding Bells

Featured above are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bell as they drove from the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist following their marriage solemnized by Nuptial Eucharist at 11:30 a.m. on January 25th.
Mrs. Bell was the former Ethel Joan Elizabeth Butler, daughter of Mrs. Jane and the late Henry T. Butler of the city, and the groom, Arthur Alexander, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Bell of Caledonia, Nova Scotia. The Very Rev. R. S. Rayson performed the ceremony assisted by Rev. F. Slade. The organist, Mr. A. Stafford, rendered appropriate music and the soloist was Mr. David Bastow, who sang very beautifully "The Lord is My Shepherd."
The bride, given in marriage by her eldest brother Gordon, looked heavenly and wore a gown of white velvet cut on empire lines with seeded pearl scallop neckline, fingertip sleeves and a full train. Her waist-length veil was caught by a diamante Juliet cap, the trimming corresponding to that of her dress. She wore as that "something old," an old gold piece that was an heirloom and carried a white satin Bible, the gift of her mother, which was suitably inscribed and decorated with an orchid and stephanotis.
The bride was attended by Mrs. Arthur J. Skinner, as matron of honour, a life long friend and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Allister Butler, sister-in-law of the bride, Misses Chris Parsons, also a close friend and Lorraine Hopkins, cousin of the bride. They were gowned alike in crimson velvet gowns cut on flowing empire lines, their headdresses were white feathered cloches with elbow length white kid gloves, and carried muffs of matching material adorned with spray corsages of feathered chrysanthemums and stephanotis. Their only jewelry was sterling silver bracelets, the bride's gift. The two little flower girls were Wendy Butler, niece of the bride and Sally Nickerson, niece of the groom. They wore dresses made in the princess style with bouffant skirt and their headdresses were floral halos and carried matching muffs.
The groom was ably supported by Mr. Eric Dunn as best man and the ushers were Mr. Edgar Butler, Mr. William Squires, brother and cousin of the bride, and Mr. Bernard Gillette, friend of the groom. After the ceremony the wedding party proceeded to the Newfoundland Hotel where the reception was held. The tables were tastefully decorated for the occasion and dominating the scene was an unique five tier wedding cake, decorated and topped with silver vase containing sweetheart roses and fern which was made by the bride's mother, who received the guests gowned in a floor length plum chiffon velvet dress, matching hat and wearing Kolinsky furs. Her corsage was of matching baby mums.
In the absence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Nickerson, sister and brother-in-law of the groom acted in their capacity. Mrs. Nickerson wore dark green chiffon velvet with gold hat and accessories and her corsage was of pink carnations.
The toast to the bride was proposed by Dean Rayson and responded to by the groom, who in turn proposed the toast to the bridesmaids and this was responded to by the best man. To the bride's mother, Dr. Harry D.Roberts (for whom the bride worked many years) very capably proposed the toast and was responded to by Mr. Gordon Butler. Mr. Dunn also read the many messages and telegrams received and after mingling with their guests the bride and groom left amidst showers of confetti and good wishes.
The bride chose for traveling a one-piece shrimp sueded fabric dress with matching hat, black accessories and a blue mink fur cape. The wedding trip was spent in Bermuda, also visited the bride's sisters, Mrs. Reginald Pye and Mrs. Karl Kalser in New York, and some time with parents of the groom in Nova Scotia.
Mr. and Mrs. Bell received many outstanding and useful gifts. They are now residing at 45 Pennywell Road, and the groom is the accountant on the staff of the main branch Bank of Nova Scotia


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March 19, 1955
Page: 3
John W. Coates
- Death came to Mr. John W. Coates of 8 Cork Place suddenly on the evening of February 15. He was 47. As he was in apparent good health up to the time he died, his untimely passing came as a great shock to his family and friends.
Born in Gosfield North Township, Essex County, Ontario, where he received his early education, Jack Coates joined Imperial Oil Limited in 1930. After successive promotions in Ontario, he was transferred to St. John's in 1949 as Operations Manager of Newfoundland Division.
Possessing a high sense of his responsibilities he was, in every way, a good family man and a good citizen. This same ready acceptance of his obligations was carried into his business life in which he was admired and respected by all who had dealings with him. One of his special interests at work was the training and development of new employees. He was always willing to extend a helping hand and we are sure that in the Company which he served so well for 25 years, there are many people who can be thankful that they met Jack Coates along the way.
In his personal life, Jack Coates' interests were simple and his wants modest. He had that fine quality of neighbourliness, which seems to be disappearing today. His community pride was mirrored in the appearance of his home and surroundings. The immaculate condition of his lawn was one of his great interests and he had gained quite a reputation among his friends as a landscaping counselor.
His passing as such any early age is a great loss. It is with the sincere believe that he is now reaping the rewards of a fruitful and worthwhile life that the writer extends to Mrs. Coates and her son Norman, deepest sympathy.
B.L.M.


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March 19, 1955
Page: 20
Margaret Coward
- Passed peacefully away Friday, March 18, Margaret Coward, widow of the late Capt. Samuel Coward, leaving to mourn 2 daughters, Ada, and Mrs. Michael Woods. Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, Atlantic Avenue.


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March 19, 1955
Page: 3
James J. Everard
- On February 17th at his home on Hamilton Avenue, James J. Everard entered into eternal rest.
For three weeks previously he had suffered from a severe heart condition and up to the date of his death had been a patient at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital.
Born at Petty Harbour sixty-two years ago, the late James Everard entered at an early age the employ of Cousens Cooperate. In 1920 he joined the Firm of A. E. Hickman Co. Ltd., where he rose to the position of Manager of Distribution. In 1938 he established a Manufacturers Agency of his own which in the succeeding years he built up and expanded.
Quiet, unobtrusive and with a high sense of integrity, Jimmy Everard was widely known and universally respected. In business circles his word was his bond and he was held in high esteem by the trade.
An ardent supporter of Holy Cross Schools, he was interested and actively associated with the various endeavours and projects of the School Associations. An ardent lover of athletics, he was at all times a familiar figure at the Baseball and Football Fields and was recognized as one of the staunchest supporters of the Holy Cross Teams.
In the home circle Jimmy Everard was perhaps at his best and he as idolized by all members of the family. Besides his loving wife he leaves to mourn two sons, Edward J. Everard and James J. J. Everard and two daughters, Mrs. Herbert Graham and Mrs. Gerald Evans as well as one brother Edward J. Everard and Mrs. William Walsh, a sister.
In his passing Newfoundland last an exemplary citizen and a truly Christian gentleman. Knowing him through the years, the writer can add with truth and conviction, "We shall not see his like again."
"VOTO"


The Daily News
March 19, 1955
Page: 13
Flynn & Barron - Wedding Bells
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at the Oratory of the College of our Lady of Mercy on Tuesday December 28 at 7:30 p.m. when Marjorie Josephine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. P. Flynn became the bride of Thomas Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Barron, with Rev. Father Thomas Moakler officiating. As the wedding party approached the altar to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Maureen Baily they presented a very beautiful picture. The bride escorted by her father looked charming in a strapless gown of white chantilly lace and tulle with matching lace jacket, her veil was caught by a tiara of rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of fenched carnations and sweet heart roses.
The bride was attended by her sister, Elizabeth, who looked lovely in a strapless dress of blue taffeta and tulle with matching taffeta jacket. Her headdress was also made of taffeta and tulle. She carried a bouquet of pink roses.
The duties of best man were ably performed by James Barron, brother of the groom. Ushers were Leslie Bruce, brother-in-law of the bride and John Barron, brother of the groom. During the ceremony Gerry Flynn, brother of the bride, beautifully rendered the "Ave Maria."
The bride's mother wore a mauve costume with navy accessories and brown fur packet, her corsage was of white carnations. The groom's mother wore navy blue faille with harmonizing accessories and a corsage of red roses.
The reception was held at Frosts. The traditional toasts were honored following which the bridal party and their guests spent the rest of the evening dancing. Having tossed her bouquet the bride and groom left amidst the showers of good wishes from their guests.
For going away the bride chose a deep purple charcoal suit with canary accessories and a brown fur coat. Her corsage was of yellow carnations. The young couple are now residing at 83 Pennywell Road.
The four-layer cake was beautifully made and decorated by Mrs. Butler. Flowers by Cakes and Flowers. Photos by Mr. Ed Ringman of Tootons Limited.


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March 19, 1955
Page: 20
Madeline Taylor
- Died suddenly Friday, March 18th, at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Madeline, beloved wife of Victor Taylor, leaving to mourn husband, 2 sons, George, John, 1 daughter, Mary, also one sister, Mrs. George Griffiths. Funeral Monday 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 36 Craigmillar Avenue by motor hearse. Interment at Belvedere.


The Daily News
March 21, 1955
Page: 16
Wallace Stanley Cake
- Passed peacefully away Sunday morning, March 20th, Wallace Stanley, son of Isabella and the late Alan Cake, leaving to mourn wife, three children and mother. Funeral by motor hearse from his late residence, 18 Gilbert Street, Monday, March 21st at 4 p.m. to St. Thomas Church. Interment at Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
March 21, 1955
Page: 3
Everett Regular
- One Newfoundlander was killed and three other men from this province were injured in a motor accident at East York, Toronto, Friday night. Everett Regular, 21, Botwood was fatally injured and died on his way to Hospital. Martin O'Quinn, 20, the driver, Nina Moulton 24, Phyllis French, 22, and Fred Norman 28 sustained only minor injuries. The group had been at a dance and police say O'Quinn had just taken the car to a garage to have the brakes fixed before the accident occurred.


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March 22, 1955
Page: 16
Henry D. Morgan
- At rest on March 21st, after a long illness, Henry D. Morgan, aged 86 years, of 62 Alexander Street, leaving to mourn wife & 1 brother, Cyril, and 1 sister, Ethel. The remains will rest at Carnell's Funeral Home until Wednesday morning when motor hearse funeral will take place at 12 p.m. to St. Mark's Church, Bareneed, for funeral service at 2:30 p.m. Interment at Bareneed.


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March 23, 1955
Page: 16
James Norman
- There passed peacefully away on March 22nd, 1955 at Bay Roberts after a prolonged illness James Norman, aged 86 years, retired school teacher, leaving to mourn one son, Raymond at New York, and one daughter, Hilda, Mrs. Capt. L. T. Stick at Bay Roberts, and a large circle of friends. Funeral notice later.


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March 23, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Frances Whalen
- Dead on March 18th Mary Frances Whalen, beloved wife of the late Matthew Whalen in her 90th year. Leaving to mourn, 1 brother at Corner Brook; 2 daughters, Mrs. Michael Walsh of Holyrood and Mrs. Michael Caul in the U.S.A., 1 son at St. John's, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Funeral took place Monday, March 21st at Holyrood.


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March 23, 1955
Page: 16
William Henry Wills
- Passed peacefully away at midnight, March 22nd, William Henry Wills, in his 55th year; leaving to mourn three sisters, Mildred (Mrs. Clarence Squires), Dorothy (Mrs. Walter Daniels), Phyllis (Mrs. Jack Squires); three brothers, Fred, Augustus and Jack. Funeral will take place today, Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. by motor hearse from his sister's residence, Mrs. Jack Squires, Long Pond Road.


The Daily News
March 24, 1955
Page: 4

BISHOP, Simeon E. - The older folks at Spaniard's Bay and Upper Island Cove will be interested in reading this item, which was passed along to us by Mrs. E. Yetman, who received it from friends in Lynn, Mass.
Passed peacefully away after a long illness, Simeon E. Bishop of 32 Ellis Road, Swampscott, Mass., in his 77th. year. He was born at Upper Island Cove and moved away to the United States when he was quite a young man, fifty-seven years ago. For 46 years he resided in Lynn where he worked first with Crosley and Sons, Shoe Manufactures, then (until he retired after 35 years of service) with the F. A. Goddard Manufacturing Company. For the last eleven years he resided in Swampscott. Besides his wife, the former Martha Gosse (daughter of the late Silas and Elizabeth Gosse of Spaniard's Bay), he leaves three sons, Dolloff E. Bishop of Lynn, Ralph S. Bishop of Saugus and Norman E. Bishop of Bedford; a daughter, Mrs. Carol O. Larson of Swampscott; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Burnley of Brocton; a nephew Earl N. Coombs of Saugus; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Burial services were held in the Richardson Funeral Home and interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery.


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March 24, 1955
Page: 16
Muriel Dillon
- Passed peacefully away March 22, at the General Hospital, after a short illness, Muriel Johnston, beloved wife of Michael Dillon, leaving to mourn husband, one sister, three brothers, eight step-children. Funeral today, from her late residence, 115 Cashin Avenue by motor hearse. (Daughter of the late Jacob and Susan Johnston).


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March 24, 1955
Page: 4
McCarthy - Peddle Nuptials
A very pretty wedding took place in the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Bishop's Cove, on February 19, when Eileen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McCarthy of Upper Island Cove, became the bride of Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Peddle of Upper Island Cove. The Ceremony was performed by Rev. H. M. Batten, Rector of the Parish.
To the strains of Wagner's Bridal March (Lohengrin) beautifully rendered by Miss Frances Barrett, the bride entered the church on the arm of Mr. David Lynch, a life-long friend of the family, and who acted in the place of her father who was unavoidably absent. Preceding her down the aisle were two little flower girls, Phoebe Peddle and Dorothy Mercer, dressed in floor-length gowns of white satin. Following them came the bridesmaids, Miss Dorothy Lundrigan and Miss Mabel Peddle, who were also dressed in floor-length gowns of white. The bride was charmingly attired in an alice-blue gown of silk lace lined with rayon satin in fitted style, with long pointed sleeves and Peter Pan collar; her veil was full length and of sheer rayon net fitted to a bridal coronet in halo shape. She carried a bouquet of red roses and maidenhair fern.
After the ceremony the wedding party went for a motor drive before they returned to the home of the groom, where a sumptuous repast was served and the usual toasts honoured. Mr. and Mrs. Peddle will, for the present, reside at Bishop's Cove and we wish them a happy and contented married life.


The Daily News
March 24, 1955
Page: 16
Peter J. Murphy
- Passed away on March 23rd, after a brief illness, Peter J. Murphy in his 66th year; leaving to mourn wife, 7 sons, Edward, Leonard, Peter and Dennis at home, Ronald and Lewis at Toronto, Michael at Halifax; 2 daughters, Gertrude (Mrs. Ralph Deemer) at Ill., U.S.A. and Margaret (Mrs. James Lush) at Gambo, also 1 brother Patrick and 14 grandchildren. Funeral will take place Friday at 2:30 from his late residence Portugal Cove Road to the Portugal Cove Cemetery.


The Daily News
March 25, 1955 - Page: 7
Obituary
Mrs. Winifred Quinn

Harbour Grace, March 24 - There passed away suddenly on March 15, at her home, Winifred, wife of Mr. William Quinn of this town, at the age of 74 years. The deceased lady had been in apparent good health, and her passing came as a shock to her relatives. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband, three sons, Maxwell of the teaching staff of Curtis Academy, Edward and William at home, and one daughter (Elizabeth), Mrs. Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay. The funeral service was held on St. Patrick's Day at the United Church and was conducted by Rev. N. B. Hodder, interment being at the United Church Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
March 25, 1955
Page: 7
Harbour Grace, March 24 -
Winifred Quinn
- There passed away suddenly on March 15, at her home, Winifred, wife of Mr. William Quinn of this town, at the age of 74 years. The deceased lady had been in apparent good health, and her passing came as a shock to her relatives. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband, three sons, Maxwell of the teaching staff of Curtis Academy, Edward and William at home, and one daughter (Elizabeth), Mrs. Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay.
The funeral service was held on St. Patrick's Day at the United Church and was conducted by Rev. N. B. Hodder, interment being at the United Church Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
March 25, 1955
Page: 7
Harbour Grace, March 24 -
Winifred Quinn
- There passed away suddenly on March 15, at her home, Winifred, wife of Mr. William Quinn of this town, at the age of 74 years. The deceased lady had been in apparent good health, and her passing came as a shock to her relatives. She leaves to mourn, besides her husband, three sons, Maxwell of the teaching staff of Curtis Academy, Edward and William at home, and one daughter (Elizabeth), Mrs. Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay.
The funeral service was held on St. Patrick's Day at the United Church and was conducted by Rev. N. B. Hodder, interment being at the United Church Cemetery. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
March 25, 1955
Page: 7
Shute & Sheppard - Wedding Bells
Harbour Grace, March 24 -

A very pretty wedding took place at St. Peter's Church, Hr. Grace South, on January 21, when Eileen Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shute, was united in bonds of Holy Matrimony by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father and looked very lovely in a gown of nylon lace over satin with a fitted lace bolero with long tapering sleeves. Her fingertip veil was caught by a coronet of rhinestones and she carried a white prayer book.
The bride was attended by her sister, Myrtle, and her cousin, Miss Susie Shute, and Mrs. Max Adams, who wore floor length dresses of lemon, blue and pink tulle respectively, with matching head-dress.
Messrs. Max Adams, William Shute and Hayward Shute supported the groom, and ushers were Mr. Frank Spurrell and Mr. Josiah Yetman. Wedding music was by Miss Stella Yetman.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party motored around the town and then to St. Peter's School where the reception was attended by some 180 guests.
The bride's mother, wearing a blue dress with matching accessories and pink corsage, received. She was assisted by the groom's stepmother who wore navy with pink accessories.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Spurrell, Mr. C. Spurrell and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Spurrell of St. John's and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sheppard and Mr. and Mrs. N. Sheppard of St. Philip's.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard are now residing at Harbour Grace South, and their many friends wish them much happiness in their married live.


The Daily News
March 25, 1955
Page: 7
Shute & Sheppard - Wedding Bells
Harbour Grace, March 24
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A very pretty wedding took place at St. Peter's Church, Hr. Grace South, on January 21, when Eileen Joyce, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shute, was united in bonds of Holy Matrimony by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow.
The bride entered the church on the arm of her father and looked very lovely in a gown of nylon lace over satin with a fitted lace bolero with long tapering sleeves. Her fingertip veil was caught by a coronet of rhinestones and she carried a white prayer book. The bride was attended by her sister, Myrtle, and her cousin, Miss Susie Shute, and Mrs. Max Adams, who wore floor length dresses of lemon, blue and pink tulle respectively, with matching head-dress.
Messrs. Max Adams, William Shute and Hayward Shute supported the groom, and ushers were Mr. Frank Spurrell and Mr. Josiah Yetman. Wedding music was by Miss Stella Yetman.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party motored around the town and then to St. Peter's School where the reception was attended by some 180 guests. The bride's mother, wearing a blue dress with matching accessories and pink corsage, received. She was assisted by the groom's stepmother who wore navy with pink accessories.
Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Spurrell, Mr. C. Spurrell and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Spurrell of St. John's and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sheppard and Mr. and Mrs. N. Sheppard of St. Philip's. Mr. and Mrs. Sheppard are now residing at Harbour Grace South, and their many friends wish them much happiness in their married live.


The Daily News
March 26, 1955
Page: 10
Hutton & Mahoney - Wedding Bells
A very lovely family wedding took place on January 19, 1955, in the chapel of St. Joseph's Church, Hoylestown, of Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Hubert and Ella Hutton, to Clyde Garfield, son of Wilfred and Volle Mahoney of Waterford, Connecticut. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a semi-evening dress of winter white brocade with cream accessories and carried a spray of yellow roses and fern. The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. William O'Leary, who wore a dress of gold lame with matching accessories, and a corsage of yellow rose buds. The mother of the bride wore black with mink neckpiece, and a corsage of white. The groom was attended by Noel Hutton, brother of the bride. The reception was held at the home of the bride, and toasts were offered to the happy couple. Mr. and Mrs. Mahoney will be leaving in the near future for the United States to take up residence.


The Daily News
March 29, 1955
Page: 16
Clara Marion Bishop
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital after a long illness, Clara Marion, beloved wife of D. C. Bishop. Left to mourn their sad loss are husband, one daughter, Dorothy, two grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral will take place from her late residence on Cowan Ave tomorrow, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse.


The Daily News
March 29, 1955
Page: 15
Walter Braye
, 65, of Grand Falls passed away there Sunday night, apparently as the result of injuries which he sustained in a fall from the second story of his house on Tuesday of last week.


The Daily News
March 29, 1955
Page: 16
Clarence C. Stone
- Passed away suddenly midnight, March 26th, Clarence C. Stone, aged 60 years (ex-service no. 2699); leaving to mourn wife, Barbara, one son, Ronald, daughter, Joyce, two sisters, two brothers and five grandchildren. Funeral takes place today, Tuesday, by motor hearse from 76 Prescott St. at 2:30 p.m.


The Daily News
March 30, 1955
Page: 9
Mrs. William Earle
- The community of Bell Island has learned with extreme regret of the passing of Mrs. William Earle a highly respected resident of the West Mines. The deceased lady had been in failing health for the past several months, and the end was not unexpected. Mrs. Earle was possessed of a very friendly disposition. Her kindliness and readiness to help wherever help was needed won her a host of friends and her deep abiding Christian faith, which was reflected in her daily life was an inspiration to many. Mrs. Earle was in her 75th year. She leaves to mourn their sad loss three sons, Ernest, Fred and Chesley, Bell Island; one daughter, Mrs. Violet Sheppard, St. John's and a large number of grand children and great grandchildren. Her husband predeceased her several years ago. The funeral takes place at 1 O'clock this Wednesday afternoon to St. Boniface Church. Interment will be in the C. of E. Cemetery. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
March 30, 1955
Page: 20
Bertha Hampton
- Entered into rest, Bertha, widow of the late George Hampton, aged 82 years; leaving one son, Dr. W. F. Hampton of Reading, Mass., two daughters, Mrs. B. Morris and Mrs. Gordon Oke, and a large number of friends and relatives. Funeral from her late residence 209 LeMarchant Road by motor hearse to the General Protestant Cemetery, tomorrow, Wednesday, at 3:30 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined.


The Daily News
March 30, 1955
Page: 20
Joseph Healey
- Passed peacefully away yesterday, Joseph Healey, leaving to mourn one brother, Edward, at the Bronx, N.Y. Funeral takes place tomorrow, Thursday, at 10 a.m. by motor hearse from Murphy's Funeral Home with Mass at 10:30 at St. Patrick's Church.


The Daily News
March 30, 1955
Page: 20
William Kerrivan
- Passed away March 28th at 10:30 p.m. after a long illness William Kerrivan in his 77th year. Leaving to mourn two sons, Michael and Thomas and one daughter, Mrs. M. Whelan and one stepson, a number of grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral will take place form his son's residence 126 New Gower Street at 2:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, by motor hearse.


The Daily News
March 30, 1955
Page: 9
Raymond Ryan
- Little seven-year old Raymond Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ryan, passed away Sunday evening at his home on The Green. The young lad was playing with a wheelbarrow on Saturday, near his home, had the misfortune to bump into a pole and one of the shafts struck him in the abdomen. It is presumed that the accident caused internal injuries that led to his death on Sunday. Deepest sympathy is extended to the parents and relatives of the little lad.


The Daily News
March 30, 1955
Page: 20
Harriett Skirving
- Passed away suddenly early this morning, Harriett Monroe, aged 83, beloved wife of Peter N. Skirving, leaving to mourn on daughter Jean (Mrs. Harold Tizzard) and two sons, Harvey and Graham. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
March 31, 1955
Page: 32
Gertrude Cameron
- Passed away at New Glasgow on March 27th, Gertrude, beloved wife of the late Howard Cameron; leaving to mourn her sudden passing 6 sons, 4 daughters, 5 sisters, Sister M. Bernard, Convent Belvedere, Mrs. P. J. Gladney, Windsor Lake, Mrs. J. Gillis, New Glasgow, Mrs. J. Robson, Toronto, Mrs. W. Hynes, Mass., one brother, Richard at New Glasgow, several grandchildren, one great grandchild. R.I.P.
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Name: Gertrude Cameron
Date & Place of Birth: April 26, 1887 @ Newfoundland
Parents: William Gladney
Date & Place of Death: March 27, 1955 @ Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, N.S.
Age: 67 years, 1 month, 1 day
Marital Status: Widowed (Howard Cameron - deceased)
Date & Place Interment: March 30, 1955 @ New Glasgow
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
Name: Howard Cameron
Date & Place of Birth: December 25, 1881 @ Nova Scotia
Parents: Duncan Cameron & Hanna Bruce
Date & Place of Death: May 30, 1947 @ Trenton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Age: 65 years, 5 months, 5 days
Marital Status: Married (Gertrude Cameron)
Date & Place Interment: June 2, 1947 @ New Glasgow
Nova Scotia Historical Vital Statistics
January 1st., 1907 @ Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Howard Sydney Cameron, 22, bachelor, gas maker, residence: Trenton, born: Trenton, Parents: Duncan & Hanna
Gertrude Gladney, 20, spinster, residence: Trenton, born: Purticol, Nfld., parents: William & Annie
Witnesses: Lachen Cameron & Effie McQueen
Officiating Clergy: Rev. Michael A. MacAdam


The Daily News
March 31, 1955
Page: 9
Bay Roberts, March 28
James Norman
- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, March 22, Mr. J. Norman, aged 86. Mr. Norman had been quite active up until the past year or so, when he was obliged to limit his activities to the house. The late Mr. Norman was a retired School Teacher, who was liked and respected by all who knew him. He always had a kindly word, and made friends with all whom he met. He thoroughly enjoyed recalling notable events in the history of Bay Roberts and Coley's Point and was an eloquent conversationalist. At the time of his death, as for the number of years, Mr. Norman resided with his daughter, Mrs. (Capt.) L. T. Stick, M.P. Left to mourn are one son, Raymond in New York, and one daughter, Hilda, Mrs. Stick. The funeral took place on Thursday to the Church and Cemetery of St. John the Evangelist, Coley's Point. Sympathy is extended the bereaved family and relatives.


The Daily News
March 31, 1955
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay - March 28th

Mr. Matthew Ryan of Spaniard's Bay received the sad news during the latter part of January that his son, Edward, who had been fishing out of Boston had been lost at sea. Tradition has it that there is always hope from the sea, hence the reason for withholding the news from publication. But now it seems that, unfortunately, that the news is all too true.
Ned Ryan was born here 42 years ago and was educated at the Parish School of St. Anne. For a couple of years he worked at Bell Island but when hostilities broke out in 1939 he was among the first to offer his services for King and Country, which service terminated at the conclusion of World War II.
Just ten months after he was demobilized, he went to Boston, where he joined the fishing fleet of the General Foods Corporation. This type of employment was in his blood. He was born a few feet from the sea; he grew up by it and he spent the first years of his manhood on it. He just loved the sea and all that was connected with it. Another factor which induced him to follow the sea and in the fleet in which he sailed was that his cousin, Thomas Ryan, of Boston, was so engaged - and between these two was a bond that was even closer than that of brothers. They both spent many happy months together on the sea, and at Thom's house and with Tom and his family during shore leave.
A short while ago Ned transferred to Rockland, Maine, but the two always managed to get together in between trips. Ned, in the sense, became part of his cousin's family circle and so it can easily be realized that when the news came to them that Ned was missing, Tom Ryan and his family were greatly shocked. Then came the sad duty of informing Ned's aged father, who had had two sons and lost them both, as Ned's younger brother, Richard, was lost on active duty with the Royal Navy in 1942. It was not an easy thing to do, and for their father and only sister, Agnes, not a small loss to sustain. But life's realities have to be faced.
Although Ned went to Boston eight years ago, he is well remembered here for the fine man that he was. Like his brother, Dick, he was of a mild disposition, and said little. He preferred to do something to talking and so was noted for his industry. He was unmarried.
Details of how he disappeared are meager but it is presumed that he may have slipped on the icy decks. All methods of search and rescue were put into action but to no avail as the seas at the time were exceedingly rough.
When we called at his home on last Saturday, we found that Mr. Ryan (locally known at "Uncle Matt") had aged considerably. True, he is 75 years of age, but it is more than that. He just preferred, understandably, not to talk about it. Before we left, however, he showed several pictures of his two fine sons (sorry, none for publication) but there were two, which impressed us more than all the others. One was of Uncle Matt himself, taken in his Navy Uniform back in 1914. (By the way, he is the oldest member of No. 9 Branch of the Canadian Legion in Spaniard's Bay.) The other picture, or rather three-in-one, contained Uncle Matt in between his only two sons, and all three wearing the uniform of the Royal Navy. Something of which any family would be justly proud.
And so, to Mr. Matthew Ryan of Spaniard's Bay, and to his daughter, Agnes, goes all the sympathy that can be expressed in thought, word and deed. And of Ned, the age old prayer, "Resquiescat In Pace".


The Daily News
March 31, 1955
Page: 32
Rebecca Voisey
- Passed away after a long illness, Rebecca Cook, widow of William Voisey, in her 84th year. Leaving to mourn 2 daughters, Mrs. H. Bourne and Mrs. Harvey Critch, 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the residence of Mr. Harvey Critch, Torbay Rd. by motor hearse to St. Thomas's Church. Interment at C. of E. Cemetery.

 

 

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