The Daily News
March 22, 1956
Spaniard's Bay, March 19 -
Josiah Neil of Spaniard's Bay passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's on Wednesday, March 14, just three hours after being admitted to that institution. He was forty-four years old.
The late Mr. Neil had been a carpenter by trade but had to give up his work several years ago owing to ill health. He was a quiet likeable man and had numerous friends to whom his death came as a surprise, as very few of them realized he was ill. When he was quite young, his parents died and he was looked after by his grandparents. After they passed away he lived with an uncle, Mr. Arthur Barrett.
His funeral took place on Saturday to the parish church of the Holy Redeemer where the Office of the Burial of the Dead was read by the rector, Rev. Canon T. E. Loder. During the service, the hymn, "O God Our Help In Ages Past" and "O For A Closer Walk With God" were sung by a large congregation. Attending the service, as well as making up a considerable part of the cortege were members of the Loyal Orange Association, of which the deceased was a member. Pallbearers were Messrs. William Jewer, James Jewer, Hayward Hutchings, Ernest Gosse, Captain Selby Yetman and Eric Peddle, all from the L.O.A. Burial was in the West End Cemetery.
Besides an aunt, several uncles and cousins in Spaniard's Bay, he is mourned by one sister, Lydia (Mrs. Walter Vokey) of Everett, Mass.
"Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him."