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The Daily News Obituaries
March 1958


The Daily News
March 11, 1958
Page: 13
J. J. Butler
- Passed peacefully away on February 18th, after a short illness, one of the foremost businessmen in this area, who operated a general business here for the past 50 years. For the past few years Mr. Butler haven't been enjoying good health and the business was carried on by his daughter, Mr. L. Peddle. Left to mourn are two daughters, Lillian, Mrs. Harry Batten, Foxtrap, Violet, Mrs. L. Peddle, Foxtrap. His wife predeceased him two years ago.
The funeral, which was very largely attended, was held at All Saint's Church, Foxtrap.
To the bereaved we extend deepest sympathy.

The Daily News
March 11, 1958
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay, March 4 -
Gosse - Barrett Wedding
In St. Mark's Anglican Church, Toronto, on November 30, 1957, the marriage of Miss Ivy Barrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Barrett, Sr., of Spaniard's Bay to Chester, son of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Gosse of Spaniard's Bay, was solemnized by Rev. J. Tucker.
The bride, who was given in marriage by Mr. Walter Vokey, chose for her wedding a strapless gown of white slipper satin over which hung two layers of net and lace, with matching lace jacket. Her three-quarter-length veil was held in place by a halo of sequins and pearls. Her bouquet consisted of red and white roses.
Attending the bride, as maid of honour was her sister, Queenie, Mrs. Gordon Day, who was attired in a waltz-length dress of pale green satin, and her halo consisted of green feathers. Mrs. Ernest Gosse, the groom's sister-in-law was bridesmaid and she wore a dress similar to that of the maid of honour, but her halo was of pink and white carnations. Both carried bouquets of carnations and fern.
Petite Audrey Day, the bride's niece as flower-girl, wore a pink satin gown with an overskirt of pink net, a halo of pink and white carnations and yellow pomes.
The groom's attendants were his brother, Mr. Ernest Gosse and his brother-in-law, Mr. Gordon Day. They, like the groom wore semi-formal suits.
After the ceremony a reception was held at the Chez-Moi Hotel where fifty guests were received, following which all sat down to a delicious hot chicken dinner. The toast to the bride was proposed by Mr. Gordon Day and to which the groom responded. Many of the guests were from the bride and groom's hometown but now living in Toronto. Out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Eric Neil of Hamilton.
Mr. and Mrs. Gosse are now residing at 237 Rushton Road, Toronto, as the groom is employed by the Department of Transport and is presently assigned to Malton Airport.
We join with their many friends here and in Toronto in wishing Ivy and Ches every happiness.

The Daily News
March 13, 1958
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, March 11 -
Melina Barrett
- The oldest resident of Bishop's Cove, Conception Bay, Mrs. Melina Barrett, entered into rest on Friday, March 7. She was in her eighty-ninth year.
Although her younger days were filled with the daily work of raising a family and being a devoted helpmate to her husband, yet she found time to help with church and community matters, and took genuine interest in the events happening within her sphere. As a result she was an interesting conversationalist for her memory, like her body, was always alert. At eighty-five she could recall vividly incidents (that had since become history) with amazing accuracy. She delighted in attending the House of God to worship Him who through life had been her Guide. Hers was a true and living faith.
Mourning the loss of an affectionate mother are two sons, James in Spaniard's Bay, John in London, Ontario; two daughters, Susanna (Mrs. Eugene Menchions of Bishop's Cove, and Miss Edith, with whom she resided and who did all that was possible for her aged mother.
Her funeral was held on Sunday and the service was conducted by her faithful pastor, Rev. H. M. Batten. Interment was in the family plot in St. John's Cemetery.
"Eternal rest grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her."

The Daily News
March 13, 1958
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, March 11 -
Jones - Holwell Wedding
Miss Vivian Holwell
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Holwell of Herring Neck, and Constable Lewis Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jones were united in Holy Matrimony in a double ring ceremony on St. Valentine's Day in St. Thomas' Church, St. John's, by the rector, Rev. S. J. Davies, B.A.
For her wedding the bride chose a winter white woolen suit, flecked with blue, with sky blue accessories. Her only jewelery were her silver and blue earrings, and she wore a corsage of pink carnations. Attending her was Mrs. Arthur Sturge, similarly attired but with a corsage of white carnations. The groom was supported by his brother Ted.
Following the marriage ceremony a reception for immediate relatives was held at Barney's Restaurant, where the wedding supper was served. The lovely three-tier cake was baked by the bride's mother and decorated by Mrs. Roland Kean of St. John's.
Const. and Mrs. Jones are now residing at 6 O'Reilly Avenue. Constable Jones is attached to the Newfoundland Constabulary and Mrs. Jones is on the office staff of Dicks and Company.
Their friends in Spaniard's Bay wish them every happiness.

The Daily News
March 20, 1958
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay, March 18 -
Mark Vokey
- Passed away at his home in Boston, Mass., on March 13, in his seventy-first year, Mark Vokey, formerly of Spaniard's Bay. Mr. Vokey left here fifty-five years ago and had been residing in the United States ever since with the exception of a brief visit to his hometown in the summer of 1951.
The deceased was a life-long member of the Masonic Order and played an active part in church activities. Left to mourn in the United States are his widow, three sons and two daughters; in Spaniard's Bay a niece, Mrs. Ralph Noseworthy, and a nephew, Mr. Arthur Vokey.
"Rest eternal grant him O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him."

The Daily News
March 21, 1958
Page: 7
James Sweetland
- There passed away at his home at Caplin Cove, Harbour Grace on Thursday, March 13th, Mr. James Sweetland, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Sweetland, aged seventy-eight years.
The deceased had been in ill health for some time. In his earlier years, he had been employed as a steel worker at Sydney, N.S., where his quiet disposition and steady work won him the reputation of an efficient employee.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, three sons, Edward and Llewellyn at Harbour Grace and Roland at Halifax, N.S., five daughters, Jessie, Mrs. John Barrett at Sydney, N.S., Violet, Mrs. Garland Barnes, and Nellie, Mrs. C. Hookey, both at Toronto; Helen, Mrs. Thomas Martin, at Harbour Grace and Isabel at Sydney. Thirty grandchildren are also left.
The funeral took place to St. Paul's Anglican Church on Saturday afternoon and the service was taken by the Rev. W. H. B. Gill, Rector of Carbonear in the absence of Rev. Mr. Ludlow at Corner Brook.
Interment was at the Church of England Cemetery. Sympathy is extended by their many friends to the bereaved relatives.



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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