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The Daily News Obituaries
March 1960


The Daily News
March 22, 1960
Page: 13
Bell Island -
Highmore - Meadus Wedding

A well-known young West Mines couple, Graham Highmore and Florence Meadus, were united in marriage at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church recently.
The rector, Rev. T. E. Smith, officiated at the wedding ceremony. The father-giver was the groom's uncle Harold Highmore.
Merna Highmore was maid of honour, Mary Schleissnick was bridesmaid.
Brother of the groom, Walter, was best man and the groom's uncle, Gordon, was brides boy.
Graham is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Highmore and Florence is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Meadus, both of West mines.
Graham, a well-known member of the Rangers hockey team will soon leave for Goose Bay.

The Daily News
March 28, 1960
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Archibald Coombs,
75, passed away suddenly at his residence at Upper Island Cove on Thursday, March 17.
Mr. Coombs saw active service with the Royal Navy in World War 1 when he lost one of his legs. For a number of years Mr. Coombs and his family resided at Whitbourne.
His funeral, which was held on Sunday afternoon, was attended by a large number of friends and relatives. Members of the Canadian Legion and the Loyal Orange Association also attended the musical service at St. Peter's Church, conducted by the rector, Rev. W. D. Mercer.
Surviving him are his widow, four sons, Hiram, Ian and Sidney at home and Oscar in Toronto; one brother, Norman, two sisters, Selina (Mrs. Albert Hussey) at Upper Island Cove and Dora (Mrs. James Smith) at Bishop's Cove.

The Daily News
March 28, 1960
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Walter Coombs
died suddenly at his home at Upper Island Cove on Sunday morning, March 20. He was sixty-four. He leaves to mourn his wife, two sons, Walter and Arch, two daughters, Ruby and Joyce, and a number of grandchildren. His funeral was held on Tuesday with Rev. W. D. Mercer conducting the service.

The Daily News
March 28, 1960
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Mrs. Victoria Drover
passed away at the General Hospital, St. John's, on Tuesday, March 22, at the age of seventy-four, and her remains were conveyed to her home at Bishop's Cove on Tuesday, where she has resided with her step-son, James. Her funeral was held on Thursday to St. John's Church at Bishop's Cove where the burial service was read by the rector, Rev. W. D. Mercer.

The Daily News
March 30, 1960
Page: 2
Bell Island -
Joseph Crane
, 80-year-old resident of West Mines and a pioneer of the ore company, passed away at his home on March 24th. The funeral took place on Saturday, March 26th, with burial services at St. Cyprian's Anglican Church. Burial was in the C. of E. Cemetery.



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