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The Daily News Obituaries
March 1962

 

The Daily News
March 1, 1962
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay -
Elizabeth Gosse
- One of Tilton's oldest and most respected residents, Mrs. Elizabeth Gosse, entered into rest on the evening of Thursday, February 22nd. She was 84.
Known to the community as "Aunt Sis", she was loved and respected by all, and for a very good reason, for she was the type of person who was the salt of the earth. For many years in her practice of midwifery she was a tower of strength to those to whom she ministered, and her pleasant personality enhanced by a lovely smile endeared her to all. She was a neighbour whose kindnesses knew no bounds.
She was a devout Anglican and as such she was a regular communicant. She was a faithful member of the CEWA and an untiring church worker in All Saints Branch for well over fifty years.
Her funeral was held on Saturday afternoon when the burial service was conducted by the Rev. E. Willis, and her remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband who predeceased her many years ago.
Mourning the loss of a loving mother are two sons, Richard and Peter at Tilton; five daughters, Mrs. Emily Sheppard at Tilton, Mrs. Rose Gosse at Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Violet Crane at Tilton, Mrs. Isabelle Murrin at Spaniard's Bay, and Mrs. Bertha Smith at Tilton, as well as 39 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren, and one brother, William Gosse, of Spaniard's Bay.
To those who mourn we offer sincere sympathy.


The Daily News
March 1, 1962
Page: 14
Spaniard's Bay -
John W. Mercer
- There passed peacefully away at Botwood Hospital on Sunday, February 18th, John W. Mercer of Spaniard's Bay.
The late Mr. Mercer was well and favourably known in Spaniard's Bay where he spent just about all of his seventy years. He went to Botwood only last fall. For many years he conducted a business but in recent times he worked at various places in the province.
John Mercer was a devout Anglican, a sincere and honest person, and a kind, helpful and considerate neighbour. He was a life-long member of the CEAA and served that organization in several capacities, including that of president, faithfully and well. He was also a member of the Superior Council of that church body. He was for a number of years a dependable member of the select vestry of the Church of the Holy Redeemer.
His funeral was held here on Tuesday afternoon with the burial service being read by the Rev. E. Willis. Burial was in the family plot.
Surviving him besides his wife at Botwood are two sons, James at Grand Falls, and Clifford at St. John's, one brother, James, at St. John's, and three sisters, Mrs. Julia Barrett at Sydney, N.S., Mrs. Mary J. Gosse and Mrs. Millie Barrett at Spaniard's Bay.
"May his soul through the mercy of God rest in peace."


The Daily News
March 6, 1962
Page: 3
David Brown
- Word was received from Toronto of the death there yesterday of a former Newfoundlander, 45-year-old David Brown, one-time resident of Tilting. Brown was killed when he fell several stories while working on the construction of a building. He leaves a wife and four children.


The Daily News
March 10, 1962
Page: 3
Gordon Sheppard
- Four-year-old Gordon Sheppard, Jr. of Lark Harbor, died after he was pulled from the waters of Outer Bay of Islands, near his home Thursday. More than two hours of artificial respiration failed to revive the lad. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Sheppard. The boy's death brings the province's total thus far in 1962 to 26.


The Daily News
March 12, 1962
Page: 3
Spaniard's Bay -
Freddie Hutchings
- Four-year-old Freddie Hutchings, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hutchings of Tilton, drowned in a pond there on Sunday just before noon. The little lad, in company with another four-year-old boy named Young, was playing unnoticed behind his father's garage and not 50 feet from his home when the accident occurred. Freddie's playmate, unable to help his companion, ran to fetch his grandmother, Mrs. Crane, who summoned help. The child's father took the lad from the water and had him driven to Bay Roberts where Doctors Drover and Avery applied artificial respiration without success. This was the third fatal accident in Tilton within three weeks.


The Daily News
March 13, 1962
Page: 16
Harbour Grace -
Rev. David Coombes
- The following is taken from a Louisiana Newspaper and should be of interest to former friends of the deceased in Newfoundland.
The Rev. David Coombs, 76, a servant of God for half a century died quietly in his sleep on Sunday night. He had recently been hospitalized with pneumonia and never completely recovered from that illness.
The Rt. Rev. George Cadigan, Bishop of Missouri officiated at the funeral, which was held in Calvary Episcopal Church with Rev. Alfred Mattes assisting. The burial was in the Riverside Cemetery.
Rev. Mr. Coombes body lay in state and many friends viewed the body and paid their last respects.
The deceased was born February 3rd, 1886 at Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland, of English parents and was the last of nine children. His ministry began in 1909 when he went to Labrador to teach and preach to settlers under the direction of the famed missionary, Dr. W. Grenfell. After two years, he became missionary Rector of the diocese of Montreal, P.Q. It was in Montreal that he received his training for the ministry at the Theological College of the Church of England. Rev. Mr. Coombes was ordained in 1917 and on August 4th, 1919; he was married to Miss Ethel Meek Irish who preceded him in death on January 16th of this year.
In 1919 the young Rector left Montreal to accept the Rector ship of the Episcopal Church at Plainfield, Conn. And there he served for four years before coming to Louisiana on October 12th, 1923. Until his retirement a few years ago Rev. Mr. Coombes served all three Pike Episcopal churches, Calvary of Louisiana, Grace at Coxsville and St. John's of Eolia. Through the years the deceased worked with the poor of Pike County. From 1931 to 1942 he conducted a mission among the people who live among the Riverside and conducted an annual Christmas party. He has been chaplain in the Louisiana Elks since 1926. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. David Thomson of New York City, who had been with her father since the death of her mother. One son, the Very Rev. Richard Coombes, Dean of Spokane Cathedral, Washington and six grandchildren also survive.


The Daily News
March 14, 1962
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay -
David Brown
- For the second time in less than a week the small community of Tilton was shocked to hear of another tragic death at Toronto of a former resident, for on Monday, March 5, the Rev. E. Willis had to convey the sad tidings to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown that their elder son, David, 44, had been accidentally killed while working as a carpenter on the new Aeroquay Terminal at Toronto-International Airport at Malton. The unfortunate victim fell to his death from a height of more than thirty feet. He was pulling a plastic sheet over steel framework when a rope attached to the sheet broke and he lost his footing.
David Brown was well and favourably known here. He married Marie Neil of Spaniard's Bay in 1944 and they have five children, Patricia, David, Elaine, Donald and William. He worked in Toronto for quite a number of years but eight years ago he took his family there to reside permanently. He was an excellent worker and skilled at his trade. That he had hosts of friends is evidenced by the fact that the mortuary chapel where his remains rested was filled with flowers and there were an exceedingly large number of telegrams, letters and cards. Hundreds of friends came to express their sympathy personally and the chapel of McDougall and Brown on Danforth Avenue was filled for the funeral services conducted according to the Anglican Rite by the Rev. Johnson. The L.O.A., of which the deceased was a member, was present and their burial ritual was read by officers of a Toronto lodge. Burial took place on the afternoon of March 8 and interment was in Rest Haven Cemetery.
Besides his family in Toronto, he is mourned by his elderly parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown of Tilton, one brother, William E. (Architect) at Mount Pearl, five sisters, Sadie (Mrs. Ed Smith) at Tilton, Clarice (Mrs. John Highmore) at Bell Island, Daphne (Mrs. Azariah Smith) at Spaniard's Bay, Mildred (Mrs. William Pike) at Toronto, and Irene (Mrs. Leslie Highmore) at Bell Island. To them all we offer heartiest sympathy.
"Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon him."


The Daily News
March 14, 1962
Page: 3
Freddie Hutchings
- Funeral services were held at Tilton, Conception Bay yesterday for a five-year-old boy who drowned near his home last weekend. Freddie Hutchings fell through thin ice while playing on a pond at the community Sunday morning. His body was recovered from the icy waters and artificial respiration was applied, but he failed to respond. It was the fifth drowning fatality to be recorded in the province this year.


The Daily News
March 14, 1962
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay -
Hutchings - Noseworthy Wedding

The marriage of Violet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roland Hutchings of Spaniard's Bay, to Seward, son of Mrs. Mary and the late James Noseworthy of Spaniard's Bay on Monday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. The Reverend E. Willis officiated. The bride, gowned in traditional white, was given in marriage by Mr. Barnet Noseworthy, and was attended by her sister, Gertie and by Mrs. Myra Neil, wearing gowns of pink and ice blue. Attending the groom were Mr. Max Menchions and Mr. Arthur Neil. The reception was held at the Seaside Restaurant where the wedding supper was served and the unusual toast honoured and a dance held. The newly weds have taken up residence at Spaniard's Bay.


The Daily News
March 14, 1962
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay -
Cecil Ronald Peddle
- "In the midst of life we are in death" are familiar words to all Christian people, but it is only when sudden bereavement occurs that we realize what they mean to us. Such was the case on Wednesday, February 29, when news reached Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Peddle of Tilton, sorrowfully delivered by their parish priest, that their son, LAC Cecil Ronald Peddle, had been accidentally killed in an automobile accident while returning from work at Camp Bordon, Ontario, the evening before.
Cecil Peddle was one of the finest young men we have watched grow up, and we were not surprised that he joined the RCAF in November, 1957, when he was just nineteen. He was one of those boys who wanted to do something more than the ordinary and an organization that stresses careful training, discipline and character building appealed to him. He did his basic training at St. John, Quebec and at Camp Borden, Ontario and subsequently spent a year in Egypt with the UNEF. When his term of three years had expired he re-enlisted for yet another three and had high hopes of making a career with the RCAF.
Last June 21 he married Miss Lorraine St. John of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, and shortly thereafter they returned to Ontario to reside. He was only twenty-four when his tragic end came.
His remains were flown to Torbay and from there were conveyed to his parent's home by the RCAF on Saturday, March 3. His funeral, a military one, was held on Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Members of the Spaniard's Bay branch of the Canadian Legion acted as pallbearers, and there was a guard of honour from the RCAF at Torbay under the command of Flying Officer Kelly. A Co-worker and close friend, whose name was Kelly also, accompanied the remains from Ontario. The Office for the Burial of the Dead was read by the Rev. John W. Peddle, curate of Stephenville Crossing, the deceased's brother, assisted by Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. O'Brien, Rector of the Co-Cathedral at Harbour Grace. Present in the sanctuary were the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. W. Peddle, of Carbonear, and the Rev. W. Shallow of Harbour Grace. The committal prayers at the graveside were also read by Fr. John Peddle.
On Monday morning at 9:30 Solemn High Mass of Requiem was offered at St. Joseph's Church, Riverhead, with the celebrant being Rev. John W. Peddle, with Msgr. J. O'Brien as deacon and Rev. Fr. Shallow as sub-deacon. There was an overflow congregation for the funeral Mass at St. Joseph's, while for the Burial on Sunday afternoon not half of the number who attended the funeral found even standing room within the Church of St. Anne at Spaniard's Bay. The large numbers of wreaths, telegrams, Mass cards, sympathy cards and letters testify to the esteem in which Cecil was and his family held. There was a message from Most Rev. O'Rielly, Bishop of St. George's, Spiritual Bouquets from the Children of Mary and the Dominic Savios at Stephenville Crossing, flowers from co-workers at Camp Borden and a telegram from the wife of his buddy who was killed in the same accident. People everywhere were kind.
Mourning their tragic bereavement beside his wife are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Peddle, nine brothers, the Rev. John W. Peddle, curate at Stephenville Crossing, Raymond, with the RCAF in England, Andrew at Seven Islands, Francis, Jerome, Clarence, Kevin, Terry and Wallace at home, three sisters, Veronica (Mrs. Donald Lunn) at Feymount, Ontario, Loretta, teaching at Tilton, and Regina at home.
"May his soul through the mercy of God rest in peace.

 

 

Page Contributed by: Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Tuesday September 03, 2013)

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