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The Daily News Obituaries
March 1963


The Daily News
March 4, 1963
Page: 9
Bay Roberts -
John Crane
- Passed suddenly away at his home, Bay Roberts East, following a severe paralytic stroke, on February 13, Mr. John Crane (Sr.), aged 67 years. Left to mourn beside his wife Annie, who is a patient at the General Hospital, suffering from a broken leg which had to be reset, are five sons, Joseph, Harold, Arthur, William, all residing in Toronto, Robert at home; one daughter, Shirley, at home, nine grandchildren, two brothers, Stephen and Joseph, both residing at Manchester, Mass., to all of whom the sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended. Funeral services were held to St. Matthew's Church on February 15. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery, Rev. Isaac Butler officiated.

The Daily News
March 7, 1963
Page: 2
David Barrett
, 76, passed away suddenly at his home in Spaniard's Bay on Tuesday, February 26. Death was caused by heart failure. As did most of his contemporaries, the late Mr. Barrett in his younger days went to Labrador as a fisherman, and later worked for some years as a miner on Bell Island. He was a friendly man, and he will be missed by his neighbours who could always depend upon him to lend a helping hand when needed.
His passing is mourned by his widow, four sons, Francis at Hilton, David at St. Lawrence, William and Fred at Spaniard's Bay; one daughter, Myrtle, (Mrs. James Bradbury) at Shearstown; three brothers, William and Joseph at Spaniard's Bay, and Harvey in the USA; three sisters, Mary Jane (Mrs. James Murrin) at Spaniard's Bay, Elizabeth, (Mrs. George Parsons), and Eliza, (Mrs. Albert Caravan) both at Bay Roberts.
His funeral was held on Thursday afternoon and was attended by the LOA, of which he was a life-long member. The service at Holy Redeemer Church was conducted by the Rev. E. Willis and burial was in the family plot.
We offer sympathy to those who mourn.

The Daily News
March 20, 1963
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay
Holmes - Drover Wedding

The marriage of Marie Jayne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holmes of Shearstown, to Albert Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Drover, was solemnized in St. Matthew's Church, Bay Roberts, January 5. The ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. I. Butler.
The bride, who was given in marriage by Edwin Drover, uncle of the groom, wore a gown of lace over nylon with a taffeta slip and tapered sleeves. Her shoulder length veil was held in place by a tiara of pearls and sequins and she wore matching shoes. Her bouquet was of pink carnations with a background of fern and white streamers.
She was attended by Mrs. John Sheppard as matron of honour, sister of the groom, Linda Drover and Beatrice Smith were brides maids; they wore identical short sleeved gowns of mauve and blue organza over taffeta. They wore matching headdresses, mittens and shoes, and their bouquets consisted of yellow and white chrysantamums and streamers.
Flower girls Mildred and Brenda Drover, sisters of the groom, wore pink organza over taffeta dresses with pink hats, and they carried baskets of yellow and white chrysantamums.
John Sheppard, the groom's brother-in-law, was the best man and ushers were Adrian and Edwin Drover, brothers of the groom.
Mrs. Butler was organist for the occasion and played suitable wedding music during the ceremony.
The reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant, Bay Roberts where the groom's mother received the guests wearing an ice blue lace and chiffon dress with brown accessories with a corsage of pink and white carnations.
Following the wedding supper, the usual toasts were honoured, that to the bride being proposed by John C. Chipman. Lincoln Gosse was toastmaster. The balance of the evening was spent in dancing with music supplied by an orchestra from Upper Island Cove.
Mr. Drover has since returned to his duties on the teaching staff as Principal of St. Andrew's School, Bryant's Cove. Mrs. Drover has returned to her duties as secretary to the assistant deputy minister of Public Works.

The Daily News
March 21, 1963
Page: 9
Bay Roberts -
Mildred Parsons
- Passed away peacefully at her home Butterville here February 19, Mrs. Mildred Parsons, beloved wife of Abraham Parsons, age 59 years. Left to mourn beside her husband are one son, Lorenzo, at home, two-step daughters, Mary (Mrs. James Vokey), Montreal; Susan (Mrs. George Butt), Victoria, Carbonear. One stepson Edward at Stephenville. Funeral services, which were held at St. Mark's Anglican Church, Shearstown, were attended by Daughters of Cromwell, L.O.B.A., of which organization; the late Mrs. Parsons was a member. Interment was in the family plot in the Anglican Cemetery. Rev. Isaac Butler officiated.



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