The Daily News
May 9, 1955
Neil Shannon LeMessurier - Died at San Pedro, California, March 20, Neil Shannon, son of the late Peter Frances LeMessurier, formerly of St. John's. Leaving to mourn two brothers, Hedley at San Pedro and Monnier at Los Angeles
MRS. JOHN RYAN OF BELL ISLAND
On Thursday May 26th there passed to her eternal reward at east Wabana, Bell Island, Margaret RYAN, aged 52, beloved wife of John RYAN of Bell Island, but formerly of Spaniard's Bay. Mrs. RYAN was well and favourably known at both Spaniard's Bay and Bell Island, and her funeral, which was held on Friday morning after Requiem Mass had been sung by Rev. Fr. RAWLINGS was very large, and testified to the esteem in which deceased had been held on the Island. Her death came as a very sad blow, both to her husband, family and friends, as she was ill but a few hours, being taken with a stroke of Paralysis on Wednesday evening and passed away Thursday morning. The late Mrs. RYAN was noted for her charity amongst her neighbors and surely no better virtue could she possess. It was while on a charitable mission that she was stricken. It appears that a neighbour's child met with an accident while playing, and Mrs. RYAN ran across the street to render assistance; but the rush proved too much for her and as she reached the neighour's house she fell and never regained consciousness. Mrs. RYAN was a great Church worker, and was a member of St. Peters Guild at the Mines R. C. Church. She is survived by four sons, Messrs, James, Edward, Richard and Thomas all at home; by three daughters, Mrs. DUGGAN New York, Mrs. Thos. FITZPATRICK, and Miss Katherine on Bell Island and by her Husband Mr. John RYAN, to whom we join in expressing our deep sorrow. Interment took place on Bell Island, and there in the quite little R. C. Cemetery overlooking the Bay of Conception, is laid to rest the remains of a devoted wife and mother and good Christian charitable woman. R. I. P.
Bell Island, May 31 1921.