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The Daily News Obituaries
May 1955

 

The Daily News
May 1, 1955
Page: 7
Robert Snow
- There passed peacefully away at his home, off Noad Street, on Saturday afternoon, April 30th, Robert Snow, aged 48 years, son of the late Thomas and Julia Snow.
The deceased, up to 14 years ago, had worked at the fishery. In 1941 he suffered a severe illness from which he never fully recovered. Although able to move around outside his home when the weather was suitable, the late Mr. Snow was forced to relinquish all former activities. On Friday, April 29, he became suddenly worse. On Saturday he became unconscious and a few hours later entered into rest. His mother, who had care for him during his long illness, predeceased him some months ago, and the ministrations of his brother Walter and wife (with whom he resided) did much to alleviate his suffering.
Left to mourn are two brothers, Thomas and Walter, two sisters, Bessie, Mrs. William Walsh, and Lillian, Mrs. Arch Crocker, all of this town, and three step-brothers, William of Hr. Grace and Albert and George in the U.S.A.
The funeral took place on Monday at 2:30 p.m. to St. Paul's Church, the burial service being taken by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow. Interment was in the family plot at the C. of E. Cemetery.
To the bereaved relatives sincere sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
May 2, 1955
Page: 16
Edward F. (Key) Kennedy
- Passed away Saturday morning at his home 1 Monkstown Rd., Edward F. (Key) Kennedy in his 44th year. Left to mourn his wife (nee Mary Fitzpatrick), mother, 2 sisters, Isabel (Mrs. Frank McNamara), Madeline (Mrs. D. L. McDonald at Toronto), 2 brothers, Dr. A. B. and Dr. B. J. Funeral takes place this morning at 9 o'clock from the residence of Dr. A.B. Kennedy, 72 LeMarchant Rd.


The Daily News
May 2, 1955
Page: 16
Margaret Lovelace
- Entered into rest on Sunday afternoon Mrs. Margaret Lovelace, formerly of Greenspond, in her 77th year; leaving to mourn three sons, two daughters and seven grandchildren. Funeral this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her son's residence 223 Pennywell Road by motor hearse to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
May 2, 1955
Page: 16
John Francis Stamp
- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, May 1st, John Francis Stamp, son of the late Thomas and Catherine Stamp, in his seventieth year. Left to mourn are his wife, seven daughters, six sons and thirty-five grandchildren. Also three sisters, Sr. Mary Levinna and Sr. Mary Rembert of the Order of St. Joseph, and Mrs. Thomas Bolt; also two brothers, Thomas and William, all residing at Boston. The funeral will take place from the deceased's residence on Topsail Road, from there it will proceed on Wednesday morning to St. Patrick's for Mass of Requiem at 9:30 and from there to Mount Carmel Cemetery.


The Daily News
May 2, 1955
Page: 16
William Bernard Tracey
- Passed peacefully away Sunday, May 1st, 4 p.m. at Grace Hospital, William Bernard Tracey, son of Elizabeth and the late William Tracey. Left to mourn his wife, one daughter, Betty, and four sons, Edward, William, James and Joseph, also mother, one brother, Andrew and two sisters, Helen (Mrs. Geo. Werner) in San Bruno, Calif. and Mary at home. Burial will take place with Requiem Mass at St. Joseph's Church Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from his mother's residence 101 Cabot St. Interment at Belvedere.


The Daily News
May 5, 1955
Page: 24
Elizabeth Fanny Dicks
- Passed peacefully away Wednesday, May 4th, Elizabeth Fanny Dicks in her 70th year. Funeral by motor hearse on Friday, May 6th, at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence 24 Flower Hill.


The Daily News
May 6, 1955
Page: 16
Maud Power -
Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital May 5th, Maud Aylward, widow of Thomas J. Power, leaving to mourn one sister, Addie; one brother, William. Funeral notice later. R.I.P.


The Daily News
May 6, 1955
Page: 16
Alice Dunne
- Passed peacefully away on May 4th, after a long illness, at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, Alice, wife of the late Thomas P. Dunne; leaving to mourn one daughter, Mrs. Alex Nugent (Kelligrews) and two sons, Alonzo and Thomas of this city. Funeral today from her son's residence 160 Patrick St. to St. Patrick's Cathedral for Requiem Mass at 10 o'clock.


The Daily News
May 6, 1955
Page: 4
Brazil & Ryan - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Miss Joan Brazil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brazil, to Mr. William Ryan, son of Mrs. Mary Ann and the late John Ryan of Spaniard's Bay, took place at the Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at Harbour Grace on Easter Sunday at 8 p.m. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Fr. W. P. Hogan, P.P.
Attending the bride was Miss Mona Ryan, sister of the groom, while the groom was supported by Mr. Matthew Brazil, brother of the bride.
Being Easter Day, the High Altar, before which the happy couple were married, was beautifully decorated, and this provided a very appropriate setting and time for a young couple to embark on a New Life.
Following the ceremony, the wedding party motored to Bay Roberts and then back to the home of the groom's mother, where the reception was held and the usual toasts honoured. A three-tier wedding cake, tastefully decorated adorned the center of the table, at which a delicious supper was served to a large number of guests. Following supper, the guests further enjoyed themselves by dancing. The bride was the recipient of many valuable gifts, also the best wishes of all for a happily married life. We, too, would like to join with their friends in extending felicitations.


The Daily News
May 6, 1955
Page: 2
Bay Roberts, April 29 -
Albert Morgan
- The death occurred at Coley's Point on April 11th of Mr. Albert Morgan, aged 77 years. Left to mourn their sad loss, his wife at Coley's Point; one son, John, at Toronto; one daughter, Olga, Mrs. Meyer, residing in Victoria, South Africa, and one sister, Elizabeth Menchions, residing at Vancouver, B.C. The funeral took place, to the United Church and Cemetery on Wednesday, April 13th, with Rev. J. S. H. Moran officiating. Deepest sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
May 7, 1955
Page: 3
Marilyn Jennie Coish
- Five-year-old Marilyn Jennie Coish, daughter of Roland Coish, Norman's Cove, Trinity Bay, died Thursday shortly after being struck by a car near her home. Driver of the car was Cecil Freeborn of Harbour Mille. From all reports, it seems that the child ran out of her garden and directly into the path of Freeborn's car.


May 7, 1955
Page: 10
Goode & Bumpus - Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Marian Chapel in the R. C. Cathedral on April 23, when Helen Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goode, of this city, was united in the bonds of Holy Matrimony to A/IC Charles Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bumpus of Osterville, Mass. Rev. Fr. Hogan officiated.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride looked very charming in a ballerina length gown of pale mist blue, nylon tulle over taffeta with fitted bodice and a three-quarter length sleeved bolero jacket of lace. Her fingertip veil fell from a seed pearl tiara and she carried a bouquet of red and white roses.
She was attended by her sister, Miss Ruth Goode, as maid of honour and Miss Pat Escott as bridesmaid. They wore yellow and pink ballerina length gowns respectively, with matching feathered headdress and carried nosegays of red and white roses with maidenhair fern.
Mr. Fred Goode performed the duties as best man and A/2C Albin Daoust was usher.
The bride's mother was attractively attired in a navy sheer dress with pink accessories and a corsage of pink roses.
The reception was held at the Frost's where the usual toasts were honoured.
For her going away suit the bride choose a grey and pink suit with pink accessories. Her corsage was pink roses. Mr. and Mrs. Bumpus are now residing at 59A Military Road.


The Daily News
May 7, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Charles Kean
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, May 5th, Mrs. Charles Kean in her 68th year, leaving to mourn five daughters, three sons, and a large number of grandchildren, also one brother (Mr. Joe Noseworthy). Funeral will take place Sunday from her late residence 71 Cabot Street.


The Daily News
May 7, 1955
Page: 3
Geraldine Lemoine
- A train accident victim, Miss Geraldine Lemoine of Curling died in the Western Memorial Hospital at Corner Brook yesterday morning. Struck by a westbound freight as she walked along the tracks on Sunday, the woman was hurtled down a bank. Picked up and rushed to hospital, she was later operated on for critical head injuries. But she never regained consciousness. Apparently the late Miss LeMoine was said to have been somewhat hard of hearing and this combined with the fact that it was a windy day, must have meant she did not hear the approaching train. The accident occurred on what is said to be a blind curve and the engineer could not stop in time to avoid the accident.


The Daily News
May 7, 1955
Page: 7
Mary Anne Snook
-Passed peacefully away Friday, May 6th, Mary Anne Snook, widow of the late Edward Snook, in her 79th year. Left to mourn are one son, James in New York; three daughters: Mary (Mrs. James Jackman), Anne (Mrs. James O'Neill), Angela (Mrs. Francis Phelan), 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral from her late residence, 88 Springdale St. to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 9th. Interment at Mount Carmel.


The Daily News
May 9, 1955
Page: 7
Bridget MacKey
- Passed peacefully away after a long illness 5 a.m., April 7th, 1955, Bridget MacKey, aged 81 years, beloved wife of James MacKey. Leaving to mourn besides her husband, 2 sons, Peter and Edward at home, 2 daughters, Bride, Mrs. Florence Greggory of Corner Brook, Nfld., Helen, Mrs. Phillip Hartwell of Brooklyn, New York, 1 sister, Mrs. James Lewis of Avondale, C.B., Nfld., 1 stepbrother, William Dwyer of Brooklyn, N.Y., 31 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends. Funeral at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 1955, from her late residence Waterford Bridge. Brooklyn, N.Y. papers please copy.


The Daily News
May 9, 1955
Page: 14
Carbonear, April 29 -
Stephen O'Brien
- On April 24th, Carbonear lost one of its senior citizens, and a very solid one at that.
In the early hours of Sunday morning Stephen O'Brien resigned the soul of his sick body to the God, whom he served, without ostentation, during a long lifetime.
During his illness, he was tenderly cared for, by his daughters Dorothy and Genevieve. His brother James was in constant attendance, and his brothers John and Father Edward visited him frequently. The end was sad for his wife, Mary, who aged and ill herself, could but look on.
Father Burke, his pastor, gave him the Sacrament of Extreme Unction. Father Hogan, son of Carbonear neighbours and friends, gave him absolution, and the great consoling ministration of Viaticum, was reserved to his brother, the Parish Priest of Northern Bay.
Amongst the congregation at obsequies, one noted many non-catholic friends. Stephen was liked by everyone who knew him. Little children were his special friends. He loved them. Could he speak, he would have delighted to see so many of them at his funeral Mass, chanted by his brother. He would have understood the respect shown by the presence in the Sanctuary of Fathers Burke, Hogan and Terry, but he would have respectfully appreciated the honour. He never wore his religion on his sleeve, but he was staunch and loyal in his adherence to the principles of his sterling faith. Invariably, when the time of the harvest came, he carried a share of the products of his arm, to the sisters of the Convent and to the Priest. With him, first things had to come first.
In the pursuit of his trade, and before the days of super-markets and cellophane, his meat was dressed as a work of art. As a mail carrier and cabman in the days of the horse and carriage, he knew the roads of the North Shore, and the barrens of Heart's Content, in fair weather and foul. During political campaigns of the past, his most distinguished passenger was the late Sir Robert Bond. The great statesman and the humble young horseman were great friends. They traveled together over many difficult political roads, often encountering many hair-breath escapes from the foe.
This man was of a generation that is fast passing, and more's the pity. His life was gentle, with never a disparaging word on his lips, for his fellow man.
God rest his grand soul, and to his bereaved ones, we offer our sincere sympathy.


The Daily News
May 9, 1955
Page: 7
C. B. Scott
- Passed peacefully away, Friday, April 8, Mr. C. B. Scott in his 69th year. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons and one daughter in Newfoundland and 8 sisters residing in England. Funeral will take place from his late residence Mount Pearl Road at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11.


The Daily News
May 9, 1955
Page: 7
Smith & Pike - Wedding Bells

A very pretty wedding took place at St. Paul's Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. April 23rd, when Enid Viola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith, was united in marriage to Edward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pike, by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow.
To the strains of the Bridal Chorus rendered by the organist, Mr. Frank P. Sheppard, the bride entered the Church on the arm of her uncle, Mr. Eric Chipman. She looked very lovely in a gown of white satin with an overskirt of tulle, the bodice being fitted and having tapered sleeves. She carried a bouquet of pink and white spring flowers.
Mrs. William Mouland, aunt of the bride was matron of honour and was pleasingly attired in a floor length lemon taffeta gown with tulle overskirt. Her headdress of dainty blue flowers matched her bouquet.
The bridesmaid was Miss Janet Smith, who looked pretty in a mauve taffeta floor length dress with matching headdress and a bouquet of pink flowers.
The dainty flower-girl, little Mary Gosse, cousin of the bride, wore a floor length gown of lemon taffeta with tine veil and basket of multi-coloured flowers.
During the signing of the register, the solo "I'll Walk Beside You" was rendered by Mr. Ralph Rogers.
The wedding reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.
Mrs. Pike was a popular employee at the store of H. Parmiter up to the time of her marriage. Best wishes are extended to the happy couple by a large circle of friends.


The Daily News
May 11, 1955
Page: 5
John Pitts -
The death of Mr. John Pitts, retired pensioner, Dominion Wabana Ore, was learned with much regret on Saturday, May 7th. He was in his 80th year.


The Daily News
May 11, 1955
Page: 5

"We die a little too," someone has said, when death comes to each, old and well-loved friends.
The above lines came to mind when we learned on Saturday night, April 30th, that Mr. William Pond, had suddenly passed away at his home, The Front, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pond.
Mr. Pond was well and favourable known on the Island having come here in 1923 as cook on the old (S.S. Mary) afterwards on the S.S. Mary Smith, where he was engaged in the same capacity for some considerable time following which he joined the crew of the M. V. Maneco carrying out the same duties for about twenty years. He then joined the Militia here on the Island, where he served until the end of hostilities in 1945. He then went in business for himself which he successfully managed until the "Silent Messenger: crossed the threshold of his home and took him to the "better land of day."
A man of unimpeachable character, he was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. His was a kindly spirit and there was a depth and sincerity in his faith, which was constantly reflected in his face. This good man will long be remembered for his devoted service to the church, many years of which he faithfully served on the Board of Stewarts, the Trustee Board and the Board of Sessions, which he attended regularly. He also acted for some time in the capacity of Sunday School Superintendent.
Mr. Pond possessed that rather unusual combination of strength of moral character and genuine friendliness, which made him, admired and loved by his fellow church members, and in fact by all who knew him. His example was always an inspiration and the contribution he made to the work of the United Church, which he loved so well, will remain as a lasting memorial.
"Billy" Pond as he was affectionately known was one of nature's gentlemen, he was a kind husband and father and a good neighbour, visiting the sick and helping whenever he could. Truly he was a Christian in the highest acceptance of the term, which could be seen in his every word and act. Sad it is indeed that He called so suddenly. We mortals find it hard at times to reconcile the ways of God with our concepts of what is best for us, his children. In loving submission we must bow our heads in sorrow and say, "Thou Knowest Best, They will be done." Our departed friend is just beyond our horizon but our horizon is just the limit of our sight; "He turneth the shadow of death into the morning" We look forward and not back, we look upward and not down; We look inward and hear the Master's voice saying reassuringly, "Shall never die."
Surviving him, is one daughter Mrs. Marjorie Durdle, Bell Island, a brother Noah, St. John's and a sister, Mrs. William Wellon, who resides at Deer Lake.
The funeral, which was by motor hearse, took place on Tuesday afternoon to the United Church and was largely attended. The Minister, Reverend F. G. Weir, conducted the funeral service during the course of which he gave a brief address paying a very touching tribute to the memory of the deceased gentleman.
The hymns, "Blest be the tie that binds," and "For those we love with the veil" were very feelingly sung by the congregation and "Lead us Heavenly Father Lead us" was rendered as an anthem by the Junior Choir.
Mrs. Weir presided at the organ and very impressively played the "Dead March In Saul" and "Abide With Me."
The committal at the cemetery was also taken by Reverend Weir and the Hymn, "Shall we gather at the River" was sung during the service. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Rideout's Undertaking Service with Mr. Bert Rideout, Undertaker and the following acting as Pallbearers: Messrs William Thistle, Jacob A. Harris, Denis Sheehan, Lloyd Osmond, Edward Myers and Harry Noseworthy.
The gap, made by his death in the family circle can never be filled, but memories of a good father will lessen the grief in their hour of sorrow.
"He fought, the good fight, he finished his course, he kept the faith, and there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness.


The Daily News
May 11, 1955
Page: 5
Mrs. Thomas Butler
- It was also with deep regret that the community learned on Sunday, May 8th, of the passing of Mrs. Thomas Butler at the Grace Hospital in St. John's. A more detailed account of the passing of both these well-known Bell Islanders will appear in the next issue of the Bell Island News.


The Daily News
May 11, 1955
Page: 3
Eric Hinton,
P. Eng., M.E.I.C., Manager of The Bowater Power Company Limited, died suddenly at his home in Deer Lake, Newfoundland on May 7, 1955.
Mr. Hinton was born at Warrick, England, in 1901. He was educated and trained as a Civil Engineer in England before coming to Newfoundland to participate in the original construction of the power development for the Corner Brook Paper Mills. At the completion of the construction work, Mr. Hinton was invited to join the Power Plant operating staff as Hydraulic Engineer. He continued at this post with the various operating companies until 1938 when he was appointed Assistant Manager of the Hydro Electric Department of the then operating company - Bowater's Newfoundland Pulp and Paper Mills Limited. In 1942 he was appointed Manager of the Hydro Electric Department and held this position up to his untimely death.
During the early stages of 1947 - 1948 extension of the Corner Brook Paper Mill, he was appointed Engineer-In-Charge of construction and saw this work to a successful conclusion. In 1949 Mr. Hinton received the appointment of Assistant Chief Engineer for the Paper Company. He relinquished this post in 1953 when his services were made available to the British Newfoundland Corporation. He was responsible for setting up the Hydro Division of the Corporation (BRINCO) and was actively engaged in the River in Labrador. As a Hydro Consultant to BRINCO, his engineering studies of the great Hamilton River project were just reaching their apex at the time of his death.
As a Professional Engineer, Hinton was well known for his zeal, ability, devotion to his work and willingness at all times to accept the many problems, which were presented for his consideration. He was a member of the Councillor of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a member of the Snow and Ice committee of the American Geophysical Union, a Charter Member and first president of the Corner Brook Branch of the Engineering Institute of Canada and a Member of the Community Planning Association of Canada.
Mr. Hinton's community activities in Deer Lake covered all phases of life. He was for twenty years a member of the Select Vestry of the Church of England Parish of St. Michael and All Angels. For the past twelve years he has been Chairman of the Deer Lake Amalgamated School Board and last year was made a Vice President of the Association of Amalgamated School Boards. His engineering advice was always gratuitously available to the local Town Council as a Consultant and Member of the Town Planning Committee. Mr. Hinton was active member of the Deer Lake Lion's Club, and as Chairman of the local Navy League Committee he was largely responsible for formation of the Deer Lake Sea Cadet Corp. He was for many years associated with the Masonic fraternity, first at Harbour Grace, and later at Corner Brook and Deer Lake where he was the reigning Master of Lodge Humber No. 1475.
He leaves to mourn his wife, the former Augusta Shorter and three sons - Harold in Montreal, Maurice at home and Donald in Toronto.


Source: The Daily News
May 12, 1955
Page - 4-

Spaniard's Bay, May 9th. - We regret to record the passing on Wednesday, May 4th. of Mrs. Flora Collins at the age of 82 years. She was the widow of the late Robert Collins who was widely known in his day as a successful Labrador Planter.
The late Mrs. Collins for years resided with her son, Duncan, but last autumn she went to spend the winter months with her daughter Mabel (Mrs. Percy Baldwin) at Dunville, at which place her death occurred. Her remains were conveyed to her former home on the same day, and burial took place on Friday. The service at the Parish Church was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Canon T.E. Loder, and where a large number of relatives and friends sang "They way, not mine, O Lord' and "Jesus, the very thought of Thee", two hymns which were favorites of the deceased. At the conclusion of the service, the congregation stood in respectful silence while the "Dead March" was played by the Church Organist.
Her casket was covered with lovely flowers, "prominent among which were some from her children who are living in the U.S.A. - a last token of love and respect to a dutiful and loving mother.
Forty-one years ago. Mrs. Collins watched her only two sons, Duncan and Fred, leave their comfortable home to take on the uniform of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the Royal Navy, respectively, and prayerfully awaited their return.
She leave to mourn her two sons, Duncan at Spaniard's Bay, and J. Fred, Fishery Officer with the Federal Department of Fisheries, residing at Champney's East; four daughters, Isabelle (Mrs. John Poingdester) at Cambridge, USA., Sadie (Mrs. Sigurd Thedimann) also of Cambridge, Blanche (Mrs. Wilson Andrews) of Niagara Falls, U.S.A., and Mabel (Mrs. Percy Baldwin) at Dunville; one brother, Mr. Walter Smithy of Bishop's Cove; thirty-two grand children and fifteen great grand children.
"O Lamb of God and Saviour of the world most blest,
Grant her with all They blessed Saints eternal rest."


The Daily News
May 13, 1955
Page: 4
Bay Roberts, May 6 -
Nathaniel Earl, Sr.
- Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital on Thursday morning, May 5, Mr. Nathaniel Earl, Sr., Bay Roberts East, in his 76th year. Left to mourn are his wife and 2 daughters, Mrs. Wm. Menchions, Bay Roberts, and Mrs. Albert Snow (Myrtis) at Toronto. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
May 13, 1955
Page: 11
Harbour Grace, May 10 -
Elizabeth Frances Janes
- There passed peacefully away at her home on Harvey St., on Sunday morning, May 8th, Elizabeth Frances, widow of the late Eugene Janes, aged 78 years.
The deceased lady was born at Harbour Grace, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Charles Ash. Up to a couple of weeks ago, she had been fairly active and able to be about her household tasks, but stricken with illness her failing strength was unable to resist its severity and as the dawn was breaking on Sunday morning, Frances Janes entered into rest.
Of a kindly sympathetic nature, the late Mrs. Janes was a good friend and neighbour, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those who needed her friendly aid.
A faithful member of the Church of England, and a regular attendant at old St. Paul's, the deceased was at the time of her passing one of the oldest remaining members of the C.E.W.A. Those associated with her will long remember the willing and generous service, which she gave to the good work of that organization.
A devoted mother, the late Mrs. Janes gave much of her time to the bringing up of a large family, and the declining years were made happy by knowing that her efforts had been richly rewarded.
Her husband predeceased her several years ago, as did a daughter in early childhood. Left to mourn here passing are five sons, Edward, a patient at the Sanatorium, Frederick, of Munn & Oke, Leroy of Sheppard & Janes Ltd, Gordon, employed with Koch Shoes and Frank with North East Fisheries Ltd., one daughter, Margaret, Mrs. Wilfred Yetman at Toronto, and 19 grandchildren, one brother, Mr. Silas Ash at North Sydney, C.B., also survives.
The funeral took place at St. Paul's Church on Tuesday afternoon, the service being taken by Rev. L. A. J. Ludlow. A representation from the C.E.W.A. also attended. Interment was in the family plot at the C. of E. Cemetery. To the sorrowing relatives, sincere sympathy is extended.
The one we love is gone to rest
Her good, true heart is still
And on her calm and peaceful face
Is resting death's cold chill.


The Daily News
May 13, 1955
Page: 4
Bay Roberts, May 9 -
Carol Jerrett
- The community of Clarke's Beach in particular, and the whole of Newfoundland, in general, was saddened yesterday, Monday, May 8th, to learn of the tragic death of little 3 ½-year-old Carol Jerrett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Jerrett, Station Road, Clarke's Beach.
The little girl, with several companions around her own age, were playing in a field at French's Farm, not far from the Jerrett home, when in some unaccountable manner, the little girl fell into a large excavation which had been dug out several years ago with the intention of creating a swimming pool. After her little companions tried and failed to rescue their little friend, they ran for help. The farm worker, Mr. Dawe, had gone home to his dinner, so the child's mother was called. Arriving on the scene, Mrs. Jerrett waded out to her waist into the water to bring ashore her little daughter, but life was extinct.
The incident happened while the farm worker was gone to his dinner, which would be between 12 and 1 o'clock.
Carol, loved by all who knew her for her sweet and pleasant manner, was one of Mr. and Mrs. Jerrett's 7 children. The father had been home for the week-end and had returned to his work at Argentia, where he was informed of the tragic accident by Rev. Isaac Davis, United Church Minister of Clarke's Beach.
It is reported that, several years ago, two other small children (one of whom was little Carol's brother) narrowly escaped a similar fate when they fell into the same excavation.
The funeral of the tiny victim is to take place from the residence of her grief-stricken parents, Station Road, on Wednesday afternoon to the United Church and Cemetery.
We join with readers and all Newfoundlanders in offering our deepest and sincerest sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Jerrett on their sad bereavement.


The Daily News
May 13, 1955
Page: 18
Margaret J. Barry
- Passed away suddenly in Toledo, Ohio, Miss Margaret J. Barry, aged 75, formerly of St. John's, Newfoundland. Miss Barry was found dead in her apartment at No. 2249 Jerome St., Toledo. Born in St. John's, Miss Barry went to Toledo 48 years ago. She graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1909, and has been active in private nursing duties up to the time of her death. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Sodality of Rosary Cathedral, Toledo.
The body was taken to Coyle Mortuary, Collingwood Boulevard, where the Toledo Deanery Council of Catholic Nurses recited the Rosary.
Services were held in Rosary Cathedral, and burial took place at St. Alphonsus Cemetery.
Only surviving relatives in Newfoundland are a nephew and niece - Mr. Lawrence Connolly and Miss Mary Connolly, both of St. John's.


The Daily News
May 14, 1955
Page: 9
Twilight and Evening Bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark!

John Pitts - The whole community have learned with regret of the passing of Mr. John Pitts, which occurred at his home Wabana, Bell Island Saturday afternoon May 7th. following a long illness.
Born at New Perlican, Trinity Bay, July 10th. 1875, the deceased gentleman came to the Island in 1905 where he entered the employ of DOSCO, remaining, then until 1947 when at the venerable age of 70 he was retired on pension. Mr. Pitts was an overman in the Submarine Mine for many years, and through his dependability and firmness acquired for himself the reputation of being an outstanding superintendent, a top flight miner whose name has now been added to the list of DOSCO deceased but not forgotten miners. He was ever mindful of the welfare and safety of those associated with him and his relationship with co-workers was always harmonious.
A devoted family man, quiet and unassuming "Uncle John" as he was familiarly known was truly a grand old gentleman, and to those who had the privilege of knowing him intimately, his passing is really a personal loss, and our memories of this good man will always bring back pleasant associations and kind thoughts and he will be mourned by countless friends, acquaintances and plant associates.
He leaves to mourn a wife, five daughters (Marion) Mrs. John Wiestling, (Emma) Mrs. Paul Heinson, New Jersey, N.Y., (Gladys) Mrs. Clyde Heath, (Phyllis) Mrs. Charles Kitchen, and Miss Eva at Bell Island; five sons, Henry residing at Lowell, Mass., Willard and Winston, Bell Island and Alex and Harvey in St. John's and two step-daughters, Rhonda (Mrs. Jack Kent) and Myrtle (Mrs. Edgar Bennett) at Bell Island. Twenty-six grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
The funeral took place on Monday May 9th. to the Church of St. Boniface, it was by motor hearse and was largely attended. The service at the church was conducted by the rector Revd. T. F. Honeygold, assisted by the curate, Revd. C. D. Haynes. The organist, Miss L. L. Jennings, played appropriate music as the funeral procession entered and left the church, and during the service played for the singing of the hymns, "Nearer My God To Thee" and "Abide With Me." The hymn "There is a Blessed Home" was sung at the home.
The funeral arrangements were under the capable direction of Mr. Bert Rideout, and the pallbearers were: - Mr. Arthur Penney, Mr. George George, Mr. Piercey Yetman, Mr. Albert Miller, Mr. Jack Harvey and Mr. John Vokey.


The Daily News
May 14, 1955
Page: 20
Isabella Connolly
- Passed peacefully away yesterday, May 13, Isabella Connolly, widow of the late Lawrence Connolly, leaving to mourn 2 daughters, Madeline and Lillian, also 1 son, Francis. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. with Requiem Mass 10:30 at R. C. Cathedral. Interment at Belvedere.


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May 14, 1955
Page: 20
Mary Furlong
- Died suddenly, May 13, Mary, wife of Edward T. Furlong. Funeral from 72 Bonaventure Avenue Monday to the R. C. Cathedral for Requiem Mass at 11:30.


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May 14, 1955
Page: 11
Walsh & Cranshaw - Wedding Bells

On April 23rd, the wedding was solemnized with a Nuptial Mass at the Marian Chapel, celebrated by Right Rev. H. A. Summers, of Mary Louise, daughter of Margaret and the late George T. Walsh, to John, son of Mrs. Elizabeth and the late Richard Cranshaw.
The bride entered the chapel on the arm of her brother, William, who acted as father giver. She was charmingly attired in a gown of white nylon tulle with a fitted lace jacket. Her veil of tulle illusion fell from a half hat of lace studded with pearls. She carried a bride's prayer book, which was tastefully decorated with lace, centered with a small corsage of red roses.
The bride was supported by her sister, Kay (Mrs. Roger Dangler), as matron of honour. Mrs. Dangler was attired in a gown of blue nylon tulle with inserts of lace. Her cape, bandeau and mittens were also blue nylon and she carried a nosegay of yellow and white chrysanthemums.
The bridesmaids, Shirley and Dorothy, sisters of the bride, and Miss Clare O'Keefe were dressed in full-skirted nylon gowns in shades of Nile green, mauve and dusky rose respectively. Their capes, bandeaux and mittens were similar to the matron on honour's and were contrasting shades of their dresses. They carried nosegays of yellow and white chrysanthemums.
The bride's youngest sister, Rita, made a charming picture as flower girl. She wore a full-length dress of white slipper satin with a white poke bonnet and she carried a basket of yellow and white chrysanthemums.
The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. James Flynn, a lifelong friend of the groom. The ushers were Alfred Breen, Hubert Moakler and Charley Walsh.
The bride's mother was attired in a navy blue crepe dress with navy and white accessories. Her corsage consisted of white carnations. The groom's mother chose a grey silk dress with pink accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.
The reception was held at Park-Le where the usual toasts were honoured. Mr. L. B. Stead acted as toastmaster.
Amide showers of good wishes the bride and groom left for Hr. Grace. The bride traveled in a pink wool suit, with a grey tweed topcoat and navy accessories. Her corsage was red roses.
Their many friends join in wishing the bride and groom many years of wedding bliss.


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May 16, 1955
Page: 16
Arthur George
- Passed peacefully away last evening at his residence, Arthur George in his 74th year, leaving to mourn wife, four daughters, Claire (Mrs. Capt. DaRocha), Audrey (Mrs. C. K. Dawe), and Dorothy (Mrs. R. LeFeuvre); also one sister, Mrs. Angus Crane, and four grandchildren. Funeral notice later.


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May 16, 1955
Page: 16
Henry Thomas Francis
- Died suddenly on Sunday, May 15th, Henry Thomas Francis, in his seventy-fifth year. Left to mourn are four sons, one daughter, one brother and one sister. The funeral will take place on Tuesday, May 17th from his late residence, 11 Beaumont Street, by motor hearse to the General Protestant Cemetery.


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May 16, 1955
Page: 11
King & Clinkard - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Kathleen Madge King, R.N., daughter of District Inspector and Mrs. John King, Fort Townshend, to Mr. John Withers Clinkard, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clinkard of Toronto, took place in the Church of England Cathedral on Thursday, April 28th, 1955 at 7 p.m.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an original gown of ivory slipper satin, Victorian lines with a chapel train. Her headdress was of silk illusion fingertip veil held in place by a jeweled coronet. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink carnations and gypsophila.
Miss Joan Dyke was the maid of honour, and Miss Daphne King, sister of the bride and Miss Joan Kelland acted as bridesmaids, while little Joan E. Dyke was the flower girl, and Master Jerry Kelland acted as ring bearer. They wore identical gowns of Kingfisher blue taffeta with off the shoulder bodice and widely flaring skirts, and headdress of matching taffeta adorned with daisies. They carried cascade bouquets of yellow and white carnations and gypsophila.
Mr. Herbert Clinkard, brother of the groom, acted as best man, and Mr. J. King, and Mr. Robert Kelly were ushers.
The reception was held at the Old Colony club, where the bride's mother received in a formal gown of Royal Blue Chantilly lace and crepe with pink accessories and a corsage of pink carnations.
Miss Mary Clinkard, sister of the groom, who came from Toronto for the wedding also received the guests and she wore a gown of Dion Peace Chantilly lace with mink brown accessories and a corsage of white carnations.
The toast to the bride was given by Rev. J. A. F. Slade, B.A., L.Th. who also presented the young couple with a family bible given by Inspector and Mrs. King at the request of the bride.
The groom responded to this toast, and his brother proposed the toast to the bridesmaids. Mr. J. A. King, brother of the bride responded to this toast. The duties of the toastmaster were ably performed by Head Constable W. Russell, of Russwood Ranch, with his usual wit and humorous quotations.
The bride is a graduate of Bishop Spencer College, the Memorial University College and the St. John's General Hospital School of Nursing. The groom is general manager of the firm of Hinds Lowens Ltd. of Toronto, Ont.
They left St. John's on Sunday, May 1st for Montreal from where they motored to Toronto via the Laurentians and Ottawa.
For traveling the bride wore a suit of strawberry red with black and white accessories and coffee brown squirrel jacket, a wedding gift from the groom.


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May 17, 1955 - Page: 8
Obituary - Mr. James J. Furey

Carbonear, May 10th - There passed peacefully away on Wednesday, May 4th, Mr. James J. Furey Sr., of the South Side, age seventy-two years. Deceased was for many years employed with the Newfoundland Railway, as baggage man on the St. John's Carbonear train. He was well liked by his co-workers and also by the traveling public, being of a genial disposition and kindly heart. For some years prior to his death he contented himself doing odd jobs around town and around his home. He had many neighbours and friends, all of whom will be sorry to hear of his demise. He was laid to rest on Friday in the R.C. Cemetery, following Solemn Mass of Requiem in St. Patrick's Church, celebrated by Rev. Fr. Burke, P.P. His funeral was largely attended.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Furey, of St. John's, four sons, Frank, Michael, Patrick and Peter; five daughters, Helen (Mrs. John O'Brien) of St. John's, Mary (Mrs. Frank Underwood) of Halifax, N.S., Calla (Mrs. William Hunt) at Buchans, Anna (Mrs. Ronald Hayter) of this town and Bernice, at home; also fifteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, to all whom the writer extends deepest sympathy.


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May 17, 1955 - Page: 8
Obituary - Michael Ryan - Calvert
There were six priests in the sanctuary (one of them his son) - and five Sisters in the organ gallery (one of them his daughter) - and most of the population of Calvert, in the congregation (his sons and daughters, and relation and friends across the years)-the morning the Funeral Mass was said for the repose of "Mike" Ryan's soul. All who had known him, and who could come, were there to pay that kind of final tribute that civilized and Christian men pay to one of their number whom they have known to be a good Christian and a good citizen.
In his time Mike Ryan was not concerned about making the kind of history that goes into the history books. He had more pressing matters to be concerned about. With him it was as it has always been with most Newfoundlanders - for the most part Newfoundlanders have had to be so concerned about making a living as to have no time left for making history.
Mike Ryan was born in Calvert when it was still called Caplin Bay - in the last years of the last century. He grew up - in time to go to war - the First World War. He served with distinction - and when he returned the whole community turned out to do him honour.
War was the one episode in his life that took Mike away from his beloved Southern Shore. For the rest - he lived at Calvert all his life - and married there- and raised a large family - and this year he died there.
There is in every Newfoundland settlement, in every harbour and hamlet, of which I know, at least a small knot of persons who in their fineness of spirit and general strength of character, are the equals of anyone living. There a men of greater erudition in the world but not men of great gumption. There are men of greater wealth alive but not men of greater virtue. They work hard, they fear God, they do the right by their neighbours and by all men. They belong, in other words, to that noble company who give stability and substance to our civilization and our way of life.
To that company did Mike Ryan belong. He was first a good provider and kind father. He was a kindly man to whom his neighbours came in trouble, a wise man to whom his neighbours came for advice - a just man who did the right by all men. For half a century he was part and parcel of everything worthwhile that went on in Calvert. He made to the growth and building up of that community the substantial contribution of good citizenship - and the great contribution of being a man of character doing the things that his place and times required of him.
One Sunday morning this April Mike was making ready to drive the family to Mass. In the midst of his preparation he died - suddenly, of a heart attack. Having lived a life given over first to the fear and love of God, it was perhaps fitting that he should die on the way to worship Him.
It so happened that all his family were able to get home for the funeral - two sons from Greenland, and Sister Reginald from Placentia and Father Kevin and another son from Stephenville. (Two sons and a daughter live at home). And then - on the same altar where a few short months before his father had attended at his son's first Mass, Father Kevin said the funeral Mass for his father.
A guard of honour of the Canadian Legion escorted the funeral cortege to the cemetery on the hillside towards Ferryland - and when the final prayer had been said and the Legion ritual read, dropped red poppies in his grave.
And they buried him among the fir trees where the hill slopes towards the broad Atlantic - within the sight and the sound of which he had lived all his life.


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May 18, 1955
Page: 9

BUTLER, Mrs. Thomas J. - Death cast its fatal shadow over the community of Bell Island once again on Sunday, May 8th, when the gentle spirit of Mrs. Thomas J. Butler of Theatre Avenue entered into rest at the Grace Hospital. Mrs. Butler had been in failing health for the past two years and despite all that medical science could do it was to no avail and she passed peacefully away on the above mention date. She was in her 46th year. Possessed of a quiet and unassuming manner, she was esteemed by all who knew her and will be sadly missed from the local scene, where she lived for so many years. Surviving her are a loving husband, five sons, Leo, who is an able seaman in the Royal Canadian Navy at Dartmouth, N.S., but presently at home; Gordon, Paul, Thomas and Philip, Bell Island; two daughters, Angela and Margaret at home; her father, Mr. Jas Cole; a brother, Michael, and sister, Bride (Mrs. Chas. Power). The funeral took place on Wednesday morning to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, where Requiem Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father W. K. Lawton. Interment was in the R.C. Cemetery. Undertaker Bert Rideout looked after the funeral arrangements, and the pallbearers were as follows: Brendan Ryan, Gordon Jarvis, Michael Joy, Fred Coxworthy, William Joy and Jim Ryan. To the bereaved deepest sympathy is extended in their great loss.
May she rest in peace.


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May 18, 1955
Page: 5
Josiah Jones
- Friends and acquaintances throughout the community were very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Josiah Jones at his home Wabana, Bell Island, on Friday, May 13th, following a long illness. The late Josiah Jones was born at Upper Island Cove in 1890 and came to the Island in 1904 in the employ of Dosco with whom he worked until 1951, the most of which he was engaged at various occupation in old Dominion No. 2. He also worked for a short time in the Submarine and for a number of years was employed at the surface work on the company's plant. He was obliged to relinquish his duties in 1951 owing to indifferent health and was retired on pension in July 1954.
Mr. Jones' happy pleasant manner and the sincerity of his life held for him the admiration of his many friends. He shared fully in the life of the Church with a faith that commended his religion. Serving his Lord and Master right till the close of his life. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mable.
The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse to the Church of St. Boniface, with burial in the Church of England Cemetery. Reverend F. F. Moneygold officiated at the church and graveside. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertakers Service, and the following acted as pall-bearers: Llewellyn Morgan, Ben Boland, James Cousins, Samuel Dean, Patrick Myers and William Boland. Mr. Bert Rideout was the undertaker. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


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May 18, 1955
Page: 9
Melvina Noseworthy
- We have learned with regret of the passing of one of Bell Island's oldest citizens, Mrs. Melvina Noseworthy, which occurred at her home, Main Street, on Saturday, May 14th. The deceased lady was in her 89th year. More extensive reference to her demise will appear in the next issue of the Bell Island News.


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May 18, 1955
Page: 16
Mollie Ashley
- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, May 17th at 2 p.m., Mollie, beloved wife of Louis Ashley in her 58th year, leaving to mourn beside her husband, two sisters and one brother. Funeral at 8 a.m. Friday by motor hearse from 47 Flower Hill to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass at 8:30. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


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May 18, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Alice Browne
- Passed peacefully on 17 May, 1955, Mary Alice, widow of the late Patrick Browne in her 86th year, leaving to mourn three daughters, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Funeral at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church. Interment at Belvedere Cemetery.


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May 18, 1955
Page: 5
Sarah Jane Mugford
- The funeral of the late Mrs. Sarah Jane Mugford took place from the residence of her son on May 13th to the Church of England Church with burial in the Church of England Cemetery. Rev. T. F. Honeygold officiated. The funeral, which was by motor hearse was under the direction of Rideout's Undertakers Service and the following were the pall-bearers: James Power, Robert Hibbs, James Reynolds, Charles Hussey, William Curnew and Robert Power.


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May 20, 1955
Page: 10
Bay Roberts, May 17 -
John Morgan
- Passed peacefully away at 1:45 a.m., Monday, May 16th in his 75th year, Mr. John Morgan, Bay Roberts West. Mr. Morgan was a well-known Fish Merchant who spent over 60 years on the Labrador prosecuting the fishery.
Left to mourn their sad loss are his wife, Cicely, and one son, Clarence R. Morgan of this town.
The funeral takes place to the United Church and Cemetery, at Coley's Point, on Wednesday, May 18th, from his late residence, Bay Roberts West.
The late Mr. Morgan was well-known and a well-like resident of this community. He was quite active for his age, and already engaged his crew for this summer's operations at Labrador, having spent the past 54 consecutive seasons there, in addition to the 10 or more intermittent summers. He had a friendly disposition, and was always ready and willing to engage in a friendly chat.
The deceased was an Honourary Member of Duke of Schombery L.O.L. of Coley's Point, a charter member of "Lilly of the Valley" Royal Black Preceptory, Bay Roberts, and a member of Lodge Mackay 1129, SC, AF & AM. Bay Roberts.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


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May 20, 1955
Page: 24
Margaret O'Reilly
- Died suddenly at New York, U.S.A., May 16th, Margaret, daughter of the late Thomas and Jane Cooney, and wife of Philip O'Reilly of Argentia, Nfld. Leaves to mourn her sad loss, husband residing at New York; four daughters, Eileen (Mrs. George Foley, Whitbourne), Margaret (Mrs. Eddie Bange, New York); Genevieve (Mrs. Jack Proks, California); Mary at home, New York; three sons, Fred and Dennis at New York, Thomas at Freshwater, Placentia; also four sisters, Minnie, Rose, Hannah, Lizzie, residing in U.S.A., and one brother, Thomas Cooney at Freshwater, Placentia, and 23 grandchildren. May the sacred heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul. -Boston and New York papers please copy.


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May 21, 1955
Page: 5

Mr. Jabez Antle - Carbonear, May 17 - There passed peacefully away at Victoria on May 10, Jabez Antle in his 65th. year. Deceased was well and favourably known and was admired by his many friends and associates, who showed their esteem and kindness by visiting him regularly during his short but severe illness, both in hospital and at home. He was a member of Boyne Lodge of the L.O.A. and filled the office of Treasurer for a period of more than twenty years. He was also a member of the Royal Black Knights of Ireland. He is Survived by his wife, two sons, John and William; two daughters, Ferna (Mrs. Abel Priddle) and Florence (Mrs. Roland Parsons) all of Victoria; two step-daughters, Mrs. George Ash of this town, and Mrs. George Vaters of Victoria, also eighteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, to all of whom we extend deepest sympathy.


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May 21, 1955
Page: 5
Mrs. Chesley Slade
- Carbonear, May 17 - After an illness of six years there passed away on May 11, Mary J., beloved wife of Mr. Chesley Slade, and daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Edward Clarke, South Side. She was forty-four years of age and had never been of a robust constitution. For three weeks prior to her death she had been a patient in the General Hospital, St. John's. Upon her return home her relatives and friends saw what they thought was an improvement in her condition but that was not so, and the end came peacefully, though rather unexpectedly. She was of a cheerful disposition, even during her many hours of suffering and when she was feeling well she was a most genial companion.
During the war years she did her bit by making collections in aid of the boys home on leave; it was her way of showing her appreciation of their services. She never spared herself when there interest was at stake. She gave to them freely of her time, energy and substance and we know that many of them will regret to hear of her passing. She was well liked by young and old alike.
She was laid to rest on Friday in the South Side cemetery, following a service in the church.
Surviving are her husband, father, mother, three sisters, Bessie (Mrs. T.M. Alexander), Ethel (Mrs. Clayton Campbell) and Triffie, all residing in St. John, N.B. and a wide circle of other relatives and friends, to whom we extend condolence. We regret to report that following her death, her father was taken suddenly ill and fears for his recovery were entertained, but we are pleased to know that he is well enough to be sitting up now, and he has our best wishes for continued improvement.


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May 21, 1955
Page: 24
Drodge & Barnes - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Olive, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Drodge, to Mr. Ralph Barnes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Barnes, Sibley's Cove, took place in Cochrane Street United Church on April 11 at 7 p.m.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr. Alex Wells, wore a lovely white ballerina length dress with fingertip veil and carried a bouquet of white and pink carnations.
The bride was attended by her sister, Mrs. Myra Wells, who wore a mauve ballerina length dress with matching headdress and carried a bouquet of carnations.
The groom was ably supported by Mr. Arthur Drodge, brother of the bride, as best man and Mr. Robert Drodge and Mr. John Drodge acted as ushers.
The reception was held at Park-Le. The duties of toastmaster were performed by Mr. Matthews. Rev. W. L. Langille toasted the bride and groom.
The happy couple honeymooned at Sibley's Cove. For traveling the bride chose an air force blue dress with navy accessories. They now reside at 20 Bond Street.


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May 21, 1955
Page: 20
Patrick J. Power
- Passed away suddenly on May 20th, Patrick J. Power, aged 76, his passing mourned by his daughter, Rosalie, at home, Irene, (Mrs. A. B. Arnott, Ottawa), Kathleen, (Mrs. F. Novellino, Carona, N.Y.); and son, Richard in Halifax. Funeral by motor hearse, 8 a.m., Monday from his late residence, 48 King's Road, with funeral mass at the R. C. Cathedral.


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May 21, 1955
Page: 4
Carbonear, May 17 -
Rowe & Reichl - Wedding Bells

The marriage of Rosalie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Rowe, of this town, and Karl Reichl, also of this town, but formerly of Germany, was solemnized in the S. A. Citadel on Thursday, May 12, by Capt. C. Thompson, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends.
The bride was beautifully gowned in white satin with nylon over dress. Her floor length veil was held in place by a pearl-studded tiara and her bouquet was white carnations and fern. She was given in marriage by her father and was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs. John Rowe, as matron of honour, who wore aqua coloured taffeta with white accessories. Mrs. Fred Glaser, her other attendant, wore black, a popular colour in German weddings. Messrs. Fred Glaser and John Rowe were the groom's attendants.
It was a double-ring ceremony and during the signing of the register, Mrs. Harry Saunders sang "O Perfect Love." The reception was held at the Glove Factory, where both the bride and groom are employed, the latter as foreman tanner. It is interesting to note that the gloves the bride wore were the first pair of elbow length white gloves the factory produced. They were the gift of the manager, Mr. Van Bracht. Approximately one hundred guests attended the reception and the large assortment of gifts, which included cheques from the employees of the factory, were on display.
For the present they are residing at Crocker's Cove. We join with their many friends in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Reichl every future happiness.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 9

CURTIS, Mrs. Susan
Hr. Grace, May 16 - Another of Harbour Grace's older residents, Mrs. Susan Curtis, passed peacefully away at her home on Noad Street in the early hours of Thursday, May 12th, after a short illness.
The late Mrs. Curtis was born at Port de Grave in 1873, where her father, the late George Payne, was a teacher of the Colonial Continental Church Society, School.
There, she received her education and on the retirement of her father, moved with the family to Harbour Grace where she met and married Mr. George Curtis who predeceased her fifteen years ago.
The passing of a daughter, Bessie in early youth, and of her daughters, Emma and Blanche in more recent years, as well as a son, James, brought much sorrow to the late Mrs. Curtis, but her indomitable spirit met these trials with Christian resignation, and she continued to be about her household tasks until stricken with the illness which was to prove to much for her failing strength. The ministration of kind neighbours and friends did much to cheer her lonely hours and alleviate the sufferings of her last days.
Left to mourn are one son, Hector at Everett, Mass. No other near relatives survive. A niece, Mrs. Edward Murphy resides here - as well as two nephews, Mr. George Woodman and Mr. Ernest Woodman of New Harbour, T.B. and Herbert Taylor of St. John's.
The funeral took place at 3 p.m. on Saturday to St. Paul's Church where the deceased had been a regular attendant. The many floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the late Mrs. Curtis was held.
Interment was at the family plot of the C. of E. Cemetery.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 3

DROVER, Mr. William, a prominent city businessman passed peacefully away at his residence, 30 Winter Place, early Sunday morning.
The late Mr. Drover was born at Harbour Grace in 1883 and was educated there and at the Methodist College in St. John's.
Following his graduation he entered into his father's extensive lumber business where he received his early training.
At 20 years of age he established a mill of his own in then undeveloped timber area of Browns Arm, Notre Dame Bay. He subsequently built mills at other places along the northeast coast and carried on a very successful milling business until his retirement.
Deceased was an ardent church worker and down through the years he served on all the Boards and Committees of the Cochrane Street United Church. He was a Past President of the Cochrane Street Men's Service Club.
A keen and able debater, the late Mr. Drover was one time president of the M.C.L.I. The thousands who attended the M.C.L.I. debates will remember him not only as an able speaker but also for the thoroughness with which he prepared the subject matter of the debates. He was Hon. President of the Institute at the time of his death.
He took a keen interest in National and International affairs and by keeping in close touch with current events he was always in the position to carry on an intelligent discussion of happenings on the other side of the world.
He possessed a considerable knowledge of the resources of the province and in particular was well versed in the Island's timber resources.
The funeral will take place from his late residence, 30 Winter Ave., at 2:30 p.m. today, to Cochrane St. United Church.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 9
Mrs. W. L. Halewood
- Hr. Grace, May 16 - News was received here last week of the sudden passing at Auburndale, Mass., U.S.A. of Elizabeth, wife of Mr. W. L. Halewood. The deceased was a former Elizabeth Maddigan and a well known resident of this town, having been born here, and was the daughter of the late James and Mary Maddigan - of the well known firm of Maddigan Bros. The late Mrs. Halewood left here some years ago to reside in the U.S.A. where she married and settled. Her husband and one mourn - as well as two sisters, Margaret, Mrs. Frank Fleming of Hr. Grace, Elinor, Mrs. Richard Benson of Auburndale, Mass. And one brother, William R. Maddigan of Montreal; besides a large circle of friends both here and at Auburndale to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 7
Eric Hinton
- Old friends of the Hinton Family who for some years were residents of Harbour Grace when Mr. Harold Hinton was superintendent of the D.U.S. Cable Company, here heard with regret of the sudden passing of his son, Eric at Deer Lake, recently. The late Mr. Hinton spent some time in this town after returning from University in England, and those who recall associations with him and his family while at Harbour Grace will sympathize with the bereaved relatives at this time.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Lavina Noseworthy
- A former resident of Harbour Grace South, Lavina - widow of the late Archelaus Noseworthy passed away at Bell Island on Saturday at the advanced age of 89 years.
The deceased - the former Lavina Noel - was born at Hr. Grace South and with her husband and family moved to Bell Island some forty years ago.
The last of a large and highly respected family of Hr. Grace South, the late Mrs. Noseworthy continued to be throughout her life an exemplary woman - one of the good old stock - outstanding as a member of the Church of England she was held in highest esteem by all those with whom she was associated.
Left to mourn her passing are one daughter - Mrs. Albert Miller and Mr. Ernest Noseworthy of Bell Island. Her husband predeceased her about eight years ago. Mr. John Noel of this town is a nephew. The funeral took place at Bell Island on Monday.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 7
James O'Leary
- The news has been received here of the death of an old and former townsman in the person of Mr. James O'Leary at Roxbury, Mass., U.S.A. The deceased left Harbour Grace many years ago to reside in the USA - and married a former Harbour Grace lady - Miss Mary Theresa Colbert - of a once well known and highly respected family of Water Street. Left to mourn his passing are his wife and two daughter in the U.S.A. to whom sympathy is extended.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 20
Alice Barron
- Passed peacefully away after a long illness, Sunday, May 22nd at 6 a.m., Mrs. Alice Barron, beloved wife of Peter Barron, World War 1 Veteran, leaving to mourn her husband and one daughter, Madeline (Mrs. George Benzies. Funeral from 87 Bond Street Tuesday morning at 8:15 by motor hearse to the R. C. Cathedral for Mass. Interment at Mount Carmel Cemetery.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 13
Codner & Howell - Wedding Bells
The marriage took place at Brooklyn, New York, on April 30 at 7 p.m. of Miss Lillian Howell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Howell of this city, to Mr. John S. Codner, son of Mrs. Fannie and the late William Codner of Torbay.
The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Lorenzo Karpf.
The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. Walter Howell of Toronto, who, with his wife and son, motored to New York for the occasion. The bride's only attendant was Miss Joan Whitehead, niece of the groom, who acted as maid of honour. Mr. Richard Codner of Boston, Mass., brother of the groom, acted as best man.
Ushers were: Mr. Gordon Field and Mrs. Thomas Ryan.
During the wedding ceremony, Mrs. Karpf very beautify rendered the two solos, "Because" and "I'll Walk Beside You." After the ceremony the wedding party motored to the home of the groom's sister, Mrs. Ida Whitehead, where a reception was held with some fifty guests in attendance.
After the reception the happy couple left for the Hotel New Yorker and from there some days later motored, with the bride's brother, by way of Niagara Falls, to Toronto, where a short honeymoon was spent.
Upon arrival back at St. John's a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents for the immediate relatives of both families and the toast to the bride was very ably proposed by Rev. A. J. Barrett and responded to by the groom.
Their many friends wish Mr. and Mrs. Codner many years of happiness together.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 20
Walter Edwin Cook
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital on May 21, Walter Edwin Cook in his 68th year. He leaves to mourn two sons, Gordon and Allan, three grandchildren, two brothers, George and Joseph, and one sister, Mrs. R. G. Belbin. Funeral takes place today at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence White Hills, by motor hearse to St. Thomas' Church. Interment at the Church of England Cemetery.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 20
William Drover
- Passed peacefully away at his residence, 30 Winter Avenue, May 22, William Drover, leaving to mourn his loving wife, Elsie (Wilson), five sons and three daughters. Prayers at the home, followed by service at Cochrane Street United Church at 2:30 p.m. today. No flowers by request.


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May 23, 1955
Page: 3
Frank Roy Hawes
Archie MacNeill
Wallace Hiscock
Three men died in a unique train-truck collision at Port aux Basques Friday night. The three, all workers with Western Construction Company were Frank Roy Hawes, 53, Tangier, Nova Scotia, Archie MacNeill, 48, Searston, Codroy Valley and Wallace Hiscock, 50, of Corner Brook.
They had stopped their pick-up to let a 30-car train pass. At the time of the accident, the train was shunting cars and was backing up. There was a second train waiting on a parallel track.
In the fog Hawes, the driver, thought the shunting train had gone on and moved his pick-up ahead. It was caught by a flat car, last of the 30 cars, which dragged it between the two trains. The pick-up caught fire and exploded. Hawes was instantly killed, MacNeill walked away from the pick-up, tore off his flaming clothes and died, while Hiscock lingered until 4 a.m. Saturday. Reports on the accident were delayed in reaching here.


The Daily News
May 23, 1955
Page: 20
Frederick Pynn
- Passed peacefully away on Sunday, Frederick Pynn, in his 87th year. He is survived by three daughters, Muriel (Mrs. Victor Heale), Elizabeth (Mrs. Michael Malone of Toronto), and six grandchildren. Funeral takes place today at 3:30 p.m. from the residence of Mr. Victor Heale, 41 Forest Road, by motor hearse to St. Thomas' Church. Interment at the Church of England Cemetery.


The Daily News
May 23, 1955
Page: 20
Edward T. (Ned) Snow
- Passed peacefully away Sunday, May 21, Edwin T. (Ned) Snow, in his 78th year, leaving to mourn seven daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
May 24, 1955
Page: 7

The passing of Mrs. Melvina Noseworthy at her home on Main Street, Bell Island, on Saturday, May 14, removed from the community one of our oldest and most respected citizens. The deceased lady had been in failing health for some time and the end was not unexpected.
This venerable old lady who had reached the grand old age of 89 years was born at Harbour Grace, but had resided on the Island the greater part of her long and useful life. Her husband, the late Archalous Noseworthy, predeceased her in 1950.
Their line is fastly diminishing and it so sad to realize that the good old stock are so quickly passing on. Mrs. Noseworthy was an untiring church worker, and was seldom absent from the House of God until old age obliged her to remain at home. She was a gracious hostess, whose warm hospitality was fully shared by all who had the privilege of making her acquaintance. Her going leaves a real gap in the community but she has entered into her reward and we add "Servant of God, well done".
Left to mourn her passing are one son, Ernest, and one daughter, Mrs. Albert Miller, Sr., Bell Island; one step-brother in the U.S.A.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The funeral took place to the Church of St. Boniface on Monday afternoon by motor hearse. The Rector, Rev. T. F. Honeygold, officiated at the Church and graveside. He was assisted by the Curate, Rev. C. D. Haynes.
The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Murphy's Undertaking Service, with Mr. J. J. Murphy as undertaker and the following pallbearers; Messrs. R. E. Martin James Janes, Clement Ezekiel, Jack Vokey, Frank Fitzgerald and J. A. Harvey


The Daily News
May 25, 1955
Page: 20
Arthur George
- It is with deep regret we chronicle the passing of Mr. Arthur George in his seventy-fourth year, just five months after his golden wedding anniversary.
Born in Heart's Content, Mr. George joined the Anglo-American Telegraph Company in 1897, and in 1904 he married Lillian Young, eldest daughter of the then prominent merchant, Mr. George Young of Heart's Content.
In 1910, when the Western Union Cable Station was opened at Bay Roberts, he was one of the pioneers who accepted a position there and remained as a faithful operator until his retirement in 1948 after having served a full forty-one years with the Cable Companies.
On the outbreak of war in 1939 he offered his service to the Postal Department and was employed as a government censor for the duration of the war. This man of incomparable energy and dignity of bearing was never content to be idle; so that when the war was over he accepted a position with his good friend, Mr. T. H. O'Neill, the father of Magistrate Hugh O'Neill, as agent at large for Connors' Drug Store.
It was an inspiring sight to see this perennially youthful Arthur George with his brief case doing business in St. John's and around the many towns of Conception Bay and Bell Island, where he was so well known and respected.
Whatever Arthur George did, he did as a gentleman of vigor. As a cable operator he was amongst the best; as a censor he was honourable and sincere; as a representative of Connor's he was industrious and honest, but it was as a Mason that he was a real master. At an early age Arthur George joining the Masonic Order and so worked his way into the hearts of the people that three times he was put up for Master of Lodge MacKay, No 1129, Bay Roberts and he had the personal pleasure of being Master of the Lodge when two of his sons-in-laws took their Masonic degrees.
It was only natural therefore that the Masonic of St. John's should consider it a privilege to have the final requiem for this man and brother at their Masonic Temple in St. John's, from whence he was conveyed to the Church of England cemetery for burial by the Rev. Canon Howitt, whilst the Rev. Mr. Davies of St. Thomas Church held services for the Woman members of the family at his late residence.
Mr. George, she leaves behind him his loving and ever lovely wife, also leaves four daughters and a sister to grieve him, and they, along with all his son-in-laws and grandchildren, his friends and acquaintances, will always remember him for his friendly smile and handshake, and as a man among men.
R.H.S.


The Daily News
May 25, 1955
Page: 3
William Henderson
- The said news was received here on Wednesday last of the sudden passing at Burlington, Ontario of Mr. William Henderson, formerly of this city, and a brother of Mrs. M. McLeod and Mrs. A. Stewart and of Mr. C. U. Henderson.


The Daily News
May 26, 1955
Page: 2
Sinclair & Morrissey - Wedding Bells
Buchans
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At seven o'clock on Saturday, May 14th, the marriage of Bridget, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Sinclair of North River, C.B., and John, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Morrissey of Brigus, C.B., was solemnized at St. Theresa's Church, with Rev. L. G. Fitzgerald officiating. Organist was Mrs. W. H. Maher.
The bride looked radiant in a floor length gown of white satin and embroidered nylon tulle and lace. Her fingertip veil of embroidered nylon tulle was held in place with a pearl studded coronet, and she carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. She was attended by Mrs. Peter Quinlan who chose a floor length gown of blue satin with fitted bodice, and full skirt of nylon tulle. She wore a matching headdress, and carried a bouquet of lilies. Little Marie Quinlan made a charming flower girl in a floor length frock of pink satin with matching halo of blossoms. Her bouquet consisted of multi coloured flowers. The duties of best man were ably performed by Mr. Denis Turner.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Star Hall, which was most attractively and appropriately decorated by Mr. James Doyle, and the usual toasts were honoured. The beautiful three-tiered wedding cake, made and decorated by Mrs. Herbert Price, held place of honour at the bridal table and a delicious supper prepared by friends of the bride and groom was served. A program of dancing was then enjoyed by everyone present. The many friends of the young couple join in extending best wishes for their marital happiness.


The Daily News
May 6, 1955
Page: 1
Montreal (CP)
Leo Summers
, 63, personnel supervisor at the Northern Electric Company's Lachine plant, died Wednesday. A native of St. John's, Nfld., he joined the company in 1924. He is survived by his widow and one daughter. Funeral service will be held Saturday.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 8

Batten, Joseph - Bay Roberts, May 24 - Passed peacefully away on Sunday evening May 22, Joseph Batten of Coley's Point, aged 85 years. Left to mourn are his widow; two sons, five daughters, thirteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral took place this afternoon to the church and cemetery of St. John the Evangelist, Coley's Point, with the rector Rev. G. Fowlow, R.D., officiating.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 7
Carbonear, May 23
Patrick Harrington
- One of the west end's elderly citizens, Mr. Patrick Harrington, passed away on Saturday, May 14th, at the age of seventy-seven years. Deceased was a hardy Newfoundlander, one who not only went down to the sea in ships, but also one who went into the bowels of the earth to bring forth its rich harvest. He was quiet by nature and was well liked. He was a staunch Catholic and died fortified by the rites of his church. Surviving are his widow, five sons, John, Joseph, Patrick, William and Maurice, six daughters, Mrs. Stewart Painter of Horwood, N.D.B., Mrs. Harold Reid, at Dildo, T.B., Marcella, Maureen, Elizabeth and Norah at home, also eleven grandchildren. Two brothers, Nicholas and John also survive. To the sorrowing relatives we extend condolence. The funeral took place on Monday, to St. Patrick's Church, where Rev. Fr. Leo Burke recited the Praye4rs for the Dead. Interment was in the R.C. Cemetery.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 8
Mercer
- Passed peacefully away on Tuesday, May 17th, Mr. Edwin G. Mercer, aged 60 years, a resident of Mercer's Cove, Bay Roberts.
Left to mourn their sad loss, are his widow, five sons, Eugene in Toronto, Tom with the R.C.A.F. in Quebec, John, David, Ray at Bay Roberts; five daughters, Lillian in Corner Brook, Carrie in Beverly, U.S., Doris in Cavendish, Ida and Patricia at home; one step-son, Robert Badcock, with the U.S.A.F. in Japan; two step-daughters, Vera and Phyllis in Beverly, U.S.; two brothers, John B. Mercer and Eugene Mercer, both residing at Bay Roberts.
The late Mr. Mercer was a veteran of the First World War who served in the Army. While not being very active of late, he was nevertheless, not feeling too well of late.
The funeral took place on Thursday, May 19th, to the United Church and Cemetery, Bay Roberts, with the minister, Rev. J. S. H. Moran, B.A., officiating. In attendance were members of the Bay Roberts Branch Canadian Legion with a Guard of Honour, Firing Party and bugler from the C.L.B.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 20
Patrick Barron
- Passed peacefully away at 9:45 p.m., May 27th, Patrick Barron, 59 Prince of Wales St., leaving to mourn wife and three daughters, Gladys and Kay at Chicago, Patsy at home. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 12
Spaniard's Bay, May 23
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News was received here last Saturday of the death in Lynn, Mass., of Mrs. Vielina Boyle, widow of the late Isaac Boyle. She was 78 years old. Additional Information: Velina Emma Boyle was the daughter of Robert Gosse & Jane Hennessey of Spaniard's Bay. No birth record found Spaniard's Bay; however, records for siblings. She was 24 years old when she married Isaac Boyle, 32, widower, son of William Boyle & Mary McKenzie on June 12, 1901 @ Chelsea, Mass. Ceremony performed by Franz M. W. Schneeweise, Priest. Isaac was born in Scotland.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 20
Ellen English
- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, May 26th, Ellen English, wife of James English. Leaving to mourn besides husband, one daughter, Madeline at home, and two sons, Rev. Br. Edward English at St. Bonaventure's College and John at home. Funeral by motor hearse Saturday morning from her late residence 27 Bannerman St. with Requiem Mass at R. C. Cathedral. R.I.P.


The Daily News
May 27, 1955
Page: 20
Johnny Petten
- Died suddenly on May 25th, at the Toronto Hospital for sick children, Johnny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nath Petten, Foxtrap. Body arriving by rail. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 2

BADCOCK, MRS. ROY - There passed peacefully away at her home Bell Island on Monday May 23rd. following a long and tedious illness Mrs. Roy Badcock (Nee Florrie Drowns) closing her mortal career at the ably age of 36. Possessed of a sterling character and a kindly personality, Mrs. Badcock made many friends and her passing is deeply regretted by all who knew her. The funeral took place from the residence of Mr. Christopher Saunders No. 1 East at 10:30 a.m., on May 25th. by motor hearse to the Church of St. Boniface. The rector Revd. T. F. Honeygold officiated at the burial service. Interment was in the Church of England Cemetery. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertakers' Service, with Mr. Bert Rideout undertaker and the following acting as pall-bearers: Messrs. Hughie Nolan, Walter Norcott, George King, Joseph Gosse, James Lahey and T. Decker. To her sorrowing husband, Mother, Mrs. Chrls Saunders, son Lorne, daughter Marilyn, brothers Arnold and Cyril, sisters Mrs. Joshua Rees and Mrs. Hubert Clements, we extend our deepest sympathy in their irreparable loss.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 2

BEVERIDGE, Joan - The sad news was received her last week of the sudden passing at Montreal of Joan, daughter of the late Dr. James Beveridge and Mrs. Frances Cron Beveridge of Glasgow, Scotland. The deceased young lad had visited Hr. Grace on a couple of occasions with her mother, the former Frances Cron-and had made a number of friends here who regret sincerely the passing of one so young. Left to mourn are her mother, one brother, Dr. John Beveridge, and one sister, Ann, all in Glasgow, to whom sincere sympathy is extended in their sad bereavement. Dr. Charles Cron and Mr. Robert Cron of this town are uncles.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 2
Hr. Grace
Mrs. George Harris
- There passed peacefully away on May 21st after a long and painful illness, Clara, widow of the late Mr. George Harris, one time blacksmith of this town, and now of Markland
The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Verge and was born at Hr. Grace in 1880. Moving to Markland some years ago the late Mrs. Harris had resided there up to the time of her husband's death, five years ago. Both at Harbour Grace and Markland she was well and favourably known.
Her passing took place at the home of her daughter, Doris, Mrs. Edward Richards, Pleasant St., St. John's, and the remains were brought to Hr. Grace for burial on Monday last, the funeral service being taken by Rev. Mr. Ludlow and interment being at the family plot in the C. of E. Cemetery.
Left to mourn are five sons, Roy at Gander, Ronald at Twillingate, Wilson and Jack at Markland and Nicholas at Argentia. Three daughters also survive: Gertrude, Mrs. Llewellyn Yetman, Markland; Doris, Mrs. Edward Richards, St. John's; and Susie, Mrs. Clarence Mitchell, St. John's; to all of whom deep sympathy is extended by a wide circle of friends.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 24
Margaret Makinson
- Died at Hammond, B.C., May 25, Margaret Makinson, wife of the late Thomas MacKinson. Left to mourn George and Norman Makinson, Mrs. Avalon Goodridge in Newfoundland and two sons and three daughters in Vancouver.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 24
Kenneth Simmons
- Passed away early Wednesday morning May 25th, 1955, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Kenneth Simmons of 255 St. Clarens Avenue, Toronto. Beloved husband of the late Theresa Barnes, loved father of Gordon, Alec, Lloyd, all of Toronto. Resting at the Turner & Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto. Service in the chapel 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 24
Kenneth Simmons
- Passed away early Wednesday morning May 25th, 1955, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Toronto, Kenneth Simmons of 255 St. Clarens Avenue, Toronto. Beloved husband of the late Theresa Barnes, loved father of Gordon, Alec, Lloyd, all of Toronto. Resting at the Turner & Porter Funeral Home, 436 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto. Service in the chapel 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 4
Stevenson & Keeping - Wedding Bells
Harbour Grace -

A very pretty wedding took place at the C. of E. Cathedral, St. John's, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st when Clarissa Jane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Keeping of 133 Elizabeth Ave., St. John's, became the bride of Charles James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stevenson of Harbour Grace, Rev. F. Slade officiating.
The bride, looking very lovely in a floor length gown of white lace over tulle worn with a fringe tip veil caught with a coronet trimmed with pearls, carried a bouquet of white roses and maiden hair fern, and entered the church on the arm of her father.
Her maid of honour was her sister, Miss Phoebe Keeping, who was charmingly attired in a ballerina length gown of blue lace over tulle with matching headdress, and carried a bouquet of coloured carnations and ferns.
The bridesmaids, Misses Shirley Keeping and Ruby Vincent, were picturesque in daffodil lace over tulle with headdress to match. They carried bouquets of carnations and fern.
During the signing of the register, Miss Ruth Morgan sang "O Perfect Love."
The reception was held at the Bowring Park Bungalow, where the bride's mother received, wearing a dress of light blue with beige accessories and corsage of white carnations.
The groom's mother wore navy with white accessories and corsage of pink carnations.
Going away, the bride was attractive in a beige coloured suit with white accessories and corsage of white carnations.
The bride is on the nursing staff at the Orthopedic Hospital. The groom is employed with the office staff of the City Council. To both, best wishes are extended for a long and happy married life.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 24
Margaret Tricco
- Passed peacefully away Friday, May 27th at 3 p.m. at the Home for Aged and Informed, Margaret Tricco, aged 85. Leaving to mourn are one son, William and one daughter and three grandchildren. Funeral Sunday 2:30 from her late residence Donavons to Topsail.


The Daily News
May 28, 1955
Page: 24
Eric J. Walker
- Passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Hospital on May 27th, Eric J. Waller, age 36 years, veteran World War II, leaving to mourn their sad loss wife and 6 children, mother and father, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral from his father's residence 5 Haggerty Street with Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church Monday at 10:30 a.m.


The Daily News
May 30, 1955
Page: 14
Mrs. Clymene Anderson
, widow of the late Hon. John Anderson, died in Vancouver, B.C., on May 22, 1955, at the advanced age of 94. After Mr. Anderson's death in 1930, she moved to Montreal with her daughter, Maude Dickie, whose husband, Dr. Gordon Dickie, was for several years Minister of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in St. John's. The Dickies and Mrs. Anderson subsequently moved to Vancouver, where Dr. Dickie continued his distinguished career. Mrs. Dickie died in 1934, and Mrs. Anderson is survived by two sons of her first marriage, Edgar March of Montreal and Dudley March. Dr. Dickie conducted the service for Mrs. Anderson on May 25 in Vancouver, where interment took place.


The Daily News
May 30, 1955
Page: 2
Melvin Farwell
- News was received here last week by his family of the death of Melvin, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Farwell at Hamilton Hospital. Deceased was 24 years of age and death followed a brief illness.
The sad news was indeed a sudden and severe blow to his family and friends. Melvin Farwell was a promising young man with better than average ability. After completing his education here, he went to Memorial University, and then to the Mainland and was doing well in the business world when, about a month or so ago he was obliged to enter a Sanatorium for treatment. His progress towards recovery was encouraging until last week he developed pneumonia, which despite medical skill cut him down in the flower of manhood.
The remains are being brought home from Hamilton for interment here and will arrive sometime this week. The sympathy of the whole community goes out to the Farwell family in their grief at this time.


The Daily News
May 30, 1955
Page: 3
William Ford
of Port aux Basques was reported lost overboard from the M.V. Linda May as she freighted herring from the Magdalene Islands, Quebec, to Summerside. She was tied up at the dock in Summerside when Mr. Ford fell overboard. His body has since been recovered. It is believed the accident occurred before dawn yesterday.


The Daily News
May 30, 1955
Page: 16
Peter Murphy
- Passed peacefully away after a long illness, Peter Murphy, Topsail Road, aged 78. Left to mourn are two son, Michael and Joseph, at home; three daughters: Annie (Mrs. Ben Gatherall, Toronto), Mary ( Mrs. Lawrence Williams, Bay Bulls) and Joan at home; also five sisters, one brother and nine grandchildren. Funeral after Requiem Mass at Corpus Christi Church at 9:30 Monday morning. (New York and Boston papers please copy).


The Daily News
May 30, 1955
Page: 2
Wilson Noseworthy -
The death of Wilson Noseworthy occurred at the Cottage Hospital here on Tuesday evening last May 10th. Deceased was in his 79th years.
The passing of the late Mr. Noseworthy came after only a few days illness and hospitalization as up until a week ago he was in apparent good health.
Interment was in the United Church Cemetery with Mr. Thomas J. Forsey performing the burial service. Deceased is survived by his sister, Mrs. James Bellman, who was residing with him at the time of his death, one daughter Mrs. Samuel White residing here, and three sons, all living on the mainland.
To the bereaved relatives and friends sincere sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
May 30, 1955
Page: 16
Richard Williams
- Passed peacefully away early Sunday morning, Richard Williams in his 96th year, leaving to mourn, one daughter Alice (Mrs. Frank Jarvis) and one son, Richard, 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral from his daughter's residence, 61 Pennywell Road, on Tuesday with Requiem Mass at 8:15 a.m. in the Cathedral. - R.I.P.


The Daily News
May 31, 1955
Page: 24
Harry Mogridge
- Mrs. Wm. Ireland of the Goulds received the sad news on May 27th of the passing at Montreal of her brother, Harry Mogridge, in his 69th year, leaving wife, two sons, one daughter and several grandchildren; also two brothers, Will at Toronto and Aaron at the Goulds, St. John's West.


The Daily News
May 31, 1955
Page: 24
Sing Lee
- Passed peacefully away on May 29th, Sing Lee, aged 60 years, leaving to mourn his wife, two sons, one daughter, and one brother. Funeral today, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 4 Bulley Street.


The Daily News
May 31, 1955
Page: 3
Frank Tizzard
- His many friends will regret to learn of the sudden passing yesterday morning of Fire Constable Frank Tizzard, in his 41st year.
The late Mr. Tizzard left here early yesterday on a fishing trip to the Salmonier Line, accompanied by a friend. It was tragic news for his wife and family at 7 p.m., when they were informed that Mr. Tizzard had passed away as the result of a heart attack while walking to his favourite fishing spot.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, three brothers and six sisters.
The funeral will take place from his late residence, 54 Carter's Hill, at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon, to the General Protestant Cemetery.
The News joins with their many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives.


The Daily News
May 31, 1955
Page: 24
Frank Tizzard
- Passed away suddenly on Monday morning, Mary 30, Fire Constable Frank Tizzard, aged 41 years, leaving to mourn wife, two daughters, two sons, three brothers and six sisters. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from his late residence, 54 Carter's Hill.

 

 

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