The Daily News
May 15, 1958
Spaniard's Bay, May 13 -
Mrs. Leah Peddle, wife of Mr. Robert Peddle of Spaniard's Bay, passed peacefully away on Saturday morning, May 10, at the age of sixty-seven. Her passing was not unexpected, and death came as a merciful release from weeks of painful illness.
She was for many years an active member of the C.E.W.A. and for the past few years of the L.O.B.A., both of which organizations attended her funeral which was held on Monday afternoon to the parish church of the Holy Redeemer where the service was conducted by the Rev. H. M. Batten of Upper Island Cove, in the absence of the rector who was unavoidably absent.
Mrs. Peddle was a quiet, unassuming woman, and although she found time to take part in parochial and community activities, her greatest work was in the home, being a good wife and a loving mother.
Mourning their sad loss are her husband, two sons, Joseph in Spaniard's Bay and Douglas in Toronto, three daughters, Winnie (Mrs. Hubert Hefford of Melrose, Massachusetts), Myrtle (Mrs. Arthur Gosse of Spaniard's Bay), Lillian (Mrs. Robert C. Smith of Gander), fourteen grandchildren, two brothers, Ronald and John Yetman in St. John's, six sisters, Ethel (Mrs. Reuben Gosse, Tilton), Elsie (Mrs. Samuel Brown, St. John's), Violet (Mrs. Hubert Pomeroy, St. John's), Carrie (Mrs. Const. M. Murphy), Gertie (Mrs. W. Bishop, St. John's) and Mary (Mrs. King in the U.S.A.)
"Thy word is true, Thy will is just;
To Thee we leave her, Lord, in trust;
And bless Thee for the Love which gave
They son to fill a human grave,
That none might fear that world to see
Where all is living unto Thee"
The Daily News
May 22, 1958
Spaniard's Bay -
Eloil Yetman - Family prayers usually conclude with "The Lord grant us a quiet night and a peaceful end at the last. It must be a great source of consolation to those who say it night after night to have that prayer answered when the last day is ended. For Eloil Yetman, 77, that prayer was not in vain when during the early hours of Thursday, May 15, his soul returned to God who gave it. His peaceful passing was symbolic of a life well spent.
When quite a young man, the late Mr. Yetman went to the United Stated, he married Miss Bertha Gosse. When they returned to Newfoundland some years later, they opened a grocery store and ice-cream parlour, and as at that time ice-cream parlours were few and far between. Theirs was a delightful place to visit. To the hundreds of children who grew up in this community and went to school, Mr. Yetman's store was a Mecca where even the tiniest child was treated with respect. And later when they became men and women they respected him. He had words of encouragement for us all, inquired how we were doing at school and constantly reminded us to learn all we could, always adding "you'll need education some day." He was himself a man of superiour intelligence, and when he was not busy with his store he was in his adjoining workshop working on some timesaving gadget. How we boys admired him, and liked him, too.
For many years their home was a home for teachers who came to work in our schools, and many of these, down through the years have come back to visit. Visitors were legion and they were always made welcome.
About ten years ago Mr. Yetman retired from business life, for the past two years his activities were curtailed. His last illness was borne with true Christian fortitude.
Assisting Rev. Canon T. E. Loder at the funeral service on Friday was Rev. R. R. Babb of St. John's, a life long friend of the Yetmans. Rev. Babb also read prayers at the home for the family. Masons from Lodge McKay, Bay Roberts, attended the funeral.
Besides his widow, he is mourned by niece and her husband and their little girl, Lois Roberta, as well as by a wide circle of friends.
"May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace."