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The Daily News Obituaries
May 1960


The Daily News
May 13, 1960
Page: 16
Edith Blanche Smith
Passed peacefully away early Thursday morning, Edith Blanch, beloved wife of William Smith. Leaving to mourn besides her husband, one step-brother, Wm. Vokey, 4 daughters, Bessie (Mrs. Alexander Pendergast), Mary (Mrs. Wm. Smith), Gladys (Mrs. Walter Pendergast) and Bertha (Mrs. Joseph Matthews), 5 sons, John, James, Albert, Gordon and Charles. Also 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral from her daughter's residence, 48 Alexander Street at 2 p.m. on Saturday to the Salvation Army Citadel for service then to Salvation Army cemetery for interment.

The Daily News
May 14, 1960
Page: 2
Thomas Murrin
We were indeed sorry to hear of the death of one of our classmates on Monday of this week. Tom Murrin was only forty, married, and with five children. He was indeed a splendid chap, a good worker, quiet, friendly, moderate and likeable. Although a severe malady struck about two years ago, Tom was ever cheerful, and there must have been many times when he had reasons not to be. But Tom was like that, even if he were fighting a losing battle. To his widow, his children, his father and step-mother (Mr. and Mrs. John Murrin), his sister, Dorothy (Mrs. Gordon Hindy), his stepsister, Daphne (Mrs. Ray Dooley) and to his stepbrother, Lorneo, we offer sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
May his soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

The Daily News
May 17, 1960
Page: 2
Harbour Grace -
Elizabeth Sweetland
There passed away following an illness of several months, at her home, Woodville Road, Harbour Grace, on May 11th, Elizabeth, widow of Mr. James Sweetland, aged 73 years.
The deceased lady (the former Elizabeth Stevenson) was born at Harbour Grace and was well known and respected for her kindly neighbourliness. Her husband predeceased her four years ago. Left to mourn the passing of their mother are three sons, Robert, of Halifax, N.S., Edward and Llewellyn at Harbour Grace, and five daughters, Mrs. Collis Hookey and Mrs. Garland Barnes at Toronto, Ont., Mrs. Jack Barrett and Mrs. Dan Burton, both of Sydney, N.S., and Mrs. Thomas Martin at Harbour Grace. A brother, Mr. Mark Stevenson, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Spence, residing at Halifax. To the bereaved relatives the sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended.
The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon to St. Paul's Church, the burial service being taken by Rev. L. L. Ludlow. Interment was in the family plot of the Anglican cemetery.

The Daily News
May 26, 1960
Page: 2
Spaniard's Bay -
Josiah Butt
passed away at his residence here on Monday afternoon, May 16, following an illness of several years. He was in his sixty-seventh year.
He will be remembered by his friends as a kindly neighbour who lived peaceably among them. He was for many years a member of the L.O.A.
He is mourned by his widow, two sons, William and Josiah of Spaniard's Bay, two daughters, Violet (Mrs. John Smith of Tilton) and Sarah (Mrs. Llewellyn R. Smith of Spaniard's Bay, two sisters, Mrs. Hannah Menchions of Bishop's Cove and Mrs. Julia Gregory of Boston, Mass., to whom we extend sympathy.
His funeral was held on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock to the Church of the Holy Redeemer where the Burial Service was read by the rector, Rev. E. Willis, and he was laid to rest in the family plot in the cemetery only a few feet from where he spent most of his lifetime.
"On the Resurrection morning
All the graves their dead restore;
Father, sister, child and mother
Meet once more."



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Thursday May 16, 2013 )

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