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The Daily News Obituaries
May 1962

 

The Daily News
May 2, 1962
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay -
Ethel Florence Andrews
- We were genuinely sorry to hear last week of the passing of Florence, wife of Arthur Andrews, at her home in St. John's. She died on Tuesday, April 24.
We knew her best as Florence Barrett, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Barrett of Spaniard's Bay, and one of our group who used to spend our spare afternoons in summer beside a pond in the care-free days of youth. Florence dearly loved the joy of living, and many happy hours we spent, as members of our group will recall, picnicking, boiling the kettle and cooking the pot at our favourite spot. When the days became shorter and the nights chilly, she was not the last to organize a house party so that the gang could get together. She was blessed with a pleasing personality and she had the rare sense to know when frivolities should end. She was the type of person one was glad to meet and to know.
Having finished her schooling, she worked for a time with H. W. Sheppard and Sons as clerk, and subsequently went to St. John's to work at Bowrings.
Her marriage to Arthur Andrews was blessed with two children, Bruce, who is now ten, and Suzanne, six; they are old enough to remember that theirs was a mommy as good as this world could afford. To her aged parents we offer sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
Her funeral was held on Thursday and burial was in the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road.
May her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


The Daily News
May 5, 1962
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Gosse Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gosse
will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, May 13, having been married at St. Luke's Church, Shearstown, by the Reverend H. V. Whitehouse on Mary 13, 1912. Mrs. Gosse is the former Miss Bertha Dorey of Exploits. They have two sons, John at Gander, Josiah at Toronto, and two daughters, Julia (Mrs. Haig Collins) and Nina (Mrs. John Bath) also living at Toronto and eleven grandchildren. Mr. Gosse, a master carpenter and builder, is well known as a builder of schools in various places in the Island. We join with their family, friends and well-wishers in extending warmest congratulations to this grand couple.


The Daily News
May 5, 1962
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Gosse - Martin Wedding

The marriage of William Edward (Ted) Gosse to Miss Joyce Martin of Montreal took place in Montreal on Friday, May 4th. Ted is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Gosse of Montreal (and formerly of Bell Island), and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Neil of Spaniard's Bay.


The Daily News
May 5, 1962
Page: 5
Spaniard's Bay -
Neil Anniversary

We join their family and friends in extending warmest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Neil who will celebrate their fifty-seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 13. They were married in the Church of the Holy Redeemer here by the Reverend J. S. Adams, and theirs was the last marriage he preformed before his departure from this parish for England in 1915. Mr. and Mrs. Neil are both active, we are happy to say, and best wishes for good health and happiness are offered.
Note: Should have read forty-seventh; not fifty-seventh. They were married May 13, 1915.


The Daily News
May 21, 1962
Page: 16
Samuel Vokey
- Passed away suddenly at his home in Spaniard's Bay on Sunday, May 20th, Samuel Vokey, aged 53 years. Leaving to mourn his wife, Pearl; one son, William, of Toronto; one daughter, Phyllis (Mrs. Edward Collins), Spaniard's Bay, and four grandchildren. Also six brothers, John, Charles, William, Isaac, on Bell Island, Az at St. John's, Solomon and Harvey, Spaniard's Bay; two sisters, Annie (Mrs. A. Barrett), Toronto and Elizabeth (Mrs. George Smith), Bishop's Cove. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
May 30, 1962
Page: 2
Bay Roberts -
Abraham French
- Passed away at the General Hospital on Thursday, May 10th, Mr. Abraham French, age 74 years. Left to mourn are his wife, the former Meleanor Earl, two sons, David at Halifax, Guy at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Abraham Barrett, Bay Roberts; Mrs. Duncan Collins, Spaniard's Bay. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 12th from his late residence, Smith Street, to St. Matthew's Anglican Church. Interment in the family plot at the Anglican Cemetery. Rev. Isaac Butler, B.A., officiated. Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved.

 

 

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