The Daily News
November 1, 1957
"Earthly work is done,
Earthly sounds are none;
Rest in sleep and silence".
Seventy-six years of earthly work came to a peaceful end for Albert Gosse of Spaniard's Bay on Thursday, October 24, when he entered into eternal rest.
Mr. Gosse had been an employee of the Newfoundland Railway for most of his lifetime and retired from his work as section-hand eleven years ago. He was a valued member of his group and seldom was a faithful worker is indeed expressing it mildly, for he, with his wife, raised ten children to adulthood, a blessing for which he was ever thankful. In faith, he was deep-rooted in the Anglican way of life, and to that Communion he gave unstintingly of his time and substance. He was for many years a faithful member of the L.O.A., and thought it a pleasure to attend its meeting regularly, even after a hard day's work on the railway.
His funeral which was held on Saturday afternoon was attended by a large number of friends and acquaintances as well as by members of the L.O.A. six of whom acted as pall-bearers, namely, Messrs. Fred Mercer, Nath Barrett, Llewellyn Crane, James Jewer, Jesse Smith and Llewellyn Jones.
The service for the Burial of the Dead was read by the rector, Rev. Canon T. E. Loder; Mr. E. H. Vokey was organist.
Leaving to mourn their sad loss are: his widow, three sons, Arthur and Ernest of Spaniard's Bay and Leander of Corner Brook; six daughters, Ethel, Myra (Mrs. Leslie Cutler of Ramea), and thirty-six grandchildren. Another son, Chesley, died at Toronto about five years ago.
To those who mourn, we offer our heartfelt sympathy.
The Daily News
November 7, 1957
Spaniard's Bay, Nov. 5 -
Bessie Hutchings - Twelve days after she suffered a paralytic stroke, Mrs. Bessie Hutchings, widow of the late Stanley Hutchings, passed peacefully away at her home here in the early hours of Sunday, November 3rd. She was sixty-three.
Mrs. Hutchings was a quiet, unassuming person; she loved the simple things of life, and was happy with them. When she had words to say they were words of kindness, affection and consideration. Sickness and bereavement were not strangers to her, but the faith she lived by enabled her to bear all her afflictions with true Christian fortitude. She was a faithful follower in her church attendance and made her communion frequently. Those who knew her well will miss her.
For years she was a member of the C.E.W.A. and the L.O.B.A. the meetings of which organizations she attended as often as she could, lending a hand in any way possible. Members from both organizations attended her funeral, which took place on Monday to the Church of the Holy Redeemer where the services was conducted by the rector, Rev. Canon T. E. Loder. Her favourite hymns, "Rock of Ages" and "O for a closer walk with God", were sung.
Her only immediate relative is her son William, but she had a host of friends, not the least of whom are members of the Spaniard's Bay branch of the Canadian Legion who have played an admirable part.
"When the toil of day is done,
When the race of life is run,
Father, grant thy wearied one
Rest for evermore."
The Daily News
November 14, 1957
Neil - Churchill Wedding
The marriage of Marina Jeanette, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Neil of Spaniard's Bay, to Robert William, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Churchill of Bay Roberts, was solemnized in Holy Redeemer Church here on Saturday, November 9, at 8 p.m. Rev. Canon T. E. Loder officiated.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, looked radiantly lovely in a floor length gown of nylon net and lace over white satin skirt with gathered rayon satin band and bouffant bow at back, complete with lace bolero with long pointed sleeves and pearl trimmed collar. Her fingertip veil of nylon net with embroidered edging was held in place by a coronet. White brocaded pumps completed her ensemble, and she carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations and fern.
Attending the bride, as matron of honour was her sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred Neil, who was attractively dressed in a gown of blue nylon net and lace over satin with matching bolero. The bridesmaids, Mrs. William Churchill and Mrs. Calvin Powell wore gowns, similar to that of the matron of honour, in shades of green and mauve, respectively. All wore matching halos and carried bouquets of carnations and fern. Little Donna Powell as flower girl wore a dress of white orlon with overskirt of lemon net and matching halo. She carried a bouquet of lemon and white carnations.
The groom's brother, Alton, was best man and others attending were Mr. William Churchill and Mr. Fred Neil.
During the signing of the register Mr. Lewis E. Gosse sang "Because." Before and during the ceremony appropriate music was played by the church organist, Mr. E. H. Vokey.
The reception was held for nearly a hundred guests at the C.L.B. Armoury, Bay Roberts. Following a delicious and sumptuous supper usual toast list was honoured, with Mayor R. J. Mercer, uncle of the groom, performing very admirably the duties of toastmaster. Rev. Canon T. E. Loder proposed the toast to the bride and the groom having responded proposed the toast to the bridesmaids. Mr. E. H. Vokey responded. Rev. I. Butler very ably proposed the toast to the parents, and this was responded to on behalf of both parents by Mr. Calvin Powell. The toastmaster proposed a toast to the members of the C.L.B. Ladies' Auxiliary and this was responded to by Mrs. John E. Noteworthy, the president. The excellent three-tier cake was a product of the bride's cousin, Mrs. Cecil Gosse.
Mr. and Mrs. Churchill have not taken up residence at Bay Roberts. We wish them good luck, good health and happiness.
The Daily News
November 25, 1957
Julia Jane Gosse - News was received here on Monday by relatives of the passing at Vancouver, B.C., of Julia Jane Martin. Mrs. Martin, the former Julia Jane Gosse of Spaniard's Bay, was seventy-eight, and is survived by one son, Walter, three daughters, Mrs. Lillian McNeilage, Mrs. A. McKay of Vancouver, and Mrs. Alice Rendell of Washington, five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. One brother, Richard Gosse of Vancouver, also survives her. Funeral services were held at Rose Lawn Chapel, Broadway, with the Rev. Dr. A. R. Davies officiating; interment was in the family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Her husband, the former Alonzo Martin of Harbour Grace, predeceased her by five years. Mrs. Elizabeth Gosse of Spaniard's Bay is her sister-in-law.