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The Daily News Obituaries
October 1957


The Daily News
October 1, 1957
Page: 5
Bay Roberts
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Coley's Point, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on August 16th at 7:30 p.m., when Emma Marion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart French of Coley's Point, became the bride of James Terrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Randell of Spaniard's Bay. The double ring ceremony was performed by the rector, Rev. Isaac Butler, B.A., L.Th. The bride looked very beautiful as she entered the church on the arm of her father who gave her in marriage. She wore a floor length gown of white nylon lace and net over satin, her fingertip veil was held in place by a Juliet Cap, both decorated with mother of pearl sequins and pearls entwined in her bouquet of red roses and white carnations was part of her great grandmother's wedding bouquet. Attending the bride was her sister Miss Patricia French, as maid of honour, and Mrs. Chester Russell, aunt of the bride, and Miss Gertrude Bishop, life-long friend, were bridesmaids. All wore floor length gowns of nylon lace over taffeta in shades of blue, pink and demon, respectively, with matching headdresses and carried nosegays of white mums with centers to match headdresses.
The groom was ably supported by his brother, Constable Clement Randell. Ushers were Mr. Chester Russell, uncle of the bride, and Mr. David Badcock, friend of the groom.
During the signing of the register the hymn "O Perfect Love" was sung by Mr. Lewis Gosse, accompanied by Miss Shirley Dawe, organist.
Following the ceremony the bridal party motored to Harbour Grace, thence to the C.E.A.A. Hall, Coley's Point, where the reception was held. The bride's mother received wearing a street length dress of powder blue lace over taffeta with navy and white accessories and corsage of pink carnations. The groom's mother wore a street length dress of grey lace over rose taffeta. Her corsage was white carnations tipped with pink.
Mr. Allan Dawe ably performed the duties of toastmaster. Rev. Isaac Butler proposed the toast to the bride, which was responded to by the groom, who then proposed the toast to the bridesmaids, which was responded to by Mr. Clement Randell. Mr. Stewart French, father of the bride, responded to the toast to the parents of the bride. Mr. Clayton Laughlin of Corner Brook, a very close friend of the Randell Family, responded to the toast to the groom's parents.
The honeymoon was spent at Grand Falls and Bishop's Falls. For her going away outfit the bride chose navy duster over pale blue print dress, with navy and pale blue accessories and a corsage of white carnations. The happy couple has now taken up residence at Coley's Point. Best wishes are extended for many years of future happiness.
Gowns by London, New York and Paris.
Flowers by Howse of Flowers.
Cake by Mammy's.

The Daily News
October 16, 1957
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay, Oct. 10 -
Mr. Isaac Neil
passed away on Tuesday following a lengthy illness, and Mrs. Beatrice Gosse, wife of Moses Gosse of J. C., entered into rest rather suddenly on the same date. Both were buried this afternoon by the rector, Rev. Canon T. E. Loder. Appropriate references will be made in next week's notes. Meanwhile we offer our sincere sympathy to both bereaved families.

The Daily News
October 16, 1957
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, Oct. 10 -
Shute - Strickland Wedding

The marriage of Mrs. Elizabeth Shute to Mr. Benjamin Strickland was solemnized in the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay, on Wednesday, October 9, at 8:30 p.m. Rev. Canon T. E. Loder performed the ceremony, which was quiet and performed in the presence of only two witnesses, Mrs. Theresa Anthony and Mr. E. H. Vokey. We wish them good health and happiness.

The Daily News
October 19, 1957
Page: 10
Bell Island -
Jarvis - Parsons Wedding
Friday, Oct. 11
, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Cyprian's Church, Bell Island, the marriage was solemnized of Betty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jarvis, to Ambrose, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Parsons, both of Bell Island.

The Daily News
October 24, 1957
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, Oct. 21 -
Gosse - Fratteni Wedding
The marriage of Miss Bernice Bertha Gosse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gosse of Spaniard's Bay, to Mr. Pily Fratteni, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Fratteni of Honduras, Central America, was solemnized in the Church of the Epiphany (Anglican), Scarborough, Ontario, by Rev. James Gregory Lee, on Saturday, the seventh of September.
Given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr. John Greeley, the bride looked radiant in a delightful gown of slipper satin with triple overskirts of nylon net and tulle fashioned with inserted lace panels. The bodice had an overlay of lace and its scoop neckline was trimmed with shimmering sequins. Her fingertip veil fell from a tiara of sequins. Her slippers were of white satin, and her only jewelry was a white gold locket and chain. Her bouquet consisted of pink roses, stephanotis, and sprays of ivy entwined at the base of two pink satin-covered hearts.
Matron of honour was the bride's sister, Minnie (Mrs. John Greeley) who wore an aqua ballerina gown of nylon over taffeta, with matching accessories. Her bouquet was made up of yellow shastas held in a tiny basket.
Petite Bertha Bath was flower girl and presented a charming picture in her yellow nylon gown with full pleated skirt. Her bouquet was similar to the Matron of Honour.
The altar of the church was decorated with white gladioli. Attending ushers were Mr. John Bath and Mr. John Barry.
The soloist was Miss Goldie Findley who sang during the signing of the register, "A Wedding Prayer" and "O Perfect Love".
At the reception, which was held at Club Lyndhurst, the groom's mother received the guests and for the occasion chose a gown of black velvet with white accessories.
For her going-away outfit the bride chose navy, with white.
The groom's gifts to the best man was a set of cuff links with matching tie clasp, and the ushers, cigarette lighters.
The bride is well and favourably known in her hometown. After graduating from high school she attended a business school and from there went to work in the office of Mark Gosse and Sons. She went to Toronto two years ago. Mr. Fratteni, a native of Honduras, has been in Toronto for seven years furthering his education.
We wish them everything that is good and all that is good for them.

October 24, 1957
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, October 21 -
Beatrice Gosse
- The sudden passing of Mrs. Beatrice Gosse (wife of Mr. Moses Gosse, Pond Side) was indeed a shock to her relatives, neighbours and friends. On Tuesday, October 8, she did her normal household work and found time to pay a visit with her neighbour. Although she had had a heart condition for some time there was nothing to indicate that the end was near when after the usual cup of tea, she and her husband retired for the night around ten o'clock. A doctor was called shortly after midnight but there was nothing that medicine could do. She was sixty-nine years of age.
Members of the L.O.B.A., of which organization she had been a member, attended her funeral on Thursday afternoon. The service for the Burial of the Dead was read at the parish church by Rev. Canon T. E. Loder who also read the committal prayers at the graveside.
Surviving her are her husband, two sons and one daughter.
"Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon her."

October 24, 1957
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, October 21

On Tuesday, October 8th, Mr. Isaac Neil passed away at his home, just three days after reaching his 80th birthday. He had been ill for several months during which time everything possible was done for his comfort by a loving wife.
In his earlier years Mr. Neil was one of the foremost figures in the community, having been engaged in Labrador fishery and all the trades associated with it. He was an excellent boat-builder, big and small. In fact so versatile was he that he could build his boats, made the sails, made his cod-traps, and skipper his own boats. For a number of years he was skipper of a vessel plying between Harbour Grace and points in Labrador. In later years, while his knowledge of carpentry serving him well, he was engaged in construction work. He was indeed an industrious man and successful in his undertakings.
His funeral was held on Thursday afternoon and was attended by many. The service at the Churchy of the Holy Redeemer was conducted by the rector, Rev. Canon T. E. Loder. As the "Dead March in Saul" was being played as the final tribute to a loyal churchman and a dine Newfoundlander there were some among the older ones in the congregation who were thinking of men of Mr. Neil's qualities who have left an indelible imprint on the minds of those who have gone down to the sea in ships. With his type vanishes the glory and a struggle of a Newfoundland that used to be.
Besides his widow he is mourned by four sons: Bert, in White Plains, New York, Douglas of Bell Island, Theodore in Waterloo, Ontario, and Ralph of Spaniard's Bay, one daughter, Evelyn (Mrs. Bernard Vahle of Lancaster, New York, eleven grandchildren, three brothers, Richard, Kenneth and Edward, all of Spaniard's Bay.
"Father, in the gracious keeping
Leave me now thy servant sleeping."



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