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The Daily News Obituaries
October 1958


The Daily News
October 2, 1958
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay, September 30 -
Mercer & Mechan - Wedding Announcement

The marriage of Mr. John Mercer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mercer of Upper Island Cove to Miss Rita Geraldine Mechan, daughter of Mrs. Nellie Mechan of Toronto, will take place in St. James Cathedral, King and Church Streets, Toronto, on Saturday, October 25, at 5 p.m. The reception will be held at West Point Inn, Lake Shore Road. They will reside in Toronto.

The Daily News
October 2, 1958
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay, September 30 -
Mr. Robert Peddle
passed peacefully away at the residence of his son, Joseph, on Thursday, September 25. He was 73. The late Mr. Peddle was an active carpenter all his lifetime and worked in various American and Canadian centers as well as in Newfoundland. Two years ago he was obliged to enter hospital for surgery and while he never regained his good health he managed to do odd jobs around his home. He was able to take care of his widow who predeceased him by four months for nearly the whole of her illness, but since her death his strength failed rapidly and the end came to him as a merciful release from bodily suffering.
His funeral, which was largely attended took place on Friday afternoon and was attended by the L.O.A. of which organization the deceased had been a member for fifty years. Rev. L. A. Ludlow of Harbour Grace conducted the burial service at the Church of the Holy Redeemer and at the graveside. Mr. E. H. Vokey was the organist.
Left to mourn are two sons, Joseph in Spaniard's Bay, Douglas in Toronto; three daughters, Winnie (Mrs. Hubert Hefford) in Melrose, Mass., U.S.A., Myrtle (Mrs. Arthur Gosse) in Spaniard's Bay and Lillian (Mrs. Robert C. Smith) at Gander; fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two brother, James at Spaniard's Bay and George in Boston; four sisters, Mary (Mrs. John M. Gosse), Winnie (Mrs. Duncan Menchions), Fanny (Mrs. William Noseworthy) at Spaniard's Bay and Lillian (Mrs. Robert Hennessey) at Brooklyn, N.Y., to whom we offer sincerest sympathy.
"Rest eternal grant him, O Lord and let Light perpetual shine upon him"

The Daily News
October 2, 1958
Page: 7
Spaniard's Bay, September 30 -
Roberts & Tuberfield Wedding

The marriage of Miss Verneda Roberts, R.N., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Roberts of Spaniard's Bay and Mr. All John Tuberfield of England was solemnized in St. Barnabas Church, Toronto, on Friday, September 5. The honeymoon was spent at Hotel Lafayette, Buffalo, New York. The bride is attached to the nursing staff and the groom to the business of City Hospital, Toronto.

The Daily News
October 14, 1958
Page: 6
Sheppard - Brown Wedding

A charming summer wedding was solemnized at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist on July 2 at 4 p.m. when the Rev. Canon J. A. F. Slade united in Holy Matrimony Shirley Lorraine, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sheppard of Spaniard's Bay and Gerald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Brown of Amherst Cove, B. Bay.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a white full length gown of imported pure silk organza fashioned with a delicate French lace semi-scooped neckline and fitted bodice, embroidered by palettes and lustrous pearls. A bow formed a pretty back-effect. Her matching fingertip veil fell from a fantasy queen's crown. She wore matching gauntlets and carried a cascade of orchids.
Miss Verna Sheppard acted as maid of honor while Miss Muriel Brazil and Miss Glenda Sheppard were bridesmaids wearing identical waltz length gowns of romance blue silk organza with short sleeves, matching gauntlets and a back interest of floating panels caught in a large bow above the hemline. They wore matching hats and carried chrysanthemums.
The groom was attended by Wilson Brown as best man. Mark Sheppard and Jack Sheppard performed the duties of ushers.
The bride's mother wore sea foam green with white and mustard accessories and the groom's mother navy with white accessories. Each wore a matching corsage.
On leaving Park-Le where the reception was held, the bride wore a light blue linen dress complimented by a squirrel stole. Her accessories were brown and white with a corsage of yellow roses.
The happy couple spent their honeymoon touring the Burin Peninsula and St. Pierre and are now residing at Grand Falls

The Daily News
October 18, 1958
Page: 7
Bell Island -
James Hunt
- The sudden and unexpected passing of Mr. James Hunt, prominent businessman of Bell Island, which occurred at the Grace Hospital on October 13.
Mr. Hunt entered hospital October 8 for an operation and underwent surgery the following day. Later complications set in and all that medical science could do proved of no avail and he passed peacefully into the inscrutable silence of death.
The late James Hunt was born at Harbour Grace, C.B. 56 years ago. Coming to Bell Island at an early age he was employed with the mechanical department of Dominion Wabana Ore until four years ago when he resigned to devote full time to his flourishing general store, which he operated at Scotia No. 1.
Possessed of a most kindly and friendly nature and genial smile he was esteemed and respected by his many friends. His Christian spirit was evident to all who knew him, and his memory will live on in the hearts of his family forever.
An exemplary member of the Anglican Church. He was also a Kiwanian where his interest in community affairs was known to all.
Left to mourn are his widow the former Miss Susie Chipman of Spaniard's Bay, four sons, Wilson, Hamilton, Ontario, who came home for the funeral, Granville, James and William, Bell Island, seven daughters, Daphne (Mrs. Fred Kitchen), Alfreda (Mrs. Ray Dalahunty), June (Mrs. Robert Hayward), Priscilla (Mrs. David Taylor), Violet, Hilda and Gloria all on the Island, one step-brother, Stephen Hunt and twelve grandchildren also survive.
The funeral took place to St. Cyprian's Anglican Church by motor hearse yesterday afternoon. Interment was in the Anglican Cemetery at the Front of the Island. The Rector Rev. T. E. Smith officiated both at the church and graveside.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
May he rest in peace.

The Daily News
October 29, 1958
Page: 7
Bell Island -
Stella Hutchings
- There passed peacefully away at her home, West Wabana, Bell Island, Sunday, October 26, at 3 p.m., following a long illness, Mrs. Stella Hutchings, beloved wife of Mr. William Hutchings. Mrs. Hutchings was in her 43rd year.
Possessed of a quiet and retiring nature, Mrs. Hutchings was well liked and will be sadly missed by her many friends.
Left to sustain the bereavement, besides her husband are one son, Donald Pike, St. John's, six stepsons, William, Gordon, Rendell, Bell Island; John and Nath, St. John's; two step-daughters, Mrs. Emmie Horlick, St. John's, Mrs. Marjorie Newman, Bell Island; one sister, Mrs. Maude Williams, St. John's, one brother, Mr. Walter Noel.
The funeral took place to St. Cyprian's Anglican Church yesterday afternoon where the funeral service was conducted by the rector, Rev. T. E. Smith. The committal at the graveside was also taken by the rector.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

The Daily News
October 30, 1958
Page: 9
Spaniard's Bay, October 28 -
Herbert Greeley
, one of Spaniard's Bay's elder residents, passed away at his home here on Friday morning, October 24. He was seventy-eight, and the end was not unexpected as he had been in failing health for some time.
In his earlier years he prosecuted the Labrador fishery and was skillful in most of the trades associated with its operations. He possessed special talents in boat building. He was a member of the L.O.A. for over half a century and a member of the R.B.P. for almost as long; both organizations, which will have reason to miss his regular attendance and active support, attended the funeral services and read their respective rituals.
Burial took place on Saturday afternoon following services at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, conducted by the rector, Rev. E. Willis.
Left to mourn besides his widow are two sons, William and Maxwell, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
"Rest Eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him."



Page contributed by Bob Vokey

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

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