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The Daily News Obituaries
October 1963

 

The Daily News
October 4, 1963
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay -
Bartholomew Neil
- Although he had been ill for a number of years during which his family spent many watchful and anxious hours, not even they expected this Monday morning the swift and peacefully ending of a beloved husband and father.
Bartholomew, familiarly known as Bart Neil, was seventy-one, and until he was stricken with illness about three or four years ago, his days were anything but idle. In his earlier years he prosecuted the Labrador fishery, but later carried on the carpentry trade and worked on many construction projects.
We knew him as an amiable man, but those who lived closer to him knew him also as a good neighbour and a man of more deeds than words. He was the type of man that any small community can ill-afford to lose.
To his sorrowing widow (the former Jessie M. Hutchings), to his sons, Warren at Spaniard's Bay, Horace at St. John's, Reginald (teacher) at Corner Brook, to his daughter Beulah (Mrs. George Dawe) at Port de Grave and to his nine grandchildren, we offer sincere sympathy.
May his soul through the mercy of God rest in peace.


The Daily News
October 4, 1963
Page: 8
Spaniard's Bay -
Mercer - Pike Wedding

The marriage of Margaret Edith, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Mercer of Upper Island Cove, to Claude Henry, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Pike of Spaniard's Bay, took place on Friday, September 27, at St. Peter's Anglican Church, Upper Island Cove, at 7:30 p.m., with the Rev. F. R. Rowsell officiating. Mrs. Rowsell played the wedding music.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor-length dress of white nylon lace with matching accessories and she carried a bouquet of fresh autumn flowers. Attending her as maid of honour was her cousin Hazel Mercer, and as bridesmaids her sister Ruby and by the groom's sister Yvonne. All their gowns were pink ballerinas. Flower girls Marjorie Pike and Marina Mercer wore pretty dresses of lavender. The groom's attendants were his cousin, Jimmy Dwyer, the bride's cousin, Raymond Mercer, and the bride's Uncle, Thomas Mercer.
The reception was held at the Canadian Legion Clubrooms at Upper Island Cove where the wedding supper was held and the usual toasts were honoured, with Mr. Llewellyn Jones as toastmaster.
Mr. and Mrs. Pike have taken up residence at Spaniard's Bay.


The Daily News
October 12, 1963
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay -
Edward Peddle
passed away at his residence on Saturday morning. He was 61. A carpenter by trade, the late Mr. Peddle was well known in the community, and his passing, after a comparatively brief illness, came as a severe blow to his family and friends. He leaves to mourn his wife, Sarah, two sons, Henry in the U.S.A., and John at home; five daughters, Mildred (Mrs. William Smith, Spaniard's Bay), Velma (Mrs. Edgar Rideout, Foxtrap), Elizabeth (Mrs. Hayward Fry, Brigus), Dulcie and Florence at home; two brothers, Walter in Spaniard's Bay, Ronald S. in Toronto; two sisters, Mary Ann (Mrs. Gus Sheppard, Boston), and Marcie (Mrs. William Mercer, Toronto), and eleven grandchildren. His funeral was held on Sunday afternoon to the Church of the Holy Redeemer where the service was conducted by the Rev. E. Willis. The L.O.A. was in attendance. Burial was in the family plot in the Anglican Cemetery. To those who mourn we offer our sincere sympathy.


The Daily News
October 12, 1963
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay -
Whalen - Dawson Wedding

The marriage of Eileen Patricia, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Whalen of Spaniard's Bay, to John J., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dawson of Bay Roberts, was solemnized in the Co-Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Harbor Grace, on Saturday, October 5, at 7 p.m., with the Rev. William Shallow, P.P., performing the ceremony. Miss Jean Lynch played the wedding music.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose a lovely gown in traditional white, with matching accessories. Her maid of honor was her sister, Agnes, while the bridegroom's eldest sister Anne was bridesmaid; both were dressed in gowns of gold satin. The bridegroom's youngest sister Mary was a charming floweregirl in her pretty dress of lime green. Attending the groom were his brother Ignatius and his cousin, Ronald Hickey.
The reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant where the bride's mother, assisted by the groom's mother, received. Mrs. Whalen wore a woolen dress of turquoise with white accessories, while Mrs. Dawson wore beige.
After the wedding supper Magistrate W. W. Mercer performed the duties of toastmaster. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. Father Shallow, to the bridesmaids by the bridegroom, to the bride's parents by Mr. Ronald Hichey Sr., and to the parents of the bridegroom by Mr. E. H. Vokey. The Rev. Father Hogan, P.P., of North River also spoke to the wedding party and guests.
The newly weds will take up temporary residence in St. John's while Mr. Dawson completes his training at Memorial University; Mrs. Dawson will continue with her teaching at the Roman Catholic school at St. Thomas, near St. John's


The Daily News
October 17, 1963
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay -
Pike - Case Wedding

The marriage of Mildred Gertrude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Pike of Spaniard's Bay, to Lloyd, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Case of Bonavista, was solemnized in the Church of the Holy Redeemer, Spaniard's Bay, on August 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. E. Willis officiated and Miss Carol Vokey played the wedding music. Attending the bride, as matron of honour was her sister-in-law, Mrs. Daphne Pike; the bridesmaid was Miss Meta Case, the bridegroom's sister, while Sharon Pike a cousin was junior bridesmaid. The bridegroom's attendants were Gordon Pike Jr. and Richard Wells the bride's brother and brother-in-law respectively; her father gave her in marriage. The reception was held at Dawe's Restaurant. Mr. and Mrs. Case have taken up residence in St. John's where Mrs. Case, a graduate of the Grace Hospital School of Nursing, is on the staff of St. Clare's Hospital and where Mr. Case, a graduate of Memorial University, is on the staff of Mount Pearl Amalgamated School.


The Daily News
October 17, 1963
Page: 10
Spaniard's Bay -
Sadie Vokey
, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Vokey, passed away at the Carbonear Hospital on Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, at the tender age of fourteen years.
Although she was never a robust child, yet she tried to do what the other children did without complaining; she played their games with them, and she seldom missed a day from school where she managed to keep up her grades. She would have been in grade nine, but during the holidays her health began to fade and when school reopened in September she was not well enough to go. Still her parents did not realize that she could leave them so quickly, for less than 48 hours after she had been admitted to the hospital, her lovely smile and her quiet manner were lost to them, and her soul returned to God who gave it.
When the funeral was held on Thursday afternoon the grade nine class and some of her friends from the other classes preceded the hearse to the Church of the Holy Redeemer. It was an unusual occurrence and sad to watch.
At the church the Office for the Burial of the Dead was read by the Rev. E. Willis. Burial was in the family plot.
To her father, to her two older sisters, Daphne (Mrs. Bud Reid) and Lily, both living in St. John's, and to her younger sisters Inez and Bonita at home, all of whom will miss her so very much, we offer our sincere sympathy.

 

 

Page contributed by Bob Vokey

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit ( Tuesday September 03, 2013 )

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