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The Daily News Obituaries
September 1955

 

The Daily News
September 2, 1955
Page: 24
John Highfield Ford
- Passed away at the General Hospital on September 1st, John Highfield Ford in his 69th year, left to mourn 4 daughters, one in St. John's, 2 in Toronto and one in South Devon, England; 3 sons, one in Toronto, and 2 in St. John; 2 sisters in the U.S.A. and one brother in St. John's; 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 180 Pleasant Street by motor hearse to the C. of E. Cemetery.


The Daily News
September 2, 1955
Page: 11
The marriage of Vera, daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. Mark Chipman, to Mr. Frank McGrath, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. McGrath, took place on July 28 at 7 p.m. in the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Father McNeilly.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Mr. Clarence Godden, was dressed in a floor length strapless gown of Chantilly lace and nylon over taffeta, full skirted falling in graceful folds over a matching crinoline and bolero with long fitted sleeves. Her shoulder length veil of nylon tulle edged with Chantilly lace fell to soft folds from a coronet of seed pearls and she carried a bouquet of gladiolas and roses.
She was attended by Miss Dorothy Neilsen as matron of honour and the bridesmaids were Mrs. Doris Godden, sister of the bride, Misses Rita Halleran, and Olive Eddy, all gowned alike in ballerina length white nylon tulle over taffeta, with matching boleros, hats and gloves of pale blue and pink respectively. They carried cascade bouquets of multi-coloured flowers.
Mr. Leo McGrath, brother of the groom, was best man; ushers were Messrs. Tom Efford, John Kearsey, and John Slattery.
During the ceremony the Ave Maria was beautifully rendered by Miss Lorraine Batstone, niece of the groom.
The reception was held at the Old Colony Club where the bride's mother received, wearing floor length midnight blue lace with matching hat and a corsage of pink feathered carnations, assisted by the groom's mother who was gowned in floor length, rose lace with navy accessories and white carnation corsage.
The duties of master of ceremonies were performed by Mr. Greg O'Grady. Mr. Mac Mercer proposed the toast to the bride, responded to by the groom who in turn proposed the toast to the bridesmaids, which was responded to by the best man.
The honeymoon was spent at Beck's Cabins, Swift Current. The bride wore white flannel suit with navy accessories and a corsage of red roses.


The Daily News
September 6, 1955
Page: 4
Spaniard's Bay, August 29 - The United Church at Corner Brook East was the scene of a pretty wedding at 4:30 in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 27, when Jean Alice, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Randell of Spaniard's Bay became the bride of Reginald, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Whalen of Bishop's Falls. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. V. E. Smith and appropriate wedding music was played by the church organist.
The bride, wearing a tan costume with white accessories and a corsage of pink and lemon carnations, was given in marriage by Mr. C. C. Loughlin, a close friend of the bridge's family, and she was attended by Mrs. Gordon Green, (sister of the groom) who chose a grey suit with matching accessories. The groom was supported by Mr. Gordon Green.
During the signing of the register, Mr. C. C. Loughlin sang "O perfect Love", and following the ceremony a reception was held at the White House where the bride's mother assisted by the groom's mother, received. Both Mr. Randell, father of the bride and Mr. Whalen, father of the groom, were unavoidably absent owing to duty elsewhere.
Mr. and Mrs. Whalen have taken up residence in St. John's where Mr. Whalen is a machinist with the Canadian National Railway, and their friends here wish for them a happy and successful married life.


The Daily News
September 3, 1955
Page: 24

BONNET, Jr., Ellis A. ("Blue") - Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 20th, Ellis A. ("Blue") Bonnet, Jr., elder son of United States Consul and Mrs. Ellis A Bonnet, leaving father, mother, one sister Virginia, and one brother, Erich. Interment will take place in the United States.


The Daily News
September 3, 1955
Page: 24
Robert Halleran
- Passed away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, on Thursday, September 22nd, Robert Halleran. Left to mourn wife, two sisters, seven brothers. Funeral from his brother's residence, 55 Quidi Vidi Road, time to be announced later. R.I.P.


The Daily News
September 3, 1955
Page: 24
Gertrude C. March
- Passed peacefully away at St. David's Pennsylvania on Thursday, 22nd September, Gertrude C. March, leaving to mourn two sisters, Miss Amelia March and Mrs. Florence Timperley, both of St. John's. Funeral notice will be given later.


The Daily News
September 6, 1955
Page: 24
Mrs. Mary Spurrell
- Passed away suddenly, on Sunday, September 4, Mrs. Mary Spurrell, widow of the late George Locke, in her 76th year. Leaving to mourn are, two sons, Arch and Ambrose, four daughters, Ethel, Rose, Mabel and Mary. Two stepchildren, Mrs. Ethel Davis and Thomas Spurrell, Jr., 22 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral to take place from her late residence, 176 Hamilton Avenue, on Tuesday, September 6th, at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse.


The Daily News
September 6, 1955
Page: 24
A. Ernest White
- Passed away suddenly Sunday evening, September 4th, 1955 A. Ernest White, age 74, leaving to mourn their sad loss, wife, one daughter, Helen (Mrs. D. Wornell, North Sydney) and two grandchildren, also three sisters, Maude (Mrs. C. H. Hutchings), Miss Belle White and Jennie (Mrs. Donald Butler) and one brother, Edward. The funeral will take place today, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence, 177 LeMarchant Road, by motor hearse to the General Protestant Cemetery.


The Daily News
September 7, 1955
Page: 14

DALTON, Mrs. Alice - Passed away Tuesday morning at her son's residence Topsail, Mrs. Alice Dalton in her 58th year. Funeral will take place with Requiem Mass at 9:30 Thursday morning from her son's residence Topsail.


The Daily News
September 7, 1955
Page: 14
Mary Gertrude Francis
- Passed peacefully away on September 6th, after a long illness, Mary Gertrude Francis, R.N., aged 73 years, the daughter of the late Captain Alonzo Bernard and Mary Josephine Francis. Funeral Thursday at 10:15 a.m. by motor hearse from her late residence, 7 Prince of Wales Street to the R.C. Basilica where Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. R.I.P. (Brooklyn papers please copy).


The Daily News
September 7, 1955
Page: 14
Jacob LeDrew
- Passed away at Change Islands on August 24th, Jacob LeDrew in his 82nd year. He had been living in Toronto for the past few years and was home to Change Islands on a visit and died shortly afterwards, leaving to mourn their sad loss a wife, and one daughter in Toronto and a son in New York, also a brother and a sister and a host of relations and friends. The funeral took place at Change Islands.


The Daily News
September 7, 1955
Page: 14
Irene O'Brien
- Passed away Tuesday, September 6th, Irene O'Brien, daughter of the late Michael and Mary O'Brien. Leaving to mourn one sister, Harriet (Mrs. Wm. St. Croix). Funeral to take place Thursday morning from her sister's residence 165 Waterford Bridge Road.


The Daily News
September 8, 1955
Page: 14

CRANE, Mr. Richard (Bay Roberts) - His many friends at Bay Roberts were indeed sorry to hear of the sudden passing at the Grace Hospital in St. John's of Richard Crane belonging to this town. The late Mr. Crane was born with the salt of the sea in his blood. During school days he attended the Church of England School at French's Cove but on holidays and at all other times of his early youth he was on the sea.
At the age of 18 years the young man turned westward, arriving in the United States in 1908. For the next 20 years or so he worked on general construction, varying this with other jobs of a similar nature. The urge to return to his native land never left him and in 1929 he arrived back in Newfoundland. Since then and up to the time of his passing he was mostly engaged in the fishery. In this occupation he was very successful.
During the winter months Mr. Crane occupied his time and talents building boats. His work in this connection won for him the commendation of the public, not only in his hometown but in surrounding communities. It can be truly said whatever Richard Crane did he did it with all his might.
The deceased was a member of St. Matthew's Church, and was ever willing to support all it undertakings. His exemplary charity knew no bounds; many are the reports of his kindness and help to his neighbours and friends. Richard Crane did not talk about or parade his religion; rather he would do some kind set, which showed that he possessed a reflection of his Creator.
The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Tuesday, August 9th from his late residence to St. Matthew's Church and Cemetery. The Burial Service was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. G. Fowlow, who paid high tribute to the very fine qualities of the deceased. Members of Lodge McKay No. 1129 A.F. & A.M., and Dawe Lodge No. 82 S.U.F. attended the funeral.
Survivors are his widow, Jessie; one son, John, two daughters, Mrs. Donald Jones and Mrs. Donald Roach; also three brothers, Stephen and Joseph residing in the United States, and John of Bay Roberts, as well as several grandchildren.
"Like a ship that's left its moorings
And sails bravely out to sea.
So someone dear has sailed away
In calm serenity.
But there's promise of a greater joy
Then earth could have in store


The Daily News
September 8, 1955
Page: 12
Gladys May Leslie
- Passed peacefully away on September 8th, at 2:45 a.m. at the General Hospital, Mrs. Gladys May Leslie, age 48; leaving to mourn their sad loss her husband, three sons, Billie, Ernest, and Jackie, and one grandchild; also four daughters, Gladys, Diana, Violet, Betty; also five sisters, Mrs. Stella King, Mrs. Violet King, Mrs. Mary Evoy, Mrs. Thomas Moore, and Mrs. Eileen Martin; and three brothers, Billie, Ernest, and Jack.


The Daily News
September 9, 1955
Page: 16
Sarah Jane Gray
- Passed peacefully away after a long illness Sarah Jane Gray, aged 82 years, leaving to mourn one daughter, Ethel (Mrs. Cecil Cook) and fifteen grandchildren. Funeral at 9 a.m. Saturday from her daughter's residence, 221 Southside Road for Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Church at 9:30.


The Daily News
September 9, 1955
Page: 7
Morey - Young Wedding Bells
Spaniard's Bay, September 6 - St. Peter's Church, Upper Island Cove was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Monday evening at 7:15, August 29, when Susie Millicent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Young of Upper Island Cove, became the bride of Peter John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Titus Morey of Port Anson, Notre Dame Bay. The Rev. H. M. Batten, Rector of the Parish, officiated at the double ring ceremony. Appropriate wedding music was played by Mr. E. H. Vokey.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of nylon lace over satin with long pointed sleeves and Peter Pan collar trimmed with simulated pearls. Her fingertip veil was of silk lace held to place by a coronet of sequins and pearls. She carried a white lace covered Bible to which was attached streamers of white ribbon trimmed with rosebuds.
Her matron of honour was her sister, Mrs. J. R. Barrett, who was dressed in a strapless down of ice blue net over satin over which was a lace bolero with long sleeves and Peter Pan collar. The bride's other attendants were her cousins, Miss Marina Young, and Mrs. Rhodie Smith, who were gowned in lemon and aqua, respectively, and each of them carried bouquets of multi-coloured flowers and fern. Each wore a halo of tiny flowers. Little Misses Annie Barrett (niece of the bride) and Donna Crocker presented a delightful picture in identical floor-length gowns of lemon with matching bonnets and they carried baskets of multi-coloured flowers.
The Groom was ably supported by Mr. J. R. Barrett, Mr. Rhodie Smith and Mr. Clyde Mercer. Mr. Haig Young ushered.
During the ceremony the hymns "O Perfect Love" and "Lead us, heavenly Father" were sung by the congregation and while the register was being signed the organist played "I'll Walk Beside You."
Following the ceremony the bridal party and guest motored to Bay Roberts and then to Pike's Hotel at Harbour Grace where the reception was held and a delicious supper of cold meats and salad was served. Mr. Haig young as toastmaster, introduced the Rev. H. M. Batten who proposed the toast to the bride. The groom responded and proposed the toast to the bridesmaid, which in turn was responded to by Mr. J. R. Barrett, best man. After the supper and the toast list concluded, the guests were further entertained by a square dance to music supplied by Mr. Raymond McCarthy on his accordion.
Mr. and Mrs. Morey have now taken up residence in St. John's where Mr. Morey is employed, and we wish them many happy years together.
Out of town guest included; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crane, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Gosse, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Young and Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Vokey of Spaniard's Bay.


The Daily News
September 9, 1955
Page: 16
Mary Ellen (Nell) Murray
- Passed away at 2:45 a.m. September 8th, Mary Ellen (Nell), widow of the late William Murray, leaving to mourn two nieces and four nephews. Funeral 8:15 a.m. Saturday from her late residence, 139 Patrick Street, to St. Patrick's Church.


The Daily News
September 9, 1955
Page: 16
William Seymour
- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, William Seymour in his 85th year, leaving to mourn, 1 son, Harry, 2 grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from Carnell's Funeral Home.


The Daily News
September 9, 1955
Page: 16
William Seymour
- Passed peacefully away on Thursday, William Seymour in his 85th year, leaving to mourn, 1 son, Harry, 2 grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from Carnell's Funeral Home.


The Daily News
September 10, 1955
Page: 9
Mrs. Jonathan George
- An esteemed lady, in the person of Mrs. Jonathan George of Freshwater, Bell Island, passed away at the Grace Hospital on August 28th following an illness of approximately three weeks. Mrs. George was the former Clara King of St. Philip's and was in her 68th year.
Mrs. George's happy pleasant manner and the sincerity of her life held for her the admiration of many warm friends. She shared fully in the life of her church with a faith that commended her religion, serving her Lord and Master right till the close of her life.
Surviving her are a loving husband, four sons, Fred, Louis, Warrick of Freshwater and William of St. John's; one daughter, Lillian (Mrs. Harry Gosse), Freshwater, Bell Island; two step-daughters, Mrs. Geo. Atkins, Bell Island, and Mrs. Peter Dalton, Connecticut, U.S.A.
The funeral took place from her residence at Parsonville by motor hearse to the Church of England Church, Lance Cove. Burial was in the new Church of England Cemetery, Lance Cove. The officiating Minister was Rev. C. D. Haynes, and the organist was Mrs. Esau Parsons. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertaker Service, Mr. Bert Rideout being the undertaker. The pallbearers were Messrs. Esau Parsons, Norman Parsons, Roland Parsons, Eli Parsons and Clarence Bickford.


The Daily News
September 10, 1955
Page: 9
Mrs. Anita Vokey nee: Arnold
- The passing of Mrs. Philip Vokey at her home Wabana Bell Island on Wednesday, August 31st was learned with profound regret by her many friends here and on the west Coast of Newfoundland. The deceased lady had been in failing health for the past nine months, and the end was not unexpected. Before her marriage to Mr. Vokey, she was Mrs. Anita Mifflin of Corner Brook West, and was in her 40th year. Possessed of a most kindly and friendly nature and genial smile she was esteemed and loved by many friends. Here Christian spirit was evident to all who knew her, and her memory will live on in the hearts of her family forever. Left to sustain the sad bereavement are a loving husband, father, mother, and brother, Cecil Arnold, Corner Brook W., four step-sons: Hubert, Fred, Gordon, Edgar and Winston Vokey and one Step-daughter: Mrs. Cyril Neal, all at Bell Island.


The Daily News
September 12, 1955
Page: 16
John W. Larkin
- Died suddenly September 11th, at 3:30 a.m., John W. Larkin, age 86 years; leaving to mourn 3 sons and three daughters. Funeral at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday with Requiem Mass from his late residence, 71 Queen's Road to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist. R.I.P. (U.S. papers please copy).


The Daily News
September 12, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Nicholas Reynolds
- Carbonear, September 7
After an illness of six years there passed away today, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Mr. Nicholas Reynolds, in her sixtieth year. Deceased had been unable to take an active part in either church or community life but in the home she was ever ready to do her best for the family, sometimes her best meant nothing but giving guidance and advice which, in itself, is most essential to a growing family. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, Mrs. William Colbourne and Mrs. Richard Green, of this town, three sons, Thomas, at Buchans, James in Long Island, N.Y., and Gerald at home; also twenty two grandchildren, one brother, Samuel Slade of this town; two sisters, Mrs. Michael O'Grady, of this town and Mrs. Leo Hatch at Red Head Cove, to all of whom the writer extends deepest sympathy. Funeral takes place on Friday morning, following solemn Mass of Requiem at St. Patrick's Church.


The Daily News
September 13, 1955
Page: 11
Ronald Shanahan
- With the passing of Mr. Ronald Shanahan at the General Hospital, St. John's, Riverhead lost one of its most prominent and respected citizens. On the night of August 8th, while returning to his home, he was accidentally struck by a motorcar and rendered unconscious. The driver of the vehicle and some other friends who gathered near tried to assist him as well as they could. A doctor and priest were summoned and were on the scene of the accident immediately. By advice of the doctor, the deceased was placed in an ambulance and conveyed to the General Hospital, St. John's. On arrival there it was found that he had sustained severe head injuries, which caused him to remain in an unconscious condition. At times he seemed to regain semi-consciousness and his relatives who were with him nearly all the time thought that probably he might revive. But, alas, their hopes vanished when after two weeks at the above institution he passed peacefully away after receiving the last Rites of Holy Church.
Ron, as he was familiarly called, was the youngest son of the late Nicholas and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Shanahan and was in his 69th year. He received his education at St. Joseph's High School, Riverhead, and at the R.C. Academy, Harbour Grace. Having graduated from the last named institution he, together with his four brothers, engaged in the cod-fishery at Bolsters Rock, Labrador, under the direction of his father, an enterprising and successful Labrador planter. Nearly all his lifetime was occupied in this industry, though in his early manhood he visited the United States several times in the intervening months between one season's fishery and another, and he always secured lucrative employment. But the Labrador fishery seemed to appeal to him and being possessed of such keen intelligence, with energy and industry he became one of Newfoundland's most successful planters. He understood every phase of the fishing industry and many sought his advice on matters concerning it. He was thoroughly acquainted with the coastline from Harbour Grace to the most northern part of Labrador and at different times was placed in command of ships sailing on this route.
The deceased was always devoted to the interest of his home and family, besides taking an active part in the social life of the community. He was ready to help those in distress. His charity was one of his chief characteristics and truly it can be said of him that his left hand was ever in ignorance of what the right hand did. No wonder then that his numerous friends learned with genuine regret of his passing.
His remains were conveyed to his home by motor hearse on Monday and his burial took place on Wednesday, August 24th from St. Joseph's Church after High Mass of Requiem was sung by Rev. W. P. Hogan for the repose of his soul. His funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends; also by many other acquaintances from other towns who came to assist at the lost solemn rites of a man whom they respected and admired.
The many Mass cards and the beautiful wreaths, which adorned the casket were eloquent testimony to the esteem in which he was held by those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
His wife (nee Julia O'Keefe) predeceased him about fifteen months ago and since then his daughter, Mrs. B. Cleary, has been living with him. The deceased leaves to mourn his passing, five daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Ted Thorburn, R.N.), Teresa (Mrs. Jack Butler) and Helen of St. John's; Gertrude (Mrs. Same White) Corner Brook; Loretia (Mrs. Bernard Cleary) Harbour Grace, and three sons, Nicholas of the Newfoundland Constabulary, St. John's; Gerald in Corner Brook and Leo at Vancouver, is all of whom the writer extends deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace. -A Friend


The Daily News
September 14, 1955
Page: 10
John W. Larkin
- Death came peacefully at an early hour on Sunday morning to a well-known citizen, John W. Larkin of Queen's Road. He had been quite active up to a few months ago and only a week past was obliged to enter the General Hospital.
Always interested in the B.I.S., an adherent of the late Judge Higgins, and an intimate friend, he should be best remembered for the period when Cricket was the vogue at "Pleasantville". The game is little more now than a memory, because the First Great War took away so many of our leading athletes, and the increasing popularity of football and baseball afterwards, removed the likelihood of the re-establishment of what used to be termed "The National Game."
Jack was probably the last of the members of the Shamrock Club, which met very few reverses during their whole history. Names such as John Donnelly, Pat Berrigan, Pat Wallace, John Keating, Will Linegar, Charlie Ryan, Tom Bates and Harry Simms are on the record of the past.
In June 1895, they were beaten by the Terra Novas, then composed of such splendid cricketers as M. G. Winter, H. A. Bowring, W. C. Job, Dr. H. Rendell, Dr. Stabb, J. W. James, N. Snow, G. W. B. Ayre and others. The final score was Terra Nova 144; Shamrocks 67.
The latter however had their revenge for this defeat on the 15th August following, when they very decisively won against the Terra Novas by 83 runs. Ned Berrigan and Jack Larkin were the last pair at the wicket, and they played so well that the score reached 64 ere the partnership was broken. The Terra Novas were unable to withstand the splendid bowling of Donnelly and Linegar, and were dismissed for 52. With the game practically safe, the Shamrocks in their second innings settled down to heavy scoring and ran up a total of 134; P. Berrigan leading with 34 runs, and Tom Bates and Jack Larkin 21 each. In the second innings the Terra Novas secured 61. Thus, what threatened early in the game to prove a second defeat for the Shamrocks, turned into a very decisive victory by the all-round excellence of the team. How often we discussed these contests on the green benches in the shelter of the trees, when our matured friends and club executive assembled in the Park. Alas, the group is dwindling!
Since his retirement from active life, Mr. Larkin acted as the attendant to the Opposition Party in their rooms in the House of Assembly, succeeding the late Greg Glynn. His uniform courtesy, and friendliness, made the routine of the session pass pleasantly for all concerned.
His wife (the former Miss Hackett) predeceased him, as did his son Michael, who had been a member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, World War I. Surviving are Harry, Larry, another son and three daughters, The funeral will take place this morning from his late residence, 71 Queen's Road, to the Basilica of St. John the Baptist when Solemn Mass of Requiem will be celebrated.
The late John W. Larkin was in his 86th year.
How the circle narrows...


The Daily News
September 14, 1955
Page: 4

DOYLE, Neal - The silent messenger brought sorrow to this great industrial center on Sunday, September 11th, when Neal Doyle, the 8-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Doyle of Wabana Mines lost his life by drowning in the waters of 15 dam.
The little fellow was playing "cowboys and indians' with a number of companions when he slipped over the embankment and plunged into the waters of the dam.
It happened around 11 a.m. An alarm was sounded immediately but when rescuers arrived on the scene there was no sign of the little victim. Under direction of Constable Hap MacDonald of the R.C.M.P., a dragger crew went out in boats but it was not until about 2:45 p.m. that the body was recovered by Mr. Owen Fitzpatrick from the bottom of the dam and as thousands of citizens watched, it was conveyed to the Dosco Surgery in an ambulance.
Another tragedy was narrowly averted during the search for the body of the unfortunate little lad, when a boat carrying R.C.M.P. Constable MacDonald, Mr. Gus Hawco and Mr. Joseph Pynn tipped over and threw the three men into the water. Messrs. Pynn and Hawco were unable to swim, but with the assistance of Constable MacDonald who fortunately was able to swim and two other swimmers in the persons of Constable John Religa and Mr. Hubert Meadus who jumped in for them, they were quickly removed to safety.
The little chap was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery yesterday morning following the funeral service at the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.


The Daily News
September 14, 1955
Page: 20
Herbert Maxse Knowles Whiteway
- Almost unnoticed except by his closest friends, as quietly as he had lived, Herbert Maxse Knowles Whiteway, passed from this life on April 6, 1955. The only surviving son of Sir William Vallance Whiteway, one time premier of Newfoundland, and Lady Catherine Whiteway, the late H. M. K. Whiteway was born at "Riverview", Rennie's Mill Road, on November 23, 1881, where, apart from his schooldays in England, he spent his entire life.
"Max" Whiteway, as he was affectionately known, was educated at Bishop Field College, St. John's, and at Marwood, North Devon, England under a private tutor. Returning to Newfoundland he studied law under Mr. Donald Browning, former Registrar of the Supreme Court, and on being called to the Bar entered his father's law firm of Johnson, Whiteway and McGrath. He practiced law for several years, but due to failing health, was formed to give up his profession. Retiring to "Riverview" he devoted himself to the study and occupation of gardening and won a name and a reputation as one of the city's best florists.
A man of simple tastes, and a passionate lover of Newfoundland, "Max" Whiteway was fond of the secluded life. He took great pride in the ancestral home of "Riverview", and zealously guarded the treasures of historical importance and political significance that came into it by reason of his father's position as head of the state and of various fraternal and other organizations.
Not blessed with a rugged constitution, his health continued to fall, but he bore his illness with fortitude and resignation, and could always manage a smile even when the going was roughest. In his last years he wrote a series of religious-philosophical letters and pieces for the local press, displaying an erudition that one would not suspect existed under his modest demeanor. Truly can the well-worn phrase "One of Nature's Gentlemen" be applied to the late "Max" Whiteway.
He is survived by his wife, nee Nellie Netten, daughter of the late Canon T. G. Netten, and one sister Vivian, now residing in Montreal, to whom sincere sympathy is extended.


The Daily News
September 14, 1955
Page: 7
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Peddle (nee Rosie Gosse)
were married four years Monday. They were married at St. Cyprian's Church, September 12th, 1951. The Venerable Archdeacon W. G. Legge officiated. Congratulaltions.


The Daily News
September 14, 1955
Page: 7

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Simon on their 20th wedding anniversary. They wee married at the R.C. Cathedral in St. John's, September 12th, 1935. We wish them many years of wedded happiness in the years to come.


The Daily News
September 15, 1955
Page: 3

DEVEREAUX, Thomas - All that was mortal of the late Thomas Devereaux, No. 3632 of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, veteran of the First Great World War of 1914-1918, was laid to rest in the R.C. Cemetery, Holyrood South, yesterday afternoon.
Officers of the Holyrood branch of the Star of the Sea Association formed a Guard of Honour, and also acted as Pallbearers. The casket was draped with the Union Jack and the Society Banner, and was covered with beautiful floral tributes. Hon. P. J. Lewis, Q.C., member of the House of Assembly for the District, with many friends from the city and elsewhere, attended.
Very Rev. W. McC. Murphy, P.P., officiated at the solemn service in the Parish Church.
Capt. L. C. Murphy, representing the Newfoundland Provincial Command of the Canadian Legion, recited the Ritual at the graveside, after which President J. J. Carroll, S.S.A., led the mourners in a final prayer.
Deceased is mourned by his wife (the former Miss Penney), two sons and two daughters, as well as a number of relatives and many friends. Thomas Devereaux was in his 56th year.


The Daily News
September 15, 1955
Page: 1

DEVEREAUX, Thomas - Word was received yesterday morning by Provincial Secretary, W. R. Martin, J.P., of the Newfoundland Command, Canadian Legion, of the passing of another Veteran of the Great World War of 1914 - 1918,
He was Thomas Devereaux, No. 3032, of the 1st Battalion, Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
The funeral obsequies will be held at Holyrood, C.B., today, and representatives of the District Command will be in attendance. - L.C.M.


The Daily News
September 15, 1955
Page: 16
Galway, Adeline
- Died suddenly on Tuesday, September 13th at Brooklyn, New York, Adeline, beloved wife of Gerry B. Galway, and daughter of the late Harold and Mabel Green, this city. Left to mourn are husband and one daughter, Louise, also three sisters and three brothers. Interment takes place Brooklyn, N.Y., Saturday.


The Daily News
September 15, 1955
Page: 10
Mrs. Jemima Gosse
- Death came as peacefully as it came suddenly to one of the oldest residents of Spaniard's Bay on Saturday night, September 10, and removed from our presence Mrs. Jemima Gosse. Although the late Mrs. Gosse was eighty six years old, she had remained active, mentally and physically, until, while preparing the evening meal on Saturday, she was suddenly stricken with a paralytic stroke and passed away without gaining consciousness a few hours later.
Her funeral took place on Monday to the parish Church of the Holy Redeemer where the Rev. H. M. Batten read the Office for the Dead. The hymns "Let Saints On Earth" and "Peace, Perfect Peace" were sung by the congregation and at the conclusion of the service the congregation stood in respectful silence while the Church organist played Handel's Dead March In Saul. Interment was in the family plot.
Surviving her are two daughters: Lily (Mrs. Dr. G. Smith) and Marcie (Mrs. John Ross) both of New York, and one son, Fen, with whom she resided. To them we offer our sincerest sympathy.
"Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away-
In Jesus' keeping we are safe and they."


The Daily News
September 16, 1955
Page: 16

AUCHINLECK, Mrs. Margaret - Passed peacefully away 8:30 p.m. September 15th, Mrs. Margaret Auchinleck, at 68 Pennywell Rd. Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
September 16, 1955
Page: 10

BICKHAM, John - The news of the sudden passing of Mr. John Bickham at his residence on Downing Street, Harbour Grace was heard on Monday morning with very real regret. Mr. Bickham who was 71 years of age had been suffering from a heart ailment for some time, but on Sunday feeling quite well, he took a drive to the country with his family and spent the afternoon. He retired at the usual time, but at about 4 a.m. his wife spoke to him, and getting no answer, found that he had quietly entered into rest. The deceased who was a quiet, industrious citizen had been a painter by trade, finding steady employment until his health failed. Most of his life had been spent at Harbour Grace, his father the late Constable John Bickham having served here with the police force some sixty years ago. He is survived by his widow, (former Miss Lavinia Downing), four sons, Frank, William, Henry and James and one daughter, Rita (Mrs. Walker Hunt) all at Harbour Grace, and a sister, May at St. John's to all of whom deep sympathy is extended in their sudden bereavement. The funeral took place on Tuesday to the United Church, interment being at the United Church cemetery.


The Daily News
September 16, 1955
Page: 16
Mrs. Margaret Furlong
- Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital 4 a.m., September 15th, Mrs. Margaret Furlong in her 80th year. Left to mourn two nephews, James Lee at Gathineau, Quebec, J. J. Lee at Corner Brook, a niece Joan Lee, St. John's. Funeral from 88 Springdale St. to St. Patrick's Church for Solemn Requiem Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday.


The Daily News
September 16, 1955
Page: 16
Vincent J. O'Quinn
- Passed away suddenly at Fredericton, N.B., Monday, September 12, Vincent J. O'Quinn; left to mourn his wife, the former Madge O'Driscoll, also Sister Mary Theresia, Convent of Mercy, Permacook, New Hampshire, Mrs. E. Conrad, Vancouver. Funeral Saturday, Field of Honor, Point Claire, Quebec.


The Daily News
September 17, 1955
Page: 16
Mary J. (Min) Walsh
- Passed peacefully away on Saturday, Sept. 17th, at her residence, 23 Parade Street, Mary J. (Min), beloved wife of Thomas J. Walsh. Leaving to mourn, two sons, Thomas and William, in the USA, and one daughter, Margaret (Mrs. R. J. Ennis). Funeral notice later.


The Daily News
September 19, 1955
Page: 16

DALTON, John A. - Passed away suddenly after a short illness at 1:45 a.m. this Monday morning, John A. Dalton, aged 77 years. Leaving to mourn, wife, two sons, two step-daughters, two step-sons and eleven grandchildren. The funeral will take place by motor hearse tomorrow, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence 13 O'Neill Avenue.


The Daily News
September 19, 1955
Page: 16
Elsie Johnson
- Passed peacefully away at New York, Sunday, September 18, Elsie, beloved wife of Edward Johnson and daughter of James and the late Mary Ann Fagan. Leaving to mourn besides her husband, one son, Francis, also father and 4 sisters, Helen (Mrs. John Gibney) and Madeline in New York, Josephine and Teresa (Mrs. Edward Dodd) at home, two brothers, Thomas at home and Herbert at Buffalo.


The Daily News
September 20, 1955
Page: 10

Grand Falls
CHANCEY, Mr. Allan
- We regret to learn of the death in St. John's at noon Tuesday of Mr. Allan Chancey, former employee of the R. V. Royal Store at Grand Falls for the past 27 years. The late Mr. Chancey was born in St. John's and came to Grand Falls in 1928 as a draper with the Royal Stores. He was in his 62nd year and is survived besides his wife, two daughters, Elsie (Mrs. James Maher) at St. John's and Vera at Grand Falls. Also three sisters, Annie, Blanche and Elsie; three brothers, Stanley, Weston and Lloyd and one grandchild. To all whom we extend sympathy. Mrs. Chancey and daughter Vera are now in St. John's for the obsequies.


The Daily News
September 10, 1955
Page: 9
Mrs. Jonathan George
- An esteemed lady, in the person of Mrs. Jonathan George of Freshwater, Bell Island, passed away at the Grace Hospital on August 28th following an illness of approximately three weeks. Mrs. George was the former Clara King of St. Philip's and was in her 68th year.
Mrs. George's happy pleasant manner and the sincerity of her life held for her the admiration of many warm friends. She shared fully in the life of her church with a faith that commended her religion, serving her Lord and Master right till the close of her life.
Surviving her are a loving husband, four sons, Fred, Louis, Warrick of Freshwater and William of St. John's; one daughter, Lillian (Mrs. Harry Gosse), Freshwater, Bell Island; two step-daughters, Mrs. Geo. Atkins, Bell Island, and Mrs. Peter Dalton, Connecticut, U.S.A.
The funeral took place from her residence at Parsonville by motor hearse to the Church of England Church, Lance Cove. Burial was in the new Church of England Cemetery, Lance Cove. The officiating Minister was Rev. C. D. Haynes, and the organist was Mrs. Esau Parsons. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertaker Service, Mr. Bert Rideout being the undertaker. The pallbearers were Messrs. Esau Parsons, Norman Parsons, Roland Parsons, Eli Parsons and Clarence Bickford.


The Daily News
September 14, 1955
Page: 7
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Simon on their 20th wedding anniversary. They wee married at the R.C. Cathedral in St. John's, September 12th, 1935. We wish them many years of wedded happiness in the years to come.


The Daily News
September 20, 1955
Page: 13

Lynch - Pelley Wedding Bells
Carbonear, September 13 - Yesterday afternoon, September 12th, Phyllis Amelia, daughter of Mrs. Winifred Pelley and the late Mr. Arthur Pelley of Carbonear South, and Harvey Clifford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lynch, of Bishop's Cove, were united in marriage by Mr. Stanley Beasley, at the Gospel Hall, Burnt Point.
Mr. Edward Pelley, uncle of the bride, gave her in marriage. She was dressed in white satin, with net overskirt; the fitted satin bodice had a sweetheart neck and long sleeves. Her finger length veil of illusion silk was held in place by a pearl-studded halo, and she carried a bouquet of pink and white asters.
She was attended by her sister, Vera Pelley, who wore a floor-length gown of green nylon net over satin, with matching headdress. Her bouquet was of multi-coloured asters.
The groom was well supported by Mr. Robert Harvey, of St. John's.
The bride's mother wore a street length dress of navy crepe, with white accessories.
The reception was held at the Gospel Hall and was attended by about fifty guests.
Following a short honeymoon the young couple will entrain for Corner Brook, where they will reside in future. We wish them every happiness as they travel life's road together.


The Daily News
September 20, 1955
Page: 20

Passed peacefully away at St. Jacques, Sunday, Sept. 18th, Martha, wife of the late Samuel J. Young in her 81st year. Leaving to mourn, two daughters, Ada (Mrs. W. J. Burke at Flint, Michigan), Hazel at home, also two sons, Wm. R. of Harvey & Co., St. John's, James R. with CN.S at Halifax. Funeral took place Monday, Sept. 19th at St. Jacques.


The Daily News
September 21, 1955
Page: 3
Grand Falls
DUNPHY, Mrs. Thomas
- Grand Falls heard with much regret on Tuesday morning of the death of a well known and highly respected lady pioneer in the person of Mrs. Thomas Dunphy, who passed away at her home in Exploits Lane at the age of 80 years. The late Mrs. Dunphy was the former Mary Katherine Kelly, born at Tickle Cove, B.B., in 1875. She went to the United Sates as a young woman and in 1902 married Mr. Thomas Dunphy in Boston. They returned to Newfoundland six years later and settled at Grand Falls one year before the official opening of the paper mill there.


The Daily News
September 21, 1955
Page: 7
Reuben LeGrow
- There passed peacefully away at his home Wabana, Bell Island, September 16th, Mr. Reuben Legrow in his 68th year. The deceased gentleman had been in failing health for some months past and the end was not unexpected.
Mr. Legrow was born at Bauline, C.B., and came to the Island in 1920 in the employ of the Mining Company at surface work, remaining a faithful employee until his retirement in October 1953. Possessed of a most kindly and friendly nature, Reuben LeGrow was known by all and his comparatively early passing is regretted by many friends. He is survived by his wife.
The funeral took place from his late residence on Saturday, September 17th, by motor hearse to the United Church. Burial was in the U. C. Cemetery. The officiating clergy being Rev. Mr. Weir. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertaker's Service, with Mr. Bert Rideout as the undertaker. The following acted as pallbearers: Messrs. G. J. Robbins, Jacob Harris, Reuben Butler, Eli Swain, William Clarke, Dan Fowler.


The Daily News
September 21, 1955
Page: 16
Mrs. Mary Shapleigh
- There passed away in Royal Victoria Hospital, Halifax, on Sunday, September 11th, Mrs. Mary Shapleigh, wife of the late Mr. Frank M. Shapleigh, former residents of Grand Falls. Mrs. Shapleigh would have been 76 next month, and came to Grand Falls with her husband and family in July 1916. She is survived by two sons Paul and Frank of Grand Falls, three daughters Virginia (Mrs. Cyril Down in Grand Falls), Ruth (Mrs. Jim Hannaford in Bishops Falls) and Irene (Mrs. Harold Smith at Dartmouth, N.S., also 25 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Funeral took place at Dartmouth earlier this week where Mrs. Shapleigh was buried beside her late husband. Her sons Paul and Frank were present for the obsequies. The late Mrs. Shapleigh was born in Saco, Maine, October 26, 1879 and married Mr. Shapleigh in 1902. They lived for many years in North Carolina and later moved to Petersburg, Va., and came to Grand Falls in 1916. Mrs. Shapleigh took ill 6 months ago and was hospitalized for six weeks. The late Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Shapleigh left Grand Falls in 1945 to reside with their daughter, Mrs. Harold Smith at Dartmouth, N.S., and Mr. Shapleigh died there in 1948.


The Daily News
September 22, 1955
Page: 16

AITKEN, Harriett Jane - Passed peacefully away at the General Hospital, September 20th, Harriett Jane Aitken, wife of the late Wm. Aitken, age 71 years. Leaving to mourn two daughters, Lillian at home, Violet (Mrs. J. B. Thorne), and three sons, William, Fred and Roy, also 16 grandchildren, one brother, Fred Lindsay and sister, Elsie Lindsay. Funeral on Friday, 2:30 p.m. from her late residence 5 Mill Bridge Road by motor hearse.


The Daily News
September 22, 1955
Page: 16
Sarah (Sadie) Garland
- Passed peacefully away Wednesday, September 21st, Sarah (Sadie) Garland, aged 51. Left to mourn husband, Harold, two daughters, Dorothy and Ethel (Mrs. Herbert Antle), one son Harold, one sister (Mrs. Bertram Cramm) and two grandchildren. Funeral by motor hearse from her late residence 43 Field Street on Friday at 2:30 p.m.


The Daily News
September 22, 1955
Page: 16
COFFEN, William Douglas
- Passed away Tuesday, September 20th, William Douglas Coffen, aged 76 years. Left to mourn wife, two daughters, Hazel at home and Mona in Minnesota, U.S.A., one sister, five brothers and 3 grandchildren. Funeral takes place today 2:30 from his late residence 38 Bannerman St. by motor hearse to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.


The Daily News
September 22, 1955
Page: 16
Samuel Merrills
- Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, September 21st, Samuel Merrills in his 88th year; leaving to mourn 1 son, Ted, and 2 grandchildren. The funeral will take place on Friday at 2:30 p.m. by motor hearse from his son's residence 53 Prince of Wales Street to St. Thomas' Church. (No flowers by request)


The Daily News
September 22, 1955
Page: 16
James Norman
- On March 24, 1955, all that was mortal of the late James Norman was laid to rest in the family plot in the old cemetery in the shadow of the church he loved and served so faithfully.
For a number of years he was Lay Reader and when we had no resident clergyman, which was not very infrequent after our rector the Rev. W. C. Shears had retired after being with us for over forty years, James Norman would bury our dead and baptize our babies.
Looking back we can readily understand why there were very few empty seats in the church of "St. John the Evangelist" when James Norman took the service either morning or afternoon the Matchless Service seemed to take on a loftier tone and reached more nearly the sublime when read by James Norman.
In 1891 he was appointed teacher of the large one room school at Coley's Point, here he taught for forty years. He must have worked like a galley slave for the first ten or fifteen years, at which time he was given an assistant for he had over one hundred and twenty pupils to teach
In 1911 a new three-room school was built here and James Norman was the first principal with two assistants. This gave him more time to teach the higher subjects but most of all he stressed the building of good character, this he taught, both by precept and example. Fortunate indeed were the boys and girls of two generations who could sit at his feet and learn of him, he must have formed a profound impression for good in the lives of a great many of scholars, for in meeting them in Canada and the U.S.A. after the first greeting the next question was "How is our old friend and teacher Mr. Norman?"
In fact quite recently I received a letter from a clergyman, who has a parish in some part of the U.S.A. in which he said, "What I am and what I have been able to accomplish I owe to my friend and teacher Mr. Norman." A great testimony to the memory of a good man and in closing it is fitting to use the words of an English statesman viz: "In his passing mankind lost a friend but no one got rid of an enemy;" and so we leave him to his eternal rest.
-W.H.G.


The Daily News
September 23, 1955
Page: 5
Thomas P. Hollett
- The death of Thomas P. Hollett occurred at his home at Grand Beach at 3 a.m., Wednesday, September 7th. Deceased was in his 73rd year. The funeral services were held at Grand Beach on Friday afternoon September 9th, interment was in the United Church Cemetery, with Rev. Vardy of Garnish conducting the funeral services. Deceased is survived by his widow, four sons, Herbert, at sea, William and Maurice at Harmon Field, and Philip at home, seven sisters, Mrs. Clifford Potter and Mrs. Jerry Skeons at Halifax, Mrs. Aubrey Follett at Stephenville, Mrs. Levi H. Legge at Garnish and Bessie, Gwendolyn and Helen Jane at home, also thirteen grandchildren. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives and friends in their sorrow.


The Daily News
September 24, 1955
Page: 20

BENNETT, Martha - Passed peacefully away Friday, September 23rd, Martha, beloved wife of Reginald W. Bennett. Left to mourn besides her husband are two sons, Edward and Gordon, one daughter, Margaret and one sister Margaret Keppie. Funeral by motor hearse Monday at 2:30 p.m. from her late residence, 199 Hamilton Avenue to the C. of E. Cemetery.


The Daily News
September 24, 1955
Page: 4
Mary Ellen Gorman
- News was received here recently of the passing at Boston, Mass., of a former well-known and highly respected lady, Mary Ellen, wife of Mr. James Gorman. The deceased, who had reached her eighty second year, was born at Harbour Grace, the daughter of the late Michael and Kate Lahey - the Lahey's being one of the town's oldest families and of whom none of the name remain here today.
The late Mrs. Gorman is survived by her husband James who is remembered by the older generation as one-time manager of the United Towns Electric Co., here, and who with his family moved to Boston a quarter of a century ago. Surviving beside her husband are eight daughters, Margaret, Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, Gertrude, Agnes, Irene and Stella, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended by their former Harbour Grace friends. Mrs. David Thomas of this town is a cousin.


The Daily News
September 24, 1955
Page: 8
John J. Morrissey
- Word was received in the city yesterday of the passing at Gloucester, Mass., U.S.A. of former Sergeant John J. Morrissey, M.M., of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Veteran of World War I.
As his Regt. Number - 689 - indicated, he enlisted with the original "C" Company, First Battalion, and served with "Ours" at the Gallipolis Peninsula and in France. He was twice wounded, but returned to the Unit and the B.F.F., and according to the London Gazette, of November 9th, 1916, was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished gallantry.
He is mourned by his wife (the former Miss Annie White), one brother Peter, well known in this city; and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll at Torbay, and Mrs. Thos. Burgess. His son, John Morrissey, Junior, joined the United States Navy and laid down his life in the unforgettable terrible conflict of World War II - 1939 - 1945.
The late John Morrissey sustained all the traditions of his Company and esprit de corps until the last. In his contacts here, the days spent in khaki were never forgotten, and his old comrades in arms will regret to hear of the loss of another of the gallant contingent, who were the first Colonial Troops to garrison the historic Edinburgh Castle, and always maintained the outstanding qualities of the Newfoundland Volunteers.


The Daily News
September 24, 1955
Page: 4
Mary Ellen Gorman
- News was received here recently of the passing at Boston, Mass., of a former well-known and highly respected lady, Mary Ellen, wife of Mr. James Gorman. The deceased, who had reached her eighty second year, was born at Harbour Grace, the daughter of the late Michael and Kate Lahey - the Lahey's being one of the town's oldest families and of whom none of the name remain here today. The late Mrs. Gorman is survived by her husband James who is remembered by the older generation as one-time manager of the United Towns Electric Co., here, and who with his family moved to Boston a quarter of a century ago. Surviving beside her husband are eight daughters, Margaret, Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, Gertrude, Agnes, Irene and Stella, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended by their former Harbour Grace friends. Mrs. David Thomas of this town is a cousin.The Daily News
September 24, 1955
Page: 4
Mary Ellen Gorman
- News was received here recently of the passing at Boston, Mass., of a former well-known and highly respected lady, Mary Ellen, wife of Mr. James Gorman. The deceased, who had reached her eighty second year, was born at Harbour Grace, the daughter of the late Michael and Kate Lahey - the Lahey's being one of the town's oldest families and of whom none of the name remain here today. The late Mrs. Gorman is survived by her husband James who is remembered by the older generation as one-time manager of the United Towns Electric Co., here, and who with his family moved to Boston a quarter of a century ago. Surviving beside her husband are eight daughters, Margaret, Katherine, Dorothy, Mary, Gertrude, Agnes, Irene and Stella, to all of whom sincere sympathy is extended by their former Harbour Grace friends. Mrs. David Thomas of this town is a cousin.


The Daily News
September 24, 1955
Page: 20
Thomas St. John
- Passed peacefully away September 22nd, 1955, at his late residence, Blackhead Road, Thomas St. John in his 76th year, leaving to mourn wife, three sons, one brother, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren. Funeral from his late residence, 9:30 p.m. September 24th.


The Daily News
September 27, 1955
Page: 20

AYLWARD, Mary - Passed away September 28th, Mary Aylward in her 87th year, of Topsail Road, wife of the late Michael Aylward. Leaving to mourn 3 sons and four daughters, 3 grandchildren. Funeral on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to Corpus Christi Church, Kilbride, with Requiem Mass at 9:30. Interment at Kilbride.


The Daily News
September 27, 1955
Page: 3
Mr. S. T. Harrington
- News was received in the city Sunday night of the death in Allensmore, Hereford, England of Mr. S. T. Harrington in his 91st year. Hundreds of Newfoundlanders will remember the deceased gentleman and the capable and highly respected Head Master of the old Methodist College. He came to Newfoundland from his native country in 1903 and was appointed Assistant Principal. In the following year, on the resignation of Mr. Holloway, he was appointed Principal, a position he held until his retirement in the early 1930's when he returned to his home in England. The late Mr. Harrington married an English lady. They had two sons, John and Richard. John was one of the first Rhodes scholarship winners from the Methodist College. He is now a medical doctor and together with his brother, Richard, who is an agriculturist, resides in the United Kingdom.


The Daily News
September 27, 1955
Page: 15
Mr. Alphonsus Hollahan
, a 63-year-old native of Summerville, B.B., died in Grand Falls of a heart attack 9 o'clock last Monday night. The late Mr. Hollahan was employed for the past several years at Gander, and he came to Grand Falls last weekend to visit Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walsh and their family. He suffered a heart attack on Sunday, and another one last Monday night from affects of which he succumbed. Mrs. Hollahan arrived Tuesday from Gander and accompanied the remains of her late husband to Summerville on Tuesday's evenings express. The funeral will be held at Summerville tomorrow afternoon.


The Daily News
September 28, 1955
Page: 5

BLACKMORE, Elijah J. - "Beyond the Sunset"
The very sudden passing of Mr. Elijah B. Blackmore at his home Wabana, Bell Island, on Wednesday morning, September 21st came as a great shock to his numerous friends. Mr. Blackmore, who was in his 88th year, was born at Twillingate, N.D.B., and had been a resident of this great industrial centre for the past 55 years. Shortly after coming to the Island the decease gentlemen entered the employ of the old Dominion Company in their No. 2 Mine where he held the responsible position of section foreman for the greater part of his long and faithful service with the steel company. Prior to his retirement in 1945 he was engaged as tag man on No. 6 deck head.
In the community in which he lived a long and useful life he was a widely known and highly respected citizen. Quiet and unassuming, he nevertheless had a keep sense of humor and his associates, young and old, will long remember his stories and his kindly, cheery disposition. He was actively interested in everything, which he believed to be for the good of the community, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to any good cause.
He was a member of the Salvation Army and the local corps has suffered an inestimable loss by his passing, as he was their senior soldier. He served for many years. Truly he was a man of God as prayer was always on his lips. His faith was a victorious one - strong enough, and radiant enough, to prevail over any testing. He was not afraid of life, nor of death, for he had built this house upon a Rock and was a laborer of his Master, who needeth not to be ashamed.
The late Elijah Blackmore was a charter member of the Dominion Volunteer Fire Brigade. He was an honorary member of the Loyal Orange Association, Happy Home Lodge 157, and held a number of offices in that association during his active membership. He was also an honorary member of Rose of Sharon R.B.P.
A Christian gentleman has passed on but he is just beyond our horizon but our horizon is just the limit of our sight; there's a glorious life beyond. The somber hue we call death has failed but "He turneth the shadow of death into the morning. We look forward not back; we look inward and hear the Master's voice saying reassuringly "Shall Never Die."
Left to sustain the bereavement are three sons, Benjamin, Hector, Bell Island; Cecil at Galt, Ontario; two daughter (Jesse) Mrs. Ernest Snow, Galt, Ontario; (Lillian) Mrs. Dolph Snow, Sydney, N.S., also a number of grandchildren. His wife predeceased him in 1950.
The funeral took place by motor hearse to the Salvation Army Citadel on Thursday afternoon, and was very largely attended.
Sr. Captain Garfield Hickman officiated both at the Citadel and graveside. Reverently and with impressive solemnity the remains were laid to rest where naught will disturb his gently sleep now that his earthly work is o'er. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of Rideout's Undertaker's Service, with Mr. Bert Rideout as undertaker, and the following acting as pall-bearers: Messrs. John Anthony, Algernon Tucker, James Janes, Harold Kitchen, Raymond Blackmore and Fred Spencer. The musical portion of the service was performed by Mr. Malcolm Rideout.
The gap, made by his death, in the family circle can never be filled, but memories of a good father will lessen the grief in their hour of sorrow.
"The Father's hand did bring thee here,
Then that same hand will lead thee there,
If life has grown from less to more,
Then life more life, is still in store."


The Daily News
September 28, 1955
Page: 4
Phonse Hawco
- Mere words fail to adequately express the deep sorrow and gloom that come over Bell Island on Monday morning when it was flashed around that Phonse Hawco, Jr., was seriously injured and no hopes for his recovery. It happened around 10 a.m., when the victim who was employed as driver of a Euclid truck was on his way to the Scotia loading pier. As far as can be learned when he was near his destination the truck toppled over into the Scotia loading bins. He was rushed to the Company Surgery but was past medical aid, and succumbed to his injuries shortly afterwards. Frank Cosworthy, who was with him at the time escaped with minor injuries.
Phonse was an unmarried man in his 21st year and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonsus Hawco of The Front, Bell Island. Possessed of a quiet and retiring disposition, he was well liked and his untimely passing has occasioned deep regret throughout the whole community. The funeral takes place to St. Michael's Church this morning.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.


The Daily News
September 29, 1955
Page: 12

BLACKLER, Samuel - His many friends, particularly in the Notre Dame Bay area, will regret to hear that Mr. Samuel J. Blackler died at the Grace Hospital on Saturday morning, September 24th. The late Mr. Blackler had reached the great age of 92 years but, despite that, he was active for his age until quite recently. Born in Twillingate, the late Mr. Blackler spent most of his adult life in Nipper's Harbour where he worked with the old firm of Waterman and later as manager of A. Goodridge & Sons. He then formed the firm of S. J. Blackler Limited, which carried on business as general merchants and fist exporters.
A loyal member of the Church of England, the late Mr. Blackler used to be a lay reader in the church at Nipper's Harbour. He also was a life member of Lodge Notre Dame, having joined that Lodge of Freemasonry at Little Bay in 1885. Thus, he had the unique distinction of having been a Mason for just under 70 years.
His wife, the former Janet Laura Penney of Heart's content, predeceased Mr. Blackler some 30 years ago. He is survived by one son, Dr. A. W. J. Blackler, from whose residence at 25 Military Road, St. John's, the funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon.


The Daily News
September 29, 1955
Page: 12

CARMICHAEL, Mrs. Jean Cole (nee Robertson) of 103 Lakeshore Highway East, Burlington, died at her home Sunday morning, July 3rd, after an illness of six months. The former Jean Cole Robertson, she was born in St. John's, Nfld., a daughter of the late Alexander and Sarah Robertson. She was married in 1921, and had lived in Montreal, Ottawa, Windsor and Port Arthur, before moving to Burlington last November. She was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Burlington. Surviving besides her husband David M. Carmichael are one daughter, Mrs. William H. Vaughan (Elizabeth), of Hamilton, one sister, Mrs. George S. Marshall, of St. John's, Nfld., a brother, Stanley Robertson, of Brooklyn, N.Y.


The Daily News
September 30, 1955
Page: 20

DAVIS, Mrs. Wallace - Passed away suddenly on Thursday after a short illness, Mrs. Wallace Davis, aged 43 years. Leaving to mourn husband, two sons, Raymond and Lester, and two daughters, Shirley and Lorraine. Funeral takes place 2:30 p.m. Saturday from her late residence 86 Newtown Road.


The Daily News
September 30, 1955
Page: 7
Mrs. Sarah Lovell
- News was received by relatives here last week of the death of Mrs. Sarah Lovell, at Glouster, Mass. Deceased was in her eighty-second year, and had been in failing health for several weeks. The late Mrs. Lovell was a well-known former resident of this town. About twenty years ago, she went to the United States to reside. Interment was at Glouster. She is survived by her son Raymond, residing at Boston, and one daughter living at Toronto, also several relatives here. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved.


The Daily News
September 30, 1955
Page: 20
John Phillips
- Died September 24th, 1955, John Phillips at Colliers, at the age of 74 years, leaving to mourn his wife, four daughters and three sons. Two daughters in U.S.A., one in St. John's, Nfld., and one at home, also three sons at home and one sister in U.S.A., also thirty-three grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on his soul.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we love is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled.
- Inserted by his son, Cyril

 

 

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