The Daily News
September 1, 1960
Carbonear, August 30 -
John Arthur Barrett, boatswain on the Ice Breaker "Sir Humphrey Gilbert" was using his month's vacation to repair, paint and get his house ready for water installation. On Thursday last whilst working from a ladder he was stricken suddenly ill and passed away about an hour and a half later, despite medical attention from Dr. George Kennedy. Deceased was the son of Mrs. Rosalie Barrett and the late Mr. Leonard Barrett and was fifty-five years of age. He was an indefatigable worker and provided well for his family. Surviving are his wife Emmie, four sons, William at Hopedale, John at Goose Bay, Lloyd and David at home, three daughters, Mrs. Charles Elford of Windsor, Ont., and who arrived in time for the funeral, Alice and Shirley at home, mother, two brothers, Nath, crew member of the "Blue Peter" and Joseph of this town, and two sisters, Mrs. Walter Gosse at Bell Island, and Mrs. Richard Ash of this town, and a wide circle of other relatives and friends. Funeral took place from his late residence on the South Side on Saturday. Rev. W. H. B. Gill conducted the funeral service in St. James Church and interment was in the Anglican Cemetery. The many floral tributes and the large concourse of mourners bore ample proof of the esteem in which the deceased was held. To the sorrowing relatives the writer extends deepest sympathy.
The Daily News
September 2, 1960
Bay Roberts -
Richard Bradbury -
The whole community was shocked on Saturday, August 20th, to hear of the death at the Carbonear Hospital of Mr. Richard Bradbury, Bay Roberts East, at the age of 73 years.
"Uncle Dick" as he was familiarly known, was both loved and respected by both young and old, his wonderful personality won him many friends from all walks of life, above all was his friendship for children who somehow shared a special interest in his life. His door was ever open to any stranger. He gave his best to all community efforts. An ardent lover of sport, he participated in all possible. As the season began, he was a familiar person to all who frequented the hunting grounds.
He was a faithful member of St. Matthews Anglican Church, and was always ready and willing to give to its cause. A loyal member of Victoria L.O.L., also Dawe Lodge S.U.F. of which order he was a charter member.
Many of his younger years were spent in the United States and Toronto. In later years he returned to his native home and took up fishing, at which he was engaged until quite recently. About three weeks ago he was obliged to enter the Carbonear Community Hospital where everything possible was done for him, but despite the care and attention of both doctors and nurses, he passed away on Saturday morning. His funeral was held on Sunday and was largely attended by friends and relatives from all walks of life. At the home the service was conducted by Rev. I. Butler, the hymn chosen "Let saints on Earth in Concert Sing". At the church the hymns "Lord it Belongs not to my Care", and "When the Day of Toil is Done." Those being his favourites. He was laid to rest in St. Matthew's Cemetery.
In the home where he was a wonderful father and husband, he will be sadly missed by his widow, three sons, John with the C.R.R., Solomon and William at home, three daughters, Susan, Mrs. A. E. Atkinson, Toronto, Ontario; Marion, Mrs. Harold Brazil and Annie, Mrs. Mac Parsons, residing at Bay Roberts, one step-son John Russell of Corner Brook, one step-daughter, Mrs. Jack Dawson, Bay Roberts, also twelve grandchildren, to whom the sympathy of the whole community is extended.
For, so today, Uncle Dick is gone, but in the heart of all those who knew and loved him, his kind word and cherry smile shall linger on.
The Daily News
September 8, 1960
Spaniard's Bay -
Roach - Hiscock Wedding
Gower Street United Church, St. John's was the scene of a very lovely wedding on September 2, when Elizabeth Marie Hiscock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Gosse, Spaniard's Bay, became the bride of Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Roach, Coley's Point. The ceremony was performed by Rev. D. Brown, with Mr. D. Osmond presiding at the organ.
Given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. E. Learning, Mount Pearl, the bride looked radiant in a floor length gown of white satin overlaid with net and embroidered lace, with pearl studded heart-shaped neckline. Her headpiece was a crown of embroidered leaves studded with pearls, with elbow length silk illusion veil. She carried a bouquet of white and pin carnations.
Attending the bride, as maid of honour was Mrs. Marjorie Roach who wore a ballerina length gown of blue taffeta overlaid with net, with blue headband and elbow length gloves. Bridesmaid, Alma Kennedy wore a similar gown of pink taffeta, with matching pink accessories. Both carried bouquets of pink and white carnations.
The groom was attended by his brother, David Roach, as best man and by Rector Dawe.
The reception was held at the home of the groom's parents at Coley's Point where the wedding supper was served and the usual toasts honoured.
The honeymoon is being spent at Lewisporte, and on their return Mr. and Mrs. Roach will take up residence at 4 Smith Avenue, St. John's. Both will attend Memorial University this year.
Best wishes are extended to the newly-weds for many years of happiness.
The Daily News
September 20, 1960
Harbour Grace -
William Courage - News was received last week of the passing following a lengthy illness of Mr. William Courage, a native of this town who left here some years ago and made his home in Detroit where for many years he held a responsible position with the Hudson Motor Co.
The deceased was born here and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Courage. He received his education at the High School where he was recognized as an outstanding pupil.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, (the former Florence Frost of Hillview, T. B.) and two sons and a daughter all in the U.S.A., as well as a brother, Raymond and three sisters, Jane, Mrs. L. Parmiter, Susan and both residing at Buffalo, N.Y. and Louise, Mrs. Malm, to whom their many friends in Newfoundland extend sympathy in their bereavement.