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The Evening Telegram and Other Local Papers
In Memoriam


Daily News September 17, 1918 (Tuesday)

Note of Thanks.
Captain Walter Kennedy, R.N., of Holyrood, Mrs. Kennedy and family desire to sincerely thank their kind friends who forwarded telegrams and letters of sympathy and offered words of comfort in their recent bereavement, in the death of their dear daughter and sister Laura, particularly Hon. M.P. Cashin, Messrs. J.T. Meaney, Arthur Hicks, Joseph Hickey and the good ladies of Holyrood who sent wreaths and flowers to adorn the casket of the deceased.

The Evening Telegram February 21, 1921 (Monday)

In Memoriam. James Kennedy, Holyrood. It is with very sincere regret we chronicle the demise of James Kennedy of Holyrood, who died December 28th, 1920, in the 55th year of his age. Deceased was a hale and hearty man until about a year ago when he was stricken with a serious illness that combated the best medical skill and efforts of several physicians either to arrest the fatal germs of disease or to prolong the man's life. He was sent to the General Hospital for special treatment but was returned incurable in August last, after a month's treatment. In the hospital and at his home almost to the end hope was strong within his breast that he would dash death aside for some time longer at least. But alas a change for the worse set in. Rev. Fr. Finn was called, and administered the last sacraments of Holy Church to the dying man. Not many hours after, in the midst of his immediate relatives, the soul of James Kennedy passed to its eternal reward.
The funeral took place on the 30th December, from his home to the new church; and when the funeral service had been read over the deceased, the procession reformed and proceeded to the new Cemetery where the remains were laid to rest, all alone, in a new plot.
The late Mr. Kennedy was a hard working industrious and thrifty fisherman who for fifteen years was a trusted employee of the Promised Land Fisheries Co., Connecticut, and later served for five years with the Newport Atlantic Fisheries Co., from whose service he returned home sick in December, 1919. Mr. Kennedy, truly, inherited his share of the wit and humor inherent in the family. In company he was entertaining as a story-teller and his fund of fun and humor appeared unlimited and very much appreciated by his hearers. Doubtless many a one who gazed on the face of their dear dead friend for the last time at the wake, and saw those lips sealed and forever still said a silent prayer for him who could so well shed many a gladsome ray of the sunshine of laughter and fun around the hearth. He leaves to mourn him: his widow, Mrs. Ann Kennedy; two daughters - Genevieve, school-teacher at Newtown and Rose, school-teacher at North Arm; four brothers, Rodger J., Inspector Government Railways; Capt. Walter, Newfoundland Trade Commissioner, Malaga; Michael, mate, S.S. "W.B. Murray" Promised Land Fisheries Co.; Thomas, State Contractor, New York and one sister, Mrs. Peter Hickey, Southside, Holyrood; to each and all of whom we offer our sincere sympathy, and may the Lord have mercy on his soul. - COM.

The Evening Telegram December 17, 1957 (Tuesday)

In Memoriam. In fond and loving memory of my dear Mother Annie Kinsella who departed this life December 17th, 1953. [poem] - Inserted by her daughter Annie and son-in-law Augustus Power, Logy Bay.



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