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Archived Obituary Announcements
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The Times & General Commercial Gazette    October 27, 1886 (Wednesday)

Died, at Holyrood, on the 24th inst., after a short illness, James Tapling aged 76 years.
[transcribed by Diane Ivany Hynes]

TAPPER, Henry Joseph
Daily News April 29, 1974 (Monday)

Died suddenly April 27 in his 50th year, Henry Joseph Tapper, veteran of World War II. Left to mourn his loving wife Rita, three sons John, Henry Jr. and Wayne; three daughters Winnifred, Monica and Debrah, also five step-brothers, Albert and Leo residing in London, Ont., Gerald of St. John's, William and Richard O'Reilly of Torbay, two step-sisters Mrs. Mary Power and Mrs. Frank Manning, also a large circle of relatives and friends. Remains resting at Caul's Funeral Home. Funeral on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. to St. Joseph's Church for mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Torbay.

Royal Gazette   November 22, 1887 (Tuesday)

Died. On the 19th inst., at Torbay, Mary, widow of the late Mr. Charles Tapper, aged 53 years.

TAPPER, Richard
The Times & General Commercial Gazette September 27, 1884 (Saturday)

Died, at Torbay, on the 22nd inst., Mr. Richard Tapper, aged 40 years, a native of that place.

TAPPER, Rose Mary
Evening Telegram   October 5, 1929 (Saturday)

Died. After a short illness on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, Rose Mary, aged 17 years, second eldest daughter of Frank and Mary Tapper of Torbay. Interment took place on Thursday morning.
May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul.

Daily News April 13, 1936 (Monday)

Death Passed peacefully away at her residence, 15 Long's Hill, at 2.30 a.m. to-day, Sarah, widow of the late Archibald Targett, ex-M.H.A. Funeral notice later.

Newfoundland Express   March 14, 1861 (Thursday)

Found dead on board the Sterling Clipper, at Harbor Main, John Targote, of Hollyrood [sic], cook of said vessel. We understand an inquest was held in the presence of Dr. Toussaint. The deceased has left a wife and four young children to lament their irreparable loss. - Record of Saturday last.

TARSICIA, Rev. Sister
Western Star October 6, 1937 (Wednesday)

Obituary. On Saturday, Oct. 2nd, the death took place at Corner Brook of Rev. Sister Tarsicia, a member of the Order of the Presentation. The deceased was twenty-five years of age and was Catherine, daughter of Thomas and Annie Martin of Flatrock, St. John's East.
The late Sister entered the Order of the Presentation at St. John's in 1929 and made her religious profession in July 1932, coming to Corner Brook in September the same year. Up to the time of her death Sister Tarsicia was a valued member of the teaching staff of St. Henry's School. Taken ill only a week ago, Sister Tarsicia failed to rally, in spite of the efforts of Dr. Cochrane and his medical staff to save her. The last Sacraments were administered by Rev. J. Dwyer, C. SS. R. and her soul passed peacefully away late Saturday morning. At all Masses on Sunday Rev. Fr. Dwyer paid a tribute to the memory of the late Sister. He stressed appreciation for one who had sacrificed her life in God's service especially in the education of little children.
Sister Tarsicia taught the infant class in St. Henry's School for a number of years. She seemed especially equipped for this responsible task and won the trust and reverence of all. God beckoned her in the very midst of her duties but her memory will live long in Corner Brook. Fr. Dwyer also paid tribute to the care and kindness of Dr. Cochrane and his medical staff shown at all times, likewise he thanked all those who gladly offered assistance during the illness of Sister Tarsicia.
The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at 3:30. A procession was formed at the Church under the direction of the Executive of the Knights of Columbus, and it was headed by a Cross-bearer and Acolytes, the baby-class of the deceased Sister walked beside the hearse, then followed the pall-bearers, the parents of the pupils she taught. Then came the Sisters of the Presentation Convent and Sisters of Mercy, Petries, and finally a long procession of school children and men. The burial took place in a special plot in Holy Redeemer cemetery, and the final prayers were recited by Rev. J. Dwyer, C. SS. R., with Rev. M. Brosnan of Petries and Rev. C. O'Hara, C. SS. R. assisting. The solemn funeral Mass was held on Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock at Holy Redeemer Church, Rev. J. Dwyer was celebrant of the Mass, Rev. M. Brosnan, Deacon, and Rev. G. Crowley, Sub-Deacon. The children's choir sang the Requiem Mass under the direction of Rev. C. O'Hara. During the Mass all the children received Holy Communion, as a spiritual token of gratitude for their beloved teacher. Members of the Presentation Order and Order of Mercy occupied seats near the Sanctuary. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved parents and family and many visitors called at the Sacred Heart Convent to console the Nuns in the loss of their Sister in Religion. Many beautiful floral offerings together with numerous messages of sympathy were received.

Royal Gazette   April 23, 1889 (Tuesday)

Died. At Trinity, on the 18th inst., Mary, aged 78 years, relict of the late Joseph Taverner.

Daily News   November 17, 1896 (Tuesday)

The body of Capt. W. Taverner was conveyed to Carnell's factory and placed in a coffin where it remained last night. The body goes by the Virginia Lake to Trinity to-day.

TAYLOR, William B.
Daily News December 24, 1915 (Friday)

On December 10th, at the General Hospital, Winnipeg, William B. Taylor, formerly of Carbonear, Newfoundland, aged 54 years. Funeral took place from the residence of his nephew, Mr. W. F. Peach, McDermot Avenue, to St. James' Cemetery.

Grand Falls Advertiser November 11, 1971 (Thursday)
Bishop's Falls
Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital, St. John's on Nov. 7, Mrs. Janet Thomas in her 87 year. Leaving to mourn are her two daughters, (Hetty), Mrs. Henry Lane at Makinsons; (Stella), Mrs. Stephen Hynes at Bishop's Falls; one son, Mr. Walter Brenton, at Bishop's Falls, eleven grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren and one great [sic] grandchild. Funeral services took place Tuesday from the Salvation Army Citadel, Bishop's Falls. Captain J. Pardy officiated. Deepest sympathy to the bereaved family.

Evening Telegram   January 12, 1960 (Tuesday)

Passed away at Brooklyn, New York, January 9th, Mrs. Robert Thomas, the former Mary Lewis, of this city, the daughter of Elizabeth and the late Frederick Lewis. She leaves to mourn in her sad passing husband, one daughter at Brooklyn, mother, one sister, Nellie (Mrs. Peter Robbins), three brothers, Alex and Charles at home, and Frederick at New Jersey.

THOMEY, John "Jack"
Telegram November 1, 1999 (Monday)

Passed peacefully away at St. Clare`s Mercy Hospital, St. John`s on Saturday, October 30, 1999, John "Jack" Thomey of Mount Pearl, formerly of Harbour Grace, age 80 years. Predeceased by first wife Ada and brothers William, Walter and Greg. Leaving to mourn wife Hannah; four daughters: Irene McCarthy and Stella (Jerome) McCarthy, both of Harbour Grace, Marie (Henry) Coombs, St. John`s, and Ruby (Fred) Maidment, Goose Bay; eleven grandchildren: Paul (Tanya), Stephen (Yolanda), Bonnie, Christine, Marie, Glen, Blair, Stephanie, Adam, Elizabeth (Steven) and Shelley; three great-grandchildren: Aaron, Andrew and Aaron; three sisters: Mary (Bert) Thorne, St. John`s, Gertrude (Art) Russell, Bay Roberts and Annie Thomey, Holyrood; sister-in-law Bride Thomey, St. John`s; also a large number of other relatives and friends. Resting at Noel`s Funeral Home, Harvey Street, Harbour Grace from where the funeral will take place on Tuesday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m. Mass to follow at 3:00 p.m. from Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church and Cemetery, Harbour Grace. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Immaculate Conception Project Restoration Fund. Visitation hours at Noel`s Funeral Home are 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. daily. For any additional information please call Noel`s Funeral Home at 596-5750.

Royal Gazette   August 19, 1873 (Tuesday)

DIED. At 3, Musgrave Terrace, on Thursday evening, 14th instant, Isabel Thomson, aged 3 years and 7 months, daughter of Alexander M., and Elizabeth Mackay.

THORNE, Isabel
Daily News January 17, 1969 (Thursday)

Death. Died in Ottawa Hospital January 16, 1969 Isabel Thorne of Ottawa, formerly of St. John's and Trinity, Nfld., aged 85 years; beloved aunt of Mrs. Gordon Howell and Mrs. Graham Macdonald of Ottawa; dear sister of Mrs. Stuart Courage of Trinity, Nfld. Remains are due to arrive by aircraft late this evening and will be conveyed from the Carnell Memorial Chapel, Freshwater Rd. to Trinity, where the funeral will take place from the Anglican Church on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Interment in the Anglican Cemetery, Trinity.

Evening Telegram   June 23, 1998 (Tuesday)

Passed peacefully away at the Hoyles-Escasoni Complex, Saturday, June 20th, 1998, Sadie Titford, age 86 years. Predeceased by her brothers Abe Smith, Wesley Smith, and Bill Smith. Sisters Dorothy Rodgers and Pearl Lavette. Left with fond and loving memories, daughters Edna (Dave) Gambrell, P.E.I. Four grandchildren, Sandra, James, Richard and David. Niece Ruth (John) and Family. One sister Margaret Ivany and other relatives and friends. Resting at Carnell`s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. Visitation on Monday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 12 Noon Tuesday. Funeral service will take place on Tuesday from the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 3:00 P.M., with interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

TOBIN, James
The Evening Telegram   February 8, 1921 (Tuesday)

Passed peacefully away yesterday morning, after a long illness, James Tobin, aged 75 years, leaving one son William, and seven daughters, Mrs. T.F. Warburton and Mrs. William Rowe, of Toronto; Mrs. Wm. Christian, of Grand Falls; Mrs. Wilfred Hiscock, of Sydney; and Mrs. George Evans, Mrs. J. Deer and Mrs. Ronald Steele, of this city; also one brother. Funeral on Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m. from his late residence, 48 Goodview Street; friends please attend without further notice.

The Times & General Commercial Gazette    November 27, 1889 (Wednesday)

Died, at Holyrood, on the 17th inst., Mary, wife of the late Maurice Tobin, aged 70 years.

TOBIN, Mary Davis
The Times & General Commercial Gazette     November 27, 1889 (Wednesday)

Died, on the 22nd inst., Mary Davis, relict of the late Patrick Tobin, a native of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland, Parish of Dunamag. ...

TOOPE, Stuart Randolph
Evening Telegram   May 15, 1998 (Friday)

Passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Center on Wednesday, May 13th, 1998, in his 68th year. Leaving to mourn With loving memories are his wife, Jessie and family; daughters Karen and Ray Christopher and children Neal and Darren, Toronto; Berdina and Ray Ford And children Alyson and Adam, Bonavista; Phyllis Hogarth and son Paul, Mount Pearl; sons Wayne (Teresa) and children Darlene and Stuart, Mount Pearl; Randy (Della) and children Jeffrey and Kimberley, Mount Pearl; Keith (Karen) and children Kristina and Kurtis, Calgary; Ernest (Diane) and children Dylan and Daniel; two brothers Hedley (Kathleen), Calvin (Evelyn); and four sisters Audrey (Stirling) Ivany, Erma (Albert) Dalton, Ruby (Irvin) Vaters, and Geraldine (Fred) Garland and many other relatives and friends. Resting at Barrett's Funeral Home, 328 Hamilton Avenue, Thursday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Cremation. Thanksgiving Service to take place at Church of the Ascension, Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl on Friday, May 15th, 1998 at 2 p.m. No flowers by request. Memorial tributes may be made to the Lion Max Simms Memorial Camp for the Disabled or a charity of one's choice.



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