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The Packet
1971 - 1980

The Packet is a community newspaper of Bonavista, Trinity, and Placentia Bays.



Jan 7, 1971
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Miles returned to Toronto after spending Christmas in Bonavista with Mrs. Arianna Miles his mother and his brother in law and sister Mr. & Mrs. George Brown

March 4, 1971
Stephen Brown
of Harcourt celebrated his birthday on Feb 28 best wishes from his relatives in Monroe.

April 8, 1971
Harold Brown
died at Bonavista on March 18 age 72 years 10 months. Widow Minnie daughters Millicent Mrs Ralph Russell and Evelyn Mrs Paul Fundarek, son Phillip, brother Fred at Medford Mass. USA and four sisters Evelyn George Ryder, Nan Jim Reader both of Corner Brook, Barbara Gilbert Ivaney and Ethel Noftle. He worked for Philip Templeman Ltd

April 29, 1971
Elizabeth Brown
died April 14 widow of George Brown of Amherst Cove age 82 years, leaving three daughters Carrie Henry Cool, Lenora John Embroski, Rhoda Cyril Andrews. Sons Benjamin at Toronto, George Bonavista. She died in St. Johns and buried in Amherst Cove.

June 3 1971
Lisa Way
of Bonavista celebrated her 4th birthday on June 1. Greetings from her grand parents Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Brown and Mr. & Mrs. Earl Way

July 1971
Hilda Brown
daughter of Robert and Louisa Brown of Bonavista died at Toronto. Age 82 years. Leaving to mourn two brothers Dr. Hubert M. Brown of Woodstock Ontario and Dr. Walter J.B. Brown Lake worth Florida.

August 1971
William T. Brown
of Bonavista birthday age 96 yrs on Aug 4

Sept 1971
Mrs Emma Feltham of St. John's and Mrs. Dr. F. Brett of Greens Harbour TB spent several days visiting their Brother in law and sister Mr. Mrs Clarence Brown in Bonavista.

Sept 1971
Clarence Brown
of Bonavista celebrated his birthday on Sept 26. Congrats from Don Way and wife and grand daughter Lisa.

Sept 1971
Died Chesley Butler leaves to mourn sister Frances Mrs Arthur Brown at Staten Island New York USA

Sept 1971
Died Sept 14 William T. Brown age 96 years sons Clarence, Howard and Joe all of Bonavista. Buried United Church Cemetery in Bonavista.

Nov 1971
Mrs Clarence Brown
birthday on Nov 5. Mrs Minnie Brown and daughter Mrs. Ralph Russell are visiting Mr. & Mrs Phillip Brown in Halifax Nova Scotia.

Dec 1971
Mr. & Mrs Clarence Brown
of Bonavista celebrated their wedding anniversary on Dec 28


Feb 10, 1972
Mrs Blanche Brown vacationing with her brother in law and sister Mr. & Mrs. Frank Draugalis in Miami Florida USA.

July 20 1972
Mrs Bennett Brown and daughters Rosalie and Sandra visited her parents in Bonavista Mr & Mrs. William Linthorne.

July 27, 1972
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Brown
of Musgravetown celebrated their wedding anniversary on July 18, they were married at Tunbridge Wells Kent England.

Aug 17, 1972
Mr. Mrs. George Brown
celebrated their 18th wedding Anniversary on Aug 11 congrats from son Chris and daughter Rhonda

Aug 1972
Died Martin Brown of Clarenville formally of Joe Batts Arm wife Pricilla daughters Violet Bax Hollet Alice Simon Freake Winnie Bert George Son Herbert one bother Andrew one sister Mrs William Hewitt Buried Clarenville United Cemetery.

Aug 1972
Visiting Mr & Mrs Frank Brown at Musgravetown Their daughter Deidre and husband Hubert Lodge of Toronto.

Died Mary Brown Aug 14 age 77 years nee Durdle husband William. Both William and Mary buried in London Ontario.

Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Brown and daughter Margaret visiting Bonavista from Richmond Town Staten Island NY USA. Mrs Blanche Brown is his sister and Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Brown have purchased the house of Harold Brown.

Oct 9, 1972
Baby girl born at Gander Hospital to Mr. & Mrs Robert Brown of Musgravetown.

Died at Port Blandford John Edison Harris age 38 years married to Berith nee Brown.

Nov 13, 1972
Mr. Mrs Stephen Brown
of Harcourt celebrated 35 years of marriage

Nov 1972
Died on Nov 21, 1972 at Newburgh NY USA Barbara daughter of Rev. E. Brown and sister to Jean Marvin Parrish.


Feb 1 1973
Mrs Frank Brown
celebrated her birthday on Jan 21. Best wishes from son Allan and daughters Denise and Doldrey?

August 16, 1973
Mr & Mrs Basil Brown visited his brother in law and sister Mr. Mrs. Wallace Brown at Upper Amherst Cove.

August 23 1973
Mr. & Mrs Arthur from New York USA returned to Bonavista to live. Both are from Bonavista originally and she was Francis Butler. They have purchased the late Harold Browns house.

Nov 22 1973
Mr. & Mrs Stephen Brown
of Harcourt celebrated their 36 wedding anniversary on Nov 12

Dec 6 1973
Raymond Brown
died at Hackensack New Jersey USA on Nov 26, 1973. He was born Musgravetown on Nov 23 1909. He emigrated to the USA in 1931


April 1974
William Brown
age 87 years died at Come bye Chance Hospital on April 12. Buried Anglican Cemetery Arnolds Cove

May 1974
Gordon Miles
of Bonavista died age 45 years and leaves to mourn his sister Katherine Mrs George Brown of Bonavista

June 1974
Christine Brown
of Bonavista received BA in education she is daughter of Mrs Agnes Doody and the late Ralph K. Brown

July 1974
Mr. & Mrs John Embroski and son Paul from Madrid Spain and Mrs Henry Kool of California USA recently visited Bonavista. Mrs Embroski and Mrs Kool stayed with their brother George Brown also visiting was another sister Mrs. Cyril Andrews of St. Johns.

Aug 1, 1974
Family reunion at Musgravetown

The children of Edgar and Berith Brown visited Musgravetown. Hilda, Carrcia and Ray Brown Jr. with his wife and two children and Ann and her husband Art and daughter Myra drove up from Maine USA. Flora and her husband came from St. Johns and Estella and Lyman reside at Lethbridge BB. Other children Malcolm and Frank live at Musgravetown.. Tom lives in Lethbridge. Ray Brown Sr. died the 10th of August last year.

Oct 11, 1974
Rev W.T. Brown
died at age 57 yrs his home town was Port Au Bras. He was Rector of Catalina Parrish which included Amherst Cove. He leaves to mourn wife Edith and two sons and one daughter.


Jan 2, 1975
Mr. and Mrs Clarence Brown
of Bonavista celebrated their 36 wedding anniversary on Dec 28. Congratulations from their son in law and daughter Donald Way and wife

Feb 20, 1975
Stephen Brown
of Harcourt will celebrate his birthday on Feb 28

May 1, 1975
Christine Brown
of Bonavista engaged to Lloyd Shelly also of Bonavista.

May 1, 1975
daughter of Lyman Brown of Lethbridge BB is engaged to Nelson Palmer of Musgravetown.

June 1, 1975
Mr. Mrs Lyman Brown
of Lethbridge celebrated their 36 wedding anniversary congratulations from sons Frank, Robert, Oliver, Randy and Terry, daughters Berith, Jean and Beverly.

July 10, 1975
Martin Brown
died July 8, 1972 and remembered by son Herbert and daughter in law Eileen

Aug 14, 1975
Mr& Mrs Harry Brown
of Clarenville had a baby girl on July 29

Aug 28, 1975
Pricilla Brown
died on Aug 25, 1974 is remembered by son Herbert and daughter in law Eileen. Also remembered by daughter in law Doris

Sept 11, 1975
Died at Woodstock Ontario Hubert M. Brown on Aug 25, 1975 age 79 years, buried Bonavista Anglican Cemetery. He was son of Robert and Louise Brown nee Skeffington. He was a dentist and his wife was Hazel M Smith of Elliotts Cove TB. One brother Dr. Walter Brown

Sept 18 1975
Beverly Ann Brown
of Lethbridge was married to Nelson Palmer of Musgravetown on Aug 23 at United Church in Musgravetown. She is daughter of Lyman Brown.


Jan 1976
Birthday greetings to Mrs. Frank Brown Jan 21 from son Allan and daughters Denise and Dildrey

Jan 1976
Died December 31 Minnie Brown nee Way of Bonavista at age 82 years wife of Harold Brown Leaves two daughters Millicent Ralph Russell, Evelyn Paul Funarek and son Phillip

Feb 1976
Died Thomas Brown at Lethbridge BB Feb 17, 1976 age 70 years. Leaves to Mourn wife Zeta daughters Nancy Ronald Rickets, Ruth Phil Lake, Judy Noel Glover, stepdaughter Margaret Phil Thomas stepson David Newell. Brothers Malcolm, Frank and Lyman. Sisters Estella, Flora, Ann, Carrie and Hilda. Buried in United Church Cemetery

June 1976
Gloria Brown
daughter of Mrs Agnes Brown and Ralph K. Brown of Bonavista has graduated from MUN. Congratulations from her sister Marcella Brown

July 1976
Died July 7 Lyman Brown of Lethbridge BB buried Musgravetown. Wife Lavina sons Robert, Randy, Frank, Oliver and Terry, daughters Berith Sidney Martin, Jean Glen Stride, Beverly Nelson Palmer. Two brothers Frank and Malcolm and sisters Estella Flora, Anne, Carrie and Hilda.

Aug 1976
Card of thanks from Ethel Brown family on her passing.

Aug 1976
Cynthia Brown
daughter of Stephen Brown of Harcourt will celebrate her birthday Aug 8

Nov 26, 1976
Sylvia Georgina Critch
married Winston Brown son of Chesley Brown of St. Jones Within. Winston's sister is Nellie Brown and Albert and Edgar Brown are his brothers.


April 21 1977
Mr. & Mrs David Brown of Musgravetown returned from vacation in Florida. Mrs Mary Brown (Robert) of Musgravetown was a patient at St Clare's Hospital

April 1977
Mr. and Mrs. Randy & Carol Brown of Musgravetown had a son born on April 16 a brother for Michael, Christopher and Jason

May 1976
Died May 18 at Arnold Cove Gordon Edward Brown age 60 years. Leaves wife Winnie son Freeman and daughters Iris Peter Gent, Ivey Myles Williams, Irene Fergus O'Byrne brothers Frank and Max sisters Sarah, Elsie, Beatrice, Gladys and Mary.

July 7, 1977
Beverly Ann Brown daughter of Mr. Mrs. Ralph Brown of Frobisher Bay won a Scholarship. Mr Brown is from Joe Batts Arm and Mrs Brown is the daughter of Mr. Mrs William Walters of Petley Random Island.

July 1977
In memory of Lyman Brown died July 7, 1976. Age 57 years. Daughter Beverly and husband Nelson. Wife Lavinia and son Terry. Son Randy and wife Carol and grandsons Michael and Jason.

June 1977
Married on June 18 Annette Brown daughter of Agnes and Ralph K. Brown to Robert Dawe of Craigmiller Ave St. John's

Aug 1977
Mrs Malcolm Brown of Musgravetown visiting her daughter Betty the Mrs. Edward Svendsen in Abbotsford British Columbia. Ellen wife of Mr. Allan Thorne of Brownsdale TB is another daughter of hers.

Aug 1977
Earl Sexton of Rochester NY USA visiting Musgravetown his mother was Ellen (Nellie) daughter of Mr & Mrs Thomas Brown Sr of Musgravetown.

August 18,1977
Mr. Mrs Rolls are visiting relatives in Newman's Cove. They have retired and are living in Florida, they had been living in New York for the last 40 years or more. They have one son Bertram living in New Jersey

Aug 30 1977
A son born to Mr. Mrs Allan Brown of Musgravetown and a brother for April

Nov 1977
Mr and Mrs. Reg Greening
celebrating 48 wedding anniversary on Nov 19. She is daughter of Edgar Brown brother of Malcolm (wife Mildred)



Contributed by Keith Brown

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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