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Obituaries for Trinity Bay District
from The Advocate (1970 - 1980)

The Advocate was published under several names (The Morning Advocate, The Evening Advocate, The Fisherman's Advocate, etc.). The obituaries appear here as they appeared in those papers at the time of publication. For the convenience of researchers, they are listed in chronological order starting with the first publication of The Advocate in 1918. Not all the obituaries from this paper are presently included, however, every effort will be made to complete this list, in the meantime. if someone has an obituary which does not appear here, please contact Jim Butler by using the CONTACT button at the bottom of every page.

The obituaries are listed in chronological order.

(The Fisherman's Advocate, February 12, 1971, page 10)


Mrs. Mary Goodyear

Passed peacefully away aat Lumsden on January 30, 1971 Mrs. Mary Goodyear formerly of Port Union in her 91st year. Mrs. Goodyear, whose maiden name was Mary Denty, was born at Gooseberry island, Bonavista Bay, on May 10, 1880, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Denty.

Mrs. Goodyear will be best remembered for her services as midwife for more than thirty years in the Port Union area.

She was married twice and her first husband, Stanley Best of Brookfield, predeceased her 67 years ago. Their son Fred Best is now living in Michigan, U.S.A. her second husband, Abram Goodyear, who also lived to the age of 91, predeceased her 10 years ago.

left to mourn besides her oldest son Fres in Michigan are four daughters, Mrs. Maude Hopkins, Lethbridge; Mrs. Cyril Harnum, Auburn, USA; Mrs. Roy Pickett, Bishop's Falls; Mrs. Leslie Baker, St. John's; four step-sons, George and Garland Goodyear at Lumsden, Kenneth and James at Port union; one brother John Denty and one sister Mrs. Alfreda Arnold both residing at Traytown; 32 grand children, over 100 great grand children and 19 great great-grand children.

Her body was taken to Bonavista where burial took place on Monday, February 1.

(The Fisherman's Advocate, March 12, 1971, page 1)

Canon H. Torraville Passes at Age 78

The death occurred at St. John's on March 7, of Canon H. Torraville at the age of 78 years. The late Canon, a native of Fogo, served in many Anglican parishes in Newfoundland, including Bonavista, where he was rector of Christ Church for approximately three years.

He left Bonavista in 1954 and his last parish was at Portugal Cove where he retired in 1964. His wife Gladys, predeceased him several years ago.

His former parishioners and friends at Bonavista were sorry to hear of his death and extend sympathy to his family.

(The Fisherman's Advocate, April 30, 1971, page 3)


Elizabeth Mason

Passed away at Port Union on April 23 after a lengthy illness, Mrs. Elizabeth Mason, age 88 years and 7 months. Ant Lizzie, has (sp) she was best known, was a friend to all in need. Everyone received a welcome to her home and her kindness and generosity won her many friends by whom she will be long remembered.

She was a active member of the United Church Women's Association, then known as the Ladies Aid, also a (sp) active member of the LOBA Rising Sun, Catalina for over 40 years, and was made honorary member of Provincial Grand Lodge of Newfoundland.

Left to mourn are three sons, William, Fred and Albert, one daughter Annie (Mrs. James Goodyear) with whom she resided; five grand children and nine great grand children.

Her husband Richard predeceased her 42 years ago when he lost his life at sea enroute from Sydney to Newfoundland. The high esteem in which she was held was shown by the many floral tributes.

The funeral service was conducted on Sunday, April 25 at Bethany United Church, Catalina by Rev. W. T. Reynolds. Interment was in the United Church cemetery.

		She is gone from our midst,
		She as answered the call
		Sent out from the ever green shore,
		She has entered the fold of the city of gold
		And all of her troubles are o'er.

(The Fisherman's Advocate, September 24, 1971, page 11)


LODGE - Passed away suddenly on September 11 at Nain, Labrador, William J. Lodge of Port Union, age 43 years. Leaving to mourn are his wife, Ethel, two daughters, Eileen (Mrs. Ian Peckham) and Glenda (Mrs. Charles Faulkner) residing at Toronto; four sone, Wayne, attending University at St. John's, Frazer, Carl, and Kevin at home, also five brothers, Mark, Albert, Frederick, Capt. Wallace at hone and Capt. Newman residing at Brooklyn, N.Y., one sister, Ruth (Mrs. McKenzie Monks) at King's cove, also two grandchildren and a large circle of friends and relatives.

Mr. Lodge joined the Newfoundland Railway in 1947, sailing from Newfoundland to the West Indies. In later years, with the C.N.R., he served in various capacities, having been mate for a period and most recent years as purser. During his 24 years of service, he had made a large number of friends around Newfoundland and Labrador.

Interment took place in the United Church cemetery at Catalina. Burial services was conducted by Rev. W. T. Reynolds.

(The Fisherman's Advocate, October 29, 1971, page 3)


Charles Cook

There passed peacefully away at Port Rexton on October 16, Charles Cook at the age of 63 years. He leaves to mourn his widow, Patience, seven daughters, Amy, Mrs. Ben Norman, Port Union; Hazel, Mrs. Howard Sheppard, Catalina; Rosalind, Mrs. William Sheppard, Catalina; Ethel, widow of the late William Lodge, Port Union; Ruby, Mrs. Allan Matthews, Charleston; Princeline in the U.S.A., and Mrs. Loretta Stead; two sons, Charles at Britannia and Watson at Bonavista; 32 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Interment took place in the Anglican cemetery with the burial service conducted by Rev. Hatcher. The deceased was a member of the S.U.F. for forty years.

(The Fisherman's Advocate, November 26, 1971, page 2)


Mrs. Mary Harnum

Passed peacefully away on Friday, November 19, 1971, ata her daughter's residence, 21 Laughlin Crescent, Mrs. Mary Harnum of Port Union, aged 91 years and 9 months.

Leaving to mourn her dad loss are three sons, Eliol, Noah and Frank; five daughters, Hattie (Mrs. Harriet Mills), Sarnia, Ontario, Annie (Mrs. Lewis Geange) Glovertown; Lucy (Mrs. William Sutton) Bay de Verde; Nettie (Mrs. Fred Cousens), St. John's; Doreen (Mrs. James Squires) St. John's; also a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great-grandchildren.

the remains were conveyed from Barrett's Funeral Home, St. John's to her late residence at Port Union, from there to Bethany United Church, Catalina. Interment at Bethany United Church cemetery, Catalina.

Mrs. Harnum will always be remember by her family and friends as a devoted and loving mother. Deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family and relatives.

(The Fishermanís Advocate, April 18, 1975, page 6)

There passed away at the Bonavista Cottage Hospital on April 9, William J. Pardy at the age of 73 years and 5 months. He leaves to mourn their sad loss, his widow Muriel; five sons, Alex, Gerald and Steve at Port Union, Robert and Leslie at Bonavista; three daughters, Bessie (Mrs. Chesley Bartlett) at Lower Amherst cove, Dorothy (Mrs. William Miles) at Shoal Harbour and Janette (Mrs. Ray Ploughman) at Bonavista; two brothers, Robert at Bonavista and Leslie in New York, USA, also 19 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a wide circle of relatives and friends. The body rested at Strathieís Funeral Home from where the funeral took place with interment in the Anglican cemetery. Rev. C. Green officiated.

The deceased was born at Bonavista but for nearly twenty eight years, 1935-63, had resided with his family at Port Union, where he was employed with the Fishermanís Union Trading Company.

(The Fishermanís Advocate, May 30 , 1975, page 4)



The husband and sister of the late Nellie M. Penney of Champneys West wish to express sincere thanks and appreciation to all who helped in any way to alleviate their sorrow caused by the passing of a dear wife and sister on April 28, 1975. Also the passing of Mary D. Butler, mother of the deceased who resided at Toronto with her daughter Daphne and died at Peel Memorial Hospital, Brampton, Ontario, May 2, 1975. Our heartfelt thanks go out to those that sent wreaths, cards and made phone calls and those that visited the Leo Arch Deacon Funeral Home at Toronto before her remains were sent home at Port Rexton for burial. Thanks to doctor Duncan and nurse Morris and Rev. House for their many visits, also organist and undertaker J. R. Piercey, flower bearer boys, grave diggers and sexton. Due to the large number of expressions we regret it is impossible to thank all individually but we assure your your kindness will ever be remembered. May Godís blessing ever be with you.

Inserted by Charles and Daphne

(The Fishermanís Advocate, September 5, 1975, page 6)



Passed away at the D. V. A. Pavilion, St. Johnís, August 25, Mark Lodge, Sr., Port Union, age 77 years.

Leaving to mourn are his wife, Sarah; four sons, Donald at Bay Ridge, Ontario, Gilbert, Greenwood, N. S., Jack at Port aux Choix, Hayward at Port Union; four daughters Nellie (Mrs. Samuel Mews) Birchy Bay, Margaret (Mrs. Harrison Blackmore) Cambridge, Ontario, Mildred (Mrs. E. Bowridge) Petawawa, Ont., and Mabel at home, a sister Mrh. (sp) Salome Munroe, Hamilton, Ontario, 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral took place on Wednesday, August 27 at Bethany United Church, Catalina.



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Transcribed by James Butler, 2000
Updated November 20, 2000 by Jim Butler
Revised by Jim Butler, 2002

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