HENNEBURY, Mrs. Alex (Jennie Louise)
The Telegram Saturday, January 16, 1937
With quiet calm and repose a young life came to a close in the early hours
of this morning when Mrs. Alex Hennebury passed across the
Great Divide. Deceased was formerly Miss Jennie Louise Andrews, one of a well known and loyal
family. Her brother, John, whose sad passing we recorded last year, went overseas
with the First Five Hundred; another brother, Harold, who is now living in
England, was at Gallipoli and was a prisoner of war in Germany for eighteen
months; her husband, Alex, was also a "Blue Puttee," and won the Military Medal
while serving in France: her brother-in-law, Walter J. Bursey, was severely
wounded while on active service with "Ours", and another, John McBay was also
with the Royal Nfld. Regiment.
Mrs. Hennebury sustained a protracted illness. For the past few years she had
been ailing, but suffered this long disability with great fortitude and resignation.
The end came, not unexpectedly but found her waiting and ready.
To her husband, four children, mother, two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Bursey and Mrs.
Jack McBay; brothers Harold and George, and other relatives, we tender sincere
The funeral will take place on Monday afternoon at 2:30 from her late residence,
100 Freshwater Road, and it is anticipated that a large number of citizens
and ex-servicemen will attend to pay their last tribute of respect to a loyal
wife, a quiet unassuming friend and the type of Newfoundland womanhood which,
alas, is passing all too quickly.