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The Telegram Obituaries
January 1973


Alcock, Leroy
Passed away at the Grace General Hospital on Tuesday, January 23, 1973, Leroy Alcock, late of Harbour Grace, age 63. Left to mourn their sad loss, his wife Matilda; four daughters; Sandra (Mrs. James Meaney), Carbonear; Barbara (Mrs. John Peddle), Bristol’s Hope and Elaine and Marion at home; four sons; Bert at Toronto; David at Carbonear; Eric at Harbour Grace and Douglas at home; 14 grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral notice to be announced later. No Flowers by request. Kindly send all donations to the Heart Fund.

Andrews, Selina
Passed peacefully away at her son’s residence, Portugal Cove, On Monday, January 29th, 1973, Selina Andrews, aged 79 years; wife of the late Esau Andrews; leaving to mourn one daughter, Clara (Mrs. Frank Garland); seven sons, Andrew, Alex, William, Ralph, Wilson, Cyril and Alwyn; one brother, Soloman Hiscock at Winterton; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a large number of friends. Resting at the Carnell Memorial Chapel, Freshwater Road. Funeral at 2:30 pm Wednesday, January 31st, 1973 from the Anglican Church, Portugal Cove. No flowers by request.

Dicks, Mary Grace
Passed peacefully away, January 23rd, 1973, at the home in Harbour Grace, Mary Grace Dicks, age 82 years. Leaving to mourn her husband John Alfred; two sons John at Halifax and James, Harbour Grace; two daughters; Myrtle (Mrs. John Anderson), Ethel (Mrs. Freeman Burton), both of Harbour Grace; two sisters Myrtle (Mrs. Edgar Pelley), Boyd’s Cove and Hattie (Mrs. George Ralph), Toronto; 21 grandchildren. Funeral on Friday at 2:30 pm from her home on Harvey Street to St. Paul’s Anglican Church.

FONTAINE - Passed peacefully away at Gander, Jan. 29, 1973, Edward Patrick Fontaine, age 67 years of 13 McKay St., formerly lighthouse keeper of Cape Bauld. Leaving to mourn his wife, Frances: one son Michael at Saint John, N.B.; two sisters Lillian in Winnipeg, Manitoba,and Valeda at St. Brendan's, Bonavista Bay; also a large number of relatives and  friends. Remains are rested at Gander Funeral Home. Funeral was Thursday, Feb 1st, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Joseph's Church, Gander. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Canadisn Heart Foundation.

Gladney, Martin
Accidentally killed on January 26th, 1973, Martin Gladney, age 13 years. Leaving to mourn his sad loss father, mother, two brothers, eight sisters. Funeral today, Monday, at 9:30 am from Cauls Funeral Home to Holy Rosary Church at Portugal Cove for Mass at 10:30 am.

HOULIHAN - Passed away Jan 31 in her 80th year, Mary Catherine Houlihan, of Flatrock. Leaving to mourn their sad loss, one son Michael, one daughter Adelaide (Mrs. Don Hollinrake) of Ill. (U.S.A.), also 15 grandchildren, two brothers and one sister at Outer Cove. Remains were conveyed from Caul's Funeral Home to her late residence. Funeral Saturday to R.C. Church, Flatrock for Mass at 11:30 a.m.

McGrath, John Joseph
Passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, January 23rd, 1973, John Joseph McGrath, (Taximan), aged 64. Leaving to mourn his loving wife Anne; four sons; John, Joseph, Patrick, Jerome and five daughters Elizabeth (Mr., Peter Phaiah), Dayville, Conn., Patricia (Mrs. Noel Kelly), Marie (Mrs. Pat Mahoney), Alice (Mrs. Mike Donovan) and Joanne at home; also one sister Mrs. William Maddigan; 16 grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends. Remains resting at Caul’s Funeral Home. Funeral notice to be announced.

OSMOND - Mr. Hurbert George Osmond, a veteran of the First and Second World Wars passed peacefully away on Jan. 10, 1973 in his 78th year at the Notre Dame Memorial Hospital, Twillingate. Leaving to mourn his two sons Ralph and John both of Twillingate; brother Solomon residing at Windsor; also six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral was held on Jan 12th from the Salvation Army Citadel. Interment in the Salvation Army Cemetery.

PORTER - Passed peacefully away at the Senior Citizens Home, Clarke's Beach on January 23rd,1973, Mrs. Jessie Porter, of Church Rd., Long Pond in her 91st year. Leaving to mourn three sons Abraham; Fred and John; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and one great-grand-grandchild. Funeral took place from Butler's Funeral Home, Foxtrap on Jan. 25th to All Saints Church, Foxtrap, Interment at Foxtrap Anglican Cemetery.

Primroy, John
Passed away at the General Hospital on January 27th, 1973, in his 76th year, John Primroy, of Pouch Cove. Leaving to mourn one son Edwin, one daughter. Remains resting at Caul’s Funeral Home until 10:30 today, Monday. Funeral today, Monday at 2:30 pm from the United Church at Pouch Cove.

SCEVIOUR - Passed peacefully away Friday, Jan. 26, 1973, at the Christopher Fisher Division on Western Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Violet Mae Sceviour, in her 67th year. Born at Greenspond, Bonavista Bay. She is survived by her husband, William; one daughter Gwendolyn (Mrs. Howard Hicks); and four grandchildren Wayne, Marilyn, Larry and Katherine Hicks. The funeral sevice was held Sunday, January 28th at Humber United Church of which she was a devoted member. Service was conducted by the minister Rev. Roger O. York. Interment in Mt. Patricia Cemetery.



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