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The Western Star Newspaper
December 2008



Ross and Valerie Cassell of Stephenville are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Trista to Keith Muise. On Dec. 11, 2008. Both reside in Ft. McMurray, AB. Wedding preparations for Aug. 2010. Congratulations from family and friends. Love you both ... Dad and Mom.

Heather Heath
of Deer Lake and Michael Stripe of Fort Worth, Texas are pleased to announce their engagement. A March wedding is planned for Deer Lake.
(Published: Dec. 13, 2008)

Alexander and Lorraine House of Gillams are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Alexandra to Darren Stacey, son of Elsie and the late Isaac Legge. The couple will marry August 2009.
(Published: Dec. 13, 2008)

Jane and Jerome Jesseau, Corner Brook, are pleased to announce the engagement of their youngest daughter, Pamela, to Ryan Markey, of Long Island NY. Ryan is the son of Bill and Gail Markey, New Smyma Beach, Fla. The couple are living in Jacksonville, Fla. A wedding date has not been set.
(Published: Dec. 13, 2008)

Glen and Jill Power are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer, to Justin, son of Danny and Karen Martineau of Corner Brook. A wedding is planned for the summer of 2010. Congratulations and best wishes from all of our family and friends!
(Published: Dec. 6, 2008)

The parents of Tracy Walbourne and Jason Baker are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Tracy is the daughter of Laura and Dave Walbourne. Jason is the son of Glenda and Thomas Baker. A wedding has been set for August 15th, 2009 and will take place in Corner Brook. Best wishes from family and friends.
(Published: Dec. 20, 2008)




Congratulations to Edith (nee Barefoot) and Dawson Roberts, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today. Love from their five children, Cheryl (Darrell), Paul (Rachel), Michael (Melissa), Allan (Cheryl) and Peter (Arlene). Greetings also come from their eight grandchildren, Nicole, Casey, Lenard, Timothy, Raymond, Stephen, Spencer and Nathan; and their one great-grandchild, Alex.
(Published: Dec. 18, 2008)


Special anniversary wishes to Dan and Kay O’Quinn of West Bay on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26 from their three children, Sharon (Jack Hynes), Brenda (Ned O’Gorman) and Dan (Peggy); daughter-in-law Shirley O’Quinn; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
(Published: Dec. 24, 2008)


Michael and Mary Yetman
will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26. They were married in Buchans in 1938 and have spent most of their married life in Corner Brook where they now reside at Mountainview Estates. Greetings come from their family and friends especially children Patricia (Larry Dunphy), Michael (Pearl), Geraldine (Bill Church) and Barbara (Tor Naess).
(Published: Dec. 24, 2008)

Boxing Day a special anniversary for Corner Brook couple
The Western Star December 27, 2008

By Cory Hurley
      After 70 years of marriage you can still see a twinkle in their eyes when they look at each other.
      Michael and Mary Yetman, remarkably, celebrated their 70th anniversary at Mountainview Estates Friday. A church service was held followed by a reception with music and dancing.
      They were both born in Bryant’s Cove, near Harbour Grace, but didn’t meet until 24 years later in Buchans. Mary said Michael was attracted to her good looks, and love blossomed from there.
      They had two children in Buchans, Patricia and Michael, and two more after moving to Curling (now a part of Corner Brook), Geraldine and Barbara.
      After 10 years working the Buchans Mine, Michael worked as a pipefitter at the paper mill in Corner Brook for some 35 years. He retired in 1977.
      When her children were raised Mary went to work part time at both the Colemans and Kearsey’s clothing stores.
True joy
      The couple, now both 94 years of age, spent retirement between summers in Robinsons and winters in Corner Brook, but travel was their true joy.
      Their son Michael worked with external affairs and was often stationed throughout the world, so they took advantage of that to do some traveling.
      Their most memorable trips included a round-the-world trip that went from Toronto to Los Angeles to Tahiti and New Zealand, while returning through places such as New Caledonia, Singapore, London and St. John’s.
      Michael also had the opportunity to visit Ethiopia and take a safari in Kenya.
      He said their relationship had its ups and downs, but they stuck with each other and persevered. They also have 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
      “We have a wonderful family,” Mary said, in their room at Mountainview Estates. “We are so proud that we are close and all get along.”
      Her days of “jannying” or mummering, when she liked to play the accordion, are long behind her, but she still likes to dance, she said.
      The Yetmans have been at the seniors residence for more than three years, and enjoy it immensely.
      “We love it here,” Michael said. “It is just like home. The staff are kind and they treat us great.”



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