Obituaries – 1960s

GREEN, Adam – The community of New Perlican and surrounding area was shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Adam Green at his home in New Perlican, October 28 [1962]. Mr. Green was in his 76th year. Uncle Adam, as he was generally known, came to reside here from St. Jones Without, Trinity Bay ten years ago. He began fishing when 11 years of age and this year had completed 66 years in that occupation. He was a sincere friend to all who knew him, and many mourned at his passing. His was indeed a life of charity to all men. He leaves to mourn: his wife, the former Annie Jacobs of Little Heart’s Ease, Trinity Bay; three sons: George of Clarenville; Wallace of Little Heart’s Ease; and William of Little Heart’s Ease; one daughter: Melita, Mrs. Clarence Jacobs, Clarenville; one brother: Leander Green of Sunnyside and three sisters: Rachael Jane, Mrs. Robert Piercey, of New Perlican; Jessie, Mrs. Jethro Green of Sunnyside and Mary Ellen, Mrs. Eugene Barrett of Sydney, NS. The funeral took place at New Perlican in St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Oct. 28 [1962]. The officiant was Rev. H.M. Batten R.D., Parish Priest. The large attendance at the funeral, and the many floral tributes were evidence of the esteem in which Mr. Green was held in this settlement and elsewhere. The L.O.A., of which he was an honorary member, attended in a body. Interment was in the Anglican cemetery, New Perlican. The following out-of-town residents were here to attend the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Jehu Green, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Green, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Green, Windros Banton, of Winterton, Trinity Bay; Mr. and Mrs. Eliol Green, John Green, Absalom Hiscock, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thomas Pitcher, Cecil Pitcher, Edgar Pitcher, Albert Pitcher of Heart’s Content; Leander Green, Bertram Green, Melvin Green, of Sunnyside; George Stringer, Mr. and Mrs. Nehemiah Stringer, Mr. and Mrs. Eldred Drodge, George Strong, David Jacobs, of Little Heart’s Ease; Mr. and Mrs. Levi Stringer, Cyril Drodge of Adeytown; Mr. and Mrs. Theophilus Drodge, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Drodge, Raymond Green, Capt. Gladys Stringer S.A., of St. John’s.

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ROBBINS, Elsie – Passed peacefully away on Wednesday 8 p.m. at her daughter’s residence , 50 Quidi Vidi Road, Mrs. Elsie Robbins of Hatchet Cove, T.B. Leaving to mourn four daughters, Mary (Mrs. Stephen Garland), Joan (Mrs. Leslie Jacobs), North West Brook; Myrtle, (Mrs. Arthur Humber); Ethel, (Mrs. John Hickey); three sons, George of Toronto, Eli of St. John’s, Benjamin of Hatchet Cove. Body resting at Oak’s Funeral Home until Friday where a short service will be held, then it will proceed by train to Goobies Station. Funeral is to be held at Hatchet Cove Saturday afternoon.  (Reprinted from the Daily News, Thursday, October 4, 1962)

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SMITH, Samuel – Passed away at the General Hospital, on Saturday, May 6 [1967], Samuel Smith of 30 Cowperthwaite Court, age 55 years; leaving to mourn his wife, two daughters, Shirley (Mrs. Garland Jennings) at Wabush and Faye at home; three sons Clayton at Wabush, Douglas and Calvin at home; also one sister, three brothers and two grandchildren. Resting at Carnell Memorial Chapel, Freshwater Road, until 12 noon Tuesday. Funeral from St. Thomas’ Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, to the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road. (reprinted from The Evening Telegram).

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VEY, Herbert John – Passed peacefully away at the Grace Hospital, on April 7th [1962], Herbert John Vey, in his 72nd year, leavng to mourn wife, Edna, one son Harold, three daughters , Vie (Mrs. Andrew Hudson), Selina (Mrs. Victor Lundrigan), both at Mount Pearl, Glendale, and Gertie at home, one sister, Mrs. Jeremiah Ryan, at Montreal, two daughters-in-law, Annie and Ivy, also eleven grandchildren, as well as a wide circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services from 90 Cabot Street to Wesley United Church. Burial at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, on Tuesday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. (Reprinted from The Evening Telegram on Monday, 9 April, 1962)

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