Obituaries – 1950s

  • PRICE, Jessie [nee Benson] – [Passed away July 13, 1958 at Adeytown] Home League Secretary, Mrs. Jessie Price, Little Heart’s Ease, Nfld. was untiring and faithful in her service until four months before her passing. She devoted herself to the home league and to young people’s work in the corps. She also nursed in the community and near-by settlements, carrying her ministry into the homes and lives of those who were in need of spiritual and material help, and she will be greatly missed. Though she suffered severely she remained in the will of God and had a clear and definite testimony to the end. Her husband predeceased her recently. In the absence of the corps officers, the funeral service was conducted by St. Captain and Mrs. J. Monk, assisted by 2nd Lieut. D. Jacobs.The members of the home league and the Orange Lodge participated in the committal service. In memorial service the following Sunday the songster brigade sang “The Pearly White City”, and a daughter of the bereaved found the Lord.


VEY, Charlotte Fanny [nee King] –  Long Beach – There passed away at Long Beach January 20[1959] Charlotte Fanny Vey in her 76th year. Aunt Fanny, as she was more widely known, was liked by all who came in contact with her and although she had been ailing with a heart condition and ill health for many years, her passing came as a shock to all the community. A kind and loving mother; she was the daughter of the late William A. and Susan King of New Bonaventure; educated at Trinity and Memorial College, St. John’s. She was organist in the church at Long Beach for many years and a member of the church of England Women’s Association for over forty years. A faithful church worker, she loved her church and served it well up to her passing. The late Mrs. Vey was postmistress at Long Beach for over forthy years and a District nurse for over twenty years; she was always ready when the call came and often went through many hardships to get to her patients. Her husband predeceased her three years ago. She leaves to mourn, five sons: John, Alfred, Malcolm and Douglas (with whom she resided) at Long Beach, and Eric at Corner Brook, three daughters, Mamie, Mrs. Samuel Smith at St. John’s; Susie, Mrs. W.M. Parsons at Carbonear and Ethel, Mrs. Cyril Thomas, at Hodge’s Cove; one only sister, Mrs. A. King at Brooklyn, New York; one step-brother Walter Vivian, New Bonaventure; 30 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends.


VEY, Lydia Sarah [nee Jacobs] – Passed peacefully away at her daughter’s residence 193 Craigmillar Avenue, at 12:30 a.m. September 8th [1952], Mrs. James Vey, at the age of 70, after a long illness. Left to mourn husband, seven (7) sons, six (6) daughters. Funeral at Long Beach, Trinity Bay, Wednesday, September 10th. (Reprinted from The Evening Telegram).


Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, Updated 2019

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