Daily News, 1955

May 5, 1955

Fish Federation Reaches Objective

The Newfoundland Federation of Fishermen has already reached the objective of 250 locals, set up when the federation-was formed. Now there is news that the 251st local, may shortly be formed. Officials here say that fishermen of Southport and Gooseberry Cove are confidently expecting to be able to announce they have formed the new local very shortly.

Hon. James. Sinclair, Federal Minister of Fisheries, is expected to arrive here by TCA Sunday. He is to address the convention of the federation scheduled to open here next-week.

June 15, 1955

Ordination Service for the Newfoundland Conference of the United Church of Canada

This evening the Ordination Service for the Newfoundland Conference of the United Church of Canada, which is in session at Cochrane Street Church will be held at 8 p.m. The picture shows seven men who have been accepted for ordination at this service. Seated, left to right, J. Berkley Reynolds, B.A., B.D. of Small Point, Conception Bay; Leslie Critch, B.A., B.D. of Hickman’s Harbour; Clarence Stanford, B.A. B.D. of Hillview, Trinity Bay; standing, left to right: David Lovewell of Shotesham, England; Eleazer K. Norman, B.A., of Paquet; Harold Martin of Port Anson, Notre Dame Bay; and Calvin Evans, B.A., B.D., of Botwood.

August 5, 1955

Captain E. Vardy

Dies Suddenly

Captain Edmund Vardy, 64 of Trinity Bay died suddenly while aboard the schooner  “Morning Star Second”  en route to Heart’s Content.

The man was stricken suddenly and death was a result of heart disease.


August 9, 1955

Wedding announcement of Simeon Spurrell and Daisy Coffin

Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Spurrell who were married recently at St Columbia United Church, Toronto. Mrs. Spurrell is the former Daisy Coffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Coffin, Come by Chance. Mr. Spurrell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Spurrell, Butter Cove.



August 20, 1955

People in the News

Mr. and Mrs. David Pike motored to Little Hearts Ease on Monday to visit Mrs. Pike’s mother, Mrs. Belinda Drodge, who has been seriously ill. Mrs. Drodge spent some time at Come By Chance Hospital, but is at home now, and slowly improving.



October 22, 1955

From Southport

Mr. Nelson Avery, business man from Southport, is at present visiting the city on business, and is registered at the Brownsdale Hotel.


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