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Subject: [NF-ROOTS] Tidbits Bell Island Examiner Jan. 6, 1956 PART 2
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2004 19:39:29 -0500
Because of it's length, this transcription is being sent in 2 parts.
Transcribed by John Baird and Sue O'Neill.
Friday January 6th 1956
A very happy birthday is extended to Linn younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Norman COHEN who celebrated her 2nd birthday on December 26th.
Mr. Lloyd mercer celebrated his birthday on Monday Jan 2nd. Special
greeting from his wife.
Congratulation and best wished are extended to Mr. Vincent CARBAGE whose
birthday is Friday Jan. 6th. A special birthday from Regina.
A very happy birthday is extended to Mr. Phonse SWEENEY who celebrates his
birthday on Jan. 6th. Special greetings from Teach, John and Francis.
Best wished are extended to Mr. Gerry DALTON whose birthday was Jan 1st. A
special greeting from Kay.
SAPP Died suddenly on December 29th, Ellen, beloved wife of Mr. Charles
Joseph SAPP in her 74th year. She leaves to mourn a husband and one sister
on Bell Island, also a number of nieces and nephews. Deepest sympathy is
extended to the bereaved.
People In The News
Miss Betty IRVIN, an employee of the Eastern Produce Limited, city, arrived
on the Island on Saturday Dec. 24th to spend the long Christmas weekend
with Mr. and Mrs. Peter REES, Davidson.
Mr. and Mrs. John EXEKIEL paid a brief visit to the Capital this past
week. They took their car with them.
Mr. Jack BARRETT returned to Bell Island recently following a month
vacation in Toronto. Mr. BARRETT traveled both ways by TCA
Mrs. Mary Gertrude KENNEDY of Lance Cove, arrived home recently following
an extended visit to her sister in Stephenville recently.
Mr. J. T. JACKMAN of the city was on Bell Island last week on business. He
was guest of Mr. and Mrs. T HAMMOND, Lance Cove.
Mr. Pat DOROTHY of the Front, paid a brief visit to the city during the
Mrs. Vincent HUNT visited St. John's on Friday to see her mother, Mrs.
WALSH, LeMarchant Road. She returned the same evening.
Mr. Pete REES was a visitor to the capital on Thursday on business. He
took his car along.
Mr. Ken CHURCHILL made his usual visit to the Iron Ile on Friday.
Mr. Clifford WILLIAMS, Goulds, city, representing the Sunshine Dairy Co.
Limited made his usual bi-weekly visit to the island on Thursday.
Dr. Rufus DOMINIE? returned to Bell Island Tuesday afternoon after spending
the long Christmas weekend with his family at Botwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon CLARKE, formerly of Kingston, Ontario, but now
stationed at Torbay with the RCAF, spent a week on the island with Mr. and
Mrs. Pete MURPHY, Mercer Street. Mrs. CLARKE was the former Miss Mary
MURPHY. They returned to the city this afternoon. They had their car with
Mr. Wm. PENNEY left the Island this week to spend Christmas with his family
in Salmon Cove.
Miss Laurine and Marina SKANES who are employed in the city arrived home to
spend the Christmas with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. SKANES, Main Street.
Mr. Robert FITZPATRICK, the Front, was a recent visitor to St. John's.
Mr. and Mrs Steve MURPHY, the Front, spent a few days in the city recently
as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon CLARKES, Kenna's Hill.
Mr. William HUTCHING left for his home in Spaniard's Bay Friday to spend
the festive season with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond KENT who have been stationed with the RCAF in London,
Ontario, left there for Germany to take up residence for the next three
years. Mrs KENT was the former Miss Rita MURPHY of Mercer Street.
Miss Helen McCARTHY who is employed at Pepperrel AFB , came to the Island
for the Long Christmas weekend . She returned to the city on Tuesday
Presently spending the Festive season with his people in Sydney N. S is Mr.
E. J. MURPHY, Personal Manager. Dominion Wabana Ore Limited.
Miss Mary SMALLCOMBE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold QUINTON, Wabana who
is employed with the Air Force, Torbay , was here visiting her family for
Messrs Joseph CARBAGE and Richard CLARKE were resent visitors to St. John's
last weekend on business for the Curling Club. Mr. McDONALD of Canada
Packers limited came to the Iron Isle on Friday on business for that firm.
Mr. Melvin ROSE was a recent visitor to Bell Island.
Mr. Elias BASHA of Basha's Hotel went to the city on Friday on
business. He returned the same day.
Mr. Harold GOSINE paid a brief visit to the Capital last weekend on business.
Mr. Eddie DWYER of Cousins Limited was in town last weekend on business.
Mr. John KENNEDY of Laren Ssaure[sic] was a recent visitor to St. John's,
also Mr. Frank STANE of the Front.
Miss Eleanor LAWTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. LAWTON arrived home
Saturday to spend the Festive season with her parents, Miss LAWTON is
employed at New York and traveled to Newfoundland by TCA, Torbay.
Mr. Pete NEARY Jr. , traveled city wards on Friday on business. He
returned the same evening.
Mrs. Victor DAWE of Pennywell road, city, spent the New Year on the Island
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. SOMMERTON, Town Square.
Mr. Ted GOUGH, Public accountant, was on the Iron Isle during the past week
on business. He registered at Basha's Hotel.
Mr. James KENNEDY, Town Square pays a brief visit to the capital on
Friday. He returned the same evening.
Misses Regina CONWAY daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas CONWAY, Jr., Main
Street returned to college at Antigonish , Halifax to resume his studied
Miss Anna NEARY R. N. arrived here from Gander last week to spend the New
Year with his family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter NEARY.
Miss Joan STARES student nurse at the General Hospital, spent a few days on
the island during the New Year to see her parents Mr. and Mrs Max STARES.
Rev. and Mrs GILL of Carbonear arrived on the Island last week to spend the
New Year as guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. O'NEILL, Town Square. Their two
daughters accompanied them.
Miss Marion KENNEDY was among the large number of visitors to travel to the
city on Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Pete REED and their two daughters went to St. John's on
Tuesday. They took their car along and returned the same evening.
Miss Theresa STONE, student nurse at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital spent the
New Year weekend with her parents on the Island.
Mr. Harry STARES and his son Rivilyn were visitors to St. John's over the
Mr. Gerald KENNEDY, Lance Cove, paid a brief visit to the city on
Friday. He returned the same evening.
Mr. Kevin BARRY , Principal of St. Kevin's Boys School, was a visitor to
the Capital on Tuesday. He returned the same evening.
Mr. Thomas SKANES traveled to the city during the past week, also was Mr.
Joseph NORMORE, the Green.
His many friends on the Island are delighted to see Mr. John BARRETT around
again and feeling so well following his most recent trip to Canadian mainland.
Miss Maureen SULLIVAN, Portugal Cove, spent a few days on the Island
recently visiting Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'BRIEN, Theatre Ave.
Mr. Robert ROWE of Grand Falls was a visitor to Bell Island recently
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DUGGAN Theatre Ave.
Mr. and Mrs John CASE and daughter Laura returned to the city on Monday
afternoon spending Christmas on the Island with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert DAVIS returned to Bell Island on Tuesday after spending
their Christmas holidays at their mainland home. Mrs. DAVIS will remain
here during the winter months.
Greetings are extended to master David BENNETT on the occasion of his tenth
birthday on Thursday January 5th.
Congratulations are extended to Mr. William VOKEY who celebrated his
birthday on Jan 5th.
Miss Betty BUTLER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BUTLER, is at present spending
a week's holidays in St. John's. Miss BUTLER is employed on the staff of
the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Mr. Howard PITTS returned to the Island on Monday after an enjoyable
vacation on the local mainland.
Pvt. Naaman[sic] RYAN of the RCA is presently home on leave after two years
on active duty.
Miss Catherine KENT returned to her duties at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital
following a short vacation with her parents on the Island.
Mr. and Mrs. Doug NEILL were recent visitors to St. John's over the week-end.
Miss Frances BUTLER employee of Carbage's Fruit Store paid a brief visit to
the city on Friday. She returned the same afternoon.
Mr. John NEARY, traveled city-wards on Friday on Business for the Dominion
Wabana Ore Ltd.
Messrs Cyril GREEN and Forward WICKS of J. B. Hand limited paid their
weekly visit to the Island on Tuesday on business for that firm. They
registered at Basha's Hotel.
Mr. Charles COHEN was a business visitor to the city on Wednesday. He
returned the same day.
Mr. Dennis KENT son of Mr. and Mrs William KENT, Wabana is presently
spending the Festive season with his family on the Island. Dennis is
stationed at HMC Shearwater, Dartmouth and leaves for his duties there this
Miss Catherine O'NEILL is spending the Christmas vacation with relatives in
Harbor Grace and is due to returned home this weekend.
Messrs Ralph ROBERTS and Clifford WILLIAMS of the city were on the Island
this week in the interest of their business.
Miss Sadie GOSINE Sr. was a business visitor to the city on Tuesday of this
Mr. and Mrs. HARVEY flight went to the city on Monday of this week and
returned to the Island the following day.
Miss Eleanor LAWTON enplaned at Torbay this week to resume her position as
a secretary in New York City. She was accompanied to the airport by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. J . LAWTON, town Square.
Mr. Pat JACKMAN, East End road, left the island this week to take up a
position in Goose Bay.
Miss Sheila LAHEY spent a few days in St. John's this week on a shopping trip.
Mr. Kev. CHURCHILL came to the Island yesterday on Business. He returned
the following morning.
Mr. Walter CARTER was a visitor to the city on Tuesday of the week. He
returned to the island the same evening.
Miss Kay SEWARD of St. John's was a visitor to the Island recently,
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Andrew SEWARD, Dominion Square.
VISITORS TO BELL ISLAND
Mrs. Joseph ELLIA, Mrs. Marina JOSEPH, Mrs. Annie RINGMAN, Mrs. Amelia
SAPP, Mrs. Eileen GOSINE came to the Island on Friday afternoon to attend
the obsequies of the late Mrs. Joseph SAPP, whose sudden death occurred the
pervious day. The funeral of the late Mrs. SAPP took place on Saturday
morning following Solemn Mass of Requiem at 10.30 in the Church of the
Immaculate Conception, Town Square by Monsignor T. F. BARTLETT.
SUDDEN PASSING OF VICTOR HANN
The sudden and unexpected passing of Mr. Victor HANN at his home, Wabana,
Bell Island; on Christmas Eve was learned with deep regret by his many
friends and associates throughout the length and breath of the Island.
Born on Bell Island 46 years ago, he was a former employee of Dominion
Wabana Ore Ltd. Quite of nature, cheerful and of a very friendly
disposition, he was never busy for a friendly greeting to any who
approached him. Friends and strangers alike were always given a friendly
welcome at his home, and he was ever ready to lend a helping hand or
support any worthy cause when called upon.
His funeral took place on Monday afternoon, and following the service at
St. Boniface Church interment took place in the Church of England Cemetery.
May he rest in peace.
A very happy birthday is extended to Mario, young son of Mr. and Mrs. John
SIMON, Jeweler, who celebrated his 2nd birthday on Monday Dec.
26th. Special greetings from grandma and uncle George.
Greetings and best wishes are extended to Noel GRENDARU[sic] who was 1 year
old on Christmas Day. A very happy birthday from grandma Harriett.
Congratulation are extended to Miss Cecilia BASHA who was 12 years of age
on Tuesday Dec. 27yh.
Master Brenden DWYER was 12 years old on December 24. A special happy
birthday from aunt Anna
A very happy birthday is extended to Miss Cynthia REES, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Pete REES who was nine years old on January 3. Special greetings from
nanny, Tom, Dad and the family.
The engagement is announced of Doris , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. T.
HAMMOND, Lance Cove to Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. J B PETRIE.
Mr. and Mrs. William KENT, The Front, announced the engagement of their
daughter Rita, to Blair son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph BRIEN, Town Square.
The engagement is announced of Edna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward KENT,
Lance Cove , to Constable WARD.
The engagement is announced of Miss Hannah BEST of West Mines to Mr. Edgar
NEILL, also of Bell Island.
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