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From: "Tom Hynes" <>
Subject: Grand Falls newspapers items - 2 of 3
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 11:41:51 -0500

Transcribed by Tom and Diane Hynes.

Surnames in the information below: Anstey, Armstrong, Barrow, Browne,
Burke, Christian, Decoste, Devine, Doody, Folkes, Gillis, Hannon, Harapita,
Hardiman, Healey, Hefford, Hiscock, Ivany, Karapita, Keough, Lewis, Leyte,
McKenzie, Noseworthy, O'Keefe, Parsons, Paul, Penney, Pinsent, Power,
Redmond, Reid, Rose, Rowe, Ryan, Sample, Sansome, Saunders, Vaters, Wells,

Grand Falls Advertiser January 15, 1979 (Monday)
Obituary. William B. Penney [with photo].
Mr. William B. Penney, 7 Mayo Street, Grand Falls, Nfld., died
at Central Newfoundland Hospital, Grand Falls, on January 4, 1979. He had
been in failing health since September and was 74 years of age.
The late Mr. Penney was born at Avondale in 1904 and came to
this area in 1912 and was employed at the mill for forty-four years. He was
predeceased by his wife, the former Irene Saunders of Little Bay, in 1969.
For the past nine years Mr. Penney, whose home was in Bishop's Falls, had
been living with his daughter Rita and her family in Grand Falls.
Left to mourn their sad loss are three sons: James, Grand
Falls, and William and Thomas at Bishop's Falls. Three daughters: Marion,
Mrs. Roy Parsons, Grand Falls, Rita, Mrs. Gerald Rose, Grand Falls, with
whom he resided at the time of his death, and Marie, Mrs. Jess Paul of
Edmonton, Alberta, twenty-nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He also leaves to mourn: one sister Mary, Mrs. Arthur Wells at Bishop's
Falls, and Pearl, Mrs. Frank Redmond at Glace Bay, N.S.; four stepbrothers:
Arthur Penney, Jos. Penney, Jim Woodford at Bishop's Falls and Wm. Woodford
at Gander, and one stepsister, Mrs. Len Ryan, Grand Falls.
Funeral took place from the Sacred Heart Church, Bishop's Falls
and was conducted by Rev. Fr. Burke. Burial took place at the Roman
Catholic cemetery, Bishop's Falls.
Funeral director was Central Funeral Homes and pallbearers were
Jerome Penney, Gary Penney, Arthur Penney, John Gillis, Gus Keough and Gerry

Grand Falls Advertiser January 22, 1979 (Monday)
Birthday Greetings. ... To Sharron Hefford, Jan. 22; from
her parents and friends at Buchans.

Grand Falls Advertiser January 22, 1979 (Monday)
Obituary. CHRISTIAN.
Passed away at the DVA Hospital, St. John's, December 30, 1978, Mr.
Alexander J. Christian, in his 81st year. Leaving to mourn five daughters,
Geraldine (Mrs. Gus Power, Grand Falls); Muriel (Mrs. Clayton Armstrong,
Port Huron, Mich.); Audrey (Mrs. L. Folkes, Grand Falls); Jean (Mrs. John
Barrow, St. John's), with whom he resided; Madge (Mrs. Robert Reid, St.
John's). Two sons Cyril and Gordon at St. John's and one sister Mrs. Walter
Rowe, Grand Falls; twenty-two grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral took place from the Central Funeral Home, Grand Falls, January 1,
1979. Interment at the United Church Cemetery, Grand Falls.

Grand Falls Advertiser February 8, 1979 (Thursday)
Bishop's Falls. ...
Mr. and Mrs. Con Lewis of Avondale wish to thank all the good
people in Bishop's Falls and surrounding area who helped alleviate, through
their donations, the loss of their home by fire. Special thanks go to the
Reverend Father Leo Burke. Mr. Lewis is the brother of Mrs. Mary Pinsent of
Bishop's Falls.

Grand Falls Advertiser February 8, 1979 (Thursday)
Buchans. Birthdays.
Greetings ... To Gerald Ivany Feb. 6; from his mother and
family. ...
To Wade Hefford Feb. 7; from his family and friends. ...
To Alf Hefford Feb. 9; from family and friends.

Grand Falls Advertiser February 15, 1979 (Thursday)
In Memoriam [with photo]. In loving memory of our mother and grandmother
Naomi Ivany (nee Vaters) who passed away Feb. 18, 1975. [poem]. By her
daughter Ruby, son-in-law Tom and grandchildren Brenda, Tom, Susan, Pamela,
Colin and Jill.

Grand Falls Advertiser February 15, 1979 (Thursday)
Social Scene. Grand Falls. ...
Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Decoste, from Halifax, N.S. is spending a
vacation visiting relatives and friends in Grand Falls. She is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ivany, of Memorial Avenue.

Grand Falls Advertiser February 19, 1979 (Monday)
Sansome - Healey Exchange Vows. [with photo of couple]
On Oct. 13, 1978, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate
Conception, Mary Ann, daughter of Mary, and the late Gerald Healey, became
the bride of Boyce Mervin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Sansome.
The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Cyril Healey.
She looked radiant as she entered the church dressed in a long white gown of
satin, which she herself designed, and a waist-length veil of lace. She
carried a bouquet of red and white roses. The groom was dressed in a white
dinner jacket and black dress pants.
Matron of Honor was Mrs. Pamela Healey, sister-in-law of the
bride, while bridesmaid was Mrs. Barbara Hardiman, sister of the bride.
They were dressed in floor-length, peach colored dresses, and carried white
The duties of best man were performed by Allan Healey, brother
of the bride while usher was Gary Sansome, brother of the groom. They were
both dressed in white dinner jackets and black pants, and wore red
Both mothers looked lovely. The bride's in her floral beige
gown and the groom's in her gown of sky blue with white corsages.
The wedding reception took place at the Knights of Columbus
Hall, Grand Falls. Grace was said by Father Richard Anstey, close friend of
both the bride and groom. Robert Hiscock done a wonderful job as Master of
The bride and groom were wished much success and happiness by
both family and friends.

Grand Falls Advertiser February 22, 1979 (Thursday)
Buchans. Birthday Greetings. ...
Greetings to Marie Hefford, Feb. 23 from her family and
friends. ...
Greetings to Sandy Ivany, Feb. 24, from his wife, daughter and

Grand Falls Advertiser April 16, 1984 (Monday)
Obituary. Michael William Hannon.
Michael William Hannon, age 82 years, of 9 Renfrew Ave.,
Chatham, Ontario, died in the Scarboro Centenary Hospital, Toronto on
Saturday, March 31, 1984. Son of the late Peter Hannon and Mary Frances
Noseworthy, he was born in Harbour Maine [sic], Nfld., and has lived in
Chatham for the past 6 years.
He was a station supervisor for Canadian National Railways in
Newfoundland and he retired in 1966.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Alice Browne, two daughters,
Mary (Mrs. Wilson Leyte) of Chatham and Gertrude (Mrs. Alex Harapita [sic]),
of Toronto; one son, Cyril Hannon of St. John's, Nfld.; four brothers,
George, Gordon, Peter and Frank, all of Bishop's Falls, Nfld.; also
surviving are 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by his first wife, Gertrude Doody, in 1936 and one
sister and three brothers.
The late Michael Hannon rested at T. Brady Hinnegan Funeral
Home, 156 William St., S., Chatham, Ontario, Tuesday, April 3.
The funeral mass was celebrated in St. Ursulus Church at 10
a.m., Wednesday, April 4; celebrant was father J.J. Devine. Father Murray
Sample led the parish prayers. Mary Ellen Karpita [sic] and John Karpita
were the lay readers.
Pallbearers were: Scott McKenzie, Chris, Bob, Stephen, Jim and Greg Leyte.
Interment was in St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chatham, Ont.
Donations may be made to the cancer society or the diabetes association.

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