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Digby obituaries for October 1951 thru April 1958

1951 Walter Payson

died on Wednesday, October 24, 1951 Source: Bear River, Annapolis County, ns records. Buried : Mt. Hope Cemetary, Bear River, NS Submitter: Beverley Payson White Allen Sasseen Obituary contained surnames HARRIS, PAYSON

Walter William PAYSON b.30 Sept 1875 died 24 October, 1951, at his home just outside Bear River, NS. Married to the former Mabel G. HARRIS, Born:15 Aug 1876 D: 24 July 1934. Mr. Payson and wife, Mabel had four children: Walter, Wilbur, Loretta Anne and Lorne. Walter William PAYSON was born 30 Sept 1875. Funeral services were held in Digby and burial was at the Mt. Hope Cemetary in Digby.

1953 Walter V. Denton

died on Thursday, February 26, 1953 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames DENTON, RICE

WALTER V. DENTON There passed away at Little River one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citzens , Walter V. DENTON aged 89 , son of the late Mr. & Mrs Kelsey DENTON of the same village . Mr. DENTON was a member of the Little River Baptist church where he sang in the choir for years. His wife Laura B. DENTON predeceased him twelve years ago . Mr. DENTON had been in poor health for the past two years . Out of a family of eleven he leaves to mourn one sister Mrs .F. E. RICE , Sandy Cove and one brother Prof. Kelsey DENTON Ottawa . The funeral was held at the Little River Baptist Church on Sunday with Lic. E. Strongtharm officiating.

1953 Herbert Frank Mallett

died on Thursday, February 26, 1953 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames FREDETTE, MALLETT, MCGOWAN, PEARE

Herbert Frank MALLETT The community of Gilbert's Cove was sadly shocked by the sudden death of Herbert Frank MALLETT on Thursday morning Feb. 19 1953 at the age of 75 years.He was the son of the late Capt. Henry and Catherine MALLETT, also of Gilbert's Cove . His wife,Margaret, whom he married in Boston forty-Four years ago preceased him several years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss one daughter Mrs Stuart MCGOWAN [Elizabeth] also two step daughters ; Mrs Ray FRENETTE [Ann] of Dorchester Mass.and Mrs Florence PEARE at home ; one brother Irving MALLETT of Reading Mass; one granddaughter Mary PEARE at home ; one grand son Fred PEARE in the united States Navy at Alaska and five other grandchildre in the USA. Mr . MALLETT lived for a number of his younger years in the United States returning to his home in Gilbet's Cove in 1930. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him both young and old. The funeral services took place Satursday morning in the St Croix Church with Father D'ENTREMONT officiating. The interment was in the St. Croix Cemetery in Plympton.

1953 Newman RAYMOND

died on Thursday, November 12, 1953 Source: Nov. 12, 1953, The Mail Star, Halifax,N.S. Submitter: John Thurber Obituary contained surnames RAYMOND

NEWMAN H. RAYMOND WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 12 - Newman H. RAYMOND, aged 81, formerly of Beaver River, Nova Scotia, died in hospital at Alexandria, Virginia, near here. An ardent supporter of prohibition, Mr RAYMOND ran for mayor of New York City some 40 years ago on a prohibition ticket. He is the author of many Poems and several pieces of prose, including a brochure "The Vicious Circle And The Way Out". A colorful poem written by Mr RAYMOND entitled "Homeward Bound", was converted into a hymn a few years ago and was sung at his funeral service here today. Mr RAYMOND left Nova Scotia at an early age and settled in Brooklyn, New York, where he took up contracting and building business and eventually became a registered architect. In 1892, he became an American citizen. During World War 1, he served as a major in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army. He was an ardent supporter and member of the American Legion and American Institute of Architects. Surviving, besides his widow, Esther H.; are two sons and two daughters, also two brothers, one sister, 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held this morning at his home in Alexandria with interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

1953 Mrs. William Porter

died on Sunday, December 6, 1953 Source: Newspaper clipping Submitter: gail metcalfe Obituary contained surnames LAYFIELD, MACGILL, MAILMAN, PORTER, PURDY

The community of Roxville was saddened by the sudden passing of Sarah Etta Porter, beloved wife of William C. Porter on Sunday afternoon, December 6 at the age of 65 years. Mrs. Porter suffered from a heart attack a month ago and rallied, but suffered a second one on Saturday evening. She is survived by four daughters, (Katherine) Mrs D. Malcolm Purdy, Lynn, Mass; (Kathleen) Mrs. Robert Layfield, Dartmouth, NS; (Theta) Mrs. James MacGill, Middleton; (Ruby) Mrs. Lorenzo Mailman, Springfield. Four sons, Fritz, Aylesford; Clarence and Guy, Roxville; and Carl, of Middleton. One son, Roy, predeceased her eight years ago. Also surviving are seventeen grandchildren. Funeral service was held from the home Wednesday afternoon with service later at the United Church in Digby. Interment was in the United Church cemetery, Digby.

1954 Mrs Michael MacKinnon

died on Thursday, July 15, 1954 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BEATON, COMEAU, CORPORON, CULBERT, DENTREMONT, DEVEAU, DOUCETTE, HATTIE, MACKINNON, MCCARTY, MICHAEL, REDMOND, THERIAULT

MRS MICHAEL MC KINNON Funeral service was held at St. Patrick's Church here on monday for Mrs. Michael McKinnon who passed away Saturday evening at the age of 92 years after a lengthy illness. Solemn High Requiem Mass was sung by her Rev. Father MCCARTY, OMI assisted in the choir by Rev. Father DENTREMONT of St. Croix Parish, Plympton.and Rev. Father REDMOND .Organist was E. J. THERIAULT Pallbearers were Richard BEATON , Benjamin THERIAULT , Denis THERIAULT, Jack CULBERT, Patrick J. COMEAU, and Joseph HATTIE. Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery here. Mrs. MACKINNON who was predeceased by her husband five years ago was a woman of high Christian character. A devout member of the Roman Catholic Church she was a faithful worker in St. Patrick's parish here. She was also noted for her work among the sick of the parish. She was well known to members of the religious orders who travellled through Digby could always be sure of a cheery word of greeting from Mrs. MACKINNON. She was the daughter of the late Michael DOUCETTE and Madeline CORPORON DOUCETTE of Colberrie. \ She is survived by one son Joseph MACKINNON of Sudbury , Ont. and by two daughters Addie [Mrs Thomas L. DEVEAU] of Digby by whom she was lovingly cared for during her long illness and Sally [Mrs. Jack CULBERT ] of Saint John. Several grandchildren survive as well as one brother Joseph DOUCETTE age 85 of Haverhill MA. Mr. DOUCETTE attended his sister's funeral on Monday

1950's Mrs. Mary Muise

died on Saturday, January 1, 1955 Submitter: S Belliveau Obituary contained surnames AMIRO, ATWOOD, BOUCHER, DOUCETTE, HEBB, LEBLANC, MUISE, RANKIN

(No date though it seems to be in the late fifties) Yarmouth- The death occurred suddenly at tthe Yarmouth Hospital on Sunday of Mrs. Mary Genevieve MUISE, wife of J. Thomas MUISE 11 Third Street. The daughter of the late Frank and Mary (DOUCETTE) BOUCHER of Salmon River, she was born in the village 70 years ago and is survived by her husband, J. Thomas MUISE, five daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Leona) LEBLANC, Mrs. Gerald (Erma) HEBB, Mrs. Bernice AMIRO, Mrs. Euphenna RANKIN, Mrs. Cecelia ATWOOD, all of Yarmouth; two sons, J. Stephen, Yarmouth; Thomas Roy, Halifax; one sister, Madeline DOUCETTE; four brothers, Fred, Edmund and Percy, all of Yarmouth; and William of Lynn, Mass. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Ambrose Cathedral Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock with interment in St. Anbrose cemetery.

1955 Mary Ann Moulaison

died on Wednesday, June 15, 1955 Obituary contained surnames BELLIVEAU, BOURQUE, DOUCETTE, JELLISON, MOULAISON, RAYNARD, SEWARDS, TRAHAN

Mrs. Mary Ann MOULAISON, wife of Arthur MOULAISON died very suddenly at her home in Yarmouth on Wednesday, June 15, at the age of 88. She was born in Salmon River, daughter of the late Joseph and Madeline (TRAHAN) DOUCETTE. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn seven daughters: Mrs. Anne JELLISON of Lynn; Mrs. Helen RAYNARD of Lynn, Madeline at home; Mrs. Wm. DOUCETTE of Lynn; Mrs. Donald BELLIVEAU of Pubnico; Mrs. Gordon SEWARDS of Yarmouth, and Mrs. Louis BOURQUE of Yarmouth; also three sons, Timothy, John and Charles, all of Yarmouth. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 o’clock at St. Ambrose Cathedral, with interment in St. Ambrose Cemetery. (ca 1955)

1956? Irenne LeBlanc

died on Sunday, January 1, 1956 Obituary contained surnames ABRAN, AMIRAULT, BOUDREAU, CLAIRMONT, COTTREAU, DOUCET, LEBLANC, MAILLET, POTHIER, RICHARD

The death of Mrs. Irenee LEBLANC (Natalie) occurred at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital Tuesday morning at the age of 62. The deceased had been in ill health for the last year but came as a shock to the community. She was a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Francois CLAIRMONT of Comeau’s Hill. Surviving beside her husband are seven daughtes, Mrs. Vincent RICHARD, Halifax, Mrs. Lellis A. COTTREAU, Lower Wedgeport; Mrs. Leslie AMIRAULT, East Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Louie ABRAN, Montreal; Virginia, Stella, Joanne, of Lower Wedgeport; eight sons, Louis, Dorchester, Mass.; Austin, Springfiled, Mass.; George, Donald, Walter, David, and Clifford , Lower Wedgeport and Peter of Montreal; also two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth (Lizzie) MAILLET, St. Alphonse de Clare et Mrs. Leonice DOUCET of Lake Doucet and three brothers, Albert, Constant and David , all of Comeau’s Hill. Funeral service with Solemn Requiem High Mass took place at 9 o’clock, Thursday morning at St. Michael’s Church, Wedgeport, with Very Rev. M. DOUCET, parish priest, as celebrant, Rev. A. MAILLET as deacon and Rev. L’abbee Franklyn POTHIER as subdeacon. The Lady of the Holy Rosary of whom the deceased was a member were present with their banner with Mrs. Adeline BOUDREAU carrying the banner and Mrs. Dennis D. LEBLANC and Mrs. Norman LEBLANC holding the streamers. Burial took place in St. Michael’s Cemetery. All her family, with the exception of two children who were unable to get home, were present at the funeral.

1956 William Christopher Porter

died on Wednesday, February 8, 1956 Source: Newspaper clipping Submitter: gail metcalfe Obituary contained surnames LAYFIELD, MACGILL, MAILMAN, PORTER, PURDY

Funeral service for the late William Christopher Porter, of Roxville, who passed away at his home on February 8th, after a lengthy illness was held on Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Roxville Baptist Church. Rev. E.C. churchill conducted the service. Born at Southville, Digby Co., 78 years ago, he was a son of the late Asa and Melissa Porter. He was a member of The Church of Christ, Southville. His wife, Sara Etta Porter, predeceased him in December, 1953. Left to mourn his passing are four daughters, Kathryn (Mrs. D. Malcolm Purdy) R.N., Lynn, Mass; Kathleen (Mrs. Robert Layfield) Dartmouth, NS; Theta (Mrs. James MacGill), Middleton; Ruby (Mrs. Lorenzo Mailman) Springhill, Annapolis Co; four sons, Fritz of Aylesford; Carl, of Middleton; Clarence and Guy of Roxville, the latter who has tenderly cared for him for the past four years. One son, roy, predeceased him eleven years ago. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren. Interment was in the family lot, United church cemetery.

1956 Wilbert Morse Denton

died on Thursday, April 26, 1956 Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames ADDINGTON, DENTON, STEED, TRASK

Wilbert Morse DENTON well-known and respected resident of Little River passed away on Saturday at the home of his daughter , Mrs Reginald TRASK . Mr. DENTON would have been 93 had he lived until the 24th. of May. His illness was of short duration. Born in Little River , Digby County, 92 years ago ,he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs Edward DENTON .He was engaged in the fishing industry and worked at this until he was over 80 years of age . his wife , the former Addie ADDINGTON predeceased him in 1930. Left to mourn his passing are two daughters;Reta [Mrs James STEED] of New York and Stella [Mrs Reginald TRASK ]little River .He is also survived by four grandchildren ;Lawrence and Leland TRASK of Yarmouth , Denton Wayne of Alaska and Gilbert STEED of CA The remains were taken from Jayne's Funeral Home on Sunday to his late residence . Funeral service was held from his home on Tuesday at 2pm Rev. Claude TROUPE Olmstead conducted the service and was assisted by Mr. TRASK'S former pastor the Rev. C.R. CHUTE of South Ohio NS. Interment was in the family lot at Little River.

1956 Major Glidden Campbell

died on Thursday, April 26, 1956 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames ALLEYNE, CAMPBELL, PALMER, PENNISTON, STARR

MAJOR GLIDDEN CAMPBELL The community of Weymouth has been saddened by the unexpected passing of Major Glidden CAMPBELL , M.C. who passed away on April 12 aged 73 years. He was the son of the late G.D. and Kate G. CAMPBELL of Weymouth, educated at King's Collegiate School, Windsor , particiated full duration in the First World War 1914-1918 in the 85th.Battallon Nova Scotia Highlanders ,and a lifetime member of the firm G.D. Campbell and Company and formerly general manager of the Campbell Lumber Company with timber areas and pulp and lumber mills at Weymouth. He was prominently associated with many local community affairs. Founder and first president of the Weymouth Board of Trade , Boy Scout and Canadian Legion leader and a member of the Weymouth Agricultural Society. A lifetime member of St.Peter's Anglican Church , a former member of St. Peter's choir and presently a vestryman. He was deeply interested in all phases of church and community life. Left to mourn their loss are his wife , Edith Manley CAMPBELL, at home ; one daughter Margaret ALLEYNE of Toronto; three sons Lt. Cmdr.John G. S, Campbell RCN ; Gordon PALMER and Ian PENNISTON all of Halifax, all children of his former late wife Margaret ALLEYNE , daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs F.P. STARR of Saint John , N.B. , also three brothers Dugald at home and Albert and Thomas , younger brothers now in Upper Canada. The funeral was held on Sunday April 15th. at 3pm in St. Peter's Church , the Rev. D. F. L. TRIVETT officiating. Pall bearers were his sons and nephews.Floral offerings were many and beautiful testifying to his popularity and to the services rendered to the community by the deceased. This was one of the largest funerals ever to be seen in Weymouth with the friends and acquaintances of the county attending. The members of the Weymouth Branch of the Canadian Legion were in attendance and held their service at the grave.

1956 Frederick AMERO

died on Thursday, May 17, 1956 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames AMERO, GAVEL, HANDSPIKER, JORNSON

Frederick AMERO of Mount Pleasant , passed away on May 6th. at the Digby General Hospital after a short illness. Mr. AMERO was 86 at the time of his death. He is survived by two sons Fred AMERO Jr. of Barton, William AMERO of Marshalltown and by three daughters Edith HANDSPIKER, Mount Pleasant ; Eva GAVEL Centerville;and Mary JORNSON , Mount Pleasant. Funeral service was held at the Roman Catholic Church in Plympton at two O'clock , May 9 th. The body rested at the Ramsay Funeral Home prior to the funeral service. Interment was in Plympton.

1956 Mrs. Ethel B. Frost

died on Saturday, November 10, 1956 Source: Found newspaper clipping Submitter: Edwin Balcom Obituary contained surnames BECK, BEZANSON, CLEVELAND, COBEEN, FROST, LYNCH, MAILMAN, WHEELER

Westport—The death of Mrs. Ethel FROST, formerly of Westport, Digby, county, occurred in an Ontario hospital, where she had spent the past nine weeks. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles MAILMAN of Nictaux Falls and the widow of Garnett FROST, Westport. The deceased was sixty- five years of age. Surviving are six daughters, Connie ( Mrs. Glenn (COBEEN), Los Angeles, California; Eleanor ( Mrs. Francis LYNCH) Greenwood; Bonnie (Mrs. Cyril CLEVELAND), Spryfield; Faye ( Mrs. Charles BECK) Burlington,Ont; June ( Mrs. Waldo BEZANSON), Chester and Grace ( Mrs. James WHEELER) Ontario; four sons, Edwin, Lloyd and Wilbert of Westport and Ralph of Ontario. Her husband, Garnett FROST, predeceased her at Westport three years ago and two sons Garfield Eugene and Lawrence were killed during the last war. Mrs. Frost was a member of Westport United Baptist Church. Her funeral and burial were held at Nictaux Falls Ethel was born in Lequille, Annapolis County, Oct. 28, 1890 and died in Ontario Nov. 10, 1956

1957 John Leland MARSHALL

died on Tuesday, January 1, 1957 Submitter: gail metcalfe Obituary contained surnames CAMPBELL, CARR, DRAKE, MARSHALL, RICE, STEWART, TARRANT

JOHN LEALAND MARSHALL - John Lealand Marshall, prominent lumberman and mill owner of South Range, passed away at his home on Sunday after a lengthy illness. He was seventy-five yers of age and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen MARSHALL of South Range. He is survived by his wife, the former Mabel DRAKE, three daughters, Eva (Mrs. Wilfred RICE), Marie (Mrs Joseph STEWART), South Range, Estella (Mrs. Vincent TARRANT), Bear River, and two sons, Harry of Bricton, Ont., and Lealand of Bear River. Fourteen grandchildren also survive as does a sister, Mrs. Eleanor CAMPBELL, Bear River. Funer service was held from the Church of Christ, South Range, Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. John CARR officiating. The remains rested at the Ramsay Funeral Home, Digby, until the funeral

1957 Mrs Marquerite Comeau

died on Thursday, March 14, 1957 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames BUCKLEY, COMEAU, DOUCET, GAUDET, LEBLANC

MRS MARQUERITE COMEAU There passed away Mrs Marquerite COMEAU at the home of her brother Amedee, Saint Bernard . She had been in failing health for a few months and was 80 years old . She is survived by her 104 year old father and five children; Ernest, and Donald of Annapolis Royal; Mae and Marquerite of Bridgewater and Laura of Boston. One brother Willie DOUCET of Digby and step sisters Celenie [Mrs Lennie BUCKLEY ]; Helene [Mrs Alicide GAUDET] ; Theresa [Mrs Wilfred LEBLANC] and stepbrothers Fidele and Amedee all of Saint Bernard. Burial was in Saint Bernard Roman Catholic Cemetery with Monsignor Elie LEBLANC officiating.

1957 Alva Lewis

died on Thursday, April 4, 1957 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames LEWIS

ALVA LEWIS The death occured in Kentville on March 2 of Alva LEWIS aged 44. Miss Lewis was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Pitman LEWIS of Freeport and had spent a great number of the past years at the Digby County Muncipal home at Marshalltown. She is survived by one brother Benjamin Lewis , overseas

1957 William Bertram HOGAN

died on Thursday, May 9, 1957 Source: DIGBY COURIER Submitter: John Cocklin Obituary contained surnames COCKLIN, FORBES, HENDERSON, HOGAN, WILSON

Digby Courier May 9 1957 Page 8 Bear River News William Bertram HOGAN William Bertram HOGAN passed away at his home on Thursday following a lengthy illness. Born at Bear River 70 years ago,he was the son of the late James Parker and Alice FORBES HOGAN. He had been living in Weymouth the past 29 years and had been in ill health for about 20 years. A cook by trade , Mr HOGAN went to sea in his younger days. He was a veteran of the First World War and a memberof the Canadian legion. Surviving besides his wife , Mildred WILSON are two daughters ,Eleanor [Mrs Bill HENDERSON , Vancouver BC ,Alice [ Mrs COCKLIN] of Ottawa; two sons Gilbert of Antigonish and Little Brook . Sgt. William of Petawawa and 13 grand children and one great grand child. Interment was in St.Joseph's cemetery on Saturday following a Funeral service at St. Joseph's conducted by Fr. J. G. Sampson.

1957 Hugh McGregor

died on Thursday, November 21, 1957 Source: Digby COURIER Submitter: CLR Obituary contained surnames BRADLEY, CHURCHILL, GIROUARD, MCGREGOR

Funeral service for the late Hugh MCGREGOR, Digby, who passed away at his home November 15 after a lengthy illness, was held from his late home on Monday afternoon, November 18. The service was conducted by Lieut. BRADLEY of the local Salvation Army Corps, assisted by Rev. E. C. CHURCHILL of the Digby Baptist Church. Mr. MCGREGOR, who was 69 years of age, had been employed by the Dominion Atlantic Railway until a serious accident 26 years ago forced his retirement. He was a strong worker in the Conservative party. He is survived by his wife, a sister, Mrs. GIROUARD of Melrose, Mass., and a brother, Arthur, of Kentville. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John MCGREGOR of Digby and lived here his lifetime except for thirty years spent in Kentville.

1958 Mrs Charles Lewis

died on Thursday, April 3, 1958 Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HOLDSWORTH, LEWIS, WHITE

MRS CHARLES LEWIS A service for Mrs Charles LEWIS who died at the home of her daughter Mrs Marvin WHITE 4 Waterloo Street was held at the Halifax Funeral Home , Quinpool Road ,Saturday night at 7:30 conducted by Rev. W.C. ANDERSON. The remains were brought to Digby Sunday and rested at the Ramsay Funeral Home until Monday afternoon when the funeral service was held at the Grace United Church at two 0'clock.Interment was at Fairview Cemetery . Mrs LEWIS is survived besides her daughter by two sons Roy C. of Montreal and Kenneth M. of Truro;a sister Miss Mabel HOLDSWORTH and a brother Wesley HOLDSWORTH, both of Digby.

1958 Miss Georginia Maie Hines

died on Thursday, April 3, 1958 Submitter: Luella Marshall Obituary contained surnames HINES, JOHNSON, MILLAR, SHORTLIFFE

MISS GEORGINA MAIE HINES Miss Georginia Maie HINES passed away at the home of her brother Joseph HINES, Prince William Street , Digby. she was 71 years of age. Miss HINES was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Jacob HINES and during her lifetime impressed a wide circle of friends with her kindness and thoughtfulness. She is survived by her brother Joseph and by three sisters Maude[Mrs R. M. JOHNSON ] South Range; Lillian [Mrs Edgar SHORTLIFFE ] North Range; and Minnie [Mrs A.J. MILLAR ] ; Edmonton , Alta. For many years Miss HINES was an active member of the Church of Christ . The remains will rest at Ramsay Funeral Home , Digby until this afternoon when the funeral will be held from the Rossway Baptist Church . Conducting the service will be the Rev. R. W. LINDSAY, pastor of the church , assisted by the Rev. John CARR and Rev. W. DERBY of the Church of Christ. Interment will be in the Rossway Baptist Cemetery.

1958 Mrs Helena Theresa Griffin

died on Thursday, April 3, 1958 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L MARSHALL Obituary contained surnames ABBOTT, DESPAULT, GRIFFIN, MILLER, THERIAULT, WOOD

Mrs Helena Theresa GRIFFIN passed away at her home here early Thursday morning after a lengthy period of ill health.For the past three years she had been blind. Aged twenty-six , Mrs GRIFFIN was a graduate of St. Patrick's Academy and Business College. Five years ago she became the bride of George William GRIFFIN of Digby. A daughter of Mrs Wallace ABBOTT and the late Mr. ABBOTTof Digby ;Mrs GRIFFIN is survived by her husband ; four sisters, Mary [Mrs Thomas WOOD] Georgina[ Mrs. John DESPAULT] Frances; Louise[Mrs Eugene THERIAULT] Digby and Phyllis [Mrs Jack MILLER ],Annapolis and by two brothers Richard, Halifax, and Ronald Montreal. The body rested at the Ramsay Funeral Home, Digby until Monday when Requiem High Mass. was held at St. Patrick's Church at nine O'Clock in the morning . Interment was in the Roman Catholic Cemetery here.

1958 Larraine W. Bennett

died on Thursday, April 3, 1958 Source: Digby Courier Submitter: L Marshall Obituary contained surnames BENNETT, JOURNEAY, MUSSELLS, RUSSELL, WILLETT

Mrs Lorraine W. BENNETT , a resident of Malden MA, died March 17 at a Melrose Nursing Home after a short illness. Mrs BENNETT was born at Clementsport Nova Scotia , a daughter of the late Capt. Albert D. and Abigail[WILLETT] MUSSELLS, but had been a resident of Malden for the past thirty years . She was a private secretary for a Boston Law firm. She leaves two sisters ; Mrs Guy RUSSELL , 21 Ashland St. Melrose , Highlands and Mrs H. M. JOURNEAY of Weymouth NS. ; a niece and nephew . A brother Howard H. MUSSELLS of Montreal died some years ago. Services were held at the Robinson Chapel, Melrose with Rev, Warren C. HERRICK of Trinity Church , Melrose , officiating . Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, North Reading

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