"The many friends and relatives in Little Sands and Hopefield were shocked and grieved to hear of the sudden passing of Mrs. John Angus Blue of Hopefield on Friday evening, July 5th, at her home in Hopefield. Her funeral was from the Little Sands United Church on Sunday afternoon where a large crowd gathered to pay respect to one who was well liked. Rev. L. S. Woolfrey conducted the service at the church and grave. One daughter, Mrs. George M. Blue resides in Little Sands. Two of her sons, James and Sam, arrived home for the funeral. Another daughter, Mrs. Larter of Hampshire also came home for the funeral. To all the sorrowing ones, deepest sympathy is extended. Many people from near and far attended the funeral. They came from Murray River, Murray Harbour, High Bank, White Sands, Charlottetown and many other places to attend Mrs. Blue's funeral."
(Evening Patriot July 12, 1957)
"On July 5, 1957 Mrs. John A. Blue, a highly esteemed resident of Hopefield passed peacefully away at the age of 77 years. Although not in her usual good health for the past seven years, her sudden passing came as a shock to her family and many friends.
Mrs. Blue was born at Little Sands on September 1879, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Torquil MacLeod. When a young woman she left her home in Little Sands and spent a number of years working in United States. In 1914 she returned home where she was united in marriage to Mr. John A. Blue of Hopefield. Her husband predeceased her in March 1951.
Mrs. Blue was esteemed very highly for her fine Christian character, a neighbour whose hand was constantly outstretched to all those in need. Her kindness will long be remembered. She was extremely hospitable and cheerful in her home. Her sincere and genuine qualities and silent charity brought her many friends who will deeply mourn her passing. For many years she was an active member of Little Sands United Church and of the Hopefield Women's Institute, always taking part in the various activities of the community.
There are left to mourn the loss of a devoted mother, three sons and two daughters, namely: Samuel, Salisbury, N.B., James, Moncton,N.B., Alden, at home, (Jennie) Mrs. George M. Blue, Little Sands, (Evelyn) Mrs. Heath Larter, Hampshire. One daughter Marion predeceased her in infancy. There are also left to mourn one sister Miss Minnie MacLeod, Newton, Mass. and fourteen grandchildren.
The funeral was held on Sunday July 7. After a brief service at the home, the remains were conveyed to the Little Sands United Church where service was conducted by her pastor, Rev. L. S. Woolfrey. A large congregation gathered to pay their respect to her memory. The hymns sung were"The Lord's My Shepherd" and "Abide With Me". THe church choir sang "Asleep in Jesus".
The pallbearers were: Albert Blue. James MacFarlane, Ivan Blue, Leon MacPhee, Lester MacLean and Stewart MacKay.
The flowerbearers were: Heath Larter, Laurie Blue, George M. Blue, Donald Livingston Jr. and Cyrus MacEachern.
She was laid to rest in the Little Sands Cemetery."
(Evening Patriot August 10 ,1957)
Compiled by: Ann Bonnell