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 relatives and friends were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Charles Hawkes which occurred very suddenly at the Carleton Memorial Hospital on September 30.
Born at Eel River, York County, September 26, 1892, he was the son of the late James and Sarah Ann (Dean) Hawkes and he resided at Eel River his entire life. The funeral services was held on October 2 with prayers at Britton's funeral Home, Woodstock, at 1:30 conducted by Rev. Samuel Baxter followed by service at Eel River at 3:00 with Rev. G.A. Hovey officiating.
Pallbearers were Allison Hawkes, Gerald Hawkes, Joseph Hawkes, Lester Collier, Herbert London, and Marvin Foster, nephews of the deceased. Interment was in the Lower Cemetery at Fosterville.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lena McNerlin, one daughter, Mrs John Bunting, Woodstock, two sons, Kenneth, Eel River, and Douglas, at home, also 8 grandchildren.
English – Gaskin
A very pretty wedding was solemnized in the United Church of Canada, when Rev. Roy White united in marriage, with a double ring ceremony, Geraldine Helen English, only daughter of Mr and Mrs William English and John Allen Gasking (Jr.) of Canterbury.
The bride was attended by Miss Virgina Clowater of Fredericton as maid of honor. Arnold Davidson, Fredericton, was groomsman.
The bride was attired in a white sude lace gown with long lily point sleeves, matching head dress was enhabnced with seeded pearls. Her only ornament was pearl necklace and darrings, the gift of the groom. She carried a cascade of red sweetheart roses.
The maid of honor was wearing a magneta street length dress of double knit boule with matching head dress and she carried a cascade bouquet of white carnations.
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs English wore an afternoon dress of deep lilac, a corsage of white carnations.
Mrs Gaskin, the groom's mother, wore a blue woven dress, with a corsage of white carnations.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Home Town Tea Room, Woodstock. The bride's table was centered with a three-tiered wedding cake flanked with white tapers in silver candle holders.
The bride and groom spent their honeymoon at points in the New England States. For traveling the bride wore a brown wool jersey dress with beige accessories.
They are residing at 875 Wentworth Street, Woodstock, where the groom is engaged with the Department of Lands and Mines.
The bride is a graduate of Canterbury High School, and Fredericton Business College and was employed with J. Clark and Sons, Fredericton. The groom is a graduate of Canterbury High School and the Maritime Ranger School.
 The chapel at St. Paul's United Church, Fredericton, was the scene of a quiet wedding when Laura Isabel Marina, daughter of Mr and Mrs Suther O'Regan of Canterbury, York County, was united in marriage to Claude Ronald DeMerchant, son of Mrs Elizabeth DeMerchant and the late William DeMerchant of Tobique Narrows, N.B.
 The United Baptist Curch at Coldstream was the scene of a pretty wedding September 4th, when Carolyn Jean, daughter of Mr and Mrs Philip Estabrooks, became the bride of David Faxter, son of Mr and Mrs Melvin Varney, Canterbury, N.B.
[Feb 20, 1965] Funeral services for the late Mrs Adelaide L. Graham of Eel River Lake were held Tuesday, Feb 23 from the home of her son, Harold Graham, where prayers were held at 2 p.m. followed by service at the United Baptist Church, Eel River Lake.
Services were conducted by Rev. G.L.A. Hovey, assisted by Rev. Gordon Driscoll. Interment was in Fosterville cemetery.
A quiet wedding took place Saturday evening at George Street Baptist Church parsonage at 8 o'clock when Rev. E.T. McKnight united in marriage, Miss Naomi Foster, daughter of Mr and Mrs Ward Foster of Fosterville and Burleigh Buckingham, son of Mr and mrs Wesley Buckingham, also of Fosterville. The bride, who was attended by Mrs Omar Bird, wore a navy gabardine suit with pink accessories and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The bride's attendant wore a black suit with white accessories and carried a bouquet of white carnations. Omar Bird support the groom. The bride will reside for the present at 278 Westmorland Stree while the groom is employed for the summer in Newfoundland, and in the fall will take up residence in Fredericton.
Madison C. Farrell
Madison C. Farrell, aged 53 years, of St. Croix, N.B., passed away in Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, on Saturday morning, August 16th following a lingering illness.
Mr Farrell has resided at St. Croix for the past seven years. He was born at Fosterville, son of the late Stephen and Ida (Cropley) Farrell.
Left to mourn are his wife, the former Theresa Farrell of Fosterville; son, Hillery Farrell, aged 9 years; four brothers, Everett and Edwin of Fosterville, and Cecil and Amos of New Westminister, BC; one sister, Mrs Louella Buckingham of Fosterville. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Remains rested at Flewelling's funeral home until removed to the home of Edwin Farrell, brother of the deceased, on Sunday. Funeral service was held Monday, August 18th, with prayers at the home at 2 p.m. and service at the Baptist Church with Lic. Mr Parker officiating, assisted by Lic. Mr Bird of McAdam. Music was rendered by the church choir.
The funeral was largely attended and teh floral tributes were many and beautiful. Interment was in the Lower Cemetery at Fosterville.
 In an accident on the Skiff Lake road around midnight on Saturday, Joanne MacArthur of Eel River Lake suffered a broken back and is now a patient in the Saint John General Hospital. She was a passenger in a car driven by Glendon Graham of Eel River which left the road and overturned. Other passengers in the car were Eugene Milbury, of Woodstock, Marie and Cheryl Graham of Eel River Lake. They received cuts and bruises in the accident.
Bronson – Smith
A wedding of interest was solemnized in the church at Eel River Lake on June 6th when Dorothy Marie Smith, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs Eric Smith, and Norman Roland Bronson, son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Bronson, Beebe, Que., were united in marriage by Mr. Mark Bredin of N.B. Bible Institute, Victoria, N.B. by a double ring ceremony.
The church was prettily decorated with purple and white lilacs and ferns.
Miss Edna Jennea of NBBI was guest organist and Mr Joseph Wootton, also of NBBI was guest soloist.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was becomingly gowned in a floor length dress, with slight train of white brocaded taffeta and net; the fitted bodice was decorated at the neckline with pearls and rhinestones and had long fitted sleeves. The skirt was full with tiers of flunces, leaving a straight front panel. She wore an elbow length veil, held in place by a tiara of pearls and sequins and she carried a bouquet of pink roses on a white Bible with pink streamers and rosebuds.
She was attended by her sister, Miss Alma Smith, who wore a ballerina length gown of blue chiffon and lace over taffeta with white accessories and she carried a cascade bouquet of pink and white carnations.
Little Beverly Anderson, niece of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a short yellow dress of flocked nylon with white head dress and gloves and carried a basket of mixed tulips.
Clinton Boone, of Florenceville, was the groomsman.
Charles Atkinson, cousing of the bride, and Donald Sequin, brother-in-law of the groom, were the ushers.
The bride's mother wore a two piece dress of blue silk with blue and white accessories and the groom's mother wore a two piece dress of black and white arnel with white accessories and both wore a corsage of red roses.
The reception was held in the United Church Vestry at Canterbury, where seventy-five guests were present.
Miss Doris Smith of Saint John and Mrs Charles Atkinson served the bride's table while the ladies of the church served the guests. Mrs Ralph Sypher of Newcastle Creek presided at the tea table. Miss Ardis Boone, cousin of the bride, circulated the guestbook.
Aftern an old fashioned charivari the happy couple left for a short honeymoon to St. Stephen and St. Andrews. For travelling the bride wore a grey tweed wool suit with pink accessories.
The bride is a graduate of Canterbury Regional High School, also of NBBI and Teacher's College and the groom is a graduate of Beebe High school and NBBI. They will be working this summer at Frontier Lodge, a christian camp for young people and children, and later take a pasorate in Ayers Cliff, Quebec.
They were the recipients of many beautiful gifts. Guests were from Eel River Lake, Canterbury, Newcastle Creek, Fredericton, St. John, Harvey, Woodstock, Victoria, Philadelphia and Quebec.
Wood – Castle; Wood – Parker
 A pretty double wedding took place at the Fosterville Pentecostal Church where Bertha Laurie Wood was given to Geroge Abraham Castle by her father, Basil Wood, and Sandra Marilyn Parker of Woodstock was given to Frederick Eben Wood by her father, Lloyd Parker.
Rev. M.E. LaKing officiated. The church was decorated with an assortment of pretty flowers in vases. The brides were both wearing blue nylon dresses with small white hats. They both carried pink roses tied with white satin ribbons.
The guest soloist was Lynda McMillian who sang the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of the ceremony and during the signing of the register, she sang, "I'll Walk Beside You". The two ushers were Elbridge Cole and John London from Woodstock.
Following the wedding a reception was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Basil Wood.
Mrs Vaughn Hall and Miss Lynda McMillian served the bride's table which was decorated with pink and white streamers and wedding bells. A white linen tablecloth with the brides' wedding cake in center was topped with a miniature bride and groom. The bride's mother, Mrs Basil Wood was wearing a green wool dress with a corsage of white carnations. Serving the guests were Mrs Earl Veysey, Mrs Melvin Varney, Mrs John Fish, Mrs Clifford Wright, and Mrs Gerald Veysey. Pouring was Mrs Alton Wood and Mrs William Graham. Mrs Malcolm Sprague circulated the guest book.
The pastor of the church, Rev. M.E. LaKing was accompanied by a visiting minister, Rev and Mrs Henry Rohl, of Calgary, Alberta. About 100 guests attended the reception. They were from Jacksonville, Woodstock, Canterbury, Benton, McAdam, Calgary, and Houlton, Maine.
In the evening a chivarii was given the two young couples.
They received bedding, electric appliances, kitchen utensils and a sum of money. The both couples are residing in Upper Woodstock where both grooms are employed.