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Scrapbook of Annie (Farrell) Varney (3)

[1962]   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.

Fredericton Scene of Wedding

[1955]   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 bride was given in marriage by her father and teh ceremony was performed by Rev. J. Arthur Forbes pastor of St. Paul's United Church in the presence of immediate relatives and friends.
    The couple was attended by Mr and Mrs T.W.Tomlinson of Perth.
    The bride is a graduate of Aroostook High School and the Fredericton Teacher's College and is on the staff of the Southern Victoria Regional School District Elementary school at Andover. The groom is a graduate of Perth High School, and the Maritime Forest Rangers School at Fredericton and is employed by the New Brunswick Electric Power Commission.
BORN TO— Mr and Mrs Maurice Farrell of Fosterville at the Carleton Memorial Hospital on September 11, [1960], a son Randall Gilford (Randy), weight 7 pounds, 6 ounces. A brother for Tommy.

BORN TO — Mr and Mrs Kenneth Hawkes, Canterbury, at the Carleton Memorial Hospital, on April 7, 1958, a daughter, Kathy Lynn, weight 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

BORN TO — Mr and Mrs Freeman Farrell of Fosterville, N.B., at the Carleton Memorial Hospital on Jan 7, 1959, a daughter, Deborah Lynn, weight 6 lbs., 6 1/2 ounces. A sister for Chyenne.

Pretty Wedding At Coldstream

[1968]   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.
    Baskets of assorted flowers adorned the altar and silver wishbones marked the guest pews.    Rev L.B. Estabrooks officiated at the double ring ceremony.
    Mrs Susie Dickinson played the wedding music and Allen Schoffstall, uncle of the bride, as the soloist.
    Given in marriage by her father the bride was attended by a close friend, Miss Shirley Orser, as maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs Terry Flewelling and Miss Barbara Varney, sister of the groom. The flowergirl was Miss Kathy Bowater, a friend of the bride.
    Larry Veysey, cousing of the groom, was the best man. The ushers were Murray Estabrooks, brother of the bride, and Alvin Farrell, cousing of the groom. The ring bearer was Keven Bowater, friend of the bride.
    The bride was wearing a floor length gown of nylon sheer over taffeta, with a scoped neckline and three-quarter length sleeves of lace. The skirt was A-line and train was made of teh same lace scalloped along the sides. Her shoulder length veil was held in place with a floral spray with seed pearls attached. She carried a bouquet of red roses.
    The brides attendants all wore floor length gowns of gold borcade with matching headpieces and carried nosegays of yellow carnations. The flowergirl carried a basket of yellow carnations.
    For her daughter's wedding Mrs Estabrooks chose a lime green crepe jacket dress with grown accessories. Her corsage was green tipped mums.
    Mrs Varney, mother of the groom, wore a brown dress with beige accessories. Her corsage was yellow mums.
    Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Coldstream school. The brides table was centered with a three-tier wedding cake flanked on both sides by white candles in silver holders. The bride's bouquet and the otehr attendants bouquets were also on the table. Allen Schoffstall acted as the host. Miss Cheryl Farrell circulated the guest book. Mrs Sam Estabrooks, grandmother of the bride, and Mrs Robert Farrell, grandmother of the groom, presided over the tea cups.
    Serving the bride's table was Miss Violet Grant and Mrs Sheldon Brown. Serving the guests were Kay Shaw, Connie Paget, Suzzane Orser and Lorna Trecartin.
    For her wedding trip to Prince Edward island the bride wore a green peau de sole dress with matching lace coat. her accessories were beige and her corsage were white mums.
    The bride is a graduate of Hartland High School and Carleton County Vocational School. The groom is a graduate of Canterbury High School.
    The happy couple are now residing in Coldstream. Out of town guests were from Pottsville, Pa., Grand Bay, Oak Bay, N.B., Fosterville, Canterbury, Green Mountain, Centreville, Woodstock, Florenceville and Hartland.
Garry John Fish

[1958]   Friends and relatives were saddened by the recent sudden death of Garry John Fish, infant son of Mr and Mrs John Fish.
    The funeral was held from the home of the grandparents, Mr and Mrs Charlie Fish, with prayers by Lic. Victor Parker of the Forest City field. The funeral was largely attended. Hymns sung were "Does Jesus Care" and "Precious Jewels". Pallbearers were Maurice Farrell and Charles Fish. Interment was in the Fosterville Cemetery.

Dons Red Plaid, Is Taken For Bear, Green Mountain Man Wounded in Arm

[1956]   A Green Mountain man was a patient in the Aroostook General Hospital at Houlton this week, victim of the first hunting season accident this year in New Brunswick.
    Hospital officials identified him as Basil Wood, 47, badly wounded by a rifle bullet which struck him in the upper part of his right arm, near the shoulder.
    His condition was considered good, the hospital said Tuesday, discounting earlier reports that amputation of the bullet-torn arm was being considered by physicians.
    The accident is being investigated by RCMP in Woodstock, who refused to discuss it. However, a spokesman for the N.B. Forest Service office in Canterbury said Mr Wood was shot when a hunter thought he was a bear.
    The accident occurred last Wednesday in an orchard not far from Mr Wood's home, about 22 miles Southwest of Canterbury, the Forest Service said. He was taken 30 miles to hospital by car.
    Mr Wood was wearing a red plaid jacket when he was shot, the spokesman said.
Addie Graham

[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.
Married Saturday

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.


[1955]   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.
    Another car driven by Samuel Collier of Fosterville also went off the road near the same spot. Kenneth Dow of Canterbury was taken to the Carleton Memorial Hospital with internal injuries but his condition this week was reported decidedly better. Ronald Cyr, also of Canterbury, was badly shaken up. The accident is being investigated by the Woodstock Detachment of the RCMP.

John Higgs

[1952]   John H. Higgs, well known farmer of Forest City, passed away suddenly Friday afternoon, Dec 26th, on his way to a doctor in Danforth following a heart attach. He was 64 years of age.
    He was born in England and came to this part of the country as an immigrant when a small boy. He has lived near Forest City most of his life. A well known and highly respected man, many will regret his passing.
    His is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Beatrice Gould; three sons, Carl, Norman and Laurel of Forest City; two daughters, Mrs F. Worrell and Mrs A Palmer, Moore's Mills, N.B.; three brothers, James, Alfred and Thomas, and one sister, Martha, all of England.
    the funeral was held Sunday afternoon with prayers at his late home with service following in the United Baptist Church at Forest City. Hymns rendered by the choir were "Face to Face", "Sometime We'll Understand", and "Beyond The Sunset". The service was conducted by Lic. Malcolm Stairs. The pallbearers were Elias Foster, Fred Wood, Ray Graham, Frank Boone. Interment was in the Forest City cemetery.
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.
Double Wedding
Wood – Castle; Wood – Parker

[1963]   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.