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Scrapbook of Annie (Farrell) Varney (6)

Gavel – Fish

  A very pretty autumn wedding took place on Oct. 5th when Rev Edwin Wickens of the United Pentecostal Church at McAdam, united in marriage Nadine Pearl, daughter of Mr and mrs Charles Fish, North Lake, and Carl Eldon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Wilfred Gavel of Canterbury. The ceremony was performed at the home of the groom's parents in the presence of relatives and friends. Mrs Frank Grant was the organist and during the signing of the register Mrs H.N. Grant and Mrs Ralph Wright sang "I Love You Truly".
   The bride was becomingly attired in a suit of pale blue gabardine with pink and black accessories. Her corsage was of pink roses and yellow mums. She was attended by her sister-in-law, Mrs Arthur Fish of Buckingham, Que. The groom was supported by Mr Fisher.
   Following the ceremony a reception was held for about 30 guests. The bride's table was centered with a three tier wedding cake. Assisting in serving were Mrs George Harriman, Mrs Kenneth Grant, Mrs Ashley Tompkins, Mrs Barry Durling, and Mrs Ralph Wright.
   The happy couple later left by motor for Buckingham, Que. On their return they will reside in Canterbury.
   Out of town guests included Mr and Mrs Arthur Fish of Buckingham, Que., Mr and Mrs George Harriman, Woodland, Me., and Mrs Alfred Johnson and Ralph Johnson of St. Stephen.
Albert Graham

[1954] — The community was shocked and saddened by its sudden passing of Albert Graham, 58, which occurred at Lancaster.
   Mr Graham was born at Eel River, the son of the late Mr and Mrs Daniel Graham. He had been a life-long resident of the community. He is survived by four brothers, Ambrose, Houlton; Arthur, Canterbury; Frank and Emery of Maxwell.
   The body rested at the Eel River church from 2 p.m. until the hour of the funeral 3 p.m. Lic H. Rogers officiating.
   Pallbearers were Marvin Foster, James Scott, Sam Scott and Clifford Graham. Burial was in the family plot at Fosterville.
   The numerous beautiful floral tributes testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Doten – Hall

  A quiet wedding took place at the United Church of Canada Manse in Canterbury on Wednesday April 27, when Mabel V. Hall of Canterbury was united in marriage to Percy B. Doten of Woodstock. Rev. F.C. Burrill officiated at the ceremony.
   The bride was becomingly gowned in a dress of navy sheer nylon over taffeta, with navy and white accessories, beautifully set off by her corsage of American Beauty roses. For travelling she wore a dusty rose full length coat.
   Attending the ceremony were the bride's mother, Mrs Winnie McGuire of Fredericton, Mr and Mrs Vaughn Hall, Vernon Hall and Mrs F.C. Burrill, all of Canterbury.
   The newly married couple left by car for a trip through the Eastern States.
BORN TO — Mr and Mrs Basil Wood of Fosterville at the Carleton Memorial Hospital on July 23rd, 1959, a son Carl Gordon, weight 5 pounds 13 ounces.

BORN TO — Mr and Mrs Freeman Raffel [sic] of Fosterville, N.B. At the Carleton Memorial Hospital, on September 7, 1962, a son Christopher Freeman, weighing 7 pounds 14 ounces. A brother for Cheyenne and Debbie.
Bull – Patterson

[1955] — A quiet wedding took place at the residence of J.B. Bull when Rev. Gordon Smith united in marriage Miss Mary Lou Patterson, youngest daughter of Mrs Mildred Patterson and the late Vernon Patterson of Forest Cityu and Frederick Jewell Bull, son of Mr and Mrs Jewell Bull.
   The bride was given in marriage by her cousin, Paul E. Graham and attended by Miss Carmeletia Graham as bridesmaid. Mr Thomas Porter supported the groom.
   The bride wore a floor length gown of nylon lace with fitted bodice and tiered skirt of nylon net with lace, a fitted jacket with lace mitts. She wore a finger-tip veil which was held in place by a tiara of tiny pearls and rhinestones. She carried a bouquet of red roses. Her jewellery was a rhinestone necklace with matching earrings, a gift from the groom.
   The bridesmaid's gown was of pink taffeta with overskirt of nylon net, matching cape and mitts. She carried a nesegay of pink and white carnations.
   Red and pink roses adorned a bank of evergreen. Mrs Allen Dukeshire played the nuptial music.
   The bride's mother wore a dress of metalic taffeta with navy accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations. The groom's mother wore a dress of navy benaline with wihte and pink accessories and a corsage of pink and white carnations.
   Mrs Clifford Graham, sister of the bride and Mrs Harvey Estabrooks, aunt of the groom, poured at the reception immediately following the ceremony. The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. Gordon Smith. The guest book was circulated by the groom's cousin, Mrs Douglas Sloat.
   A three strand pearl necklace was the gift to the bridesmaid and pianist. A gold tie clip for the best man from the groom.
   Mr and Mrs Bull left on a honeymoon trip through the New England States. The bride wore a navy suit with red accessories and a corsage of red roses.
   The happy couple will reside at Lower Woodstock.
Eben Varney

[1962] — The death of Eben Varney of Canterbury occurred at the Carleton Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, September 27, after several weeks of illness.
   Besides his wife he leaves to mourn four sons, Ervin of Houlton, Melzie of Woodstock, Herman of Canterbury, Melvin of Eel River Lake, five daughters, Mrs Earle Veysey of Fosterville, Mrs William Graham of Houlton, Mrs Clifford Wright of Canterbury, Mrs John Fish and Mrs Basil Wood of Green Mountain; two step daughters, Mrs Edward Drost of Bath and Doris at home; thirty nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.
   Funeral services were held from the Primitive Baptist Church at CAnterbury with Rev. Ford Foster officiating, assisted by Rev. Walter Campbell, Rev. Maynard LaKing, Rev. Harold Shaw and Rev. Quincy Stairs. Hymns sung by a mixed quartet were "Good Night and Good Morning", "Near to the Heart of God" and a solo, "How Beautiful Heaven Must Be" by Lorne Britton. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
   Pallbearers were grandsons Charles and Stanley Veysey, Cyril Wright, Charles Wood, Junior Varney and Robert Jay. Interment took place in Fosterville.
BORN TO — Mr and Mrs Herman Varney of Canterbury at the Carleton Memorial Hospital, on June 6, a daughter, Carol Ann, weight 7 pounds, 2 ounces, a sister for Nancy Jane.

Rescued After Week in Woods

[1958] — Mrs Alice Harvey, 51 years old, was found Sunday by two membes of a large search party after having been lost for a full week in woods around east Grand Lake. Miss Harvey lives with her parents Mr and Mrs Lancaster Harvery, at their home in Pemberton Ridge, in neighboring York County. She had reportedly gone for a walk in the woods near her home on Sunday, August 4, and became lost.
   On some days through the ensuing week more than 100 men were combing the forests and grappling in the waters for Miss Harvey. She was found by two guides, John Gaskin and Leslie Boone, on Hayes Point, Sunday, August 11. The two men, who had been dragging the lake in the morning, stopped on the point for lunch and walked up to the edge of the woods calling her name. She then walked out of the woods having been afraid to move from the point through the week.
   When discovered she was about five miles from her home. Miss Harvey seemed to have suffered no ill effects from her ordeal other than extreme hunger but was placed under a doctor's care immediately.
   When her condition, described as "dazed" showed only slight improvement 24 hours after her rescue, she was taken to the Carleton Memorial Hospital here. Authorities at the hospital declared that she was suffering from shock, exposure and general weakness brought about by lack of proper food. Miss Harvey had managed to stay alive for seven days by eating wild berries and drinking lake water but it is expected that she will soon be fully recovered.

Pemberton Ridge

Pemberton Ridge, Dec 2, [1946] — Mr and Mrs Carl Higgs, Mrs John Higgs and Leslie Boone were visitors at Woodstock one day recently.
   Miss Jean Graham has gone to Canterbury to spend some time with her sister, Mrs Robert Pierce, and Mr Pierce.
   Mrs Gordon Graham and three small sons, Royden, Orlo, and Lawrence were weekend visitors at the home of Mrs Nina Wood, Green Mountain.
   Mr and Mrs Norman Higgs and baby daughter Judy, also Mrs Raymond Graham, were visitors at Woodstock and Houlton one day last week.
   Robert Harvey of Halifax is spending a few weeks at the home of Mr and Mrs L.D. Harvey.
   Donald Boone and family have moved to a camp at Kirkland, N.B., where they will be engaged in cutting pulpwood for the winter.
   Miss Gladys Graham, student at Canterbury High School, spent the weekend at her home here.
   Mr and Mrs Murray Broad and son, David, Mr and Mrs Gordon Harvey, Frank Boone and Carl Higgs were visitors at Woodstock on Friday last.
   Mrs John Higgs spent a few days of last week visiting relatives at Danforth, Me.
   A few from this place attended the funeral of Arthur Alvin, six month old son of Mr and Mrs Allan Greer, Fosterville, on Saturday afternoon, at the Baptist Church, Fosterville. Lic. John Boone, officiated and the hymns Is My Name Written There, Jewels and Beckoning Hands were sung by the young girls choir. Earl Foster and Thomas Wood were pallbearers and interment was made in the lower cemetery at Fosterville.
Their Baby Dead

[1946] — Mr and Mrs Norman Higgs of North Lake are receiving the sympathy of their friends and relatives on the death in Victoria Public Hospital early this morning of their infant daughter, Judith Ann, aged three months. The body is resting at the home of the grandparents, Mr and Mrs John Boyd, 230 St. Mary's Street, and funeral arrangements will be announced tomorrow.

Cornea Given Woman

Boston (AP) — A 13-year dim-out may have ended for Miss Gertrude Atkinson of St. Stephen, thanks to the skill of surgeons and a person she never will know.
   Miss Atkinson, 28, underwent a corneal transplant Wednesday at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The diseased cornea of her right eye was removed and replaced by a healthy cornea from a dead person.
   It will be two weeks before she knows whether the transplant has been successful.
   The young woman vowed that if she is able to see, "I will arrange to donate this one good eye to the eye bank upon my death so that some other person will be given a chance for sight."
   Her sight started failing when she was 15. She worked in mills and restaurants to save money so she could consult specialists in St. Stephen, Fredericton and Boston.
   Here she learned of the eye bank and doctors arranged for a transplant as soon as the proper cornea became available.

Funeral Rites For Harvey B Boone, Dies at 78

Green Mountain [1955] — The funeral of Harvey B. Boone, 78, was held with prayers at his son's home followed by a service in the Green Mountain Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Jewett of Meductic.
   Mr Boone passed away in the Saint John Hospital following a lingering illness. The son of the late Mr and Mrs Charles Boone, he lived most of his life in North Lake, where he was in the farming business.
   He was a member of the Green Mountain Baptist Church and a member of the L.O.L. No 50. He is survived by his two sons, Clarence, with whom he made his home, and John of Canterbury. Three brothers, John of Boston, Herb of St. Andrews, and Henry of Saint John; several nieces and nephews; 8 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.
   Interment was at the Fosterville Upper Cemetery.
   The choir sang Rock of Ages, Good Night and Good Morning and No Night There.
   Members of the Orange Lodge marched in to the church behind the remains. Pallbearers were Elias Foster, Dell Boone, Edwin Farrell, Charlie Fish, Arlie Boone and Basil Boone.
Troy Alvin Farrell

  Prayer service for infant son Troy Alvin Farrell was held Saturday, March 27 [1971] at Fosterville where prayers were said with Lic. H. Baker officiating. The body rested at DeWitt's Funeral Home until one o'clock Saturday. Surviving are his parents, Mr and Mrs Alvin Farrell, one sister, Darlene; grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles. Burial in the Lower Cemetery, Fosterville, N.B.