Scrapbook of Annie (Farrell) Varney (7)
Eel River Lake
Eel River Lake, July 24  — Mr and Mrs Henry Farrell are spending the weekend with their daughter, Mrs Lottie Veysey at Canterbury, N.B.
Mrs Janie Gaskin and Mrs Thomas Rheutis [sic] spent last Wednesday visiting Mr and Mrs Charlie Fish at Green Mountain.
Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell and son, Paul, spent last Monday evening at Green Mt., calling on Mrs Farrell's sisters, Mrs Nina Wood and Mrs Harry D. Lounder.
Miss Myra Smith, of Mackey Settlement, spent last Thursday evening with her parents, Mr and Mrs Lloyd Smith.
Leida and Duane Messer, of Harvey Station, who spent the last two weeks with their grandparents, have returned to their home.
Mr and Mrs Waldo Foster attended the funeral of Mrs Foster's sister, Mrs Roy Belding at McKenzie Corner last Wednesday.
Mr an Mrs Basil Messer and family, of Harvey, spent last Sunday at Mrs Messer's parents, Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell.
Mrs Harold Graham, Mr and Mrs Eric Smith, and two daughters, Alma and Dorothy, Mr and Mrs Dawson Anderson and family, Mr and Mrs Emery Armour and Mr and Mrs Emery Farrell and son, Paul, attended the wedding of Miss Lois Boone to Mr James Daniel, of St. Stephen, last Wednesday at her home at Green Mt., N.B.
Mr and Mrs Fred Gaskin, of New York, and Mr and Mrs Alfred Daggett, of Boston, Mass., who spent the last ten days with their brothers, [rest obscured].
Pemberton Ridge, Oct 5,  — A number from this placed attended the charivari given Mr and Mrs Maurice Cropley in the evening on their wedding day, Sept 23rd, at the home of the groom's parents, Mr and Mrs Guy Cropley, Forest City.
Green Mountain Couple Mark 64th Wedding Anniversary
 — Mr and Mrs Fred Wood were "at home" Sunday afternoon to family and well-wishers as they observed the 64th anniversary of their wedding. The joyous afternoon and evening was held at the summer home of Mr and Mrs S.M. O'Regan, Forest City.
On April 30, 1903, the couple drove by horse and buggy to Danforth, Me., a distance of 20 miles, for their wedding. The trip also provided their honeymoon after Rev. Mr Fielding tied the knot.
At Sunday's observances were son Basil and Mrs Wood of Green Mountain; daughter Hildred and her husband of Gagetown, six of their children and grandchildren; son Lester and Mrs Wood of Fredericton; daughter, Mrs S.M. O'Regan and Mr O'Regan, son Robert and daughter Marina of Andover and Woodstock; daughter Bertha and her husband Carl Higgs of Forest City; daughter Mabel and husband Robert Kerr of Juniper; Mabel's daughter, Shirley and Mr Karle Scott of Florenceville and daughter Velma and son Kenny of Fredericton.
Two children, Alton and Shirley of Ontario were not able to be present.
Dinner was served to 25 guests, and another 30 were served a buffet during the afternoon.
Mr and Mr Wood have 9 children, 38 grandchildren and a total of 104 descendents.
The wedding of Bobbie MacArthur-Burns, daughter of Mr and Mrs Sandy MacArthur, 45 Elmwood Court, and Perley Byron Embleton, 122 Miles Stree, son of the late Mr and Mrs Selby Embleton, was held at the Christ church Cathedral. Rev. H. Gordon Smith officiated at the private double ring ceremony.
Mrs Alton Wood
 — Death came as a great shock to many relatives and friends of Mrs Alton Wood, of Oshawa, Ontario. Mrs Wood had taken ill late Sunday night and passed away Monday evening at the New Market, Ontario, hospital.
Mrs Wood was 59 years old. She had resided at North Lake all her life until two years ago when she moved to Ontario.
Mrs Wood was a member of the Green Mountain Baptist Church, was church treasurer and served as Sunday School teacher for a number of years. Her passing away has sent grief to all who knew her.
Funeral service was held from the Green Mountain Baptist Church, May 21, Rev. L.H. Hovey officiated assisted by Lic. Victor Parker of Meductic.
Favorite hymns were Good Night Here Good Morning There, Beyond the Sunset by the choir, Mrs L.H. Hovey, Nadeen Gavel, Andrew Cummings, Clinton Gillispie. Organist was Mrs Beatrice Higgs.
The pallbearers were Marven Foster, Gordon Foster, Paul Farrell, Nellis Farrell, Freeman Farrell, Maurice Farrell.
Mrs Wood leaves to mourn her husband Alton of Oshawa, five daughters, Mrs Richard Dickison (Gertrude), of Oshawa, Ontario; Mrs Robert Cacry (Marie) of Montreal; Mrs Victor Parker of Meductic, N.B.; Mrs Elgin Jones, Petewawa, Ontario; Mrs Lewis Farrell, Green Mountain; four sons, Larry, Wayne, and Lloyd, Oshawa, Ontario; Donald, Aurora, Ontario; sixteen grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs Clyde Veysey, Fosterville, N.B., Mrs Alfred Veysey, Fosterville, N.B., Mrs Claude Tomilson, Houlton, Maine; three brothers, Arlington Boone, Woodstock, N.B., Frederick Boone, Fredericton, N.B., Basil Boone, Forest City, N.B.
Robert Leslie Farrell
 — The death of Robert L. Farrell, age 67, occurred suddenly at the Carleton Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, on July 22, 1968.
Born at North Lake, York County, the son of the late Mr and Mrs John Elmer Farrell. He was a member of the Green Mountain Baptist Church for many years. He resided all his life at Fosterville, N.B., He was also assistant clerk of the Green Mountain Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife the former Nellie (Ohearn), seven sons, Lewis, Freeman, Maurice, Fosterville; Nellis, Woodstock; Clayton, Hedley and Roland at home. Three daughters Mrs Melvin Varney (Annie), Canterbury; Mrs Charles Fish Jr., (Joyce), Fosterville; Mrs Thomas DeWitt (Jane), Woodstock; 2 aunts, one uncle, 23 grandchildren, one sister deceased him 34 years ago.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from Green Mountain Baptist Church, Lic. M. Fawcett officiating assisted by Lic. V. Parker, Peticodiac, N.B. Hymns sung by the choir "Good Night and Good Morning", "I Won't Have To Cross Jordon Alone"
Pallbearers were Paul Farrell, Marvin Foster, Gordon Foster, Thomas Collier, Samuel Collier and Basil W. Boone.
Numerous floral tributes and donations to the heart fund, Gideon Bibles were received. An Orangeman's service was conducted at the graveside by Arnold Slaney and the members of the L.O.L. No 50
Boone – Kaley
 — A quiet wedding was solemnized in the United Baptist Church rectory at Woodstock on May 12 when Rev. S.J. Baxter united in marriage Shirley Pauline, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Merle Kayley, Bull Lake, N.B., to Delbert Wayne, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Arlington Boone, Woodstock (formerly of North Lake, N.B.
The bride was attended by her sister-in-law Mrs Leland Kaley, the best man was Leland Kaley, brother of the bride.
After the ceremony a delicious supper was enjoyed at the Panarama Motel after which they motored to Canterbury for an old fashioned chivari at the groom's brother Arthur Boone, another chivari was at Wendell Kaley's brother of the bride on Friday night after they arrived home from a short honeymoon trip to points of interest in the province.
The groom is superintendent for J.D. Irving, Woodstock Division. They are residing at their home in Grafton.
 — Funeral services were held for Mrs Grace Graham at Flewelling Funeral Home, Nackawic. Rev. Lesley Clare officiated at the service. The hymns How Great Thou Art and Precious Memories were sung by Sandy Pert. Rev. Clare sang Amazing Grace. Organist was Pam Billings.
Mrs Graham was born at Maxwell, a daughter of the late Robert and Louise (Peers) Greer. She was a member of the Fosterville United Baptist Church. Her death occurred on Jan 13, 1990, at York Manor where she had lived for more than two years.
Surviving are six daughters, (Raelene) Mrs Bruce Currie; (Sherrill) Mrs Tom Kinney; (Joyce) Mrs Forbes Barr, all of Fredericton; (Marie) Mrs Ted Calder, Campobello Island; (Cecily) Mrs Reginald Fredericks, Westfield; and (Lona) Mrs Floyd Johnson, Canterbury. Five sons, Dennis, Wayne and Glendon, all of Fredericton; Laurel, Barry, Ont., and Keith, Sutton, Ont.; two sisters, (Clara) Mrs Sterling Harris, Woodstock; and Mrs Ethel Cole, Harvey Station; a brother, Murray Greer, Somerville; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Greer, Woodstock; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mrs Graham was predeceased by her husband, Harold C. Graham; three brothers, George, William and Gordon Greer; and two sisters, Ray Nicholson and Evelyn Currie.
Pallbearers were nephews Ernest Greer, Murray Cole, Floyd Nicholson, Elmer Harris, Robert Greer and Harry Greer. Burial in the Fosterville Lower cemetery.
Mrs Maud McMinn Bright, Cheery at 91
 — Typical of the breed of women that helped make Western New Brunswick a good place to live in is 91-year old Mrs Maud McMinn, who now lives with her family at Eel River Lake, York County.
Born and brought up on a farm when trees were cut one year, stumps were left to rot for two or three years, then heaved from the ground with a team and tackle, she recalls the old days vividly, but prefers the present.
"Things were hard then, especially for women", she said a few days after her birthday. "We only went to school when they could pay a teacher for a term, and years would go by in between." Nevertheless, Mrs McMinn turned out to be a good reader and writer after only four terms of one-room schooling.
She worked with her husband, the late George A. McMinn who died 16 years ago, in hay loft, field and cow stable. "We only milked 6 or 7 cows, but when George was away in the wood for three months at a time, I did it and kept the home fires burning," she said.
Mrs McMinn lives with her daughter and her husband, Mr and Mrs Eric Smith, having moved to Eel River Lake 12 years ago. Her home had been at Green Mountain.
She has three daughters living, Mrs Smith, Mrs Roy Lawson, Woodstock, Mrs Clarence Boone, Fredericton, and one deceased, Mrs Earl (Alma) Atkinson of Dalhousie.
Other descendants include 16 grandchilddren, 42 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren
Among the many exciting events of her life were her first sight and ride in an automobile driven by Jed Fox about 60 years ago. She recalls it was noisy and smelly. "But it was great to have a ride in it."
Although she can't see as well as she used to, Mrs McMinn likes to watch birds with her binoculars and enjoys watching TV. A lifetime Baptist, she has always enjoyed church activities and been a steady worker.
- By Bob Morrison, Woodstock Bugle, April, 1967
Craig – Fish
 — A pretty June wedding of wide interest to many friends was solemnized in the Green Mountain United Baptist Church on June 16, when Rev. Leonard Hovey, united in marriage with double ring ceremony Muriel Marie, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Fish of Green Mountain, and Terrence Paul, son of Mr and Mrs Harold Craig, Hartland.
Baskets of summer flowers adorned the altar and guest pews were marked with a sprig of pine and pink roses tied with satin ribbon.
The organist, Miss Lynda MacMillan, played the nuptial music and the guest soloist, Miss Diane Milbury, sang "A Wedding Prayer" during the signing of the register.
The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Donna Fish as bridesmaid. L.A.C. Kenneth Mortensen was groomsman and the ushers were Charles Fish and Stanley Veysey.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a street length dress of nylon sheer over rayon taffeta with a lace bodice, long lace sleeves pointed at the wrist. Her veil of nylon tulle was held in plaice by a halo of simulated pearls and sequini. Her only jewellery was a strand of pearls and she carried a cascade bouquet of red roses.
The bridesmaid wore a stole collar dress of blue nylon sheer over taffeta and she carried a cascade bouquet of white and blue mums.
The groom and groomsman were dressed in Air Force uniforms.
The bride's mother wore a blue brocaded dress with white accessories. Her corsage was white and pink mums. The groom's mother wore a pink rayon shantung dress over satin with lace bodice. Her corsage was white and pink mums.
Immediately following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride for approximately 100 guests. The guest book was circulated by Miss Shirley Geen, a friend of the bride. The bride's table was prettily decorated with pink and white streamers and pink roses. One side was occupied by a 4-tier wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and goom and the other side by the groom's cake nicely wrapped in doilies and tied with blue satin ribbon.
Miss Gaynel Gray and Miss Irene Veysey, cousins of the bride and groom, served the bridal party and the other guests were served by Marily Ellis, Jean Turner, Sharon Taylor, and Lorraine McIntosh. Mrs Earl Veysey and Mrs Melvin Varney, aunts of the bride, presided over the tea cups.
The toast to the bride was proposed by the minister, Rev. Leonard Hovey and was responded to by the groom. After the reception the bridal party motored to Woodstock to have their pictures taken and later returned for an old-fashioned charivari in the evening. Later Mr and Mrs T.P. Craig left on a honeymoon trip to points of interest in N.B. For travelling the bride wore a blue rayon shantung dress with white accessories.
The bride is a graduate of Canterbury Regional High School and is presently employed with N.B. Telephone Co., Traffic Dept. at Woodstock. The groom is in the Air Force, presently stationed at Chatham, N.B.
Out of town guests were from Woodstock, Hartland, Canterbury, Houlton, Keswick, Southampton, Greenfield and Bristol.