(The Evening Telegram, August 3, 1983, page 2)
BANNISTER - Passed peacefully away at the Health Science Centre on Sunday, August 7th, 1983, Earl Bannister of Port Rexton, Trinity Bay, age 72 years. Left to mourn his loving wife Annie, one daughter Clara and husband Robert Goldsworthy of Port Rexton, one son Gerald and wife Marina of St. Johnís., 6 grandchildren John and Andrew Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Ann, Stephen Jerry and Michael Bannister. Also a large circle of other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Christ Church Repair Fund, Port Rexton. Burial will be from Christ Church, Port Rexton, on Wednesday, August 10th.