(The Fisherman's Advocate, Mar 21, 1944)


(Editor, Fisherman's Advocate)

DEAR SIR - Please allow me space in your highly esteemed paper to record the death of my sister-in-law, Mrs. Annie E. Butler of Old Bonaventure, who departed this life on February 29th, 1944, at the age of 45 years, and also her daughter Mildred, aged 17 years, who predeceased her on January 28th, 1944. She leaves to mourn one daughter, Ruby, aged 9 years, and one brother, William Stone living in Canada. Her husband also predeceased them some five years ago by drowning near Trinity Harbour in the schooner "Marion Rogers".

               We cannot say, and we will not say,
                    That they are dead, they are just away,
               With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
                    They have wandered into an unknown land.
               Do not ask us if we miss them,
                    There is such a vacant place,
               But we fancy we can hear them
                    And can see their smiling face.

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