(The Fisherman's Advocate, March 17, 1939, page 6)
Mrs. Alex Russell
The death occurred here on March 7th, of Alva Pearl, beloved wife of Mr. Alex Russell. She was taken ill on January 9th, 1939, and suffered terribly but bore it all with patient resignation and fortitude to the end. Everything that loving hands could do for her was done, but to no avail and at the end she was so weak that she was longing for the Master's call, to end her sufferings.
The late Mrs. Russell, who aws (sp) 28 years of age, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Mouland of Doting Cove. She leaves to mourn besides her husband and two young sons, her father and (?) two sisters, Ina (Mrs. Arthur Hicks) residing at Carmenville, Jessie at home, and two brothers, Luther at Grand Falls, and Selbey at home, to all of whom deepest sympathy is extended in their bereavement. She was a member of the L.O.B.A.,Rising Sun 073 of Catalina, and her sisters of the order attended her funeral in a body. Interment took place at St. Peter's cemetery, Catalina, Rev. R. F. Mercer officiating.
The husband of the deceased desires to thank the following:
For messages of sympathy: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hicks, Carmanville; Miss Virtue Guy, St. John's; Misses Bessie and Mary Pardy, Buchans.
For Letters of sympathy: Rising Sun Lodge, No. 073 L.O.B.A. Morning Star L.O.L. No.2; Mr. and Mrs. Chesley Moore, Catalina; Miss Annie Duggan; Mrs. Robert Harnum, Mr. and Mrs. Eliol Harnum and family, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Samson and Kenneth, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hayward, Mrs. Lucy Dyke, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Mason, Miss Elizabeth M. Mason, Port Union.
Those who sent wreaths as a mark of respect: Alex and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Goodyear, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyal Russell, Mr. and Mrs Thomas Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lodge and family, Mr. Frederick and Miss Gertie Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Artno Winsor, Miss Hilda Russell, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mason, Mr. and Mrs John Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Quinton, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lodge, Mrs. Lizzie Mason, Mr. and Mrs. James Goodyear, Mrs. Alfreda Pardy, Miss Louise Dyke, Mr. and Mrs. James Penney, Mr. and Mrs. William Rideout, Mr. and Mrs. George Smart, Port Union; Lieut. Hudson and Cadet Kean, Catalina; Mr. and Mrs. Obediah Howell, Mr. and Mrs. Abram Goodyear, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Russell, Mr. and Mrs. William Pardy, Port Union.
A loving one from us is gone, A voice we love is still, Her place is vacant in our home, That never can be filled. Gone but not Forgotten.