(The Fisherman's Advocate, May 23, 1930, page 8)
Mrs. Sarah Russell
The death occurred with startling suddenness on Thursday night last, at 10 o'clock, of Mrs. Sarah Russell of this place.
Mrs. Russell was a familiar figure in Port Union and Catalina and a lady held in much respect by old and young alike. She was 64 years of age and for some years had a slight touch of heart trouble. On Thursday she was out around as usual and was active around her home. She retired about 9.30 and at ten o'clock was discovered strangling, as the result of a sudden attack of her old trouble. Before the doctor could reach her she had passed out.
Mrs. Sarah Russell was the widow of the late Robert Russell. Her husband died at the General Hospital in St. John's, in November 1923. She is survived by five sons, Eliol at Elizabeth N.J., U.S.A., Thomas at New York, Robert, Alex and Victor, residing at Port Union. Two daughters also survive, Mrs. Thomas Lodge and Mrs. Kenneth Goodyear residing at Port Union. Mr. William White of East Point, Catalina is a brother of the deceased lady.
Interment took place at the C. of E. cemetery Catalina on Saturday, Rev. R. F. Mercer officiating. Mrs. Russell was a member of the L.O.B.A., and the members of that body paraded to her funeral. Her coffin was covered with wreaths and other floral tributes from her many friends, testifying to the high esteem in which she was held by the people of Port Union and Catalina.
To the sorrowing sons, daughters and other relatives the Advocate extends its deepest sympathy.