Joshua Coward

Interview with Joshua Coward, 2005

Linda White, the editor of The Greenspond Letter interviewed Josh Coward at the Glen Brook Lodge on Torbay Road, St. John’s, on November 16, 2005. Josh who had just turned 91 is a great storyteller. His memory is still very good and the few details that he couldn’t remember, my uncle, Sam Carter, in Greenspond, could. Josh told me the story of the great storm of 1941 when three men from Greenspond drowned. Sam tells me the storm was on September 19,1941. You can read the transcribed interview in The Greenspond Letter, Volume 12, Number 4, Fall 2005. And you can listen to it here:

Obituary of Joshua Coward November 13, 1914 – January 8, 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loved one on January 8, 2015 at Glenbrook Lodge, St. John’s, Joshua Coward age 100 years of Greenspond. Predeceased by his wives; Ellen (1993) and Ann (2000), sister; Emily Butt (2006) and daughter-in-law; Audrey (Briffett) Coward (2010). Left with fond memories of a wonderful father and great card player are his children; Florence Young (Erle) of Toronto, Daphne Duffy (Roy) of Dartmouth, Bill (Donna) of Dartmouth, Art (Alice) of Fall River, Martin (Karen) of Winnipeg, Stella Brown (Wayne) of St. John’s and Yvonne Walsh (Mike) of St. John’s. Also left with great memories of Poppy are 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral service will take place at Kittiwake Funeral Home, Pound Cove on Thursday, January 15 at 10 A.M. Interment will follow at the Interfaith cemetery, Shambler’s Cove. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to The Salvation Army Glenbrook Lodge, St. John’s.


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