Marriage announcements – 1940s

Jonathan Gregory and Margaret Jane Goobie – The marriage of Miss Margaret Jane, eldest daughter of George and the late Phoebe Goobie of Queen’s Cove to Jonathan Gregory, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gregory of St. John’s, and formerly of Queen’s Cove, took place at Queen’s Cove United Church on December 25, [1945] with Reverend George Pike officiating. The bride presented a lovely picture as she entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Marguerite Stoyles, in the traditional wedding gown of white satin with floor length veil, which was held in place by e coronet of seeded pearls. She carried a bouquet of red and white roses. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was attended by her sister Miss Agnes Goobie as maid of honour, and, Misses Florence Gregory, sister of the groom, and, Maud Lander, friend of the bride, as bridesmaids, and little Lorraine’ Gosse as train bearer. The bridesmaids wore Gowns of blue and pink taffetta with shoulder length veils, and carried bouquets of multi-coloured flowers. The train bearer wore blue taffetta and a wreath of flowers around her head. The groom was attended by Elwood Green as best man whilst Chesley Strong and Gordon House acted as ushers. The hymn “O Perfect Love” was rendered by the congregation with Mrs. Chesley Goobie at the organ. The reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, where upwards of one hundred guests partook of the Wedding Supper. The bride and groom left for St. John’s, where they will in future reside. The groom has recently returned from Scotland, where he has spent over five years with the Forestry Unit. That they may live to enjoy many years of wedded bliss is the wish of their many friends. (Western Star, January 11, 1946)

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Ronald Lloyd Avery and Mary Maria Smith – At St. Alban’s Church, Cross Roads, the marriage took place at 3.30 p.m., on Jan. 2, [1946] of Mary Maria, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smith of Gooseberry Cove, to Ronald Lloyd, son of Mrs. Fanny and the late James Avery of Southport.  The bride, who was given in marriage by Mr. C. M. Button, looked charming in the traditional wedding gown of white satin with over skirt of white marquisite embossed with white satin roses, and a floor length veil, which was held in place by a coronet of seeded pearls, and carried a bouquet of multi-coloured flowers. The bride was attended by the groom’s sister-in-law, Mrs. Silas Avery, who wore a floor length gown of pink georgette and shoulder length veil, and Miss Eliza Smith, cousin of the bride, who wore a blue satin gown with an overskirt of marquisite and headdress to match. They both carried bouquets of multi-coloured flowers. The groom was attended by his brother, Silas, as best man and Willis Smith as usher. The reception was held at the home of the groom. That they may live to enjoy many years of wedded bliss is the wish of their many friends. (Western Star, January 25, 1946)

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Harold Hollett and Mary Margaret Cooper – The marriage of Mary Margaret, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Cooper, to Harold Hollett of Rantem, T. 8., was solemnized in the United Church, here on Jan. 21, [1946], in the presence of a large congregation, the Rev. Geo. Pike officiating. The bride, given in marriage by Mr. John Goobie, was attired in a floor length gown of ice blue tafietta with a floor length veil of white tulle, held in place by a wreath of roses, and carried a bouquet of multicoloured flowers. She was attended by Misses Mildred Goobie and Miss Margaret Crane, who wore floor length gowns of blue and pink georgette with shoulder length veils, and carried bouquets similar to that of the bride. The groom was attended by his brother Samuel, who came from Rantem for the occasion, and Eleazer acted as usher. After the ceremony, the bridal party returned to the home of the bride’s parents where the reception was held and over fifty guests partook of the wedding supper. The toast to the bride was proposed by the minister Mr. Pike and responded to by C. M. Button. The bride and groom left by Wednesday’s train for Ranten where they will in future reside. That they may enjoy many years of happiness the wish of their many friends. (Western Star, February 8, 1946)

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Caleb Avery and Effie May Lambert – On Jan. 22, [1946] in the United Church, at Deep Bight, the marriage of Effie May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Lambert of Hatchet Cove, to Caleb son of Mr. and Mrs. Addi Avery of Deep Bight, took place. The Reverend J. J. Penney performing the ceremony. The bride, given in marriage by Cyril Hiscock, wore an afternoon dress of powder blue crepe with shoulder length veil, and white accessories. The bride was attended by he sister, Mrs. Cyril Avery, and Mrs. Arthur Short, who wore afternoon dresses of blue and grey, with shoulder length veils. The groom was attended by his brother, Allan, and Alfred Hiscock acted as usher. The reception was held at the home of the groom where about one hundred guests attended. That their married life may be a long and one is the wish of their many friends. (Western Star, February 8, 1946)

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Alec Peddle and Annie Boone – The wedding of Miss Annie Boone to Mr. Alec Peddle, both of Hodge’s Cove, took place at that place on February 21 [1946]. Best wishes are extended. Western Star, March 8, 1946)

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Arthur Spurrell and Mary Smith – The marriage was solemnized at St. Alban’s Church, Gooseberry Cove on April 30 [1946], of Mary, daughter of Mr. and the late Mrs. J. E. Smith, to Arthur Spurrell of Butter Cove. Reverend M. C. Jones officiated. The bride, attired in the traditional wedding gown and floor length veil, was given in marriage by her father and was attended by Miss Nellie Smith and Miss Blanche Seward, both of whom wore gowns of blue with shoulder length veils. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride. Best wishes are extended to the happy couple. (Western Star, May 31, 1946)

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Chesley Pittman and Edna Stoyles – The wedding took place at Hillview on Easter Monday [April 22, 1946], of Edna Stoyles to Chesley Pittman of Hatchet Cove. (Western Star, May 31, 1946)

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Transcribed by Wanda Garrett, January 2016

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