Theal, Wylie Thomas and Millyard, Thelma Bertha (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 2 Jul 1942, p. 5
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A lovely June wedding was solemnized at 4 o'clock last Wednesday afternoon at Calvary United Church, London, when Thelma Bertha Millyard, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Millyard, of that city, became the bride of Wylie Thomas Theal, Phm. B., son of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Theal, Grimsby. The bride's father officiated assisted by Rev. Duncan McTavish.

Mrs. J.S. Pack played the wedding music and Miss Mary Byrne, of London, sang during the signing of the register.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother-in-law, Allan Willoughby, of London, was charming in a floor-length white gown of French Chantilly lace and net. The tightly fitted bodice was of lace. The skirt was of very full double net, over white taffeta, with a narrow inset of lace. The long leg o'mutton sleeves, with points over the hands, and the sweetheart neckline, were edged with narrow ruching of net. The finger-tip veil fell softly from a sweetheart halo of the same lace edged with the net ruching. She carried a cascade of Johanna Hill roses.

The bride's niece, Miss Marilyn Millyard, of Grimsby, was her only attendant. She was gowned in floor-length turquoise blue lace and net with matching halo and shoes. Pink lace mitts completed her ensemble and she carried a colonial bouquet.

Lloyd Theal, of Grimsby, brother of the groom, was groomsman. Douglas Allan, London, and Erwin Phelps, Grimsby, were ushers.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Glen Allen Villa for about 45 guests. Mrs. Millyard and Mrs. Theal assisted the bridal couple in receiving the guests, the former wearing a blue sheer gown with white accessories and the latter in cameo pink with white accessories.

Later, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Theal left for Toronto and from there left for a boat cruise through the Thousand Islands. The bride travelled in an aqua blue ensemble with matching turban and beige accessories, and a corsage of Johanna Hill roses.

On their return they will reside in Welland.

Grimsby guests at the wedding included Mr. and Mrs. Donald Beamer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. William Hewson, Mr. and Mrs. William Shafer, Mrs. Gordon Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Theal, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Theal and Mr. C.D. Millyard.

On Monday evening, June 29th, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Theal, Grimsby, held a reception for about 35 guests at their home here in honour of the newly married couple.

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2 Jul 1942
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24 Jun 1942
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Theal, Wylie Thomas and Millyard, Thelma Bertha (Married)