Grimsby Newspapers
Norton, Maxine Constance and Simpson, Stewart Brown, (Married on 26 Jun 1943)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 1 Jul 1943, p. 4

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While baskets of all white roses and standards and baskets of peonies and roses decked Delta United Church, Hamilton, and the pews were marked with ribbons and flowers, for the wedding of Maxine Constance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Frederick W. Norton, 203 Balmoral Avenue South, former Grimsby residents, to Mr. Stewart Brown Simpson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Simpson, 21 Belview Avenue, which was solemnized Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The ceremony was conducted by Rev. W.J. Preston. Mrs. Florence Bissex, the organist, played the wedding music, and Miss Lillian Young sang Because and Through the Years. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a lovely white satin gown with lace yoke, sleeves and train, her long veil held by a coronet of pearls and net ruching. She also wore a locket which was worn by her great-grandmother at her wedding. Her bouquet was of white roses, bouvardia, lilies of the valley and orchids. Mrs. Melville Simpson was matron of honour and wore a blue cut sheer and carried a nosegay of sweet peas and roses. Miss Helen Ouellette and Mrs. H.J. Nichols were bridesmaids, gowned in pink and green cut sheer, respectively. All the attendants' gowns were styled alike with bouffant skirts, and they carried nosegays of sweet peas and roses. Mr. Melville Simpson was best man and the ushers were Mr. William W. Norton, brother of the bride, and Mr. Herbert J. Nichols. The reception for 78 guests was held in the Round room of the Scottish Rite Club, and the bride's table was decorated with pink and white flowers and triple silver candlesticks, while on the guests' tables were pink, blue and white roses and larkspur. Mrs. Norton, the bride's mother, received in a gown of delphinium blue cut sheer with fetching hat and corsage bouquet of Richmond roses, and the mother of the groom, Mrs. Simpson, wore leaf green cut sheer with matching hat and corsage bouquet of Better Times roses. The couple left on a wedding trip to Limberlost Lodge, Muskoka, the bride travelling in a Mexicana rose wool dressmaker suit with matching hat, beige accessories and corsage of Richmond roses. They will reside on Wexford Ave. south. The groom's gift to the bride was mink furs. The bride is a niece of Arthur and Mrs. Norton, L. Gordon and Mrs. McBride, Edwin and Mrs. Norton and Alex. M. and Mrs. Stewart, of Grimsby.

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Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
1 Jul 1943
Date Of Event:
26 Jun 1943
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Norton, Maxine Constance and Simpson, Stewart Brown, (Married on 26 Jun 1943)