Blackman, Doris Ellen and Bernardo, Guy, (Married on 17 Jul 1943)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 16 Sep 1943, p. 5

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At All Saints' Church, East Meon, Petersfield, England, Saturday, July 17, the wedding took place of Doris Ellen Blackman, daughter of Q.M.S. Blackman of East Meon, to Pte. Guy Bernardo of R.C.R., Canadian Army, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Bernardo, of Mount Dennis, Toronto, formerly of Grimsby. The ceremony was conducted by The Hon. Capt. C.F. Eakins, padre of Canadian Forces. Mr. Lodge was at the organ. The hymns sung were "O Perfect Love" and "Lead Us Heavenly Father". The bride who was given away by her father wore an ankle length dress of white taffeta with veil and head-dress of orange blossoms. She wore a gold locket sent by the groom's parents from Canada and carried a bouquet of carnations and ferns. She was attended by two matrons of honour, Mrs. A.E. East, her sister, who was dressed in blue taffeta with head-dress to match and Mrs. Dr. Whittear, aunt, dressed in pink taffeta with head-dress to match. Each carried a bouquet of Sweet Peas. There were also two small attendants, Doreen Whittear, niece of the bride who was dressed in pink taffeta and Doris Turner, a friend, who was dressed in blue taffeta with head-dresses to match. They carried posies of carnations. The duties of best man were carried out by Sapper A.E. East of New Zealand Forces. As the happy couple left the church the bride was presented with lucky horse shoes by friends. The reception was held at the Institute, about 70 guests being present, including a number of the bridegroom's pals. Numerous gifts and checks were received by the young couple who left shortly after the reception for a short honeymoon trip. Best wishes from East Meon are extended to the young bride and Canadian bridegroom.

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Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
16 Sep 1943
Date Of Event:
17 Jul 1943
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Blackman, Doris Ellen and Bernardo, Guy, (Married on 17 Jul 1943)