Mackay, Jean and Harris, Shaw, (Married on 18 May 1938)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 26 May 1938, p. 4

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Grimsby residents will read with interest of the wedding which took place at Fenelon Falls, Ontario, on Wednesday afternoon, May 18th, at 2 o'clock, when Jessie Grace (Jay) MacKay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bain Mackay, Fenelon Falls, became the bride of Mr. William Shaw Harris, of Grimsby, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Harris, of Ottawa, Ontario., and formerly of Grimsby. Rev. R. Russell, of Fenelon Falls, assisted by the groom's uncle, Canon E. Butler, of Ottawa, performed the ceremony. The rooms were attractively arranged with spring flowers and blossoms.

The bride, wearing a princess gown of white lace, from which fell a waist-length veil, and matching turban, was given in marriage by her father, Her bouquet was of Johanna Hill roses and lily of the valley. Her bridesmaid, Miss Olga Chambers, was gowned in sea green chiffon, with matching turban and her bouquet was yellow talisman roses. Miss Mary E. Warren played the wedding music and during the signing of the register softly rendered the song, "Because". The groom was supported by Mr. Eric MacKay.

Following the ceremony a reception for immediate relatives and friends was held, the bride's mother assisting in receiving in a dress of light grey crepe, with a corsage of Johanna Hill roses. The groom's mother was in navy flowered chiffon and she wore a corsage of Sweetheart roses. A dainty buffet luncheon was served, the table being centered with a beautiful pink and white wedding cake, designed and made by the bride's father.

The young couple left later by motor on a trip to the White Mountains, and on their return will take up residence in Grimsby.

Out of town guests included Canon E. Butler, Misses Marie Shaw and Beth Graydon, Mr. J.H. Shaw, of Ottawa, Mr. and Mrs. Austin Graydon, Miss Jean Graydon, and Billy Graydon, of Streetsville, Mr. Frank Wansborough, Mr. Guy MacKay, of Toronto.

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Genealogical Resource
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Marriage announcements
Date of Publication:
26 May 1938
Date Of Event:
18 May 1938
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Mackay, Jean and Harris, Shaw, (Married on 18 May 1938)