Grimsby Newspapers
Stephen, William Thomas and Coomber, Sheila Eileen, (Married on 18 Apr 1936)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 22 Apr 1936, p. 1

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The marriage of Sheila Eileen Coomber, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Henry Coomber, Grimsby to Mr. William Thomas Stephen, Montreal, son of Mr. Thomas Stephen and the late Mrs. Stephen of Grimsby, was an interesting event in Grimsby on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock in St. Andrew's Anglican Church.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her father to the strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin played by Mr. Jack Shoesmith. She looked lovely in a white satin gown fashioned on simple lines, with shirring at the neck and sleeves and ending at the hem in a brief train. Her veil of embroidered net was caught in cap effect with a wreath of orange blossoms and she carried a sheaf of Calla Lilies and Gypsophila.

Mrs. George Shoesmith, sister of the groom, as matron of honour, was gowned in Alice blue point d'esprit and carried blue and yellow spring flowers. The bridesmaid was Miss Jessie Stewart, wearing a frock of pastel pink net with hat made of pink flowers, and a blue veil. Her bouquet was of yellow and rose spring flowers. The ceremony was performed against a background of lilies and spring flowers by the rector, Rev. J.A. Ballard, and during the signing of the register, Miss Madge Croft sang most effectively "Because". Mr. George Shoesmith, Fruitland, was best man and the usher was Mr. Jack Coomber, Hamilton.

Fifty guests were present at the reception which followed, Mrs. Coomber, the bride's mother, receiving with the young couple, in grey and blue printed sheer crepe and wearing a bouquet of sweet peas.

Later Mr. and Mrs. Stephen left for points north before taking up residence in Montreal, the bride travelling in a frock of dusky rose crepe, coat of two-tone brown check tweed and brown hat and accessories.

Out of town guests included: Mrs. Hoffman, Miss Lillian Hoffman (London); Mrs. and Mrs. Irwin Galbraith, Miss Margaret Morris, Mr. Arthur S. Ferguson (Dundas); Mrs. Jessie McCrae, Miss Doris McCrae, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Aston, Mr. and Mrs. William Webb, Mr. and Mrs. William Vail (Beamsville); Mr. and Mrs. Aldyn Wilcox (Smithville); Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Yates, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Coomber (Hamilton); Mr. and Mrs. Jack Shoesmith, Mr. and Mrs. George Shoesmith (Fruitland).

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Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
22 Apr 1936
Date Of Event:
18 Apr 1936
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Stephen, William Thomas and Coomber, Sheila Eileen, (Married on 18 Apr 1936)