Smith, Irvine Newell and Mackie, Ruth Doreen, (Married on 15 Jan 1949)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 20 Jan 1949, p. 4

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A very pretty wedding was solemnized in St. John's Presbyterian Church, Grimsby, on Saturday, January 15th at 2:30 o'clock, when Ruth Doreen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mackie, Grimsby, became the bride of Mr. Irvine Newell Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gersham Smith, Smithville.

The church was decorated with ferns and flowering plants for the occasion. Mrs. Duncan MacIntosh played the wedding music, with Miss Gloria Jarvis, Grimsby soloist, singing "O Perfect Love" and "I Love You Truly". Rev. J.P. McLeod officiated.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gracefully gowned in white satin embroidered with pearls. Her long embroidered veil was held in place by a sweetheart headdress trimmed with orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of Talisman roses and heather. Mrs. John Geddes, Beamsville, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, gowned in pink corded taffeta, fashioned with fitted waist and hoop skirt. She wore a headdress to match and carried a nosegay of mixed flowers. Little Carol Mackie was flower girl in pink taffeta frock and headdress to match, carrying a flowering hoop.

Mr. Niram Smith, brother of the groom, was best man, while Messrs. Ray Smith and John Geddes ushered.

The reception was held at the home of the bride's aunt, Mrs. Jas. Stevenson, Beamsville, with 30 guests present. Receiving were the bride's mother in a black flowered silk jersey with black accessories and corsage of pink carnations. The groom's sister, Mrs. Delmar Hodgkins, wore black with black accessories and pink carnations.

Immediately after the reception the happy couple left amidst a shower of confetti on a short honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls, N.Y. The bride travelled in a blue suit with navy accessories. Her corsage was Talisman roses.

On their return Mr. and Mrs. Smith will reside at Grimsby Beach.

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Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
20 Jan 1949
Date Of Event:
15 Jan 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Smith, Irvine Newell and Mackie, Ruth Doreen, (Married on 15 Jan 1949)