Thompson, Robert Shirley and Hammond, Ruth Marion, (Married on 14 May 1949)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 26 May 1949, p. 4

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Lilacs and apple blossoms formed the lovely bridal setting at Christ Church, Delaware, for the marriage Saturday, May 14th, of Ruth Marion Hammond and Robert Shirley Thompson. Rev. W.C. Allison officiated at the ceremony, uniting in marriage the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Oulton Hammond, of Delaware, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Thompson, of Grimsby.

Mrs. E. Minnett played a soft background of bridal music throughout the ceremony and Charles Auld of Detroit, sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "At Dawning".

Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of heavy white taffeta fashioned with full skirt, featuring a bustle back, and portrait neckline. Her fragile heirloom veil was of point Viennese lace, 125 years old, and was first worn in England by the groom's great-grandmother. It was held with a dainty Juliet cap. She carried a colonial bouquet of deep red roses.

Three attendants preceded the bride, Miss Elizabeth Hammond, of London, her sister, in pale pink, Miss Philippa Thompson, Grimsby, sister of the groom, in pale yellow, and Miss Mona Reilly, of London, in pale turquoise. They carried dainty bouquets of rosebuds and sweet peas blending in tone with their gowns.

Donald Watt, of Toronto, was groomsman and the ushers were Fred S. Shore, of London, and David Frewin, of Windsor.

Mrs. Hammond received guests after the ceremony on the lawns at "Kimberley", the family home in Delaware. She wore a powder blue frock with navy accessories and a corsage in pink tones. The groom's mother assisted in a navy and white ensemble with a pastel corsage.

On their return from a wedding trip through the Northern States, the couple will live in Windsor. For travelling, the bride wore a gray-green suit with buff shortie coat and rose-tinted accessories.

The bride is a graduate of Victoria Hospital and of the University of Toronto School of Nursing. She will resume her association with the V.O.N. in Windsor.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
26 May 1949
Date Of Event:
14 May 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Thompson, Robert Shirley and Hammond, Ruth Marion, (Married on 14 May 1949)