Wilson, Margaret Lila and Thompson, Ronald (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 22 Sep 1949, p. 6
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A wedding of wide interest took place on Saturday morning, September 17th, in St. Francis Xavier Parish Chapel, Fruitland, when Margaret Lila, daughter of Mrs. Gladys Wilson and the late Mr. Wilson, was united in marriage to Mr. Ronald Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Thompson of Hamilton. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. P.J. Bodendistal.

Given in marriage by her uncle, Mr. Abraham Hand, the bride was lovely in an ivory satin gown with an eight foot train. Her fitted bodice was trimmed lavishly with French lace, as was the full peplum on her bouffant skirt, and she wore a fingertip veil caught with orange blossoms. The bridal bouquet was of red and white roses.

Sister of the bride, Miss Marie Wilson, was maid of honour wearing a full length taffeta gown of yellow. Her feather and net headdress was in matching colour, and she carried a charming bouquet of roses.

The two attendants of the bride were Mrs. Frank Theoret, also a sister of the bride, and Mrs. George Dacy, both of Hamilton. Both attendants were gowned in full length taffeta dresses, Mrs. Theoret's of mauve, and Mrs. Dacy's of heavenly blue. They wore harmonizing headdresses and bouquets.

The best man was Mr. John Thompson, brother of the groom.

Following the wedding, a reception was held at the Avon Hotel, in Hamilton, for over 60 guests, the bride's mother, Mrs. Wilson, receiving in a black flowered silk dress, gray accessories, and wearing a corsage of red and white roses. Mrs. Thompson was dressed in a navy ensemble, with dusty rose, and wore a matching rose corsage.

Leaving for their honeymoon, which the young couple will spend in New Brunswick after motoring there, the bride wore a tailored gabardine suit of rose coral with a small brown bonnet hat and brown accessories. After their return in a month, the happy couple will live in Hamilton.

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Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication
22 Sep 1949
Date Of Event
17 Sept 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Wilson, Margaret Lila and Thompson, Ronald (Married)