Grimsby Newspapers
Thomas, Nancy Winnifred and Hilf, Robert, (Married on 15 Oct 1949)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 20 Oct 1949, p. 8

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Bronze chrysanthemums banked the steps to an altar decorated with pure white chrysanthemums and gladioli for the wedding on Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. at St. John's Anglican Church, Winona, of Nancy Winnifred, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Thomas, to Mr. Robert Hilf, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Hilf of Canton, Ohio, USA. Officiating at the unusually beautiful marriage was the Rev. Albert E. Ongley, as he united the young couple in a double ring ceremony. Soloist was Miss Norma Mason of Hamilton who sang "The Lord's Prayer" and "Perfect Love" while Miss Betty Johnson presided at the organ.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was radiantly lovely in a princess style gown of imported blush pink satin falling to a cathedral train. The low neckline of her dress was filled in with an exquisite yolk of heirloom French lace, while a bow of the same lace adorned the bodice. Her fingertip veil floated from a small headdress of matching blush satin, and she carried a white gift prayer book with two perfect mauve orchids as her only flowers.

Sister of the bride, Mrs. Clifford Belton, was Matron of Honour, gowned in turquoise blue taffeta and nylon net, and she wore an ostrich tipped velvet headdress, and velvet gloves matching her bouquet of giant bronze chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid, Miss Betty Ward, of Hamilton, was gowned also in taffeta with similar headdress, gloves and bouquet of bronze chrysanthemums. The two little flower girls, Misses Gracie Thomas and Margaret Green wore full skirted lavender taffeta gowns, and headdresses, and carried matching flowers.

Media Type:
Genealogical Resource
Item Type:
Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication:
20 Oct 1949
Date Of Event:
15 Oct 1949
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Thomas, Nancy Winnifred and Hilf, Robert, (Married on 15 Oct 1949)