Grimsby Beach - Mr. and Mrs. Burtie Q'Part celebrated "Golden Wedding" day on Friday, April 14th. They were married at Christ Church, Brondesbury, London, England, on this day in 1900. They came to Canada two years later.
Mr. Q'Part retired from his business a year or so before the war; then was recalled by the Government to take over an engineering project. In 1943 the doctors advised him to take his wife into the country to live, as her health was breaking down due to overwork: directing Dramatic shows for war charities. In the search of a congenial climate, and a nice place to live, Grimsby Beach was selected through the offices of an associate who had a copy of the "Grimsby Independent" on his desk. Through this medium, the little cottage in which they now live was obtained.
Mrs. Q'Part has been more or less an invalid under the care of Dr. McIntyre since her arrival here and for that reason she has been unable to take part in community affairs, or to make a greater number of friends than she has. Even so, she was overwhelmed with greetings and flowers from many neighbours and friends.
Their son, Jack, president of radio station CHUM, Toronto, with his wife and son, Ricky, spent a quiet day with his parents, taking them to the Village Inn for dinner in the evening, where Peggy O'Neil had prepared a beautifully set table with bridal decorations.
Mr. and Mrs. Q-Part gratefully thank those neighbours, known and unknown to them, for their gracious greetings on this memorable event.