Willson, William Keith and Smith, Nettie Jean (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 2 Aug 1951, p. 4
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At. St. Thomas Anglican Church, Hamilton, Saturday, July 21st, at 4;30 p.m., Nettie Jean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, of Holstein, Ontario, became the bride of William Keith Willson, son of Mrs. Elsie Willson, Vinemount, Ontario, and the late William W. Willson. Rev. Canon Costigan officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The church was decorated with gladioli and ferns. The wedding music was played by Mr. Howard LeRoy and Mr. Charles Fitzhenry sang The Lord's Prayer and Because.

Given in marriage by her brother, Mr. John Smith, the bride wore a gown of French lace over white satin, and lace panelled skirt dipping onto a long cathedral train, and carried a horseshoe bouquet of red roses and carnations. Her long veil was caught at the head with a tiara of pearls.

The maid of honour, Miss Vera Smith, chose a baby blue nylon marquisette over taffeta and wore matching bandeau. She carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaids, Misses Lorna Ormerod, Kay Blanchard, Betty Usher, and Joyce Rackshire, were dressed in pink and yellow. The flower girl, Miss Carol Lynn Vanderburg, wore long white taffeta with a cascade of roses. The ring-bearer was Master Billie Arnold, nephew of the bride.

Groomsman was Mr. Norman Noble, and the ushers Messrs. Walter Smith, William McMillan, Hugh Elms, Vernon Garlow and Gordon Cohoe.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in Robert's Marine Room, where Mrs. Smith received in navy blue crepe with white accessories and corsage of roses. The groom's mother wore a white and navy suit with white accessories and a corsage of roses. The couple left for a tour of the mid-Western and Western United States, and on return they will reside in Hamilton.

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Genealogical Resource
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Wedding Announcements
Date of Publication
2 Aug 1951
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21 July 1951
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Willson, William Keith and Smith, Nettie Jean (Married)