Whyte, Hugh K. and Pettit, Helen Gertrude (Married)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 22 Oct 1924, p. 4
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The wedding took place on Wednesday evening, Oct. 15, at St. Andrew's Anglican Church of two of Grimsby's popular young people, when Helen Gertrude, younger daughter of W.H. and Mrs. Pettit was joined in marriage to Hugh Whyte, son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Whyte of Ottawa. The bride looked most charming in a dress of white satin with tulle and satin veil. The veil was that worn by the bride's grandmother 57 years ago, making the third generation to wear it. The bride of Wednesday was the eighth to wear this old-fashioned veil.

The wedding march was played by the organist, Mrs. George C. Pettit.

Marion Isabelle Pettit,sister of the bride, and Mabel Fonger were the bridesmaids, Mrs. H.P. Lancaster of St. Catharines was matron of honour, and Kenneth Whyte supported the groom.

Miss Marion Pettit wore peach georgette with black hat; Miss Fonger wore mauve georgette and a black hat. The church was beautifully decorated with autumn leaves and flowers. The bride's mother wore black georgette with lace, with necklace of seed pearls, and black hat. The groom's mother wore black silk Canton crepe embroidered with steel beads, a necklace of pearls, and black hat, and the matron of honour wore green beaded crepe de chine. The ushers were Messrs. Harold Woolverton and H.P. Lancaster (St. Catharines). Rev. J. Allan Ballard, rector of the church, conducted the ceremony. Mrs. E.H. Lancaster sang "God Make Thee Mine" while the register was being signed.

After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. The happy couple received in the drawing room which was decorated in yellow and red.

The tea table was tastefully decorated in pink and white. Later, Mr. and Mrs. Whyte left for a motor trip east. The bride's going away gown was of brown Kittensear crepe, hat to match and a muskrat coat. They will reside in Lindsay.

Media Type
Genealogical Resource
Item Type
Marriage announcements
Newspaper located at the Grimsby Museum
Date of Publication
22 Oct 1924
Date Of Event
15 Oct 1924
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Whyte, Hugh K. and Pettit, Helen Gertrude (Married)