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DAGOSTINO 2005-06-18 published
DAGOSTINO, Mr. and Mrs. J. - Happy 51st Anniversary
Love from all the kids and grandkids.

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DATSERIS m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-25 published
Shelly CHAGNON and John DATSERIS -- Match:
By Judith Tenenbaum, Saturday, June 25, 2005, Page M5
Despite co-starring in Eugène Ionesco's Killing Game and being the only two in their 1996 Brock University graduating theatre class chosen as teaching assistants in their final year, Friends Shelly Lynne CHAGNON, and John DATSERIS never explored amour. Opportunity lost, they drifted off, seemingly destined for separate spheres. It was Toronto's storm of the century in January, 1999, that precipitated their romance.
Stranded at her work at the Canadian Stage Company, Ms. CHAGNON, then a Burlington resident, was rescued by performer Peter JULL, a former Brock classmate who lived nearby, and coincidentally was Mr. DATSERIS's new roommate. Despite having worked all night, Mr. DATSERIS, in an act of noblesse oblige, yielded his as-yet-unwrapped queen-sized bed to Ms. CHAGNON. " Shelly got to sleep in my bed before I did," he laughs.
"We were snowed in, and Peter disappeared. It was two days of Survivor, that was the reality," Mr. DATSERIS says. They played charades, read scripts and reminisced. Mr. DATSERIS recalls that by the time Peter returned, the relationship had begun to blossom.
Still, Ms. CHAGNON says, "it took a while to realize we were dating. March 21, we went to an Oscar party of Brock graduates, and... that was our first official date."
The two had been working next to each other for a while by the time of the snowstorm, but their paths had never crossed. Upon graduation, Mr. DATSERIS took an entrepreneurial path while continuing to write. "I began to pursue film on the production side to greater understand producing and the creative process," he said. With an associate, he opened an animation company, Fly Paper Creations, and set up shop at Berkeley Castle next to Canadian Stage, where Ms. CHAGNON was planning special events and fundraisers.
With only a sister and his parents in Canada, Mr. DATSERIS was drawn to Ms. CHAGNON's large French-Canadian family. "They adopted me right away," he says. "There was this synergy, where I fit in. Falling in love with her family made me fall more in love with Shelly."
His father had hoped Mr. DATSERIS would find a Greek girl. "You don't understand," Mr. DATSERIS told him. "Her family might as well be Greek: They are loud, drink, eat great food, love talk, politics and are emotional." His father acquiesced: "Okay, same people."
Their lives began to mesh, but the pair, now both 32, put marriage on hold as they pursued career aspirations. Mr. DATSERIS worked for Brainstorm, a communications agency that purchased his business, for several years, then he moved on to Capital C Communications, where he's now Director Interactive. Ms. CHAGNON ventured to Rogers Television, where she is a publicist, and she also finds time to volunteer for a Scarborough theatre group, Stage Centre Productions. Her accolades include: two 2003 Rogers Impression Awards for Outstanding Promotional Campaign for the Hometown Hockey Campaign and a 2004 Galaxi Award for a Rogers campaign highlighting coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Their first years together were bittersweet. Tragically, Mr. DATSERIS's mother succumbed to cancer, and a year later his father died of the same affliction. "Shelly committed to helping us, not only emotionally but coming to the hospital," he says.
Meanwhile, as the housing market inflated, in May, 2002, they made a practical foray into home ownership on the fringe of the Beaches. "It's small -- we refer to it as Queensbury Cottage. Of course we were house-broke, and couldn't afford a wedding," Ms. CHAGNON chuckles.
The death of her grandmother, the family matriarch, also pushed thoughts of marriage further away. As time went on and their grief subsided, Mr. DATSERIS took the initiative.
He commissioned goldsmith Leif BENNER to design a ring. It was a princess cut diamond, vines and leaves engraved with smaller diamonds inlaid in the vines and leaves spilling onto the side of the ring, and similarly on the wedding band, channel set with square cut diamonds.
However, creativity takes time, and his intended July proposal became an impromptu November, 2004, event.
On June 5, a snake appeared from the ravine at Mississauga's Glenerin Inn just before Reverend Tina GABRIEL performed the nuptials. That aboriginal symbol of life force and sexual potency mirrored the couple's shift in priorities: to begin a family, grow their roots, get closer to extended family, have fun and travel.

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DAVIS 2005-06-18 published
DAVIS, Howard and Pamela - Happy 35th Anniversary
June 21st, 2005
35 years is an inspiration to all of us and a testament to your love for one another.
Wishing you health, happiness and 35 more!
With all our love, your big and little bundles of joy!

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DELONG 2005-02-05 published
Brian and Gail HOLMES are delighted to announce the marriage of their daughter Kelli to Bill DELONG, son of Julia DELONG of Saint Catharines.
The wedding took place August 28, 2004 at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London.

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DEMELO 2005-06-18 published
Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel and Kathleen DEMELO and Mrs. Chriss WAGNER are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Justin Joseph DEMELO and Aimee Christine KRITZ.
A fall 2006 wedding is planned.

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DIMATTEO m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-01-01 published
Wendy MANGOFF and Enzo DIMATTEO -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, January 1, 2005 - Page M5
Sometimes the vagaries of circumstance make life a raw deal, but you have to play the cards you're dealt. Wendy Eliza MANGOFF's health, finances and six-year career in office administration were devastated in 1997 by a driver running a red light at Coxwell and Dundas. "I spent 2½ years in physio and am still constantly in some sort of pain," she says.
In 1999, her life was still in tatters, and incredibly, her car was struck again: same intersection, same attending policeman, same result. "It aggravated my earlier injuries and it took another year of physio to recover. I think [fate] was telling me I had to leave my relationship and start life over," she says, explaining her decision to end an unsatisfying 10-year romance she was involved in.
Her self-vindication began with yoga. "It made me believe in myself again. I took a one-year course and became a certified instructor," she says. "It is a joy teaching because when people are hurt it helps them physically and emotionally."
In spite of the prognosis that her multiple injuries would prevent her from holding down a job, the once-adept skier and rock climber began an inexorable return to the working world by taking a part-time position as a receptionist at NOW magazine. By November, 2000, she was dating maverick NOW writer Enzo DIMATTEO, although it was soon apparent their ambiguous emotions were mired in problems, not passion.
"Her ex was still on the scene, even though she didn't want to be in touch with him. I didn't want to be in the middle," Mr. DIMATTEO says. "I felt there was something missing, unattainable, and distant about her. We weren't going anywhere."
The relationship petered out, "but on a good note," Ms. MANGOFF says. "I was still healing, and we were in two different states of mind."
In April, 2002, a nervous Mr. DIMATTEO responded by e-mail to her weekly invitation to a staff yoga session. "There are a lot of things I want to tell you but I don't want to say them in an e-mail," he wrote.
"I decided to seize the moment," he says. "It was one of the few times I allowed emotion to determine what I was going to do, as opposed to letting reason talk me out of it. It was liberating."
They had dinner soon after, and their conversation led Ms. MANGOFF to put aside reservations about their connection. "He was different, and I walked out of there happy and I don't think we ever stopped seeing each other after that," she says.
Their effervescence was stilled when, three months later, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She implored Mr. DIMATTEO to break it off and avoid the uncertainty that lay ahead. Instead, he proved a bulwark. "He stuck by me every single day, and I knew at that point in time if anyone can be with me now, he'll be with me forever," she says.
For the indefatigable Ms. MANGOFF and the once recalcitrant Mr. DIMATTEO, an August, 2002, motor trip to the Maritimes with a jog to Bethel, Maine, proved incandescent as they mused on their future and reflected on their past. He notes, "The trip was a big deal for Wendy. She felt after 10 days in close proximity, if we could come back and say we had a great time, there was something there."
In March, 2004, they returned to Bethel, where they had first declared their love. Poised on a rugged Appalachian mountain peak, he knelt and offered an engagement ring, replacing the promise ring she had worn.
The wedding ceremony took place at the elegant Edwardian Ontario Heritage Centre on September 4, with Sarah BUNNETT- GIBSON officiating.
"For Wendy, the wedding was a spiritual redemption, her dad walking her up the aisle, her sister maid of honour, and her confidence in the commitment," the bridegroom says.
Still working at NOW magazine, Mrs. DIMATTEO, 32, is a senior credit co-coordinator and Mr. DIMATTEO, 41, is a news editor. Never realizing his childhood dream of changing our world as a foreign correspondent, he did, however, have an impact on his bride's world.
"When I think of all the pain and suffering I have gone through, and still at times go through, the universe has given me Enzo to hold onto and I will not let go," she says. "We will be married forever, with a family."

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DOBSON m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-06-22 published
DOBSON, Brent and Lynn - Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary
July 4/05
Love and Best Wishes from Brendan and Erin and the OLDFIELD and DOBSON families.
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DOLBEAR 2005-06-11 published
DOLBEAR, Albert and Hazel - Happy 63rd Anniversary
Love from your family - Kay KNIGHT, Gail McLEOD, Doug DOLBEAR, Lynne DESJARDINE and Louise DEADMAN.

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