GILKES m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-20 published
GILKES, Ron and Phyllis - 50th Wedding Anniversary
The family of Ron and Phyllis GILKES invite you to a 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration on Saturday, September 23rd, 8: 30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. at the Durham Legion
Please accept this as your personal invitation.
Best Wishes Only
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GILKES m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-04 published
GILKES, Ron and Phyllis - 50th Wedding Anniversary
We would like to thank everyone for the lovely gifts and cards that we received and also for attending our 50th Wedding Anniversary party.
- Ron and Phyllis
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GILKES m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-10-25 published
GILKES, Amy and Warren - Marriage Announcement
Amy and Warren GILKES would like to announce their marriage on Saturday September 23, 2006.
We would like to thank all our family and Friends for all their love and generosity shown to us this past year. Your support has meant so much to us and we love you all dearly
Amy and Warren
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GILKES m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
REUSCH / GILKES -- Marriage Announcement
Carol and Ron REUSCH are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter Andrea to John, the son of Doris GILKES and the late Robert GILKES on June 28th. This afternoon in a private location in London, where the couple resides, they will be exchanging their vows for a life together with close family and Friends in attendance. Congratulations to the Bride and Groom.

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GILKS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-12 published
GILKS, Shirley and Don - Happy 50th Anniversary
"Has it really been 50 years?". Join us at an open house celebration on Saturday November 19th, 2005. 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m. Windy Woods Co-Operative, 111 Belmont Drive, London. Best Wishes Only.

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GILL m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-07-12 published
Engagement - SUNDERCOCK / GILL
Pam and Jerry are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Dawn SUNDERCOCK to Sean GILL, son of Al and Marg of Dryden, Ontario. The couple are planning an October, 2003 wedding in London, Ontario.

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GILL m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-15 published
Christine Anne BOYNE and Ian Robert Campbell DOVEY -- Match
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, October 15, 2005, Page M6
In every teacher's career, there is a student who touches her soul. In 2002, for Christine Anne BOYNE, a teacher at Oakville's MacLachlan College, it was Grade 3 pupil Natasha Alexandra DOVEY. "I remember calling my family quite early on about Natasha because I found her extraordinary, and was drawn to her immediately," she says.
The school's small size prompted familiarity among parents, students and staff, and Ms. BOYNE recalls her reaction on learning that eight-year-old Natasha's mother was battling terminal cancer. "I sent her a letter saying I would watch over [Natasha] as long as I could," she recalls. She didn't realize her words would be prophetic.
"About halfway through the school year, my wife passed away, and Christine was fabulous [about] making sure Natasha was okay," recalls Ian Robert Campbell DOVEY. "We spent a fair amount of time communicating about how she was doing."
Six months later, he saw their parent-teacher link drift into Friendship and soon venture to the next level.
"It was an interesting process; at first, I'd come for barbecues. It was very platonic and that progressed for a year, nothing more," says Ms. BOYNE.
Thus, when Mr. DOVEY asked her out for Valentine's Day in 2004, it was a quantum leap. "I was all askew, didn't know what to make of it, and went," she says. "It progressed very quickly after that. You know a person on a daily basis and then realize, 'Oh my goodness, I'm attracted!' "
Concern for Natasha was central to the direction of the couple's romance. "Initially, I was her friend, not his, so we had to bridge that," Ms. BOYNE says. "There were days that I was walking nervously because I had no desire to make her upset. There were lots of talks and I was upfront with her -- when there was a development in our relationship, she was the first to hear.
"You have to move forward," insists Mr. DOVEY, now 49, a consultant with Rogers Telecom. "It was certainly Natasha that gave the impetus. Otherwise, I might have gone in a very different direction emotionally. I felt comfortable with Christine. We laughed, went out, did all the things Friends do, and from there it was an easy decision. "
Five months after their first date, Mr. DOVEY proffered a ring.
Immediately, Ms. BOYNE's family enthused about a new granddaughter. Her grandmother, Jean HARPER, told Natasha, "Now you're going to call me G.G." Happily, Natasha continued to maintain a loving relationship with her mother's family, as the trio celebrated Christmas with them.
The three relocated from Burlington to Oakville, closer to Natasha's school and Friends. "It was an important transition for all of us. We needed to restart together in a new place. It was pivotal in our relationship and development as a family," asserts Ms. BOYNE, now 31. On July 16, despite a deluge, an assemblage of nearly 100 faced the Niagara Escarpment through the open wall of the rustic circa-1860 barn of the Round House in north Burlington. The bride and her sister, Sara, were in white, and "best girl" Natasha stood outfitted in a tuxedo to match her father's. In contrast to the grey day, chandeliers, crystal candelabras, orchids, chocolate-brown mahogany chairs, tucked silk cloths and leather couches cast an uplifting romantic glow as Reverend James C. GILL officiated.
After the couple's vows, the new Mrs. DOVEY read to Natasha from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince, that responsibility and care for someone grows into love. She sealed her promise that they'd be a family with the presentation of a necklace.
Later, guests kicked up a storm to Royz Band, and the celebration ended outside as they wielded sparklers while encircling the newlyweds.
Naturally, there were some crosscurrents of emotion for Natasha's mother's family, who came from as far away as England to participate. "It was very difficult for them to come on one level, but important to support Natasha and acknowledge Ian. They were happy for him," Mrs. DOVEY says of the bittersweet moment. As the sage Little Prince once advised, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly."

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GILLEN m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.markdale.the_markdale_standard 2005-05-04 published
CALLENDER / GILLEN
Hannah CALLENDER, daughter of Michael and Vicki CALLENDER and Jeremy GILLEN, son of Shirley GILLEN and the late James GILLEN exchanged vows of marriage on June 19th, 2004 in Missouri City, Texas.
Jeremy and Hannah are coming home to visit in May, 2005.
The families of Jeremy and Hannah GILLEN wish to invite you to stop by and say hello at a "Come and Go Tea"
Saturday, May 21st, 2005 at the Fellowship Hall, Annesley United Church, Markdale from 1: 00 to 4:00 p.m.
Hope you can join us.
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GILLENO m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
GILLENO, Ray and Kathy - 50th Wedding Anniversary
Ray and Kathy are celebrating their 50th.
Please join them at an Open House Sunday, July 10th from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Donnybrook Legion, 1227 Donnybrook Drive, Dorchester.
Please, best wishes only. If you wish, bring a food donation for the Food Bank.

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GILLESE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-06-11 published
Gay marriage is legalized
Ontario appeal court rewrites law, says couples must be given licences
Activists are ecstatic, Ottawa faces tight deadline to decide on appeal
KLEIN rejects ruling, says he'll invoke notwithstanding clause in Alberta
By Kirk MAKIN Justice Reporter; With reports from Mark HUME in Kelowna, and Canadian Press Wednesday, June 11, 2003 - Page A1
The exclusion of gays from the institution of marriage is illogical, offensive and unjustifiable, the Ontario Court of Appeal said yesterday in a historic judgment that makes same-sex marriages legal for the first time in Canada.
The ruling took effect immediately in Ontario -- two gay men were married yesterday in a Toronto court -- increasing the pressure on the federal government to consider legislation on same-sex unions or go to the Supreme Court. A decision on the latter option must be made by June 30.
Alberta Premier Ralph KLEIN boosted the stakes further, saying his province is not about to recognize same-sex marriages as legal, and will invoke the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to override any court ruling recognizing a right to such marriages.
"If there is any move to sanctify and legalize same-sex marriages, we will use the notwithstanding clause, period, end of story," Mr. KLEIN said at the Western Premiers Conference in Kelowna, B.C.
The Ontario court methodically dismantled every argument made before it in support of heterosexual-only marriages. It refused even to permit a grace period for Ontario to bring its laws into conformity with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Courts in British Columbia and Quebec have also struck down marriage laws, but gave the governments time to rewrite their legislation.
The Ontario judges said denying same-sex marriage is tantamount to declaring homosexuals a lesser order of being, helping to perpetuate an impression that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming loving relationships.
"A purpose that demeans the dignity of same-sex couples is contrary to the values of a free and democratic society and cannot be pressing and substantial," said Chief Justice Roy McMURTRY, Mr. Justice James MacPHERSON and Madam Justice Eileen GILLESE.
"Same-sex couples are capable of forming long, lasting, loving and intimate relationships. A law that prohibits same-sex couples from marrying does not accord with the needs, capacities and circumstances of same-sex couples."
The judges ordered Toronto's city clerk and the provincial registrar-general to issue and accept marriage licences for two couples married under the Christian tradition of publication of banns in 2001 -- Joe VARNELL and Kevin BOURASSA; and Elaine and Anne VAUTOUR -- making them the first gay marriages in the country.
Henceforth, the court ordered the definition of marriage in Ontario to be "the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others."
The ruling was the culmination of decades of strategic prodding by gay couples, associations and legal activists. All were ecstatic yesterday over the strength of the Ontario ruling.
"This is why people come to Canada," said Michael LESHNER, who married his partner, Michael STARK, within hours of the ruling. "They marvel at our values. We have sent an unmistakable message that love can conquer all."
"It's a momentous day," said Kyle RAE, a gay Toronto city councillor. "It is a great day for equality in Canada."
A lawyer for the couples, Martha McCARTHY, predicted many more marriages in the days ahead, while the federal government ponders a possible appeal. "The more marriages we get, the more inevitable this is," she said in an interview. "The time to be right is ripe, as Martin Luther KING would say."
Courts in Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec have now overturned marriage laws. But the rulings in British Columbia and Quebec did not take effect immediately because they allowed governments until mid-2004 to redraft the laws.
A final clash is now possible before a Supreme Court of Canada bench that has steadily established a reputation for defending gay rights. The federal government has only until June 30 to decide whether to appeal the British Columbia ruling. The Liberal government is also expecting a report this week from a parliamentary committee examining same-sex marriage.
Prime Minister Jean CHRÉTIEN said yesterday Justice Minister Martin CAUCHON is looking at the judgment along with the other rulings, and said it is too early to know whether it will be appealed.
Mr. CAUCHON said Ottawa recognizes it must move quickly toward a "national solution" to the same-sex debate.
"We see the direction that the courts are taking now," Mr. CAUCHON said after a cabinet meeting. "I'm asking for a little bit of time to look at the decision and to come back with a statement."
The Ontario Court of Appeal was not in a mood for patience, and it was not willing to run the risk that provincial legislators would devise wording to circumvent their ruling.
"A temporary suspension allows a state of affairs that has been found to violate standards embodied in the Charter to persist for a time despite the violation," the court said.
It also pointed out that were it simply to render the entire law invalid, gay people would be vulnerable to the wrath of heterosexuals who found themselves temporarily denied the benefits of marriage.
The decision rested on the constitutional right to equality and emphasized the "dignity" of individuals.
Launched by eight same-sex couples, the litigation had targeted a common-law definition of marriage as a union between "one man and one woman." The couples won their challenge in Ontario's Divisional Court, but it, too, suspended its ruling for two years.
Yesterday, the Court of Appeal specifically rejected arguments that procreation is an integral pillar of marriage.
"Same-sex couples can choose to have children through adoption, surrogacy and donor insemination," the judges reasoned. "Importantly, procreation and child-rearing are not the only purposes of marriage, or the only reason why couples choose to marry. The opposite-sex requirement in marriage is not rationally connected to the encouragement of procreation and child-rearing."
They said government lawyers offered mere speculation instead of proof to show why the exclusion of same-sex marriages was a valid social objective -- and that the definition of marriage was far from a minimal infringement.
What Canadian think about gay issues
The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that the right to marry should be extended to same-sex couples.
Recent surveys have produced the following results:
Do you support or oppose gay marriage?
Support Oppose
Males (18-34) 61.2% 33.9%
Females (18-34) 69.2% 22.2%
If the Supreme Court of Canada said that the federal government had to give gays and lesbians the right to be married, do you think that the government should or should not use its power to overrule the court's decision?
Should Should not
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees equal rights for women and ethnic and religious minorities and other groups. In your opinion, should the Charter also guarantee rights for gays and lesbians?
Yes No
Note: Graphic does not include respondents who did not know or who refused to answer.
source: Centre For Research And Information On Canada

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GILLESE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-06-11 published
Gay couple married after ruling
Couple celebrates end of 20-year fight
Judges rewrite definition of marriage
Tracey TYLER and Tracy HUFFMAN Staff Reporters
Two gay men said "I do" yesterday, after Ontario's highest court said "they can."
Crown Attorney Michael LESHNER and his long-time partner Michael STARK were married by Mr. Justice John HAMILTON in a hastily arranged ceremony in the jury waiting room of a Toronto courthouse, as a crowd that included everyone from judges to janitors looked on.
Just hours before, the Ontario Court of Appeal rewrote the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, saying denying gays and lesbians the ability to marry offends their dignity, discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation and violates their equality rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A unanimous three-judge panel, made up of Chief Justice Roy McMURTRY and justices James MacPHERSON and Eileen GILLESE, then took the issue further than any other court in the world.
Gay and lesbian marriage became legal in Ontario, effective immediately.
"Michael LESHNER, will you please repeat after me," said HAMILTON, as he began the short, civil ceremony. "I do solemnly declare that I do not know of any lawful impediment why I may not be joined in matrimony to Michael Clifford STARK."
Both men repeated the declaration before pledging their vows.
"I Michael, take you Michael, to be my lawful wedded spouse," said LESHNER. "To have and to hold, from this day forward, whatever circumstances or experiences life may hold for us."
HAMILTON, an Ontario Superior Court judge, asked both men to place rings on each other's fingers, then made it official.
"By the power vested in me by the Marriage Act, I pronounce you Michael, and you Michael -- affectionately known as 'the Michaels' -- to be lawfully wedded spouses."
"You are now married," said HAMILTON, who later said it was "an honour" to perform the ceremony.
LESHNER, 55, and STARK, 45, kissed and popped champagne.
Speaking to reporters, LESHNER said he regards the court's judgment as, "Day One for millions of gays and lesbians around the world" and the culmination of a personal 20-year battle to end "legally sanctioned homophobia."
"I wanted to put a stake through that sucker," he said.
His 90-year-old mother, Ethel, who beamed and sang in her wheelchair, drew her satisfaction on a smaller scale.
"I feel wonderful, if he does. And I'm sure he does -- take a look at his face," she said.
"I can't 'rah, rah, rah.' I'm not the type of person to do that," she said. "I'm just happy my son is happy -- I know he's getting a nice guy."
While LESHNER and STARK are believed to be the first gay couple to wed after same-sex marriage became legal yesterday, they may not be the first gay Ontario couple to be legally married. That distinction appears to fall to two same-sex couples who were married in a double ceremony at Toronto's Metropolitan Community Church in January, 2001.
The appeal court ordered the province to register marriage certificates issued to those couples, Kevin BOURASSA and Joe VARNELL and Elaine and Anne VAUTOUR. The judges also ordered the clerk of the City of Toronto to issue marriage licences to LESHNER and STARK and six other couples whose licence applications were held in abeyance pending a ruling by the courts. The province and the city told the judges during a hearing in April that they would abide by whatever the appeal court decided.
Less clear is where the federal government stands.
Justice Minister Martin CAUCHON told reporters yesterday he believes Members of Parliament should have a say in the debate about same-sex marriage, but the government also sees where courts across the country are heading on the issue.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal and a Quebec Superior Court judge have also ruled the common law definition of marriage violates the Charter's equality provisions, but didn't go as far as Ontario in immediately extending marriage to same-sex couples, preferring instead to give Parliament until July, 2004 to change the law.
The Ontario Court of Appeal said there's no need to wait: Changing the definition of marriage, effective immediately, won't create any public harm.
Federal justice department spokesperson Dorette POLLARD said the government has until September 9 to decide whether to seek leave to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
In the meantime, the government does not have the option of seeking a court injunction to stop same-sex marriages from taking place, she said.
If a further appeal to the Supreme Court is in the cards, it could return to the Court of Appeal to ask for a stay of yesterday's ruling, effectively putting it in suspension, POLLARD said.
She was unable to say how that would affect same-sex marriages that have already taken place.
Opponents of same-sex marriage, however, had no difficulty expressing an opinion on yesterday's decision.
By reformulating the definition of marriage, the appeal court ignored "centuries of precedent" and rendered "ordinary Canadians' views irrelevant," said Derek ROGUSKY, a vice-president of Focus on the Family, whose interests were represented by The Association for Marriage and the Family in Ontario, an intervenor in the case.
In its decision yesterday, written not by one judge in particular but collectively as "the court," the appeal panel changed the definition of marriage from being "the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman," to "the voluntary union for life of two persons to the exclusion of all others."
A person's sense of dignity and self worth can only be enhanced by the recognition that society gives to marriage and denying people in same-sex relationships access to that most basic of institutions violates their dignity, the court said.
"The ability to marry, and to thereby participate in this fundamental societal institution, is something that most Canadians take for granted. Same-sex couples do not; they are denied access to this institution simply on the basis of their sexual orientation."
Preventing same-sex couples from marrying perpetuates the view that they are not capable of forming loving and lasting relationships and not worthy of the same respect and recognition as heterosexual couples, the court added.
It was ruling on an appeal from an Ontario Divisional Court decision last year. The Divisional Court said the common law definition of marriage as an exclusively heterosexual union was unconstitutional, but decided 2-1 to leave it up to Parliament to rewrite the law by July, 2004.
The dissenting judge in that case, Mr. Justice Harry LAFORME, who would have changed the definition immediately, attended yesterday's ceremony.
In its 60-page decision yesterday, the judges systematically disposed of Ottawa's arguments for preserving marriage as a heterosexual domain, saying they were filled with irrelevancies, stereotypes and "circular reasoning."
The government argued that marriage has always been understood as a special kind of monogamous institution that brings the sexes together for the purposes of procreating, raising children and companionship.
That isn't something that lawmakers dreamed up; it predates the law, the government said.
Who invented the concept of marriage doesn't matter, the court said; What does is how gays and lesbians fare under a legal regime that excludes them from the institution.
The government was avoiding the main issue by arguing that marriage "just is" heterosexual and benefits society as a whole, the court said.
"The couples are not seeking to abolish the institution of marriage," wrote the judges. "They are seeking access to it."
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GILLESPIE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
GILLESPIE, Evelyn (PHILLIPS) and Stephen - 50th

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GILLESPIE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-05-15 published
GILLESPIE, Bill and Colette - 60th Wedding Anniversary
(Quispamsis, New Brunswick)
Married May 15th 1948 in Ottawa are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations Mom and Dad! Love Dale, Jim, Andrea, Janet and families.

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GILLESPIE m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-07-26 published
Martin and Barbara HAROLD and Denise and Wayne GILLESPIE are very pleased to announce the engagement of their children Robyn and Daniel. Proud Grandparents are Harry and Rhoda WAISGLASS, Anne HAROLD, and Bertha GILLESPIE. A summer wedding is planned. Best wishes to all.

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GILLIANS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
GILLIANS / LEONARD -- Forthcoming Marriage
Laura Lynne GILLIANS and Kirk Anthony LEONARD will exchange vows on September 13, 2008 in Bayfield

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GILLIES m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2006-09-20 published
RICHARDSON, Jack and Shirley - 50th Anniversary
We wish to say thank you to everyone that came to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary. It was so nice to have our family and grandchildren with us to meet Friends and neighbours. Special thanks to: the Scott Woods Band for their wonderful music; to Jeremy LUXTON, Kristen and Trishia WHETHAM for the excellent exhibition of their dancing skills; to Betty GILLIES for the delicious decorated cake; to the church ladies for the delicious buffet and also a very special thank you to all who sent cards and greetings and for the numerous monetary donations as well as a lovely food basket for the local food bank. These were very much appreciated.
- Jack and Shirley RICHARDSON.
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GILLIES m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-10 published
GILLIES / ZALITACH
Congratulations on your engagement Kelly GILLIES and Nick ZALITACH!
Come celebrate with them at their Stag and Doe - June 17th at Medway Arena at 7 p.m.

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GILMORE m@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-05-23 published
Bill and Sheri HORE would like to thank everyone who attended our wedding in Sudbury on April 28, 2001. A good time was had by all. Having our Friends and family there made our special day that much more wonderful. Special thanks to Laura BEAUDOIN, Jeff GILMORE, Shelley PROULX, Norm THORKLESON, Beck GILMORE, Scott TRIMMER, Kerrie HORE and Jamie McCULLIGH and also to Heather NODECKER for the beautiful wedding cake.

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GILMORE m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-06-11 published
HOFFMAN / GILMORE
Jim and Donna HOFFMAN of Dashwood and Ron and Claudia GILMORE of London are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Kelly and Ryan on Saturday, June 11, 2005. The ceremony will take place at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Zurich with Private Reception at Oakwood Inn, Grand Bend.

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GILMOUR m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
GILMOUR, Bill and Susan - Happy 50th Anniversary
February 22, 1955
Love from all the family

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GILMOUR m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-10-10 published
GILMOUR, Jimmy and Margaret - 50th Wedding Anniversary Friday, October 10th A huge congratulations with love from Michelle, Bob, Jill, Dayna, Danny, Cathy, Jason and Danielle

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GINGERICH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
GINGERICH, Beth and John - Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary
April 16, 2005
With love from your children Tim and Linda; Lynn and Tim and grandchildren Erin, Christian, Brandon and Kaitlyn

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GIRVIN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2007-08-20 published
3 weddings and a credit line
By Randy RICHMOND, Sun Media, Mon., August 20, 2007
Congrats, congrats, congrats.
You're broke, you're broke, you're broke.
An unusual notice in The Free Press this weekend revealed the triple blessings and triple costs for one London couple.
"Jeff and Marg SMITH are pleased to announce the engagement of their …" began one announcement.
And a second.
And a third.
All three of their children are getting married in the next 12 months.
"We are quite excited. It's going to be a big year," Marg said yesterday.
"I have a line of credit," joked husband Jeff.
Their "A-team," as Jeff calls his children -- Amanda, Andrea and Andrew -- begin the nuptials this December.
Amanda, the youngest at 21, will be the first to go.
She's marrying Sean ZYLSTRA, 23, of Wyoming, this December.
Up next is Andrea, 27, set to marry Jonathan MARSH, 27, of Windsor, next summer.
And finally, Andrew, 25, is set to marry Amanda GIRVIN, 23, of London, next September.
son Andrew and Amanda -- his fiancee, not his sister -- were actually the first to announce a year ago, but will be the last to go.
That doesn't bother them.
"I'm just happy there won't be two Amanda Smiths at the same time," said fiancee Amanda GIRVIN.
In fact, the two Amandas are each other's maid of honour and all six children are in each other's wedding parties.
Amanda SMITH was the second of the three children to announce to the family she was getting married, in June.
Last Friday, Andrea announced she, too, was going to get married.
That prompted the triple engagement notice.
"They should have put 'It's a family affair' above the notice," joked Amanda GIRVIN's mom, Cathy.
All the families and children are involved in the preparations. But with two daughters and one son getting married, the Smiths' home has become a library of wedding planning books.
"All the relatives are excited. They have three weddings to go to," Marg said.
"We love that they have chose such wonderful partners," she added.
Marg and Jeff moved into a new home two years ago so they'd have room for their growing children.
"Now they're all leaving," said Jeff, a driver for Summit Foods. "That's the way life goes."

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GISKINA m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-30 published
GELMAN/ BILERMAN -- Elyse and Simor GELMAN and Sarah and Hersh BILERMAN are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children Corinne and Michael. Proud grandparents are Paul RESNICK and Mary and Aba GELMAN, great grandmother Genia GISKINA. Excited siblings Bryan GELMAN and Howard and Lisa BILERMAN.

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GISKINA m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-11-30 published
GELMAN/ BILERMAN
Elyse and Simor GELMAN and Sarah and Hersh BILERMAN are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children Corinne and Michael. Proud grandparents are Paul RESNICK and Mary and Aba GELMAN, great grandmother Genia GISKINA. Excited siblings Bryan GELMAN and Howard and Lisa BILERMAN.

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