GOCENTAS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-08-30 published
GOCENTAS, Eric and Irene - Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary
September 2, 2003

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GODDARD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-06 published
GODDARD, Hanna and Art - 25th Anniversary Celebration
Open House Saturday, September 20/03
2 until 8 p.m.at the home of Gina and Brian KIRK
1030 Shelborne Place, London.
Best Wishes only.
Love your family.

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GODDARD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-13 published
GODDARD, Hanna and Art - 25th Anniversary Celebration
Open House Saturday, September 20/03 2 until 8 p.m.at the home of Gina and Brian KIRK
1030 Shelborne Place, London.
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Love your family.

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GODEL m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-13 published
KUTTAS / GODEL -- Sandra KUTTAS is delighted to announce the engagement of her daughter, Melissa to Lenny, son of Deanna and Sydney GODEL of Montreal. Melissa's late father, Morris KUTTAS is sadly missed at this time. A Summer 2004 wedding is planned.

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GODFREY m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-20 published
HALL / GODFREY
Craig and Dianne HALL of London, and Tom and Mary Jane GODFREY of Sault Ste. Marie, are happy to announce the marriage of their children.
Julaine Marie HALL and Brian James GODFREY were married on Saturday, September 13th, 2003. The ceremony took place at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, London, followed by a reception at the Elmhurst Inn, Ingersoll.

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GODWIN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-07-12 published
GODWIN, Bill and Linda - Happy 40th Anniversary
Open House July 19/ 08, 2-5 p.m. 223 Ardsley Cres., London, Ontario. Best Wishes Only.

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GOERTZ m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-06-14 published
FINCH / GOERTZ - Forthcoming Marriage
Ron and Pat FINCH together with Herman and Elizabeth GOERTZ are happy to announce the marriage of their children, Krista and Jeremy.
The wedding will take place, Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 3: 00 at Byron Community Church, London.

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GOFF m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-21 published
GOFF, Charles and Marg (CARROLL) - 67th Wedding Anniversary
On July 21st, 2006
Love and best wishes from all your family.
May you have many more years with us.
Our love forever.

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GOGO m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-11-01 published
HOPKINS, Bill and Nancy (née GOGO) recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Langley, British Columbia with their dear family. Many congratulations from family and Friends were received.

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GOLBERG m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2002-12-14 published
GOLBERG / COBURN -- Hersh and Bibi GOLBERG, and Garry and beloved Sue COBURN are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Beth and Brian. Proud grandparent are Roz and Maury LEWIS, Joe and beloved Aida GOLBERG, Della and Arnold COBURN, Mihaly and beloved Margit NAGY. Proud siblings are Liana, Jared, and Michael.

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GOLBERG m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-02-08 published
HARRISON- GOLBERG -- Cameron GOLBERG and Amy HARRISON are thrilled to announce that on January 5th 2003, Cam got down on bended knee and made Amy cry. With joy. Wedding plans? No Date yet. Until then, just the same old fun, adventure and laughter! Thank you Cam, you have made me so complete.

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GOLD m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-01-04 published
KIRSCHNER/ RYBAK
Max and the late Janet KIRSCHNER and Sandy and Jack RYBAK announce the engagement of their children Heidi and Brian. Thrilled grandparents are Sarah GOLD, Eva WARHAFT and Sarah and Maylech RYBAK. Excited siblings are Robyn, Mitchell, Jason, Lori and Lisa. Sadly missed at this time are Morris GOLD, Artur, Anna and Dora KIRSCHNER and Hymie WARHAFT.

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GOLD m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-01-11 published
KIRSCHNER / RYBAK -- Max and the late Janet KIRSCHNER and Sandy and Jack RYBAK announce the engagement of their children Heidi and Brian. Thrilled grandparents are Sarah GOLD, Eva WARHAFT and Sarah and Maylech RYBAK. Excited siblings are Robyn, Mitchell, Jason, Lori and Lisa. Sadly missed at this time are Morris GOLD, Artur, Anna and Dora KIRSCHNER and Hymie WARHAFT.

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GOLD m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-10-25 published
KAUFMAN / GOLD
Ron and Cathy KAUFMAN are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jodi to Steven, son of Kayla Greenberg VALLIERES and Howard GOLD of Montreal. Excited siblings are Robbie KAUFMAN and Randi GOLD. Proud grandparents are Zita KAUFMAN, Frances LUSTHAUS and Laura and Irving MESHWORK.

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GOLDBERG m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
Lucinda BINGHAM and Aaron GOLDBERG -- Match
By Judith Tenenbaum, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page M4
Lucinda BINGHAM and Aaron GOLDBERG thought it would be great while it lasted. But as it turned out, not even the Atlantic Ocean could douse their sparks.
She was from the University of Sheffield and he from the University of British Columbia when they met in September, 1998, as exchange students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In different disciplines, they seemed unlikely to reconnect. But that November, when Ms. BINGHAM was wending through the beachfront student housing with its open keg parties, she drifted into Mr. GOLDBERG's home.
"He was celebrating his birthday, didn't know why I was there, but was happy I turned up," she recalls. The theme, "An Evening at the Lab," had the boisterous gathering imbibing test-tube shooters. Caught up in the festivities, Mr. GOLDBERG affectionately pinched Ms. BINGHAM's cheek. After an instinctive retaliatory slap, she apologetically offered her number when he asked for it.
They were soon an item, but romance was overshadowed by the reality of each returning home. "We made it clear that we would enjoy the time we had in California and not put pressure on each other," Ms. BINGHAM says.
Their year in the sun ended in June, 1999. As a last hurrah, they motored up the coast to Vancouver, across Canada to Toronto and down to Washington, where the Friends bid adieu.
The phone lines burned in the interval before each returned to fourth-year university, but it was Mr. GOLDBERG who blinked first. "I said, 'We'll be together until we are apart, until we decide we'd rather be with someone else, or it's too heart-wrenching to be together [but apart],' " he says. "But Friends calling every day... it wasn't the right category."
The next couple of years included reciprocal visits, and both became focused on pursuing their master's degrees. When Ms. BINGHAM completed her year of film Theory at the University of Nottingham, she joined Mr. GOLDBERG in Manhattan, where he was taking media studies at N.Y.U. By August, 2001, they had their own apartment in Brooklyn, but she had returned to England to obtain a U.S. working visa.
Suddenly, on 9/11, as Mr. GOLDBERG watched the maelstrom from his rooftop, the couple rethought their priorities. "There was no hesitation in my mind. I was going to New York on the next plane," Ms. BINGHAM says.
Clearly, Mr. GOLDBERG was overwhelmed by her courage and commitment. "Lucinda made a big sacrifice coming, and not only the timing, but because North America is my territory," he says.
By March 2003, they had relocated to Toronto, where he began work for Brunico Communications, later moving to the ad agency Axmith McIntyre Wicht. Ms. BINGHAM, waiting for her permanent residency, volunteered at the Paper Things boutique in support of the National Ballet and for various film festivals. "I guess when you are not able to work, you indulge yourself in the things you enjoy," she says with a laugh.
Mr. GOLDBERG's quest for a unique proposal spot drew him to the Ice Hotel near Quebec City. Not to everyone's taste or temperature, it is rebuilt annually from 5,000 tons of ice, with 16-foot ceilings, decor and furniture all fashioned from ice.
"It was freezing," Mr. GOLDBERG admits, but "dogsledding and dinner in the lodge were nicer than expected." On January 17, 2004, as they snuggled in sleeping bags on a mattress of deer pelts, Mr. GOLDBERG proffered his own piece of ice.
The proposal gave more than a passing nod to family tradition: The ring had been his mother's, passed to her from his grandmother, and it was presented in an original box from the jewellery store his grandfather once owned.
Invitations to their London wedding specified cocktail attire and dancing shoes. "Lucinda is a citizen of the world. Not only did her bridesmaids live in different cities -- they lived in different time zones," Mr. GOLDBERG says.
"It was complicated," Ms. BINGHAM says, "so I told them to wear a little black Sex and the City dress, because everyone has a little black favourite."
A convert to Judaism, she supplied the 109 attendees with a program explaining the modified Jewish ceremony. Members of the wedding party held the chuppah, designed by Mr. GOLDBERG's aunt, Hong Kong artist Lori ORMUT- DURBIN. The couple were united by Rabbi Laura JANNER- KLAUSNER and co-officiant Rabbi Matthew DURBIN, Mr. GOLDBERG's cousin.
The reception patisserie had a Seventh Avenue flavour thanks to friend and groomsman Barry GOLDMAN, who toted the wedding cake and four frozen cheesecakes from the Carnegie Deli in his luggage.
Mrs. GOLDBERG, 28, a senior publicist at Allied Advertising, works on their DreamWorks account, and Mr. GOLDBERG, 27, inspired by family success, has begun his own entrepreneurial pursuits. "We reached the pivotal moment and then we figured out how we'd be able to make it possible," he says. "Our relationship was more maintaining what we had, instead of building what wasn't there yet."

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GOLDBERG m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-01-11 published
BARATZ / GOLDBERG -- Linda and Gary GOLDBERG are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Orli, to Doctor Ari BARATZ, son of Carol and Mickey BARATZ. Proud grandparents are Karla and David GOLDBERG and Zelda KORENBLUM. Dearly missed at this happy time are Henry KORENBLUM, Sarah and Hershel GREENSPAN and Luba and Abraham BARATZ. A June 2004 wedding is planned.

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GOLDBERG m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-06-21 published
GRIVER / GOLDBERG, Elaine and Dennis GRIVER and Tertia and Dennis GOLDBERG are thrilled to announce the engagement of thier children Stephanie and Jeremy. Excited Granny Butsie YAWITCH of Johannisburg. Mazel Tov to all.

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GOLDBERG m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-06-28 published
GRIVER / GOLDBERG -- Elaine and Dennis GRIVER and Tertia and Dennis GOLDBERG are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children Stephanie and Jeremy. Excited Granny Butsie YAWITCH of Johannesburg. Mazel Tov to all!

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GOLDFARB m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-05-07 published
Robyn Michelle KAISER and Eli Daniel MOGIL -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, May 7, 2005, Page M4
Adventurers Robyn Michelle KAISER and Eli Daniel MOGIL have tested their relationship in a variety of ways, from driving in the Chilean desert to travelling in Thailand after the tsunami hit. But it was a minor spill on a bicycle that convinced Ms. KAISER that she should marry Mr. MOGIL.
The defining moment came in June of 2003 during a day trip to the Niagara Escarpment, 27-year-old Ms. KAISER recalls. "I had slipped off my bike and Eli came to help me. I looked at him and knew in my heart of hearts. You just know when it's the one."
Nearly a year earlier, in August of 2002, a mutual friend encouraged them to meet. They rendezvoused at a College Street café, talked until closing, then strolled near Christie Pits Park until 3 a.m. They discovered that their penchant for unconventional travel and professional ambitions were in sync. Mr. MOGIL, 28, compares meeting Ms. KAISER to seeing "a mirror image across the table."
He attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and worked as a teacher in the Bronx for three years before changing direction and returning home to study law at Osgoode Hall. There in 2003, he won the J.S.D. Tory Prize in research and writing and is currently articling with McCarthy Tétrault.
Similarly, Ms. KAISER switched careers after graduating from Concordia University in business and sociology. Realizing film was her passion, she became an assistant director on films such as X-Men. She now works as senior publicist for Disney's Buena Vista Pictures, travelling regularly to studios in New York and Los Angeles.
They ventured into risky travel together in January of 2004. She visited Mr. MOGIL in Chile, where he was realizing his dream of playing squash for Canada in the Pan Am Maccabiah Games, a competition for young Jewish athletes from around the world.
After the games, they flew to Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America near Antarctica, where the Pacific and Atlantic merge and penguins thrive. "We hiked through glaciers and mountains. It looked like Lord of the Rings," Mr. MOGIL says.
A week later, they headed north to tackle Chile's Atacama Desert, one of the world's driest. In a "rent-a-wreck" they drove the 4,000-kilometre coast, frequently in desolate terrain. "At one point, we didn't have any water," Ms. KAISER says, "and stopped at a gas station in the middle of the desert. They didn't have water, just warm Sprite, but we made it through."
"Together for a month in a challenging environment at the bottom of the world, frightened at times, that's when things crystallized for us," says Mr. MOGIL, who was convinced that after that test, marriage would be easy.
"A cheap flight and the use of a friend's home" were the impetus for an October of 2004 weekend getaway to Vancouver and Whistler, Ms. KAISER says. But Mr. MOGIL had an agenda and deftly packed an engagement ring and her cocktail attire. Lest the ring box be discovered by airport security, he had a note in his back pocket ready to flash: "This is an engagement ring for my girlfriend. Please do not open it and ruin my surprise."
His concern was unfounded, but his anxiety mounted as they toured Vancouver. At 4 a.m., angst-ridden and unable to sleep, he booked a boutique hotel and dinner reservations, stashing Ms. KAISER's finery with the spare tire of their rental car. As they drove to Whistler and ascended the summit by cable car, the worldly Mr. MOGIL trembled with sweaty palms until he was able to steer Ms. KAISER to a secluded spot and propose. As they celebrated that evening, he says, "everyone was a stranger, but everyone was happy for us, and we came back home to four months of getting ready, showers, and celebrating."
They turned a dreary March 6 into spring with red roses, red tulips, bridesmaids in red and red up-lighting at the Liberty Grand, where 215 guests watched Rabbi Edward GOLDFARB perform the nuptials.
Despite the cautions of well-intentioned advisers, the determined couple stuck to their plan to honeymoon in tsunami-ravaged southern Thailand.
"We didn't want to abandon the country because they had a terrible natural disaster, to go seemed appropriate," Mr. MOGIL says. Sensitive to the plight of the Thai people, they kept a low profile at their hotel. "We were conscious of tension and didn't wish to act like Western tourists on a honeymoon when peoples' lives had been ruined."
After nine days, they flew to Chiang Mai, the gateway to rugged northern Thailand and renowned for deep-rooted culture. They trekked and mountain biked, navigating their own route past indigenous hill tribes and elephants, and risked bamboo rafting. "It was a nice balance to come from a fancy resort and then to finally get our feet into the country," Mr. MOGIL says.
The couple hope their complementary styles will serve them well in their marriage. "It's hard to predict life," Mr. MOGIL says. "We bring out the best in each other, the truth in ourselves."

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GOLDFARB m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-06-21 published
GOLDFARB / WEXLER -- Becky and Martin GOLDFARB are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter Charlene to Robby, son of proud parents Biby and Alex WEXLER. Mazel Tov from both families.

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GOLDFARB m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-08-09 published
EISEN, Pam / GOLDFARB, Shawn -- Joyce and Abe EISEN and Becky and Marty GOLDFARB are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Pam EISEN to Shawn GOLDFARB. Proud grandmother is Marilyn BROWN. Mazel Tov from both families.

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GOLDMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-10-01 published
Lucinda BINGHAM and Aaron GOLDBERG -- Match
By Judith Tenenbaum, Saturday, October 1, 2005, Page M4
Lucinda BINGHAM and Aaron GOLDBERG thought it would be great while it lasted. But as it turned out, not even the Atlantic Ocean could douse their sparks.
She was from the University of Sheffield and he from the University of British Columbia when they met in September, 1998, as exchange students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In different disciplines, they seemed unlikely to reconnect. But that November, when Ms. BINGHAM was wending through the beachfront student housing with its open keg parties, she drifted into Mr. GOLDBERG's home.
"He was celebrating his birthday, didn't know why I was there, but was happy I turned up," she recalls. The theme, "An Evening at the Lab," had the boisterous gathering imbibing test-tube shooters. Caught up in the festivities, Mr. GOLDBERG affectionately pinched Ms. BINGHAM's cheek. After an instinctive retaliatory slap, she apologetically offered her number when he asked for it.
They were soon an item, but romance was overshadowed by the reality of each returning home. "We made it clear that we would enjoy the time we had in California and not put pressure on each other," Ms. BINGHAM says.
Their year in the sun ended in June, 1999. As a last hurrah, they motored up the coast to Vancouver, across Canada to Toronto and down to Washington, where the Friends bid adieu.
The phone lines burned in the interval before each returned to fourth-year university, but it was Mr. GOLDBERG who blinked first. "I said, 'We'll be together until we are apart, until we decide we'd rather be with someone else, or it's too heart-wrenching to be together [but apart],' " he says. "But Friends calling every day... it wasn't the right category."
The next couple of years included reciprocal visits, and both became focused on pursuing their master's degrees. When Ms. BINGHAM completed her year of film Theory at the University of Nottingham, she joined Mr. GOLDBERG in Manhattan, where he was taking media studies at N.Y.U. By August, 2001, they had their own apartment in Brooklyn, but she had returned to England to obtain a U.S. working visa.
Suddenly, on 9/11, as Mr. GOLDBERG watched the maelstrom from his rooftop, the couple rethought their priorities. "There was no hesitation in my mind. I was going to New York on the next plane," Ms. BINGHAM says.
Clearly, Mr. GOLDBERG was overwhelmed by her courage and commitment. "Lucinda made a big sacrifice coming, and not only the timing, but because North America is my territory," he says.
By March 2003, they had relocated to Toronto, where he began work for Brunico Communications, later moving to the ad agency Axmith McIntyre Wicht. Ms. BINGHAM, waiting for her permanent residency, volunteered at the Paper Things boutique in support of the National Ballet and for various film festivals. "I guess when you are not able to work, you indulge yourself in the things you enjoy," she says with a laugh.
Mr. GOLDBERG's quest for a unique proposal spot drew him to the Ice Hotel near Quebec City. Not to everyone's taste or temperature, it is rebuilt annually from 5,000 tons of ice, with 16-foot ceilings, decor and furniture all fashioned from ice.
"It was freezing," Mr. GOLDBERG admits, but "dogsledding and dinner in the lodge were nicer than expected." On January 17, 2004, as they snuggled in sleeping bags on a mattress of deer pelts, Mr. GOLDBERG proffered his own piece of ice.
The proposal gave more than a passing nod to family tradition: The ring had been his mother's, passed to her from his grandmother, and it was presented in an original box from the jewellery store his grandfather once owned.
Invitations to their London wedding specified cocktail attire and dancing shoes. "Lucinda is a citizen of the world. Not only did her bridesmaids live in different cities -- they lived in different time zones," Mr. GOLDBERG says.
"It was complicated," Ms. BINGHAM says, "so I told them to wear a little black Sex and the City dress, because everyone has a little black favourite."
A convert to Judaism, she supplied the 109 attendees with a program explaining the modified Jewish ceremony. Members of the wedding party held the chuppah, designed by Mr. GOLDBERG's aunt, Hong Kong artist Lori ORMUT- DURBIN. The couple were united by Rabbi Laura JANNER- KLAUSNER and co-officiant Rabbi Matthew DURBIN, Mr. GOLDBERG's cousin.
The reception patisserie had a Seventh Avenue flavour thanks to friend and groomsman Barry GOLDMAN, who toted the wedding cake and four frozen cheesecakes from the Carnegie Deli in his luggage.
Mrs. GOLDBERG, 28, a senior publicist at Allied Advertising, works on their DreamWorks account, and Mr. GOLDBERG, 27, inspired by family success, has begun his own entrepreneurial pursuits. "We reached the pivotal moment and then we figured out how we'd be able to make it possible," he says. "Our relationship was more maintaining what we had, instead of building what wasn't there yet."

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GOLDMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-01-25 published
RUSKIN / GOLDMAN
Marilyn and Ron RUSKIN and Reba and Paul GOLDMAN are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children Danielle and Aaron. Ecstatic grandmothers are Rita RUSKIN, Bryna ZAIDMAN and Clara GOLDMAN. Delighted siblings are Natalie, Joelle, Jeremy and Adam. A spring 2004 wedding is planned.

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GOLDMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-05-31 published
Howard And Joan FREEDMAN are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alison Rebecca, to Michael Corey GOLDMAN, son of Bob and Ethel GUEST. Happy are grandparents Else LANDAUER and Fay FREEDMAN.

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GOLDSTEIN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-06 published
GOLDSTEIN, Renee and Darryl -- Mazel Tov Renee and Darryl GOLDSTEIN on your 30th anniversary, September 9, 1973. Love from Samantha, Tanya and Warren.

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GOLLINGER m@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.creemore.creemore_echo 2008-04-18 published
GOLLINGER / SWAN -- Buck and Doe
Buck and Doe for Maegan GOLLINGER and Matt SWAN
Satuday April 26th, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Lisle Legion
Tickets $10 before and $12 at the door
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GOLOVCHENKO m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-05-10 published
Happy 50th Anniversary, Tom and Jaye McGARRY, May 16, 1953 -2003
Mom and Dad, you gave selflessly, always with a generous heart, sacrificing much to make our lives rich with happy memories. Your strong faith blessed us and your steadfast love, by your words, actions and priorties made us feel wanted, respected and trusted. Thanks so much for the legacy of roots and the freedom of wings. Enduring love, gratitude, admiration: Maureen (SPENCER- GOLOVCHENKO,) Tom and Monica. Much love, daughter-in-law Dawn-Marie; grandchildren Jennifer, Lisa, Rob and Ashley McGARRY; son-in-law Phil SPENCER and grand_son Chris GOLOVCHENKO. Happy 80th Birthday Dad!
All welcome Saturday, May 17th at 3 p.m. Special Mass, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where they were married.
Sunday, May 25th, An Open House will be held at the Irish-Canadian Club (Clarke Rd), 2-6 p.m. All Welcome.

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GOMES m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-22 published
GOMES / WEDEMIRE -- Forthcoming Marriage
Raymond and Astrid GOMES along with Cedric and Ray WEDEMIRE are happy to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children Trishna and Ryan on June 3, 2006 in London.

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GONDOS m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-04-29 published
Jennifer Rebecca HERBERTSON and Peter Raymond GONDOS -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Page M5
Even as social networking has yielded to the Net and a currency of smiley faces has supplanted friendly cocktails, finding a cyber soulmate remains as chancy as a roll of the dice. And yet, Rebecca HERBERTSON and Peter GONDOS came up winners.
"The older you are," Ms. HERBERTSON believes, the less inclined you become "to pick up anybody at a bar or club -- and dating at work is not advisable." Her eventual solution was to dabble at two dating sites for almost a year. "I dated a lot, one-night dates, out for drinks, dinner, and nothing clicked. I saw a couple of people a few times, but we were trying too hard."
In April, 2004, a forthright profile and e-smile from Mr. GONDOS piqued her interest, but a less-than-complimentary arm's-length photo he had snapped of himself had her thinking twice. Two months later, disillusioned by "all of the inappropriate men" she was meeting and about to erase her bio, she noticed a familiar profile while having a last glance at her second site. "I checked out the picture, which had been updated, and it was indeed the same person [Mr. GONDOS]." With her remaining credits, she clicked hello.
For his part, the convivial Mr. GONDOS was still reeling from an encounter with someone else the previous week. He was stunned, but all the same, he recalls, "I thought I would just keep trying." New to e-dating, he had found personal encounters disappointing. On-line profiles were often so embellished that they scarcely resembled the individuals he'd meet.
After several e-mail messages and two long phone chats, wary but ever optimistic, they met on June 8, 2004. Mr. GONDOS bestowed a huge hug and long-stemmed roses on his date. "We popped into a local pub, held hands the entire evening, and it was like we had been together for years," says Ms. HERBERTSON, who is now 38. "When I met Peter, it was a coup de foudre, like a lightning bolt."
"We just knew," Mr. GONDOS adds, recalling the moment.
Over the next several months, the couple bonded with each other's families, found they shared a sense of humour ("on the dark side"), and enjoyed karaoke evenings at Mighty Mike's, a High Park pub where he DJ'd part-time.
By December, 2004, Mr. GONDOS, who is employed by Handyman Matters, had reached a decision: "I liked to hang out with her a little more than dating, so why not make it official?" On Christmas Eve, with some anxiety, he offered her two small gift boxes, both containing jewellery and one of them holding a diamond ring. "That's as close as I could get to a proposal," he says.
At the time, Ms. HERBERTSON, the office administrator for Fieldgate Developments, was saddened by two family deaths and further unnerved by a parent's illness, so she chose to delay a wedding. But then, as skies brightened, she was ready to forge a plan.
The "freckly redheaded" couple's April 1 wedding invitations whimsically proclaimed, "No more fooling around." Having first found silver-filigreed, lavender silk shoes, the bride banked on locating a matching gown, plus appropriate fabric for dresses for nieces Samantha, Erika and Alexandra SCHWAB, the flower girls. The bridegroom sported a lavender shirt accented by a pewter-and-purple tie.
Brother Mike, who built the wedding arch, was leery that an altar-shy Mr. GONDOS, 41, would actually stand beneath it. But he was proved wrong, and so Rev. Tina GABRIEL officiated before 51 Friends and family members at the Delta East Toronto Hotel.
"The Net is a great way of meeting people," enthuses the new Mrs. GONDOS. "And if you meet the man or woman of your dreams, good for you!"

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GONSALVES m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-09-06 published
HULLEY / GONSALVES -- John (and Barbara) and Lucy HULLEY are very pleased to announce the marriage of their son John Vernon to Candice LORETTA, daughter of Cajetan and Cecilia GONSALVES on September 5th, 2003 at Saint Thomas More Parish Church. A happy event shared by many with the promise of a long and joyful union.

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GONYOU m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-12-24 published
GONYOU, Gordon and Catherine - 65th Anniversary
Congratulations Gordon GONYOU and Catherine NEWKIRK were married on December 25, 1940 at the bride's home in Sombra Twp. A family celebration to honour 65 years together was held at the Seven Dwarfs Restaurant. They attribute the marking of this great milestone to patience, love, understanding and the Grace of God.

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GOOD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-12-16 published
GOOD / HAINSWORTH
The parents of Melinda GOOD and Steven HAINSWORTH are delighted to announce their forthcoming marriage. Melinda is the daughter of Jim and Nanette GOOD of Towanda, Pennsylvania. Steven is the son of Terry and Liz HAINSWORTH of London, Ontario The wedding will take place in May 2007 in beautiful Pennsylvania.

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GOOD m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-03-01 published
Congratulations Adam and Janine Together with our children, we rejoice in their happiness. The parents of Janine Helen GOOD and Adam (Chuck) THOBURN are delighted to announce their engagement. The wedding is planned for May 2005. Our blessing and love for your future happiness. Ron GOOD, Art and Joan CRAWFORD, Luci and Gord THOBURN

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GOODA m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-04 published
GOODA / MCINNES/MCINNIS -- Buck and Doe
Ian GOODA and Jodie MCINNES/MCINNIS
Saturday, July 21, 2007 7 p.m-1 p.m. Dundalk Arena
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
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GOODA m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-07-11 published
GOODA / MCINNES/MCINNIS -- Buck and Doe
Ian GOODA and Jodie MCINNES/MCINNIS
Saturday, July 21, 2007, 7 p.m.-1 p.m. Dundalk Arena
$10 in advance, $12 at the door
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GOODBRAND m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-04-26 published
Forthcoming Marriage - WAITE / GOODBRAND
Jim and Janet WAITE of R.R.#1 Thedford are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their son, Jim to Lauren, daughter of Dr. David and Susan GOODBRAND of London. The marriage will take place May 10, 2003 at St. Jude's Church in London.

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GOODFELLOW m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2008-01-09 published
JEMMETT / GOODFELLOW -- Forthcoming Marriage
Betty Louise JEMMETT and Alex James GOODFELLOW would like to announce their forthcoming marriage on Saturday, April 19, 2008 in Holstein, Ontario.
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GOODFELLOW m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
GOODFELLOW, Mel and Norine (EATON) - 50th Anniversary
July 9, 1955
Open House at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, 2000 Blackwater, Adelaide Street North.
Saturday, July 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Best Wishes only.

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GOODMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-03-15 published
PALMER / MYERS -- Elaine and Arnie PALMER (of Kingston) and Marilyn and Gerry MYERS are thrilled to announce the engagement of their children, Bonnie to Richard. Proud grandfathers are Leo GOODMAN and Edward SOHMER (of Montreal.)

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GOODMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-08-23 published
GOODMAN / ZHALOBA -- Sandy and Molly GOODMAN and Mikhail and Stella ZHALOBA are overjoyed to announce the engagement of their children, Aaron to Natalie. Excited sisters and brother are Sari and Alana GOODMAN and Steven ZHALOBA. Proud grandparents are Harry (Goody) GOODMAN and the late Becky GOODMAN, Mania MILLER and the late Ben MILLER, Shelly KELBERT and the late David KELBERT and the late Ettie ROSENSTEIN.

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GOODMAN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-08-23 published
ROTMAN / RUDBERG -- Linda and Ronnie ROTMAN are thrilled to announce the engagement of their son Corey Shawn to Kayla Lynn, daughter of Barbara and Michael RUDBERG. Shepping nachas are proud Bubby and Zaida, Pearl and Nat GOODMAN, and Zaidy Max PERELES. Thrilled siblings Jody and Cindy ROTMAN, Zena and Stephen SHERECK, and Carla RUDBERG join in wishing them Mazel Tov. Granparents remembered at this happy time are Celia and Sam ROTMAN, Ruth PERELES, Bessie and Harry RUDBERG, O.B.M. Happy Birthday Corey!

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GOODRICH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
Andrea VETTOR and Peter GOODRICH
Andrea VETTOR, daughter of Dino and Elizabeth VETTOR of London Ontario, and Petter GOODRICH, son of Walter GOODRICH and Mary HOOD of Kalamazoo Michigan, are planning to be married on June 4th, 2005 in Augusta Michigan. Peter and Andrea became engaged to be married last October.
The bride-to-be holds a bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical science from Ferris State University; and is a candidate for her doctorate degree in pharmacy from Midwestern University. Andrea is currently a hospital pharmacist.
The groom-to-be holds a bachelor's degree in business from Ferris State University and is currently a pharmaceutical sales representative.

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GOODRICH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-05-14 published
Andrea VETTOR and Peter GOODRICH
Andrea VETTOR, daughter of Dino and Elizabeth VETTOR of London Ontario, and Petter GOODRICH, son of Walter GOODRICH and Mary HOOD of Kalamazoo Michigan, are planning to be married on June 4th, 2005 in Augusta Michigan. Peter and Andrea became engaged to be married last October.
The bride-to-be holds a bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical science from Ferris State University; and is a candidate for her doctorate degree in pharmacy from Midwestern University. Andrea is currently a hospital pharmacist.
The groom-to-be holds a bachelor's degree in business from Ferris State University and is currently a pharmaceutical sales representative.

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GOODWIN m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-05-14 published
Ted and Rosemary GOODWIN and Carmel BIELINSKI happily announce the wedding of their children Geoff and Connie and their daughter Tiffany on Saturday May 10, 2003.

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GOOSSENS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-04-09 published
GOOSSENS, Harry and Toos - Happy 50th Anniversary
The family of Harry and Toos GOOSSENS invite family and Friends to an Open House in
honour of their Golden Wedding Anniversary
Saturday, April 16, 2005, Dutch Canadian Club
1738 Gore Rd. London from 2-4 p.m.
Best wishes only.
Love from Maria and Gar and family, Harold and Irene and family and Joe

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GOOYERS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-04-26 published
Peter and Mary VAN BEEK
Adrian and Johanna GOOYERS
50th Wedding Anniversary
Open House
Welcome family, Friends and neighbours. Sunday May 4, 2003, 2: 30 - 4: 30 p.m. Belmont Community Centre Lion's Hall, 139 Main Street, Belmont, Ontario
Best wishes only please.

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GORDAN m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2007-08-15 published
SEELEY / SINGH
We would like to thank everyone who helped make our wedding day a huge success. Thanks to our families and Friends for their love and generosity, and for all their help in making the day so memorable. A special thanks goes to James and Mary Elizabeth BOND for providing their beautiful property for our pictures, to the girls at the bar, Joanne and Sue, for making sure everyone was well taken care of, and to Daryl GORDAN for the amazing fireworks display. Thank you to Rick CLEMAS for chauffering our guests home safely, to Peggy LUXTON and Carol BEATTY for their musical accompaniment, and to Peggy-Sue and April from Weddings 101 for making the tent look more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. We would also like to send a huge thank you to Neil SEELEY, for designing the most beautiful invitations we have ever seen and for taking all of the fabulous pictures that we will treasure forever. And finally to Gary and RuthAnn VANALSTINE, for their hospitality and for providing the perfect setting for our wedding, we couldn't have done it without their help and hard work. Thank you all.
- Vicki and Craig.
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GORDON m@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.creemore.creemore_echo 2008-07-18 published
GORDON / COUGHLIN
Donald and Joan GORDON are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Jennifer Joan to Mark Gregory COUGHLIN son of Gregory COUGHLIN and James and Linda GREGORY on Saturday, July 19th, 2008 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Phelpston.
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GORDON m@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-06-21 published
WALKER, Robert and Lois - 50th Wedding Anniversary
Robert and Lois WALKER wish to thank their family, Friends and neighbours for the wonderful time on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was truly a day to remember, special thank you to John and Gayle GORDON for the democrat ride to the arena. The Aarden family for their generosity, our grandchildren for helping with the tea, dinner and clean up and everyone else for their lovely gifts, cards and best wishes.
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GORDON m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-01-04 published
ABBOTT/ KROWITZ
Adam KROWITZ is happy to announce the engagement of his mom, Nicole KROWITZ to Allen ABBOTT. Thrilled parents are Elda and Ron SPARAGA and Rose and Milton (Bucky) ABBOTT. Delighted family includes Pauline, Steve and Jamie TILL, Natalie and Marc GORDON, Michelle, Adam and Jack PERZOW, Michelle, Marvin and Ben HOPPE, Raquel, Alan, Jonah and Sloane FELDBERG, Alissa and Josh HERNICK and Ethel SPARAGA. Special thanks to Lorne and Michelle WEISS and Marni and Shawn COHEN for thinking of us.

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GORDON 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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GORDON m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-10-02 published
65 years and counting
Two Toronto brothers, their little sister and their spouses celebrate an incredible 65-plus years of marriage
By Andrea GORDON, Family Issues Writer
Jennie GRUDI and her brothers Joseph and Harry SPENCER have always shared a lot. Their Ukrainian heritage, many a Christmas Eve feast and a passion for music and dancing.
But how's this for a family tradition? As of last week, all three have been married for 65 years.
For Jennie, 85, and her husband, it's actually been 66. Their anniversary was two weeks ago. Then last Wednesday, Joseph, 89, and his wife celebrated 65 years. Harry, 87, and his beloved Margaret hit the 65-year mark in June.
"I think this is a pretty good story," Jennie says, smiling at her husband Stephen, 90, as the six long-time love birds gathered around the kitchen table in the GRUDIs' Etobicoke home.
No doubt about it. Why should celebrity breakups get all the ink? Brad and Jennifer, Nicole and Tom indeed. Where are the paparazzi when the really big marriage stories come along?
The Queen sent a letter of congratulations to the GRUDIs. So did the Prime Minister, the Governor General and Ontario's premier. The least they could do. It's not often you get to extend Happy 65th Anniversary wishes. You have to look long and hard to even find a card for the occasion.
Between them, the three couples have almost 200 years of marriage. Eight children, 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
In the period they've been married, Elizabeth Taylor has done it eight times. Courtship has moved from the soda fountain to the computer keyboard. Romance is more likely to blossom to the strains of hip-hop than big band.
But the secrets to long, strong marriages endure.
"We could always go to each other and talk anything out," Margaret, 85, says of her connection to Harry. "And we never went to bed mad."
"That's right," he adds, a twinkle in his eye. "She always had to apologize first." (Clearly, a sense of humour is important, too.)
A strong constitution helps. Joseph, who has been smitten with Dorreen, 87, for almost as long as he can remember, cites his mother's cooking. "Kapusta (cabbage soup) and borscht."
But their parents Victoria BARON and William CEPENDA, who were born in Ukraine, met in Toronto and married in 1916, raised their three kids on more than hearty soup. Love. Loyalty. Discipline. A strong Baptist faith. The boys eventually anglicized their last name to Spencer.
Their dad cried when the last child moved out of the west-Toronto house where they all grew up. He died at 69, their mom at 82.
These couples don't say it in so many words, but their marriages have flourished because of partners who are caring and generous. And not just to each other.
Harry, who quit school at 12 and later worked in a foundry during the war, has spent 60 years as a prison volunteer counselling inmates.
At home in Orillia, where the couple moved from Toronto 17 years ago, he often mows neighbours' lawn and clears their snow.
Steve, a long-time sheet metal worker, and Jennie, who just finished harvesting a good crop from her vegetable garden, both volunteer in their community, preparing food for other seniors and driving them to appointments.
Joseph had a long teaching career at Central Technical School and was honoured by the Governor General for his distinguished volunteer service with Saint_John Ambulance.
He still teaches Sunday school.
Last week, there was romance in the air as the couples reminisced about when their first sparks ignited.
Jennie remembers encountering Steve. "He met me and he said in Ukrainian, 'Where have you been all my life?' He was with his girlfriend."
Thank goodness the gal only spoke English. Eleven months later they were married.
It was at summer camp in the late '30s that Joseph fell for Dorreen. He found out where she attended church and one Sunday morning took the streetcar across Toronto to greet her as she emerged.
They married in 1941 and a few months later he was overseas with the air force. They wrote twice a week, still have the letters.
Harry and Margaret have Jennie to thank.
One day as a teenager, Margaret handed over her little autograph book to Jennie, hoping her friend's older brother might pen something memorable. He did. Then he returned the book in person. And the rest is history.
The six have always been close. Every Christmas, Dorreen did the turkey, Steve carved and Margaret made the dessert. "Squares, all kinds," she says, reluctant to blow her own horn.
That's okay. The others will. They never stop singing each other's praises, finishing each other's sentences and urging one another to expound on their accomplishments.
"A big asset is being part of this family," says Dorreen.
She tries to explain further, but it's hard to talk when you're all choked up.
No need to say more anyway. They all know.
Steve's wit takes a backseat, too, when it's his turn to reflect.
"I wish I could go for another 65 -- with the same woman."
He looks around the table, realizing he speaks for them all.
And really, what better anniversary gift could you get than that?

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