GORIS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
GORIS, George and Johanna - 50th Wedding Anniversary

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GOSLING m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
GOSLING / ANDERSON -- Engagement
Mr. and Mrs. Carl ANDERSON, of Komoka announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay, to Jon GOSLING, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger GOSLING, of Lions Head.
A Fall 2006 wedding is planned.

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GOSLING m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-02-05 published
Amy OICLES and Ronald GOSLING -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, February 5, 2005 - Page M6
When planning a wedding, some couples want frothy and romantic. Others go for the ultimate in elegance, fun or fantasy. Ronald James GOSLING and Amy Lynn OICLES sought a singular event that reflected their adventuresome, roving spirits.
After all, Mr. GOSLING, a Toronto musician, had spent months over the years touring the United States with his band, Weirdstone, and as a solo artist. Ms. OICLES, meanwhile, ventured farther afield, making forays from her native San Francisco to Alaska, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand, where she taught English.
So theirs was a marriage on the move -- on a tour bus.
"Everyone has a different idea about what is romantic, but we wanted the unusual," Mr. GOSLING says.
"Ron wanted to get married in motion because we both wandered around so much," Ms. OICLES, 34, adds, "and we have this dream of crossing the U.S. in a Winnebago."
On the afternoon of January 23, a 40-foot luxury Canada Coach pulled up to their apartment in the Bathurst and St. Clair neighbourhood. Early arrivals decorated the chapel on wheels, cramming in food, drink, the cake and a slew of musical instruments.
The bride and groom, outfitted respectively in traditional white and a $28 thrift-store suit, boarded the bus, which then navigated snowy Toronto streets to collect Friends and family from homes and hotels.
"I was nervous for a fair chunk of it," Mr. GOSLING, 37, says. "I'd never been married before, and the storage bins hit my head, but the danger just amplified the wedding."
With officiant Sarah BUNNETT- GIBSON balancing the bumps and curves, the "I do's" took place somewhere between Main and Danforth, and Greenwood and Gerrard. Passengers defied double-digit negative temperatures to tour key Toronto attractions -- the Distillery District, Royal Ontario Museum and the C.N. Tower -- as onlookers rubbernecked the wedding assemblage. At Harbourfront, the celebrants feted the coincidental birthday of the bridegroom's father with sparklers. Aboard the bus, seven guitarists and a toy keyboard that sounded like a cathedral organ heightened the festivities.
Six hours later, the tour ended at the couple's apartment, where Mr. GOSLING's friend Howard BERTOLO tickled the ivories into the night.
The hardy entourage braved a blizzard the next afternoon to hit the dance floor at the Chick'n'deli, where the groom's father, jazz trombonist Len GOSLING, wound up the group with his iconic Climax Jazz Band, a fixture there since it opened in 1983.
The wedding's rolling venue was particularly appropriate since Ms. OICLES actually worked as a tour-bus driver in San Francisco in 1996 during one of her returns from her international wanderings. "I love driving people around," she says. "But there was a lot of pressure. If anything goes wrong, it is always the driver's fault."
For seven years, she indulged her nomadic urge after graduating in 1993 from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
She hung up her backpack to study psychology at San Francisco State University, and by 2003 she was working in the public-school system while also tutoring a student with Asperger's syndrome.
It was during this sojourn home that she met Mr. GOSLING on April Fool's Day, 2003, in a bar in Fairfax, California, where he was playing guitar.
"She struck me as terrific," he says, "and we made a date for the next day."
Several months of sun, surf and sparks made the two a pair. "Ron is incredibly funny. His music, sense of adventure and high level of honesty make him unusual," she says.
Mr. GOSLING plaintively admitted being homesick and missing snow, however, just when she was ready for the road again. "I was itching to get out of the Bay Area," Ms. OICLES says. "It had become expensive and everyone was working with no time to relax."
With a stop at the Grand Canyon, the duo drove across the country, pulling into Toronto in August.
Mr. GOSLING, who frequently took on work as a house painter ("for the bread part"), is now the superintendent in the couple's upscale apartment building. When not nursing its cranky boiler, he practises: guitar, piano and trumpet. "I'm kind of a Jack of many [instruments], but the bass is my forte. I play on demos or do a gig if someone needs a sub. I just love music."
Despite the new responsibilities, the couple's travels continue, as they cross the border every few months to make sure Ms. OICLES stays on the right side of Canada's immigration laws.
"We go for weekends in Buffalo and Niagara Falls," Ms. GOSLING says. "It is really ridiculous, but we do what we can to stay legal."

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GOSNELL m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-03 published
Will you Mayor-y me?
London's Anne Marie DECICCO and Tim BEST are planning to wed after a whirlwind romance.
By MARY- JANE EGAN, Free Press Reporter, Thurs., November 3, 2005
Mayor Anne Marie DECICCO cuddles with fiance Tim BEST, a London native now living in Dallas, Texas, yesterday after the couple announced plans to marry next year. BEST proposed Sunday during dinner in Port Stanley. (Morris LAMONT, The London Free Press)
London Mayor Anne Marie DECICCO dropped a bombshell -- but this one was purely personal -- at city hall yesterday: She's getting married.
Dressed in a red suit and flashing a glittering diamond and a broad smile, the 40-year-old, never-wed, two-term mayor invited reporters into her office to meet the man she plans to marry next year.
"We do have a date but we're finalizing it, so I don't want to jinx too much of that right now," DECICCO said as well-wishers arrived with congratulatory hugs and to view the diamond.
Tim BEST, 44, a London native now living in Dallas, Texas, and the owner of two Texas Junior B hockey teams, met DECICCO May 22 at a Memorial Cup hockey game at the John Labatt Centre.
The whirlwind romance that ensued -- kept carefully under wraps -- culminated Sunday when BEST proposed during a romantic fireside dinner at Port Stanley's Kettle Creek Inn.
Port Stanley was chosen for "sentimental reasons," DECICCO said, noting one of their first dates was a walk along the Lake Erie beach.
"Yes, he got down on one knee," DECICCO confirmed, prompting BEST to quip: "I slipped."
BEST, who plans to return to London in April after hockey season wraps up for his teams the Dallas Titans and Fort Worth Texans, said he will maintain ownership of the teams.
BEST said he will give up his role as general manager of Hockey Group LP to his coaches.
The two teams are ranked third and 19th in the U.S.
"I'll take a trip down (to Texas) once a month for a couple of days but as president of a company like that, it's very easy to monitor from up here," BEST said.
After the wedding, they plan to live in the London house DECICCO bought a year ago.
DECICCO, who plans to seek a third term as mayor next year, has already recruited BEST to co-chair one of her campaign teams.
"I feel like I've been blessed in so many ways in my life with a great family and great Friends and this is just an amazing job. But this completes my circle in a lot of ways," DECICCO said of the engagement.
"We definitely want to have a family and I'm really looking forward to that, but we've also talked about running (for election) again and Tim's 110 per cent behind that."
BEST and DECICCO went to the same high school, but he didn't know her then. He was in Grade 13 at Catholic Central high school when she was in Grade 9 there. He went to school with her brother, Dom, while DECICCO shared classes with BEST's sister.
It was after a Memorial Cup game BEST approached DECICCO for directions to an automated teller machine.
"I knew Anne Marie was the mayor, but it was dark and I didn't recognize her and she had all her (London) Knights stuff on and she was wearing this big badge, so I honestly thought she was working at the game," said BEST. " She gave me directions and, later, we were introduced in the Molson tent."
DECICCO has dated off and on, but said her last serious relationship was when she was in her 20s. She kept her relationship with BEST quiet until "I knew he was the right guy."
Since they met, he's made several trips to London and she, too, to Dallas.
BEST let slip they took a vacation together, but DECICCO made it clear that topic was off limits.
"I've always been really serious when it comes to relationships and, obviously, I have a very responsible job and you want to be sure that when someone becomes a part of your life that they understand it fully and this job is important not just for me but for the community," DECICCO said.
Early in their relationship, DECICCO said the couple began talking about the future.
"We have the same values and the same morals and we're both Catholic and there are a lot of things that bind us together and he really understands my job and he knows it's not 9 to 5 and he's going to be eating dinner by himself once in a while. But he doesn't have a traditional job, either, so we understand each other and are supportive -- and you know I'm a huge hockey fan."
BEST was married in 1982 at 21, a relationship that lasted only a year and a half and produced a son, Ryan, 22, who will be his father's best man.
Ryan coaches one of his dad's teams and DECICCO describes him as "just terrific -- he's my buddy."
BEST, who visited DECICCO's parents, Frank and Bettina, the night before he proposed to ask Frank for his daughter's hand, said both families have become close.
"I told her dad this can't happen without your blessing and he said he saw a lot of the same things in me as himself and he lived his life for Anne Marie and he could see I would do the same," said BEST.
"Our families are really emotional," DECICCO said. "Everyone's been crying at various times, my staff, my Friends, my family."
DECICCO, only the second London mayor in recent memory to wed in office -- Deputy Mayor Tom GOSNELL was the first -- said she believes marriage will make her happier and enhance her role as mayor.
"I think just about every other mayor that's been doing this job has been married, so it's not like I'm breaking new ground here.
"I spend a lot of time at events and now Tim will be there and that will be an enhancement to the things I do. This job has been the best experience I've ever had, but like everyone else, there are days when you just need someone to be there for you and I've seen that in the months we've been together and it's just going to be a bonus when he's actually living here and we're married."
BEST's parents are lifelong Londoners. His father, Ted, retired after 30 years as a blacksmith at GM Diesel and his mother, Carolyn, is a retired porter from London Health Sciences Centre. They own a four-hectare hobby farm on Dundas Street East.

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GOSNELL m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-06-17 published
Mayor a Mrs. today
By Kate DUBINSKI, Free Press Reporter, Sat., June 17, 2006
When London's mayor ties the knot today, she'll be making history.
Among the three female mayors the city has had, Anne Marie DECICCO is the only one to get married while in office.
The only other sitting London mayor to get hitched was Tom GOSNELL, whose wedding in 1986 to Laurel STROPLE was kept under wraps until the day after it happened.
"Mayor managed to keep lid on wedding until it was over" and "GOSNELL wed in secret" screamed the headlines in the April 19, 1986, edition of The London Free Press.
There was no keeping a lid on this party, though.
Yesterday, while DECICCO, her bridesmaids and fiance Tim BEST were busy setting up a banquet hall at the Marconi Club for today's post-nuptial reception, city hall staff were buzzing with anticipation.
"It's like the Queen getting married. (DECICCO) is the No. 1 person in the city," said Vilia ZOCCANO, who has worked at city hall since 1972.
ZOCCANO remembers GOSNELL's wedding, which she -- with everyone else -- found out about at the last minute when she was asked to put out a statement about it.
"He was a different personality than Anne Marie. He wanted to keep it private," said ZOCCANO, who will be attending the reception.
Yesterday, DECICCO was putting the finishing touches on the big day and getting congratulations from every angle.
She picked up her wedding dress -- traditional white -- and was driving home when two women began gesturing wildly in the car beside her.
Rolling down her window, DECICCO said she heard: "You're the mayor. That's your dress! Congratulations."
At the Marconi Club, she and three of her bridesmaids were setting up centrepieces and joking around with BEST.
"He appreciates Italian," DECICCO joked.
"What can I say -- good company, good food, good soccer," BEST replied.
"I'm hoping to get the pictures done in 20 minutes so we can get here to watch the soccer game," he added, referring to the World Cup soccer game between Italy and the United States that will be going on today while the bridal party is getting wedding photos done.
"I think at some point (on Saturday) it will hit me. Right now, I'm just planning. It's another day," DECICCO said yesterday.

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GOSNEY m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
GOSNEY, Victoria and Jamie - 30th Anniversary
July 5, 1975
We said "we do" and here we are, thirty years later, still saying "we do".
Happy Anniversary Jamie
Love Victoria

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GOSS m@ca.on.grey_county.artemesia.flesherton.the_flesherton_advance 2005-11-02 published
MILLER / GOSS -- Engagement
Bill and Helen MILLER wish to announce the engagement of their daughter Mami to Jonathan GOSS son of Chris GOSS and Bill TAILOR/TAYLOR and the late Robert GOSS.
The wedding to take place March 2006 at Swinton Park.
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GOSS m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-16 published
GOSS / McCONNELL -- Engagement
William and Louise GOSS and Jeff and Deb McCONNELL would like to announce the engagement of their children Dana L. GOSS and Trevor J. McCONNELL.
The wedding will take place Saturday, September 10, 2005 at The Chapel of Hope, London Psychiatric Hospital at 3 p.m.

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GOSTICK m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-10-04 published
GOSTICK, Daisy and Vern -- Parents of Tom GOSTICK and Geraldine MORGAN. Grandparents of 5 children Steve, Rick and Terry MORGAN, Matt and Jeff GOSTICK. Great-Grandparents of 3 They are celebrating their 65th, Oct 8th (the actual day) Afternoon Tea 2: 00-4:00 3182 Monarch Drive, Orillia, exit Coldwater Rd., past the Home Depot, 8th house on the right. All Friends and aquaintances are invited to visit. Best wishes only.

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GOTLIB m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2003-06-28 published
Allan and Rena GOTLIB are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter Lesley to Lowell, son of Pamella FREEDMAN and Sydney CONN. Delighted grandparents are Molly and Julie EISENBERG. Sadly missed at this time are Faye and Morris GOTLIB, Daisy and Jack KRASMAN, Freda and Murray CONN. Mazel Tov to all.

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GOUGH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-02-26 published
RATSEP / GOUGH
It was a beautiful sunny day on November 2nd, 2004 when Friends and family from Ontario and the United States gathered in the Caribbean to celebrate the marriage of Marni RATSEP, daughter of Janice and the late Dr. Rein RATSEP, London to Trevor GOUGH, son of Sharon SHEPPERD, London.

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GOUGH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-08 published
GOUGH, Gene and Marion - 50th Anniversary
Family and Friends are invited to attend an Open House honouring our parents 50th Anniversary on Sunday, October 16, 2005, from 2: 00-4:30 p.m. at the New Sarum Diner, New Sarum, Ontario. Best Wishes Only Please.

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GOUGH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-10-22 published
GOUGH, Gene and Marion - 50th Anniversary
What a great family and what a great day! Thanks for all you did to make our 50th Anniversary Open House such a success. To all our Friends and relatives thanks for the best wishes we received by phone calls, cards, gifts and flowers. We were also happy to have the wedding party of 50 years ago in attendance as well as Mom Aiken; to all of you we say "thanks for the memories". - With love Gene and Marion GOUGH

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GOUGH m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-11-05 published
GOUGH, Morley and Isabelle - 50th Wedding Anniversary
Family and Friends are invited to an Open House at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall in Glanworth, November 13, 2005 from 1-4 p.m. Best wishes only please.

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GOULART m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-07-02 published
GOULART / HORTON -- Wedding Announcement
Regina GOULART and Tim HORTON are pleased to announce their forthcoming marriage on July 9, 2005. We wish to thank all of our families and Friends for all of their love and support. Friends and family may share this experience at Mary Immaculate Parish, London, Ontario.

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GOULD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-13 published
WHITNEY / GOULD
The families of Stacy WHITNEY and Aaron GOULD are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their children. Their wedding will take place on September 20th in London.

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GOULD m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2005-09-03 published
GOULD, Wayne and Linda - Happy 40th Anniversary
September 4, 1965 - 2005 From Darren, Darcie, J.C., Luisa, Calvin and Emma

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GOULET m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-07-16 published
Brigitte GOULET and Gabriel CHAN -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, July 16, 2005, Page M6
Surgical resident Gabriel CHAN still ponders whether it was the purported mystical and aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate or his magnetic charm that made Dr. Brigitte GOULET succumb. The couple had met while working in adjacent laboratories at McGill University in 2002.
Her initial impression of him was of a boisterous doctor suffering from "cellphone-itis."
"The first time I saw him if you had told me that I was going to marry him, I would have laughed at you," she says, having then just ended a relationship and of the opinion that all men were fickle Casanovas.
During their routine repartees, chemistry began to bubble up outside the lab, and that October before setting off to rock-climb in Les Calanques, near the southern French city of Cassis, Dr. CHAN asked if he could bring her anything.
Dr. GOULET had literally lived around the world in Seattle, Washington France; Chile; Gabon; and the Ivory Coast, and offhandedly mentioned Mi-cho-ko, a French chocolate candy she was mad about, but hardly expected to see.
Yet, true to his word he recalls his mission with a laugh, "I carted these bonbons up the side of a cliff, carried them around five days and brought them back." His sincerity and generosity reaped the reward of casual dinner dates and piqued Dr. GOULET's interest.
Early in their dating at a friend's dinner party, Dr. GOULET fell ill. Dr. CHAN quickly ushered her home and diagnosed the flu. He drew on his medical expertise and recommended chicken soup or hot honey lemon tea. Then, after brewing the tea, he lingered until 3: 30 a.m.
The possibility of infection yielded to infatuation when he kissed her with abandon, declaring, "I won't get sick," which he didn't. Smitten, he adds, "She has an innocence, is full of life, friendly and an optimist with a hop in her step. I fell in love after about the 10th time I saw her."
In December, she jetted off to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to spend Christmas with her parents, promising to write. At the time, her father, Roland GOULET, was Canadian ambassador there.
When the anticipated mail failed to arrive, Dr. CHAN reveals, "I was expectant, waiting, disappointed, but understood that a postcard from Africa could take quite a while."
However, when she hand-delivered it on her return, explaining there was no mail service in Congo, his flame was fanned.
Early in the summer of 2004, his plan to propose at Niagara-on-the-Lake vaporized when he forgot the ring at his parents' home in Toronto. His next effort on an August weekend antiquing in Quebec's Eastern Townships almost veered into Neverland. "I had had a very bad week, and when we arrived, he hadn't reserved anything and I wasn't the most happy camper," Dr. GOULET says.
A desperate call was made to Francine GOULET, and things brightened when she suggested a ski resort in Sutton with ample rooms. Ironically, fate had the misguided adventurers take a wrong turn and land in Orford, where the frustrated and exhausted pair snared a room, thanks to a last-minute cancellation.
The next morning, Dr. CHAN arranged a massage and brunch for his sweetheart, hoping to heal her fractured mood. When she returned rejuvenated, and much like her upbeat self, "I asked if she was still grumpy, she said, 'No' and I proposed, she accepted and cried," he chuckles of their special moment that played like a non-event.
Dr. CHAN, 31, with a M. Sc. in biochemistry from McGill, and an M.D. from the University of Western Ontario, is now in residency at McGill. He is replicating the surgical odyssey of his father, who now practises at Thornhill's Shouldice Hernia Centre.
He and Dr. GOULET, who has a Ph. D. in biochemistry and is now a research associate in McGill's Molecular Oncology Group, enjoy the social and culinary experience of Montreal's bistros, but their other interests are more disparate. She dislikes hockey, and he loves playing.
"We're more complementary than similar. I would rock-climb; she would read. She goes out with girlfriends; I spend time with Friends from medicine," notes Dr. CHAN.
"I'm like a wildcat he domesticated by slowly gaining my confidence. I'm more extravagant and panic at little things. He's very calm, makes me laugh and I come back to earth," says Dr. GOULET, 32.
On May 22, the holiday weekend enabled guests to travel from Montreal to Toronto, where at Spring Garden Baptist Church in North York the couple were wed by Pastor Rick WUKASCH. Photos on the picturesque grounds of the Shouldice Centre were followed by a reception at Deluxe Chinese Cuisine, where 230 guests observed a traditional tea ceremony preceding dinner.
"When you are not looking, [love] comes like a hair on the soup. Bloop, and there was this one, [Gabriel] and he was different," Ms. GOULET says.

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GOUW m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2008-06-28 published
MORRISSEY / DE GOUW -- Forthcoming Marriage
Peter and Julie DE GOUW and Paul and Mary Jo MORRISSEY are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of Catherine DE GOUW and Brendan MORRISSEY. The ceremony will take place at Sacred Heart Parish in Parkhill, Ontario.

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GOWAN m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-02-08 published
Bud and Gwen GOWAN
Bud and Gwen were married 50 years ago on February 14, 1953. Friends and family are invited to celebrate with them at an Open House at The Seven Dwarfs Restaurant, Wharncliffe Road South, London, on Saturday, February 15th, 2-5 pm.
Best wishes only please.

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GOWAN m@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-02-13 published
BROWN, Orville and Mary Lou - 50th Wedding Anniversary
Orville and Mary Lou BROWN would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You to everyone that attended our 50th Anniversary A special thank you to our son (Kevin) and daughter-in-law (Glenda) for all the work they did in making it a most memorable day Also, a thank you to Wilma ZEGGIL for all the preparations she did for the food and to Dan and Lynn GOWAN for running the bar, also, to the many cards we received This was all appreciated and we didn't realize how many Friends we had.
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GOWAN m@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2008-04-30 published
GOWAN / CONRAD
Congratulations to Lindsay GOWAN and Shane CONRAD on their engagement in Calgary in October.
You're engaged… Far all your lives, may you find in each other the friend of your heart… the joy at your world… the love of your life!
A Buck and Doe will be held May 17, 2008 at the Duntroon Hall (age of majority).
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GOWANLOCK m@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2003-09-20 published
GOWANLOCK, Grant and Velma - Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary
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GOWRALI m@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2005-06-18 published
Carol WELSMAN and Pat HARRIS -- Match:
By Judith TENENBAUM, Saturday, June 18, 2005, Page M4
When singer Carol WELSMAN was introduced to lawyer Pat HARRIS, personal feelings simmered, but her curiosity peaked when she learned that he and an associate were defending actress Winona Ryder in her much-publicized trial in 2002. Anxious to see him in action (while visiting Los Angeles on business), she avoided the interminable lineup outside the courtroom by charming the bailiff and offering up a white lie: She told him she was Mr. HARRIS's fiancÚe.
"I thought girlfriend sounded a little weak," she says with a laugh.
Ushered to a front-row centre seat, she found herself sitting beside a friend of Ms. Ryder, who promptly asked who she was. So she spun the same tale.
The ruse began to unravel, however, when court adjourned that day and Mr. HARRIS and the Ryder entourage boarded an elevator along with Ms. WELSMAN. Suddenly, Ms. Ryder gushed congratulations to her astounded lawyer on his upcoming nuptials.
"It gave me a minute to think," he recalls, chuckling. "I picked up on it, and figured how she'd gotten into the courtroom. So I just played along."
Ms. WELSMAN's manoeuvre raised a few eyebrows, particularly with Mr. HARRIS's associate Mark GERAGOS, but her blend of bravado and beauty cast its spell, and the couple began dating.
Both in their 40s, they had each endured numerous relationships that had been negatively affected by the demands of their high-profile careers."I have a busy lifestyle," explains the Los Angeles-based criminal lawyer. "It's hectic. I'm gone a lot, and when I'm in a trial, it's extremely tense, so it's hard to continue relationships.
"Then I met Carol. She was so understanding, easy to be with. I don't think she even knows, but the first night we went out I had a sense that this was going to be something special."
Similarly, dating had been difficult for Ms. WELSMAN because travel took her away so often. "Rather than fall hopelessly in love and drag myself through heartache, I'd say it wasn't working and 'goodbye.' "
But everything changed when Mr. HARRIS entered her life. "Pat has a tremendous understanding of the entertainment business, knows how to promote, and is extremely supportive of what I do. He's a lovely person," she says. "After two weeks, I wanted to marry him."
Born in Arkansas, Mr. HARRIS obtained a B.A. there and his Juris Doctor from Michigan Law School in 1994. His career began in politics, foreign and domestic policy, and moved into the financial side of real-estate development. Then, after a two-year stint as a public defender, he joined Geragos and Geragos in Los Angeles, where he specializes in criminal law. Having helped defend Susan McDougal in a case linked to the Whitewater real-estate fiasco, he wrote a best-selling novel, Susan McDougal: The Woman Who Wouldn't Talk.
An internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and lyricist, Ms. WELSMAN, from Don Mills, majored in piano performance at Boston's Berklee College of Music in 1980, and left because of an opportunity to study voice in France with Christiane Legrand, daughter of well-known composer Michel Legrand. While in Europe, she honed her songwriting and production skills, including sessions with Romano Musumarra, producer/songwriter for Celine Dion.
Her accomplishments since then include four Juno Award nominations, being named 2002 Canadian vocalist of the year at the National Jazz Awards, and encompass performances with symphony orchestras (including Toronto's), to jazz ensembles and co-writing the Ray Charles hit Out of My Life. She was signed as the first artist on Grammy Award producer Pierre Cossette's new label, which will release her DVD / CD in the fall.
Despite conflicting schedules, the pair zigzagged the globe for rendezvous, including sojourns to her parents' Muskoka cottage. However, Ms. WELSMAN needed reassurance of Mr. HARRIS's marital intent. "I wasn't convinced that he was convinced," she says, until the summer of 2003 when he subtly revealed himself.
Ms. WELSMAN, although very ill at the time, was performing at a club in San Francisco. "He came up and took care of me," she recalls emotionally. "I was singing every night in the club, and he was selling CDs for me."
A year later, he was visiting her family's cottage for the July 4 long weekend. Bulky sweater in hand, Mr. HARRIS persuaded Ms. WELSMAN to take a lake cruise as sunset mellowed to moonlight. A conversation about where their lives were headed ended abruptly when he extricated a ring from the folds of his sweater. "There were stars," he says. "It was incredible.
"The only downside was proposing between mosquito bites."
On May 28, the Honourable Justice Patrick W. DUNN captained Ms. WELSMAN by boat to the dock beside the tiny and historic St. Anne's Whiteside Catholic Church in Bala, Ontario Greeted by a piper, she disembarked in her ivory-silk two-piece, designed by Toronto's Zanesha GOWRALI, beading twinkling through a tulle overlay on her mermaid-shaped skirt.
Delicate strains of flute, cello and guitar welcomed 32 guests as Reverend Martin DALIDA wed the couple. A champagne cruise on the refurbished 1902 steamboat the Rambler was followed by a reception at the Lake Joseph Club.
" I had kind of given up in terms of thinking I'd ever be married," Mr. HARRIS reflects. "All I can say is that you never know when THE RIGHT ONE is going to come through the door."

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Forthcoming Marriage - GOYETTE / CASTANO
Paul and Laura GOYETTE (formerly of London) are pleased to announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter Michelle Catherine to Mr. Christopher Neil CASTANO of Penetanguishene Ontario. The wedding will take place Oct.25, 2003 at 3: 00 p.m. at Saint Ann's Roman Catholic Church in Penetanguishene.

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