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Grace and Murray Reynolds, Wedding - 16 September 1939


Grace and Murray
Original photo from collection of Barbara (Doyle) Hillion
Original photo from collection of Barbara (Doyle) Hillion

The marriage took place in St. David's Church with Rev. C.A. Mustard officiating, of Grace, daughter of Mr. William Varley and the late Mrs. Varley, to Murray John Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. John O. Reynolds. Mr. Henry Rosevear played the wedding music and the choir, of which the groom is a member, sang. Miss Jessie Macpherson sang during the signing of the register.

The bride wore a rose white satin gown with matching lace bodice, veil with coronet of flowers to match her bouquet of Sweetheart roses and bouvardia. Her attendants were her sister, Mrs. Chapple and Miss Dorothy Humphrey, wearing rose clover frocks, matching turbans and carrying sheafs of shaggy white asters. Mr. Francis Budge was the best man and the ushers were Mr. Robert Reynolds and Mr. John Stewart.

A small reception was held at 10 St. John's road where Mrs. J.F. Humphrey, of Oakville received wearing a Venetian blue dress and corsage of Butterfly roses. She was assisted by the groom's mother in navy blue with corsage of butterfly roses.

The couple left for Georgian Bay, the bride going away in a teal blue dress and hat, with fur jacket, and black accessories. On their return they will live at 273 Lauder Avenue.

The bride is a graduate of the Women's College Hospital.


"In September, 1939, Grace Varley and Murray Reynolds were married. Grandma told me about getting ready for the wedding; sewing her dress, arranging the service and the reception and trying to do it all for $50. That was a lot of money for them in 1939. Although Grandma would have had a much simpler wedding, Grandpa insisted that his bride come to him looking like a bride and with all the ceremony they could have. They Honeymooned in Wasaga Beach [Allenwood Beach]and that place was so special to them that they eventually bought a cottage there and spent every summer there with their children and even their grandchildren. Grandma gave me her wedding dress, gloves and purse to keep safe in 2001. It's incredibly beautiful, yet simple, and I find it so hard to believe that she sewed it herself. When I look at pictures of my Grandparents together, it is easy to see the love they had for each other and how much they enjoyed each other's company. They were married almost 35 years when Grandpa passed away suddenly in 1974." - Barbara Doyle Hillion, 2002

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