Page 261: Bate, Gordon Harrison
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No date [Oct. 1945]
A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Saturday evening, September 29th at seven o'clock P.M. at St. Columba United Church, Toronto, when Isobel Marguerite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pell, of Palermo Ontario, became the bride of F-O Gordon H. Bate, only son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bate, of Lindsay, Ontario. Reverend W. A. McTaggart officiating.
The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory satin and net and carried a bouquet of sweetheart roses. Her headdress was of net, in sweetheart design, with long matching train. Her two little train-bearers were Misses Saundra and Marilyn Guthrie, of Toronto, wearing white crepe, and carrying old-fashioned nose-gays.
Mrs. Irene Soper, sister of the bride was Matron of honor, wearing floor-length gown of white sheer with sequin trim, with shoulder-length net veil, and carrying a bouquet of red roses. Miss Velma Rawn, was Bridesmaid gowned similarly, also carrying a bouquet of red roses. The Groom was assisted by Mr. Brian MacConnell, of Lindsay, Ontario, and the Ushers were Mr. Gregg Graham, and Mr. Howard Maxwell, of Toronto.
Prior to the ceremony Mr. Max Guthrie sang "The Lord's Prayer" and during the signing of the register Mrs. Guthrie sang "Because". The organ music throughout was played by Mrs. Carter, Organist of St. Columba's.
A wedding reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie, 395 Arlington Ave. The bride's mother received the guests, wearing a gown of blue crepe with matching blue hat and black accessories. The groom's mother assisted, wearing a turquoise wool suit, with black accessories, each wearing a . . . [cut off]
The young couple then left for a wedding trip to Windsor and Detroit, the bride selecting for traveling, a lime green wool dress, with black and lime green feather hat, and black coat and accessories.
On their return, Mr. and Mrs. Bate will reside in Toronto.
F-O and Mrs, Gordon Bate were given a party in their honour on Saturday evening, October 6th, at the home of the Groom’s mother, 25 Albert St. N. with some 30 guests present, and on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 7th a tea was held in their honour at the home of Miss Harriett Bate, 53 Russell St. W. Lindsay, with some forty guests present.
October 20, 1943 Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Bate, have returned from St. John's Quebec, having attended the presentation of Wings to Air Navigators No 9 AOS., RCAF., by HRH. The Princess Juliana of the Netherlands, when their son, Sgt. G. H. Bate received his Wings.
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- Sergeant Navigator Gordon Bate enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1942. He trained at Toronto, Victoriaville, and St. Johns, Quebec. He was posted overseas in November, 1943.
Returned from Overseas – August 1945.
The presentation of Wings announcement appeared in The Watchman Warder on October 20, 1943. [not Oct. 16 as noted]
The wedding announcement appeared in The Watchman Warder on October 10, 1945, on page 3, column 6.
Gordon Harrison Bate went on to marry Mildred Claire Birtch on June 18, 1949 at the Emmannuel Chapel, Victoria College, Toronto. [Ottawa Journal, June 22, 1949].
- This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes)who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
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- Gordon Bate ; Isobel Marguerite Pell ; G. L. Bate ; HRH The Princess Juliana of The Netherlands
- World War II Service Files
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