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From: "Goltz" <>
Subject: [Ont] Newspaper Clippings Simcoe County
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 23:45:22 -0500
I have borrowed, from one of my aunts, a book of newspaper articles that my
g-grandmother saved and will be posting them to his site. My g-grandmother,
Elizabeth (Covey) Edwards was raised in Midland and spent her married life
in Vasey (about 20 minutes north of Barrie in Simcoe County). Hope these
Marriage a Fifty-Fifty Proposition, Meet Mate Half Way Couple Advises
VASEY - "Marriage is a 50-50 proposition to give and take."
That is the opinion of Mrs. Stewart Belfry of Vasey. Along with her
husband, Mrs. Belfry had fifty years to consider the matter after marking
their golden wedding anniversary Oct. 21.
If young people really try to make their marriage a 50-50 proposition, life
will flow along happily, Mrs. Belfry advised.
Born at Allenwood, Mrs. Belfry was the former Marian Cumming, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cumming. She was one of eight children, seven of whom
are still living and who were able to attend the golden wedding celebration.
Bridesmaid fifty years ago, Mrs. Tom Russell of Fort William, along with
her husband, was also able to attend. Sidney Belfry, who was groomsman,
died about a year ago.
Also present were Miss Margaret Cumming, Andrew Cumming and Mrs. James
Bowles, all of Barrie; Isaac and William Cumming, and Mrs. Robert Scarlett,
Midland; and Mrs. Sam Brown, Toronto. All are brothers of Mrs. Belfry,
Albert Belfry, Midland, was also able to be present.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Belfry, Stewart Belfry was born near Vasey, on
the farm now owned by Ormal Edwards. He has been a life-long resident of
Mr. Belfry recalled that one day he and Tom Russell attended the Vasey
Sunday School picnic, held at T.H. McKeown's. It was there they met two
sisters, Annie and Marian Cumming, who were later to become their brides.
Marian Cumming and Stewart Belfry were married at the Presbyterian Manse,
Elmvale, Oct. 21, 1902, by Rev. A. Rollins. After their marriage they
started farming on Con. 4, on the farm now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. John
Nixon. They spent 45 years on that farm, retiring five years ago, when they
moved to their present home in Vasey.
Both husband and wife enjoy good health and take an active part in the
affairs of Vasey United Church. Mrs. Belfry has been a member of the Vasey
W.A. for half a century. Her husband has been a member of Vasey LOL for
over 60 years.
About 200 guests attended the golden wedding celebration. Many were from
such distant points as Fort William, Toronto, Barrie, Orillia and
Cannington. Helping with the refreshments wee Miss Margaret Cumming, Mrs.
Isaac Cumming, Mrs. William Cumming, Mrs. Sam Brown, Mrs. Eldon Nixon,
Misses Emmaline and Ruby Edwards, Florence Jones and Pauline Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Belfry received many beautiful gifts from their many friends.
MRS. CHARLES CAMERON
Suffering from a heart condition, Emma Gertrude Cameron, Penetang, passed
away Oct. 31 in Penetanguishene General Hospital.
Born in Vasey in 1893, Mrs. Cameron had lived in this district for 59
years. In 1911, she was married to Charles Cameron who predeceased her in
1941. Mrs. Cameron was a member of the Gospel-Hall.
Funeral service was conducted by A.W. Joyce of Toronto from Nicholls
Funeral Home, Midland, November 3. Interment took place in Vasey Cemetery.
Acting as pallbearers were B. Dutton, G. Widdes, W. Parker, V. Beatty, J.
Cowan and L. Jones.
Mrs. Cameron is survived by her father, A. Loney, Midland; four sisters,
Mrs. F. Boyce and Mrs. J. Fitzpatrick, Midland; Mrs. R. Hart, Wyebridge;
Mrs. F. Beatty, Peterborough; two daughters, Mr. L. Dion, Midland; Mrs. M.
Howard, Orillia; and two sons, B. Cameron, Toronto and R. Cameron, Penetang.
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