Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wedding Day - DURNELL, SOPPET, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Some 'unidentified' photos from my collection.

I believe these three snapshots are related to the wedding of Yvonne Durnell and Alexander Soppet in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on the 24 August 1940.  I did find an article describing a shower and mentioning the bride, groom and Mrs. James Shand and Marjorie Taylor.

I think it likely that Yvonne and my mother were friends, and/or that Mrs. Shand and my mum or grandmother were friends. They must have been neighbours at some point - Mrs. Shand lived at 224 Spence St. in Winnipeg and my mum lived at 270 Spence St. The photo captions are in my mother's hand.

 Marj, Yvonne and Mrs. Shand, 1940

 Yvonne's wedding, Aug 24, 1940
1940 [The woman on your left appears to be my grandmother, Amy (Irwin) Scott.]

From the Winnipeg Evening Tribune, 24 August 1940, page 10. 

In honor of Miss Yvonne Durnell, whose marriage to Alexander Soppet was an event of Saturday, Mrs. James Shand and Miss Marjorie Taylor entertained at a cup and saucer shower Tuesday evening at Mrs. Shand's home, 224 Spence st.  Guests numbered 12.

Newspaper clipping located at
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

correction: family name is Durnell

Thank you very much for posting! I've added this link to my family tree, and have connected Yvonne's descendants

K. Smith