S: Dorothy and Larry
FC: Dorothy and Larry March 25th, 1961
1: Two people who's future lies together...
2: A beautiful woman of strength and humor enjoying life and finding her way. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland she brings a Newfoundlanders practical often witty and wry perspective to things.
3: Born in St. Catherine's, Ontario, the third of four boys; among his interests; to fly and to serve his country | This leads to a life serving Canada in the Signals Corps and in Communications Research
4: Surrounded by friends they celebrate their wedding on March 25, 1961 | And begin their life anew in St. John's Newfoundland
5: After the arrival of their first; Matthew in 1962; Larry was sent on the first of many assignments. This one was the longest; a year in Egypt with the U.N. | After Larry's triumphant return home their second son; Anthony was born in 1963. | With Larry away for the year; Dorothy stayed in St. John's with Matthew and her family
6: In late 1963 the then family of four moved from St. John's to Kingston Ontario...Theresa Crescent, Odessa, Portsmouth and Fort Henry Heights would be their future homes. | In 1965 the two brothers were most fortunate to receive a baby sister; Laurie who was born in Odessa. | ..and the family was finally complete with the arrival of Mark in 1969...
7: Fun at Uncle Bud's cottage in the Thousand Islands in 1970
8: Now as a family of six they lived in many places across Canada such as Kingston, Inuvik, Gander and Ottawa sharing many experiences. By 1972 they had all been virtually everywhere in Canada before finally settling in Ottawa in 1979 | near 54B Ypres Drive, Kingston, 1969 | 119 Sullivan Avenue Gander, 1976 | 72 Natala Drive, Inuvik, 1972 | 10 Sampson Street, Ottawa, 1980 | 967 Eiffel Avenue, Ottawa, 1983 | 2003 Featherston Drive, Ottawa, 1985
9: Of course all that travel required many cars... | ..and this is only a sample of some of the creampuffs we've owned...
10: Congratulations on a milestone anniversary. Besides reminding me of how old I am (yikes!) it also allows me the opportunity to reflect on how lucky I have been in my life to have you guys as parents and to thank you. You gave me a great life with so many memories and opportunities which helped me to get where I am today. Your support and encouragement allowed me to succeed and I will always be grateful for that. We have been witness to so many changes in the world as a family and were fortunate to have been able to enjoy both living here in Canada and being able to see so much of our country together as a family. You have a marriage to be proud of and I have watched you work together as a team for many years in spite of many challenges. I like to think that I am emulating you as my married life progresses. Thank you for everything. You always have my love and respect. Matt
11: Fun through the years | Baby Matt | Getting beat up by "Nyms" (again) | My incredible family
12: Dear Dorothy and Larry, Wow! Fifty years. Where has the time gone. As you look back you should be so proud of the life you have built together. It's obvious from the way you interact with each other(Gus and Gus!) that you were meant to be together! You have been wonderful easy going in-laws and have made me feel both very loved and welcomed into your family. Thank you for raising such as great son in Matt and passing along some of your many talents including cooking (Dorothy) and handyman around the house (Larry). I really appreciate the many times you have watched Delenn particularly when I was going back to school and working part-time. Your times with her in play and crafts are precious. I'm looking forward to many more fun family get togethers and good times! Congratulations on this incredible milestone! All my love, Margo
13: Family Time Over the Years
14: Matt, Margo and Delenn Visiting Newfoundland in 2004
15: Dear Nanny and Poppy I wish you a very happy anniversary. I hope you have lots of fun. Thank you for being my grandparents. Love Delenn xoxoxo
16: Congratulations! 50 years married. Very rare, glad to share this inspirational accomplishment. Where would I be if not for this mainstay, the mainstay of your marriage. I have you to thank for who and where I am. This milestone is just another way that solidifies this fact. I am deeply indebted for your efforts over the years and am proud and happy in the knowledge of you as an anchor. I have laughed and cried in our time together and forever realize the importance of family and togetherness, an importance realized and inspired by you. Thank you always...
18: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
19: As I reflect on the two of you and your life together, I am reminded of this verse. It not only describes the way you treat each other, but how you treat all your loved ones. Thank You for giving Anthony and I such a wonderful example. I count myself lucky to be a part of your family. I am very thankful for the loving, caring Grandparents that you have been to Courtney, Mackenzie & Hayley! Today, we celebrate, with you, a love that began more than 50 years ago! Much Love Cathi xo
20: It seems like only yesterday my life was just beginning your love for me has never failed our hearts are always mending Its strange to watch the time fly Before my very eyes , 50 YEARS which reminds me of the blessing that i have you in my life To have yet to feel the touch thats as gentle as your hands the closeness of our family one could never understand As each of our lives continue to change reflections of your love in me , that remains
21: You have pointed out the path and led me along the way the wisdom you have planted i still hold today you sheltered me through childhood and saw me through today you taught me about faith and how to play no matter where our lives may go you have helped show me a grandparents love " life is not about how many breathes you take , but about how many moments that take your breath away " Happy 50th Anniversary , Love always , Court xoxo
22: It is the springtime of my loving, the second season I am to know. | It isn't hard to feel me glowing, I watched the fire that grew so low. | You are the sunlight in my growing, so little warmth I've felt before.
23: Love is a curious thing; we learn it as children from those who give it to us, and later we give it to others in our own special way. It rarely works out the way we intend it to, but it has a beauty that is unmatched by anything else in nature; those being taught must hope that those teaching feel it within every part of themselves. I had to learn from someone and I'm glad to have learned it from you, Nan and Pops. Much love on your 50th, Kenz
24: Over time, at least once, everyone has asked ‘What is love?’ According to me, there is no right answer. I believe you can find love anywhere if you search hard enough but whenever I look at the two of you, I never have to search because you can see it. | It has always been there, a bond that is unbreakable. The best part is that you’ve spread it amongst us. We’ve all felt it at least once and it’s because of you that we’ve had that honour. Throughout all my years I have always marvelled at the love in this family, between each family member, in each relationship. I am honoured to be able to look up at the two of you and feel the inspiration of what it is to love. It has been fifty years and it’s still there, blooming amongst us. It has been shown in many different fashions, yet it never seems to fail. I hope that one day I can have such a blessing placed upon me. So ‘What is love?’ it’s anything you want it to be. Love, Hayley
27: Ma & Pa
28: Growing up too fast right before our eyes
29: Birthday Fun
30: "Where there is life there is love." -Gandhi Congratulations to you both for an amazing accomplishment and a life full love. I'm working to get there and enjoy something as amazing and spectacular as what you have found together.With you as parents I have great role models for me to look up to. Thank-you, Mom and Dad. I' am truly blessed to be part of this family and the life you've both worked so hard to give me. Laurie
32: So the fun begins with a family of 6,In the years to come it would become bigger and richer! | So come along watch as 50 years unfold before eyes. I Love You,Mom & Dad | All Because Two People Fell In Love
33: The first of the 4 to get married | My Beautiful step-daughter Ashley | August 13th 1988
34: The first of many that have followed after Alexander Feb 18th 1989
35: NANNY | POPPY
36: Two hearts, that's all it took, and from those two, came four. One of those hearts found a man who she could share hers with and of those two, my heart was born. Born into a strong family built with kindness and compassion for one another. I was the first grandchild but I wasn't the last. Five more hearts would be born shortly after mine, they also know what they born into one big heart we call family. Ten hearts all beating because two hearts took a chance, took a leap of faith. These two hearts to this day show how much they mean to each other since the day they met. | From one heart to two thank you so much for giving life to my mom its been an amazing 22 years and I hope to share many more with you two! Love Alex
38: When you start a journey, it is on a road unused, a blank slate with a story waiting to be written. You travel through life hoping to meet that one person to write that story with. With every turn and footprint made in the path you create a life full of laughter and joy.
39: You two have created 50 years of laughter and joy. With your smiles and the love you give everyone unconditionally you have helped create a family. A family that is there for one another. You have set an example that should be traveled in our own journeys of life. So here's to you! May you keep traveling this path and continue a life with love, fun and dreams. Make your paths well worn. Love You. Karlie
40: My father is my hero, my mother my beacon, and together they have always represented stability, safety and security. What more could a child want or need? Always being there as I fumbled my way through life, catching me when I fell. Reminding me of the here and now and of the future. I can recall memories with such clarity of a thousand insignificant events that could fill a thousand pages, words that will never echo or grow stale, but resonate with a family bond that will never ebb.
41: Do you remember in Inuvik one Christmas when I was plugging strings of lights into one and other hoping they would light up? Knocking down the tree? In Gander when I fell into the window well, or my first BMX bike, painted black and orange because Dad knew I liked thinks with tiger stripes. Dragging you to go see Star Wars, again and again or when I broke my arm and had to carry Laurie's bike home from Hog's Back falls after I had wrecked it? I was told about the monkey stuffed toy I left in the black Plymouth. I don't know, but I recall it as my first memory as I was being taken from the car and reaching for it as Dad sold the car before we went to Inuvik. Must be why I hate monkeys now. I remember flying to Edmonton for eye exams and new glasses... so many pairs of new glasses because I broke them all the time. And I never really wondered where they came from then or how much they cost, because Mom and Dad were there to take care of me. 'Can we go see Star Wars, Dad?' High school, fraught with teenaged angst that I now so despise and would have denied any hint of it at the time. First girlfriends, first loves and my first broken heart, and you were always there. You have always been here. I look back with the clarity of hindsight, see where I went wrong, and where I went right or at least didn't do anything too stupid. Coming home drunk, once in my underwear. Joining the military and hoping to follow in my father's footsteps without really understanding just how big those shoes were. Leaving Canada and getting married, divorced and coming back home. I knew your disappointment as surely as my own. And now we are here. 50 years -8 for me, and the impressions, memories and lessons learned are still here. I can only hope that the love and devotion you have shown me is mirrored back at you. You have always been here and I love you for it. -MARK
42: Party night! Congratulations Mom and Dad on a milestone anniversary. We loved sharing the evening with you. Best wishes from all of your children, grandchildren and friends.