Mary Helen Drohan

ChartsDescendants of Matthew Gardner and Margaret Martin
Marriage*Mary Helen Drohan married James Blackie Gardner, son of William Gardner and Margaret Cleland Watson, on 1 July 1940 at St. Anthony's Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.1 


James Blackie Gardner b. 10 Nov 1913, d. 17 Apr 1990
Last Edited19 Sep 2010


  1. [S138] "GARDNER - DROHAN," Toronto Daily Star, 4 July 1940, p. 26, col. 5; digital images, Pages of the Past ( : accessed 19 September 2010).


    Palm ferns and tall standards of roses and peonies decorated St. Anthony’s church for the marriage Monday morning of Mary Helen Drohan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin J. Drohan, to James B. Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Gardner.  Msgr. J. J. McGrand officiated.  Miss K. Kennedy played the wedding music.  During the signing of the register Mrs. J. Nevins sang.  The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of ivory slipper satin made period design with sweetheart neckline and bouffant skirt extending into a long train.  Her ivory fingertip veil with scalloped edge and shirred halo was caught with orange blossoms.  She carried a cascade bouquet of roses and bouvardia.  Margaret Drohan, sister of the bride, maid of honor, wore a gown of forget-me-not blue triple sheer with matching hat and carried a colonial nosegay of roses and forget-me-nots.  The bridesmaids, Miss Helen Donovan and Miss Marjorie Diemert, wore gowns of blush pink triple sheer with matching hats and carried colonial nosegays.  Joseph Campbell was best man.  The ushers were Joseph LeMoine and Walter Danaher.  Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the Savarin where the bride’s mother received wearing a gown of navy blue French crepe with large white picture hat and corsage of roses and bouvardia.  The groom’s mother, who also received, was in navy blue triple sheer over flowered satin with corsage of roses and bouvardia.  The couple then left on a wedding trip to the Laurentians, the bride travelling in a gray two-piece frock with matching accessories, rose dust coat with platinum fox collar.  On their return they will reside in Mimico.  The nuptial mass was served by John Drohan, of St. Augustine’s seminary, brother of the bride, and Frank Manley.