This Pergola Leaf is dedicated to the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Bob and Frankie Syme on October 4th, 2011.
Our wedding theme was to celebrate:
“The First Day of our Lives Together.”
John Robert Syme and Frankie Ann Barham (nee Legault) were united in marriage on Saturday, October 4th, 1986 at St Andrew’s United Church, North Bay, Ont.
Maid of Honor – Leona Dunn (friend of the bride) Best man – Earl Gummeson (brother-in-law of the groom) Ushers – Darrell Levitt (friend of the groom)
Terry Barham (son of the bride)
Officiates: Rev. Jim Sinclair and Rev. Dr. Bill Kitto
Organist: Sharon Paris
Soloists: Joan Gummeson (sister of the groom)
Richard Levesque (friend of the bride and groom)
Our parents celebrated with us. Effie and Gene Legault were with us and Marjorie and John Syme were with us in spirit.
Our children Terry Barham, Leslie Hendry ( Barham ), Carolyn, Evelyn and Jocelyn Syme also shared in our joy.
We thank all our friends and family for blessing us with their presence and sharing in our wedding day.
Our 25 years together has been a life of sharing, caring and having fun. We have travelled, we have learned and we have enjoyed each other’s company.
There have been many blessings and also very sad times.
We now have six grandchildren:
Michael Hendry – December 3rd, 1982
Matthew Hendry – July 2nd, 1985
Jacqueline Hebert – October 18th, 1991
Danielle Hebert – November 19th, 1993
Aidan Bellamy, March 7th, 2003
Olivia Bellamy, January 17th, 2005
We lost a precious granddaughter Candace Cara Hendry, Aug. 27th, 1988 – Aug.
8th, 1996 in a house fire. Frankie’s parents and Earl Gummeson have passed away also. We now have four great grandchildren.
We enjoy our family, friends St. Andrew’s church family and especially each other. We enjoy the North Bay Waterfront and are pleased to be part of the Pergola project.
Unknown to us, a good friend, Neil Benninger, told us St Francis of Assisi is also celebrated on our wedding day of October 4th.
Throughout our 25 years, we have tried to live by his prayer:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.