Irene Corley, circa 1921, c. G Leitch
Irene Corley, circa 1921, c. G Leitch

Montreal Daily Star, 9 February 1928




The marriage of Irene Virginia, daughter of Mrs. Timothy A Corley, of Montreal, and the late Mr. Corley, to Mr. Hugh James Leitch, BSc, son of the late Mr. WC Leitch, and of Mrs Leitch, of Westmount, took place quietly this morning at half-past ten o’clock, in the chapel of St. James Cathedral, the Rev. Canon Harbour, PP, officiating.  Only immediate relatives were present at the ceremony.  Palms, and yellow and mauve spring flowers formed in the church decorations.

The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Mr. TP Corley, of Winnipeg, wore her travelling costume of embroidered brown charmene, a coat of russet brown broadtail and moleskin, with a hat to match and carried a bouquet of yellow roses, lilies of the valley, and heather.  She was unattended.  Mr. W Clair Leitch, brother of the bridegroom acted as best man.  Mrs Corley, mother of the bride, was gowned in black lace with a hat to match, wearing Russian sables and a corsage bouquet of orchids.  Mrs Leitch, mother of the bridegroom, wore a gown of black and white Elizabeth crepe, a black hat and Russian sables.  Mrs Arthur B Conmee, of Port Arthur, Ont., sister of the bride, wore a gown of gold lame and black velvet, a small gold hat and carried red roses.

Following the ceremony, a luncheon was held in the Prince of Wales Salon of the Windsor Hotel for the wedding party only.  The decorations were carried out with palms and ferns and yellow and mauve spring flowers.  Mr and Mrs Leitch left later for New York, Atlantic City and Washington, afterwards going to St. Catharines, Ont., where they will reside for a year.