George Gandy 1907 – 1969

George and Myrtle May Gandy

Youngest son George married Myrtle May Colbert in 1935.

George & Myrtle Gandy
Wedding of George Gandy amd Myrtle May Colbert, 1935. Photo courtesy Don Gandy

17 Sept 1935

GANDY-COLBERT

“A quiet wedding was solemnized at 8.30 o’clock Tuesday evening at the home of the bride’s mother, 1600 Bay Street, when Myrtle May Colbert, only daughter of Mrs. R. Colbert and the late Mr. J. R. Colbert, of this city, became the bride of George Gandy, youngest son of Mrs. M. Gandy and the late Mr. I. Gandy, 1338 Grant Street.

Rev. F. W. Weaver performed the ceremony. The bride, who was given in marriage by her brother, Roy Colbert, looked charming in a smart frock of coral canton crepe with grey accessories, wearing a corsage bouquet of pale pink carnations and maidenhair fern.

She was attended by Miss Thelma Schroeder in a dress of peacock blue crepe with brown accessories, with a corsage bouquet of coral pink carnations and maidenhair fern.

The groom was attended by his brother Mr. Hap Gandy.

For the occasion the house was beautifully decorated with tall baskets of early autumn flowers. The buffet supper was served from a prettily appointed table centred with a three-tiered wedding cake, surrounded with pink tulle and silver vases of dainty pink flowers and maidenhair fern.

The toast to the bride was proposed by Rev. M. Weaver, and responded by the groom.

Among the many wedding gifts was a lovely silver flower basket from the bride’s former associates at McLean’s Bakery; and cutlery from the staff of Boultbee’s Limited, of which the groom is an employee.

Mr. and Mrs. Gandy left later on the midnight boat for Vancouver and points south. The bride travelled in a fur coat with grey accessories. On their return, Mr. and Mrs. Gandy will make their home in the city.”

A SEPTEMBER BRIDE

“Mrs. George Gandy, the former Miss Myrtle May Colbert, who was married at the home of her mother, Bay Street, on Tuesday evening September 17.”

Victoria Times 20 September 1935 and 25 September 1935

Marriage George & Myrtle 1
Marriage Certificate. Photo Don Gandy
Registration of marriage
Registration of Marriage. Photo Don Gandy

3661 Savannah Road

Paul Hancock’s research in the Victoria Archives shows that George and Myrtle lived at 3661 Savannah Road. This is what the house looks like today:

3661 Savannah Road
3661 Savannah Road today. Photo Paul Hancock

Paul writes:

“It is hard to tell what the house actually used to look like. It was probably shingled, the front door would have been inset. All the windows have been replaced and a garage put into the basement. It is still 15 minutes from downtown, but when George lived here in the 30’s, there would have been farms all around them. My uncle grew up and lived in a house at 3860 Savannah Rd from 1920 to 1958, and it was really the boonies even when I was a kid, all farms and so quiet.”

Gravestone

George Gandy passed away in January 1969, while Myrtle May lived until 2001. They are buried together in Hatley Memorial  Gardens, Victoria.

George & Myrtle Gandy
Gravestone for George and Myrtle Gandy. Photo Gerry Moore