73rd Wedding Anniversary

Mervyn and Emily Tripp recently celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. This is special for the Kemptville College Alumni since Mervyn graduated from Kemptville Agricultural School in 1939 and at 101 is our oldest living grad. Emily and Mervyn were married on May 24th, 1947. Emily had graduated as a nurse from the Civic Hospital in 1946. Mervyn farmed with his father Robert on the farm near Fitzroy Harbour. They had had four children and later in life their son Bob took over the farm. Both Emily and Mervyn were active in their community with music and sports. They now live at the Almonte Country Haven . Janice and her brothers, Bill, Dave and Bob and their families held a celebration at the Almonte Country Haven. Janice provided us with the special pictures. You can read all about it in the May 25th, 2020 Ottawa Citizen, where they made the front page!

Mervyn and Emily, May 24, 1947. They were married the same year as Queen Elizabeth
Mervyn and Emily, May 24, 1947. They were married the same year as Queen Elizabeth
Mervyn wearing his Kemptville College hockey jersey on Sweater Day in April 2018, to honour victims of the Humboltd tragedy
Mervyn wearing his Kemptville College hockey jersey on Sweater Day in April 2018, to honour victims of the Humboltd tragedy
Mervyn and Emily with their children on October 23, 2018, Mervyn's 100th birthday. Emily and Mervyn in front, and Left to Right, Bob, Marilyn (Bill's wife), Bill, Janice, Art (Janice's husband), Dave, Joan (Dave's wife)
Mervyn and Emily with their children on October 23, 2018, Mervyn’s 100th birthday. Emily and Mervyn in front, and Left to Right, Bob, Marilyn (Bill’s wife), Bill, Janice, Art (Janice’s husband), Dave, Joan (Dave’s wife)

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