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Armstrong celebrates Centennial of Love

Armstrong’s Wayne and Kaye Cornish on their wedding day, 44 years ago. Kaye’s dress will be part of the program Saturday during Centennial of Love, a show put on by Armstrong’s Centennial committee, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre. - Photo Submitted
Armstrong’s Wayne and Kaye Cornish on their wedding day, 44 years ago. Kaye’s dress will be part of the program Saturday during Centennial of Love, a show put on by Armstrong’s Centennial committee, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre.
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It’s been an Armstrong lovefest for Kaye Cornish.

Her grandparents immigrated from Scotland and settled in Armstrong in 1920.

Cornish’s parents, Bob and Peggy Foulis, were married at the United Church.

Cornish was working as a lifeguard at the Memorial Park swimming pool when she met swimming coach Wayne Cornish, who had moved to Armstrong at age six.

They dated for three years before deciding to get married in the same United Church her parents were wed.

“I was raised in the United Church so it was natural to marry there,” said Cornish, now 63, who has been married to Wayne for 44 years. “My parents were pretty happy.”

Wayne’s sister got married in Armstrong, as did her husband’s parents, her husband’s mother’s parents and her youngest son.

Cornish’s older cousin Ian Huggins and his wife, Karen, were also married in Armstrong at the United Church and Cornish’s oldest daughter, Michelle, married Scott Lake in Armstrong.

“Armstrong is a nice farming community and a comfortable place to live,” said Cornish, who will be front and centre with her sister-in-law Saturday at the Centennial Theatre for one of the two Celebration of Love shows, organized by the Armstrong Centennial committee.

The event will showcase Armstrong’s citizens and celebrate their lives and marriages.

Cornish donated her wedding dress which has been on display at the Armstrong Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m looking forward to the show,” said Cornish. “I’m really looking forward to seeing the old vintage dresses.”

The shows run at 2 and 7 p.m.

 

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