Local Couple to Marry at Nursing Home

This is to announce that on Wednesday, the 17th day of August 2011 at 3pm, two longterm employees of Pontiac Nursing Home with the cooperaton and support of the facility, Ron Smith (Director of Environmental Services and cna) and Colleen (McManus) Farmer (CNA/GNA) will exchange their vows of marriage.

The couple have worked side by side at the nursing home for nearly 20 years and have been dating for the past 12 of those years.

The couple have been caring for the residents in a way of which they have become like family to a great deal of them thus leading to the inclusion of their ceremony, which will be performed by Hon. Roger Wells.

Following the ceremony there will be cake and showing with the residents and staff only. Although this ceremony will be private in nature they will be enjoying their reception by means of Ms. Farmer’s brother, Terry McManus and his wife Lorraine, who very generously offered to share their home and yard located at 93 Skyline Drive, Oswego, for the reception with friends and family commencing from 5pm till 10pm accompanied by dj Donavan for entertainment.

Mr Smith states “he is very happy to finally become the husband of the most wonderful woman he has ever known and is proud to include the residents at the ceremony”.  Ms. Farmer goes on to say that, “we have taken care of some of these people for a very long time and they just love us to pieces. They are very excited and happy for us and can’t wait. One even cried when I told her the great news. These residents are often left here with hardly any outside visitors and very little to look forward to. This has given them a glimmer of sunshine and hope, something to look forward to. That’s all we want, to make our residents happy, even if it is only for a short while, it takes their minds off of thier own situations even if it is temporarily”.


  1. THIS is the sweetest story I’ve heard in a long time. For these residents, who might not otherwise be able to attend, this a wonderful gift. IF you treat each other with as much affection as you have them, I think this bodes extremely well for your marriage. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Post your wedding photos, some of us might like to see how it all ‘went!’ LOL.

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