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Title: Headpiece
Identifier: 2007.12.2
Donor: Mrs. Jean Stager
Item Date: 1949
Creation Date: 2011
Location: Bradley Museum

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Description: Head dress for veil. Coronet shape with ecru colour crepe heavily folded to form a frill. This covers 3/4 of the cornet, while the remaining 1/4 is covered with ecru net. Coronet is shaped on a fabric covered wire.

The donor, Mrs. Jean Stager née Veitch (b. 1924), wore this veil as a part of her wedding outfit when she married William Stager (1922- 2007) in 1949. Jean bought the material at a Simpson's Salon in Toronto and it was made by a Portuguese seamstress on Roncesvalles Avenue in 1948. The veil and headpiece was attached when Jean had it made. She lent the veil to her future sister-in-law who got married in 1950 and took the veil apart from the headpiece.

The Stagers moved to Lorne Park in 1952 and lived in the same house for 43 years (1197 Streambank Drive). Both of their children; Graeme and Sheila, attended and graduated from Lorne Park Public School and Lorne Park Highschool. The Stagers moved to Oakville in the mid 1990's. Mrs. Stager moved to B.C. in 2007 shortly after her husband's passing. Jean worked as a nurse at Mississauga Hospital as well as a VON in Peel. She remains a charter member of Clarkson Road Presbyterian Church; its congregation celebrates 50 years in 2007. Over the years Mrs. Stager also participated on the Home and School Society for Lorne Park Public School and at one time was on the Auxiliary of the Mississauga Symphony. William graduated as an Electrical Engineer and worked at several companies in Toronto including Bell Canada and Canadian Coast Guard; he would take the GO Train to work every day.
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