St. Joseph’s High Tea for Lt. Gov. of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell

St. Joseph’s at Fleming was a dazzling sight on May 29th as staff transformed the auditorium into a magnificent setting for High Tea.  Lilacs scented the air while guests were served finger sandwiches, tea, coffee, punch and an assortment of decadent sweets. A roving violinist provided the ambient music to set just the right tone. Her Honour, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, officially opened our new Mobile Digital Library.  This library was made possible by the New Horizons Grant for Seniors through the federal government.  More about this new program in a future post.

lilacs in vase  silver tea service with vanity set and book Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell with smiling woman Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell with seated woman

   people enjoying themselves at tea party

  Her Honour with seated man and woman Two women greet elderly seated man

Her Honour Elizabith Dowdeswell with standing woman Her Honour Elizabdeth Dowdeswell with seated man group seated at table in conversation violinist playing amongst tables at tea party

lieutenant governor of ontario with Thomas symons at table Uniformed officers at table enjoying tea group seated at table listening to speaker at podium lieutenant governor of ontario shakes hands with seated woman

Man takes picture of lieutenant governor of ontario seated gentleman takes photo og Her Honour Elizabeth Dowdeswell Lieutenant Governor of Ontario with woman and man in power chair with officer Five women and a priest at table enjoying tea

people at table enjoying tea people at table enjoying tea table settings for elegant tea party hanging quilt

gifts and plant on display table Table setting with vase of lilacs


Earlier in the day residents were treated to a Royal Tea and a viewing of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Man and seated woman smiling at the camera

We had our own wedding at the Home on Saturday the 26th as Jean Welbourn’s son used our chapel to exchange vows with his bride.  Jean was delighted to host this special event.

elderly woman modeling wrist corsage of roses