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  • Gordon Lane
    If you saw someone had died before they were married wouldn t you think you had the wrong person ! Well check again :-) Regards Gordon Lane Vice Chair AFHS
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 11, 2004
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      If you saw someone had died before they were married wouldn't you think you
      had the wrong person !

      Well check again :-)

      Regards

      Gordon Lane
      Vice Chair
      AFHS Webster
      Editor Chinook

      Alberta Family Histories Society
      http://www.afhs.ab.ca

      Family website
      http://www.rumbolt.com


      From CNN.com

      Tuesday, February 10, 2004 Posted: 9:43 PM EST (0243 GMT)


      NICE, France (AP) -- Dressed in a demure black suit, a 35-year-old
      Frenchwoman has married her dead boyfriend, an exchange of vows that
      required authorization from President Jacques Chirac.
      Under French law, Christelle Demichel became both bride and widow in the
      ceremony, which was performed Tuesday at Nice City Hall on the French
      Riviera.
      The groom, a former policeman identified as Eric, was killed by a drunk
      driver in September 2002.
      Demichel told LCI television she understood "it could seem shocking to marry
      someone who is dead," but her feelings for him had not dimmed. His body was
      not present for the ceremony.
      Such marriages are legal if the living spouse can prove the couple had
      intended to marry before the other died. The French president must also
      authorize it.


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