Couple finds love on transit bus

Brian McInnis
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Couple finds love on transit bus

Many things about the wedding of Gloria MacWilliams and Ken MacKenzie are a bit different, but one thing is not and that is the fact they are a very happy couple after the wedding in Victoria Park Saturday afternoon.
The wedding, officiated by Rev. Gordon Matheson, was like any other in most ways except several.
The bride did the proposing, it was carried out on a Charlottetown transit bus and the groom took the bride's name "just to be different.''
Ken MacKenzie, who will now be known as Ken MacWilliams, has been a driver with the transit service for four years and it was while driving his bus he met his future wife.
"About a year ago this lady with a very magnetic smile got on the bus'' and MacWilliams was watching her out of the corner of his eye. After seeing her on the bus numerous times he got up the courage and asked her out to lunch.
They have been dating since the beginning of this year and in the middle of August Gloria "proposed to him just to be different.''
The proposal came when they were at home and not on the bus, she said.
As for honeymoon plans the couple said they were going to "take a 24-hour break from the rest of you" and then take a cycling trip next spring.
This is Gloria's first time tying the knot and the second for her husband.
They are both Charlottetown residents and after the short ceremony the couple took a drive around town in the bus.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Victoria Park

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Recent comments

  • Ricky
    June 21, 2010 - 20:42

    Interesting from pei - did you mean to say congrats rather than making a negative comment on a positive story?

  • Chelle'
    June 21, 2010 - 20:39

    What a nice 'feel good' new article.

    Congratlations toThe NewlyWeds, all the very best to you both and your future Together!

  • mary angela
    June 21, 2010 - 20:29

    Congrats you two!Cheers to doing it the way it feels right! All the Best!

  • LA
    June 21, 2010 - 20:18

    Sounds like they mesh perfectly in their life ideologies...good stuff, congratulations.

  • LA
    June 21, 2010 - 20:13

    What bad idea would that be, interesting? And why are we talking about you?

  • m
    June 21, 2010 - 20:11

    haha thats so awesome! ken is my favorite bus driver!! congrats to them!!

  • L
    June 21, 2010 - 19:59

    congrads to the couple, and i am very glad to see that the role has finally reversed- a man taking the womans last name- i love it

  • Hilda
    June 21, 2010 - 19:57

    Congratulations.Love can be found in the most unlikely places,and I'm so happy you found each other.

  • Interesting
    June 21, 2010 - 19:57

    Just Great-now this will give my girlfriend a bad idea!

  • Theresa
    June 21, 2010 - 19:53

    congrats you guys i just got married this summer on our boat who says you have to get married in a church hope you have many years of happiness

  • flo
    June 21, 2010 - 19:53

    may you have a very happy life together.

  • Interesting
    June 21, 2010 - 19:36

    To Ricky-I meant exactly what I wrote.....