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Marriage Commissioners

When you have selected a marriage commissioner, please complete and submit the marriage commissioner booking form found on the left hand side of this page.  We will be in contact with you to confirm your booking.

If you have not received a confirmation from our office within 2 business days of submission, please contact us at 519-395-3735 ext 124 or email us at info@huronkinloss.com

Marriage Commissioners

Ontario Regulation 285/04 provides for the authorization of the Clerk to solemnize marriages with the authority of a licence in Ontario. The Clerk has chosen to delegate this authority to marriage commissioners who provide civil marriage solemnization services to couples. A "civil ceremony" is defined as one with no reference to God or a Supreme Being or having religious connotation to the ceremony.  The Township of Huron-Kinloss currently has three commissioners who perform this service.

All bookings and payments for marriage commissioner services are administered through the Township of Huron-Kinloss. Cost of ceremony is $350. A $100 deposit is required at time of booking to reserve your date and time.  Final payment is due two weeks prior to your wedding. If cancelling, notice must be received a minimum of 30 days prior to date of wedding to receive a refund of $250.00

Our Marriage Commissioners are delighted to perform your wedding ceremony at the beach, in your backyard, in a park, or any reasonable location of your choice. Together with you, they will design a ceremony that will make your special day one to remember. 

If you are interested in further information, please read the biographies of our three officiants.


Mike FairMike Fair

Mike is a lifelong resident of the Ripley -Kincardine area where he currently resides with his family.   Mike has been employed in the Municipal recreation field  for several years, and volunteers with Ripley Minor Hockey as well as the Ripley Fire Department.  

Civil wedding ceremonies are available for all couples wishing to join together in marriage. As Marriage Commissioner, he would be pleased to officiate your wedding at a location of your choice, be it formal or informal. Mike is inspired by your love, friendship, and commitment and looks forward to being part of your upcoming special day!

Contact information:

phone: 519-395-4050
e-mail: mbjfair@hurontel.on.ca

Crystal Middelkamp-Morais

Crystal Middelkamp-MoraisCrystal and her husband Nemo decided to move back to the wonderful community of Huron-Kinloss in the fall of 2007 to raise a family. Crystal spent 17 years pursuing a career in the Funeral Service Industry. She helped many families create and design meaningful ceremonies for their loved ones and is a Certified Celebrant. As your Marriage Commissioner she will be pleased to help you create the perfect ceremony. Crystal ’s motto is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”, which is a guarantee for your special day.

Contact Information:

Phone #: 519-395-0809
E-mail: camorais@hurontel.on.ca

Marilynne GilchristMarilynne Gilchrist

Congratulations!  If you are planning your wedding, this is such an exciting (and busy) time for you.  Marilynne would be happy to answer your questions and work with you to help create a civil wedding ceremony that is both personal and professional.   
Marilynne and her husband Dale have lived with their two daughters in the Lucknow area for most of their lives.  They are involved in the community in a variety of ways and have fun supporting community events.  As a teacher for many years, Marilynne has always enjoyed working with people in different settings.  She would welcome the opportunity to work with you as you plan the perfect ceremony to celebrate your commitment to each other as a married couple.  Whether you are thinking of a small, intimate ceremony or a larger one, talk to Marilynne and see how she can help you as you start planning your special day.

Phone: 519-395-4676

Email: marilynne.gilchrist@gmail.com










Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
Email: info@huronkinloss.com
21 Queen St., Ripley ON N0G 2R0

All documents found on our website are also available in hard copy by contacting the Municipal Office.