Feeds

French woman marries dead fiancé

Becomes wife and widow, simultaneously

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A French woman earned the rare distinction over the weekend of becoming a wife and widow at the same moment, when she married her dead fiancé.

Magali Jaskiewicz , 26, got hitched on Saturday to a portrait of Jonathan Goerge in the town of Dommary-Baroncourt. The pair had originally planned to tie the knot in January this year, but two days after they registered their intention at the town hall in December 2008, Jonathan was killed in a road accident.

This apparently terminal impediment to the union didn't deter Jaskiewicz, who decided to take advantage of "the possibility of posthumous marriage under specific circumstances", viz: that French law is satisified the evidence shows "unequivocally the intention of both to marry".

In this case, Goerge and Jaskiewicz had been together for five years, and had two young daughters. Dommary-Baroncourt's mayor, Christophe Caput*, explained: “Magali’s file was rock-solid, including the fact that the couple lived together for five years, had children and had already picked a date to be married. The bride had even already bought her wedding dress."

With town hall support, Jaskiewicz made an official request, which French prez Nicolas Sarkozy approved in September.

Following the civil ceremony, Caput noted: “Magali became a widow today at her wedding." Unsurprisingly, the widowed bride admitted: "I'm not really in the mood for celebrating."

France 24 has a video report on the marriage here. ®

Bootnote

* This is probably not the best mayoral surname in the circumstances.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
ePassport to Transnistria: NEXTIFYING the Nation State with BONG
Hey the Man, you can't geoblock distributed democracy
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists
Think psychopathy and BDSM dungeons, not desktops
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.