Drumheller man proposes eleven times to sweetheart | DrumhellerMail
Last updateFri, 17 May 2024 12pm

Drumheller man proposes eleven times to sweetheart


The entire Town of Drumheller was witness to one of the most daring marriage proposals on Friday, with “the question” sprawled throughout ten locations in the valley.

Mike Gaucher, a correctional officer at the Drumheller Institution, met the love of his life, Lynne Alyward, only seven months ago using an online dating service, but knew she was the one.

He knew it so well that Gaucher used ten advertisement signs on February 13, and displayed the biggest question of both of their lives.

Alyward works in Calgary for Shaw Cable, and on arriving back in Drumheller Friday evening, Gaucher met her at Extra Foods and took her for a cruise through town.

Taking his girlfriend past the nearly dozen signs on the route home, Gaucher officially proposed in front of the final sign on his lawn, “Lynne, marry me baby? Love Mike.”

Alyward was smitten and said yes to Gaucher, like he knew she would.

“He took a lot of time and effort, it is just so sweet,” said Alyward after the proposal.

The couple met, when Gaucher, 38, was tired of the dating game and tried to find someone on eHarmony.com, a dating service that connects compatible people based on a 200 question personality test.

“You don’t find what your looking for in a bar,” Gaucher said gratefully of the dating service.

“It works, obviously,” he said.

They had spoken about it since Christmas, and the two knew they would one day tie the knot, but Lynne had no idea the whole of Drumheller would be witness to the question of her dreams.










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