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Couple's Malaysia match was the start of 60 years of love and friendship

Posted on May 24, 2006

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Edlesborough couple Eric and Maureen Gunn celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary last Saturday with family and friends.

Eric and Maureen GunnThe couple's four children, Anne, Catherine, Clive and Susan, held a party for them in St Mary's Village Hall, Eaton Bray, which more than 100 people attended.

Eric and Maureen, of Pebblemoor, were married on May 13, 1946, in Penang, Malaysia.

Eric was based there during the war and met Maureen at the army headquarters where she worked as a secretary.

On returning to England, Eric worked at Battersea Power Station in the accounts departments and Maureen became a full time mum.

Son Clive describes his parents as "still very much in love" 60 years on.

The pair have eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Maureen (80) and Eric (86) keep themselves busy with many hobbies.

Maureen is a superb cook, and she also enjoys gardening, sewing, and knitting.

House-husband Eric also likes gardening, but particularly enjoys antique viewing and painting among many other interests.

So what's been their secret to a long and happy marriage?

Well the couple think, like most, "give and take" - although Eric wasn't sure of the percentage!

But they firmly believe being good friends as well as being in love has made their marriage last.

Source: Sarah Holmes, Leighton Buzzard Observer, 23 May 2006

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