Stewart and Ella’s 60 rea­sons to celebrate

Rutherglen Reformer - - NEWS -

A Cam­bus­lang cou­ple had 60 rea­sons to celebrate as they marked their diamond wed­ding an­niver­sary last week.

Stewart (84) and Ella (82) Barr were given a party at Dun crag­gan Care Home, on Blair­beth Road, where Stewart lives, to mark the mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion.

Stewart was born in Glas­gow’s Park­head and Ella was born in Cam­bus­lang on Min­ers Row as her fa­ther worked as a miner.

Ella at­tended St Bride’s school in the town.

Stewart worked as a pain­ter and dec­o­ra­tor all his days. Ella was a house­wife un­til their sec­ond child, Mar­garet, was seven-years-old. She then worked as a su­per­vi­sor for BSR, a record mak­ing com­pany in East Kil­bride.

They were mar­ried on Au­gust 6, 1955 at Kirkhill Church in Cam­bus­lang.

They had three chil­dren, John, Mar­garet and Stewart and they have four grand­chil­dren.

They lived in Bridgeton be­fore mov­ing to East Kil­bride, where Ella still lives.

Stewart moved into Dun crag­gan Care Home two years ago and en­joys gar­den­ing and snooker. Mar­garet al­ways doted on her grand­kids and loves to read.

They both did a fair bit of trav­el­ling in their younger days, a far a field as Canada and Aus­tralia.

Ella still goes to see Stu­art ev­ery­day at the care home.

At the party, which was at­tended by fam­ily and friends, they were pre­sented with their tele­gram from the Queen, much to Ella’s sur­prise and de­light.

Their daugh­ter Mar­garet told the Re­former: “We’re very glad the care home could have a party.

“It’s such a big oc­ca­sion that we had to do some­thing to mark it. They love each other very much.”

Cel­e­bra­tion Ella and Stewart cel­e­brated their diamond wed­ding an­niver­sary with fam­ily and friends

Will Hen­shaw

Wed­ding day Ella and Stewart were mar­ried on Au­gust 6, 1955

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