Golden wed­ding couple cel­e­brate their spe­cial day

50 years to­gether

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

A happy Cam­bus­lang co u p l e r e cent l y cel­e­brated 50 years of mar­ried life.

Grace and Eric McLaren marked their golden wed­ding an­niver­sary on Au­gust 27.

The pair tied the knot at St Anne’s Church, Den­nis­toun, Glas­gow, on that date in 1965.

And Grace (75), and Eric ( 79), were among cou­ples from across South and North La­nark­shire who at­tended a spe­cial joint golden wed­ding bash in Mother­well Civic Cen­tre.

“It was a lovely event. Very well or­gan­ised and a nice treat,” said Grace, from Light­burn Road.

“It was nice to meet up with other cou­ples cel­e­brat­ing their spe­cial day and have a wee chat with them,” added Eric.

Dur­ing his work­ing life Eric was a postie and then a hack­ney cab owner/driver for more than 20 years.

He was also a keen cy­clist in his younger days – even man­ag­ing to pedal as far as Ire­land on his trav­els.

Grace de­voted all her time and ef­fort to rais­ing the couple’s three chil­dren, Ka­t­rina, Lor­raine and Eric.

Eric and Grace also have nine grand­chil­dren and three great-grand­chil­dren.

Daugh­ter Ka­t­rina praised her par­ents and con­grat­u­lated them on their spe­cial day.

“My mum and dad are a lovely couple who live for all their grand­chil­dren and I’m de­lighted they had such a great time on their big day,” she said.

The fam­ily met up for a cel­e­bra­tory meal in the Parkville Ho­tel, Blan­tyre, to mark Grace and Eric’s spe­cial oc­ca­sion.

Happy couple Golden wed­ding pair Grace and Eric McLaren raise a glass to 50 years of mar­riage

Just wed Cam­bus­lang couple Grace and Eric McLaren pic­tured on their wed­ding day in 1965

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