Cor­pach cou­ple cel­e­brate di­a­mond wed­ding

The Oban Times - - News -

A FAM­ILY- ORI­EN­TATED cou­ple from Cor­pach were joined by their near­est and dear­est as they cel­e­brated 60 years of mar­riage.

Don­ald and Betty MacIn­tyre were mar­ried in Saint An­drews Church, Fort Wil­liam, on Boxing Day 1957. Sixty years to the day, fam­ily and friends from as far away as Aus­tralia and all around Scot­land trav­elled to Lochaber to join the cou­ple’s cel­e­bra­tions. Daugh­ter Ca­tri­ona told The

Oban Times while her mother and fa­ther, now 81 and 82 re­spec­tively, en­joyed dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sions through­out their lives, fam­ily was al­ways key.

She added: ‘ Mum worked in the gro­cer shop and then the butcher shop while Dad spent years with the rail­way then in the wood­yard and was a driver at the tip for the coun­cil. Mum was one of nine chil­dren so fam­ily has al­ways been re­ally im­por­tant. They are both ex­tremely fam­ily ori­en­tated. Dad en­joys gar­den- ing and they love spend­ing time with the grand- chil­dren Laura, Grant and Stu­art. They have even trav­elled over to Aus­tralia twice to see that side of the fam­ily. The party on Boxing Day was lovely. It was great we could cel­e­brate on their ac­tual an­niver­sary and Mum and Dad had a fab­u­lous time. It was re­ally nice for them to catch up with peo­ple they haven’t seen in some time and for every­one to wish them well.’

Mr and Mrs MacIn­tyre thanked every­one who trav­elled, es­pe­cially Laura and Rachel who came from Perth, and those who helped or­gan­ise the night. They added: ‘Thanks go to our son Ken­neth and daugh­ter Ca­tri­ona and the team of se­cret helpers; our nephew Brian for a sump­tu­ous buf­fet and John and Ste­vie of Box of Bananas for the su­perb mu­sic. Thanks also to Bobby Hen­der­son for all his help and Kil­mallie Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for the use of the hall.’

Don­ald and Betty are all smiles as they cel­e­brate their an­niver­sary.

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