Love lives on for enduring Mandurah couples this Valentine’s Day


Bill and Fay Adair and Les and Betty Williams. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d478916
Bill and Fay Adair and Les and Betty Williams. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d478916

AFTER more than 60 years of marriage, the love lives on for Mercy Place Mandurah residents Betty and Leslie Williams and William and Faye Adairs.

The two couples will be jointly celebrating more than a century of marriage on Valentine’s Day and readily admit their happy unions have both centred on always being honest and true to each other.

After marrying on December 10 1955, William and Faye Adairs went on to have four children and their brood now includes many grandchildren.

The Williams, who lived in Waroona for most of their married lives, have a son and grandchildren.

“We have had a wonderful life together and in my opinion there’s three things you need for a good marriage – love, respect and compatibility,” Mr Williams said.

“We haven’t had many disagreements but the ones we have had had been cleared up quickly and we have never gone to bed upset,’’ Mrs Adairs said.

Mercy Health Service manager Christina Venables said couples like the Williams and Adairs epitomised what Valentines Day was all about – true commitment and respect for each other as well as love.

“Their partnerships are true testament to a long and happy marriage,’’ she said.

“It will be wonderful to see them both celebrate Valentines Day, both couples certainly love each other very much.”

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