Coast plays big part in 60 years

Rona and Trevor Howe. Picture: Emma Reeves d411177
Rona and Trevor Howe. Picture: Emma Reeves d411177

The pair met in 1948 as teenagers on Whitfords Beach (now Pinnaroo Point), where their parents had holiday beach shacks.

During a four-year courtship, Trevor cycled from his Subiaco home to Rona in Osborne Park or they took the tram to the movies in Perth.

Eventually, apprentice butcher Trevor bought his first car, a 1940 Austin tourer.

The couple married on December 5, 1953, built their first home in Doubleview and welcomed two daughters.

From 1968 to 1972, Trevor ran the first butchery in Jurien Bay before spending 12 years as a crayboat skipper.

During 34 years in the coastal town, they were involved in many sporting groups and Rona gained a reputation for her cooking.

The couple now live at Belgrade Village, where they enjoy many in-house activities and visits from family, including two granddaughters.

‘Dad’s parents reached 70 years of marriage so they look forward to the next 10 years together,’ daughter Denise Scott said.

‘They will celebrate with family and friends on Sunday, December 8.’