THEY met as teenagers and more than 50 years later, their love is stronger than ever.
Ross and Veronica Sensenberger’s romance started at an ice rink in Mt Lawley in 1966.
“They were inseparable,” son Jason said. “Their love grew and they were married on April 25, 1968 at the Infant Jesus church in Morley.”
The couple soon built their home “down by the lake” in Wanneroo, where they still live.
“Dad was a soldier and had a distinguished career in many roles in the Australian Army,” Jason said.
“Mum enjoyed life as a housewife looking after my brother and myself, then in her 40s Mum worked at the old Wanneroo coffee shop for 12 years and was always a friendly face and smile greeting all who came to the shop.
“They were part of the Wanneroo Tennis Club where Dad was club captain for many years.
“Dad now plays golf and has won the green jacket for his skill in the game.”
The couple now have three grandchildren – Emilee, Dayna, Jole – to keep them busy.
“I am blessed to have parents and role models like I have and I wish them a happy 50th wedding anniversary while they spend it together in Thailand relaxing on the beautiful beaches,” Jason said.