Janette and Harvey Roberts celebrate 60 years of wedded bliss

Janette and Harvey Roberts.
Janette and Harvey Roberts.

AFTER demolishing their old asbestos shack in Shoalwater, Janette and Harvey Roberts built their dream home in which they have spent the past 25 happy years.

Next week on Thursday, September 27 the couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Son Darryl Roberts said they bought the shack with his several years before it was demolished.

“Even before that we have always been Rockingham visitors and holidaymakers as Dad’s brother lived there, plus had a ‘RSL Memorial Caravan Park’ bay right on the Point Peron shorefront,” he said.

“Many a fond crabbing and fishing weekend and ‘extended family’ Christmas gatherings were spent there, right until it was reclaimed.

“Mum is a hospital volunteer, does Wasarians, Probus, swims at Shoalwater and walks every morning with a buddy or two.

“Dad does bowls club and scroungers at Shoalwater, swims and fishes – catching crays, crabs and saves drowning people off the bank, wood turning, fixes stuff.

“He’s often given projects from his children to make or build.

“He is always there first and, now generally, the only one to sing at a party.

“He’s a great story teller.”

Mr Roberts said his parents still travel.

He and his two siblings will hold a party for the pair this Sunday, September 23.