Love, support the keys to a long marriage

Zach RelphSouth Western Times
John and Lyn Hesson, of Bunbury, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 11.
Camera IconJohn and Lyn Hesson, of Bunbury, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 11. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

On May 11, 1957, John and Lyn Hesson exchanged vows and promised to spend the remainder of their lives with each other at a wedding ceremony in Bunbury.

Nearly 60 years later, the happily married couple are on the verge of celebrating their Diamond Jubilee.

“It’s unbelievable really. The time has gone so fast,” Mrs Hesson said when recalling 60 years of marriage.

“It doesn’t seem like that long ago we got married.”

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The long-time Bunbury residents met when Mr Hesson was 14 and Mrs Hesson was eight at Willowdale, near Waroona, in 1946.

They moved into their Bunbury home 52 years ago, where they still live while enjoying retirement.

Mr Hesson spends time working on various hobby projects, while Mrs Hesson volunteers at Community Home Care Bunbury and is an avid member of the Bunbury and Districts Dog Club.

Mr and Mrs Hesson both enjoy working in their garden, with Mrs Hesson admitting they sometimes spend more time outside than inside.

When asked what the secret behind the longevity of their relationship was, Mr and Mrs Hesson both told the South Western Times love, supporting each other and sharing interests was key.

Mr and Mrs Hesson will celebrate 60 years of marriage with family and close friends at the Bunbury Golf Club on Saturday, May 13, two days after their anniversary.

The couple said they were looking forward to sharing the milestone with loved ones.

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