Lyndoch Village Hub residents Bruce and Faye are still as giggly around each other as they were 50 years ago.
Bruce and Faye were all set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends. But, unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 lockdowns, they have had to postpone their big celebration not once but now twice!
The pair met after being set up on a blind date by their friends. Their first date was to the drive-in movies, where they instantly connected. Not long after, they got married, with Bruce saying it was one of the wettest days he has ever experienced. “Firstly, my best man fell over and slid through a huge puddle. Then Faye was late to the wedding, and so that her dress didn’t get ruined, she had to be carried into the church.”
Despite these hiccups, they can sit back and laugh all about it now, which is one of the reasons for their long and happy marriage. They have built a beautiful family having three daughters and two granddaughters who they love to spoil.
One of their fondest memories together was in 1971 when they decided to buy a caravan to go travelling. Setting off on their adventure, they were awoken to the noise of dripping water from a leak in the roof right above the bed on their first night. The next day, they continued on, driving down the highway, when they suddenly heard a strange noise. Pulling over quickly, they realised that one of the wheels had fallen off the van. They had to call the RACV to tow their caravan, so they decided to give up on the trip and return home after all of that. They still laugh about it to this day.
Happy 50th wedding anniversary to you both. We hope you get to celebrate with all your family soon!
“We are very grateful for the professionalism and care the staff have shown”
Family of Living@Home clients
“We would like to acknowledge the fantastic support shown to this lovely couple by the Living@Home team and the flexibility and understanding of their care needs”
Family Member of Living@Home client
“The lady you sent over yesterday was delightful, and even made Mum a hot lemon drink and put her to bed”
Leanne (daughter of Living@Home client)
“What a wonderful job Trish and Liz do, we are so happy with the care they provide”
Family Members of Living@Home clients
“I really appreciate the support from the Lyndoch Living@Home team, it’s a huge help in managing my caring role”
Michelle (Living@Home client)
“A very big thank you to the wonderful staff who came into our home and cared for my husband. This respite break made a very difficult situation more tolerable and gave me something to look forward to”
Christine (Living@Home client)
“Geraldine is the about the best cleaner I’ve ever had!”
Maurice (Living@Home client)
“Jan is such a capable, competent and calming carer, I feel so safe in her hands. I could not ask for anyone better”
Joan (Living@Home client)
“I’ve always been a busy, practical person and I’m still a busy person – I’m still able to be very involved in the community, especially the Speedway. I’m a busy bloke!”
“I get spoilt rotten here! I really get cared for.”
Stuart (Swinton East)
“One of the lovely nurses had a great idea and planted out a raised bed with tomatoes and other plants and I enjoy getting out there and doing some work in the garden, collecting the produce.” “The staff are very, very nice. They greet you with a smile and do things very well.“
“I really enjoy the school kids visiting, and I’m amazed at the quality of the kids,
they’re all so nice!”
John (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve lived here for 5 years and I’m very happy with the nurses and other staff”
Margaret (Lake Lodge)
“I’ve made friends here that I wouldn’t have been able to meet living by myself at home. It’s like an extension of your family” “The staff are absolutely fantastic here, nothing is ever a problem for them. Right through to the maintenance men, the cleaners and gardeners and staff at the kiosk, they’re all obliging and always greet you with a smile” “At Lyndoch I get comfort, care and conversation, add a bit of fresh air and that’s exactly what you need in life”
Lynette (Swinton East)