It will be a platinum occasion when Miranda couple Terry and Patricia Crowe celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
Daughter Jennifer Hull said her parents were married at St Anthony’s Catholic Church in Clovelly on September 18, 1948.
“Being well-known in the community, with Terry playing football for South Sydney Rabbitohs, and captaining Clovelly Surf Club, and Patricia being a member of the Social Committee of the surf club, their wedding made the newspaper at the time,” Ms Hull said.
The paper reported that “the bride wore a charming old world gown of ivory needle-run lace with ruching on the full skirt and bodice” and “an embroidered net trimmed with pearls".
The couple spent their first 10 years of married life in Clovelly and then moved to Miranda, in the developing Sutherland Shire, to raise their three children.
“Since then, their family has grown to eight grandchildren and 13 treasured great grandchildren,” Ms Hull said.
“Life has had its ups and downs but they’ve supported each other through the challenging times and celebrated many happy occasions together.
“Their colourful life has included managing a guest house, a laundromat, a barbecue chicken shop and the Bath Arms Hotel at Burwood.
“Terry has also been secretary manager of the Woolooware Golf Club and president of the Cronulla RSL in more recent years.”
Ms Hull said the pair were “wonderful role models for their family” and were dearly loved by friends and family, with whom they will celebrate this impressive milestone on September 28.