‘So take my hand, and take my whole life too, cause I can’t help falling in love with you’ was a lyric the King himself used to express his love.
However, a song lyric has never seemed more poignant as Laurels Lodge Care Home in Woodside celebrated the 70th Wedding Anniversary of Ella and Billy.
Billy met Ella in Aberdeen before he was called to go to Bridge of Don barracks, Ella was also working for the army at the time. Billy belonged to the 1st battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers and was sent to Burma in 1943. When Billy returned to Aberdeen, he married Ella on 3rd August 1946 at the King Street High English Church.
Billy and Ella were blessed with three children named William Charles, Carol Ann and Michael Robert. The family lived in Aberdeen and Billy worked as a salesman at the Donald’s ice cream and Mugiemoss Mills for 20 years before he retired, and Ella was a housewife.
Sheila Gesma, Home Manager, said: “Billy and Ella’s 70th wedding anniversary is definitely something to shout about, through all these years they have remained committed and dedicated to one another. On behalf of the residents and staff at Laurels Lodge, we wish them both more years to celebrate.”
Congratulations Billy and Ella on your special day!
Date published: 15 September 2017