Valentines to take plunge

Emily SharpSound Telegraph
John Corr, 81, and Beverley Coupland, 82, will be married on Valentine’s Day.
Camera IconJohn Corr, 81, and Beverley Coupland, 82, will be married on Valentine’s Day. Credit: Emily Sharp

A Shoalwater couple has proven it is never too late to find love, with the octogenarian lovebirds set to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day.

John Corr, 81, and Beverley Coupland, 82, met in 2014 at Shoalwater Nursing Home and have been inseparable ever since.

The couple said they wanted to get married because they believed they should be connected to one another.

Ms Coupland said she would be wearing a lemon-coloured dress and Mr Corr was looking forward to toasting with a good bottle of whisky and some cake.

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“When the (staff) all heard we were getting married, one said I’ll be your bridesmaid, another one said I’ll make the cake and the other one said I’ll set everything up,” Ms Coupland said of the nursing home workers.

Mr Corr said he was looking forward to the day and would be lost without his love.

“Bev is in charge, she tells me what to do and sometimes I listen,” he said.

Mr Corr was born in Ireland and worked for Cadbury’s before moving to British Airways for more than 40 years as a duty officer.

The couple said they enjoyed the good life and passed time talking with each other and enjoying the sun.

They will recite traditional vows in front of family, friends, residents and staff.

Ms Coupland was brought up on a dairy farm in NSW before moving to WA and had four sons of her own.

On the day she will have a bouquet of yellow roses, a pillbox hat and garter.

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