Port Geographe couple celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary

Port Geographe residents Jan and John Geary celebrate 65 years of marriage. Image supplied.
Port Geographe residents Jan and John Geary celebrate 65 years of marriage. Image supplied.

Love is in the air at Port Geographe today, as Jan and John Geary celebrate 65 years of marriage on Wednesday, April 24 2019.

The couple first met at a dance in Melbourne in 1952 when Ms Geary was working as a nurse, she attended the dance with four other nurses who all met the men they married that night.

In the beginning of their lifelong relationship, their courtship was long distance with Mr Geary living in Sydney for work before they were married in 1954,

They wed in a small church in Victoria called Dingley, the couple always claimed to have been married by the Vicar of Dingley.

As newlyweds they moved to Canada and spent nine years there before they moved back to Australia.

In the early 1980s, Mr and Ms Geary built a house in Yallingup where they ran beef cattle before moving there full time on retirement.

In 1999, the couple sold their farm and moved to Busselton.

Ms Geary said the secret to their happy marriage was being tolerant of one another's faults.

"We also end the day with a kiss and a cuddle each night," she said.

The couple have two children and three grandchildren.