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Couple celebrates 80 years of wedded bliss
Chandra Lye, ctvedmonton.ca
Published Saturday, March 3, 2012 6:25PM MST
An Alberta couple have celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary.
Raymond and Norma Scheers were joined by five generations of family and many friends at a special gathering at a care facility in Lamont on Saturday afternoon.
The couple first met in 1930 at a community dance near Ardrossan.
They married on March 3, 1932.
The family said the couple was still very much in love.
"They still have their meals together," their son Orville explained.
"Their rooms are five doors down the hallway from each other and they still see each other through the day."
"I'm sure in 80 years there was lots of good times and lots of bad," Grandson Darrell Scheers said. "They cherished the good times and learned from the bad.
"I've been in trouble with grandpa a few times myself," he added, "but I can't ever remember the two of them ever arguing."
The couple said their secret was simple.
"I never argued," Norma explained.
"I wouldn't. I don't argue with anybody."
"We seem to get along without too much friction," he laughed.
Internet records indicate it is the third longest union in Canadian history.
Raymond is now 101 years-old and Norma is 99.
With files by Sean Amato