Charles Manor residents celebrate 104th birthday and 70th wedding anniversary

Charles Manor has two huge milestones to celebrate today, with one of their residents turning 104 and two other residents celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.

Reflecting on his long life, Lloyd Bergoyne credits his longevity to not smoking, not drinking, and “being married to only one woman.” Though he is joining an exclusive club of living to 104, his charm and thoughtfulness prove that age truly is just a number.

And for lovebirds Frank and Gwenn Campbell, their secret to their long-lasting marriage of 70 years is love, staying active, and being able to do your own things. The two were able to share a romantic slowdance together at the Manor’s joint party on Oct. 4 for them and Bergoyne.

Other significant milestones were also given a nod at the event, including Doug and Shirley Pichette who celebrated 65 years, Harvey and Jesse Burton who celebrated 64 together, Bob and Marian Blanchard who celebrated their 62nd, Joe and Sally Devore who celebrated 60 years together, and Ozzie and Connie Osachoff who celebrated 55 years.

MP Richard Cannings was in attendance for the festivities and represented the House of Commons, with presenting certificates recognizing the couples’ anniversaries and the birthdays at Charles Manor.

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