Hunter couple Jack and Violet Hill celebrate 75th wedding anniversary

Posted on 04/25/2020

Our magical milestone: Hunter couple celebrates 75 years of love Enduring love: Jack and Violet Hill said when they asked the minister to marry them, he answered “You poor fools!” Picture: Simone De Peak
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Enduring love: Jack and Violet Hill on February 6, 1943, outside the steps of the Adamstown Methodist Church, which is now Adamstown Uniting Church. From left, Jack’s brother Lawrence Hill, Jack Hill, Violet Hill and Violet’s sister Alice McLean.

Enduring love: Jack and Violet Hill said when they asked the minister to marry them, he answered “You poor fools!” Picture: Simone De Peak

Enduring love: Jack and Violet Hill said when they asked the minister to marry them, he answered “You poor fools!” Picture: Simone De Peak

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He was “ecstatic” to take leave from his base at Fort Scratchley for their wedding at Adamstown Methodist Church,before they honeymoonedin Sydney.

Mr Hill transferred to the RAAF and was based at Rathmines.

The couple bought their first home in Cessnock, where they welcomed children Joy Humphris and Allan, before relocating to Buttaba in 1968.

Mr Hill retrained as an electrician and later oversaw safety in mines.

They’ve only been apart on a handful of nights.

“I didn’t like it,” he said. “We want to be together all the time, or we miss each other. She’s part of me now.”

Mrs Hill credited their long marriage to being good listeners.

“Everything that happens you’ve got to share –you grow closer because you know what each other is talking about.

“You’ve got to talk things over [if you argue] and everything comes right.”

The Hills havefour grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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