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Frank Milford, half of Britain’s longest married couple, has died aged 101.


 Lucy Cockcroft from the Telegraph.co.uk reported today that:
Frank Milford, half of Britain’s longest married couple, has died aged 101.

Frank Milford, one half of Britain’s longest married living couple, has died in the residential home where he lived with his wife of 81 years.

 

Frank and Anita Milford, who had been married for 81 years

Frank and Anita Milford, who had been married for 81 years

Mr Milford met his wife Anita, both 101, at a YMCA dance in Plymouth, Devon, in 1926 and they married two years later.

The couple said the secret of their marriage was "give and take", always making up after rows and never going to bed without a kiss and cuddle.

Mr Milford’s 76-year-old son, also called Frank, said his mother was holding his father’s hand when he died.

He said: "She’s very upset obviously, but she was sitting holding his hand when he passed away.

"For the past three weeks or so he hasn’t been eating or drinking and I think we all realised he was ready to die.

"He knew it was his time and I think he simply died of old age

The younger Mr Milford said his father had remained "as sharp as a tack" despite his frailty and never lost his sense of humour.

The Milfords spent their entire married life in Plymouth and stayed in the city throughout World War II.

During the Blitz they narrowly escaped two bombs, including one which fell on their house.

The devoted couple had two children, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

In February 2010 the couple would have broken the record to become the oldest married couple in Britain.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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September 2, 2009 - Posted by | Entertainement, nature, People

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