Camden Haven's Barrie and Wendy Isaac celebrate 50 years of marriage on Valentines Day 2020

IN LOVE: Camden Haven's Barrie and Wendy Isaac celebrated 50 years of marriage on February 14. PHOTO: Laura Telford.
IN LOVE: Camden Haven's Barrie and Wendy Isaac celebrated 50 years of marriage on February 14. PHOTO: Laura Telford.

Camden Haven's Barrie and Wendy Isaac say the secret to a long and happy marriage is not arguing with each other.

The pair celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss on Valentines day with a river cruise with family and friends on February 14.

The pair say they went to school together in Kendall but they were friends before they started going out.

"I used to do the mail run in Kendall and I would wave to her as I went past," Barrie said.

"She knew my sisters and after a while one thing lead to another and we haven't looked back since.

"Wendy wasn't born in Kendall so when she and her sisters moved to town I can still remember they were the talk of the town.

"Everyone knew there were new people in town and at school."

In Kendall the pair both grew up on farms but after school Barrie worked at Newcastle Steel Works.

The pair were married in Kendall and after only a few years in Newcastle moved out onto a dairy farm in the Camden Haven.

"Kendall was our home and we had always intended to move back," Wendy said.

CELEBRATE: Barrie and Wendy were surrounded by friends and family on their anniversary.

CELEBRATE: Barrie and Wendy were surrounded by friends and family on their anniversary.

"When we married February 14 was just a day like any other and we picked it because it was the first day of Barrie's holidays that year.

"These days valentine's Day is a big deal but back then it was just a convenient day for us."

The pair have two boys and two grandsons who they love dearly.

On Valentine's Day 2020 Barrie had organised the river cruise to surprise Wendy and despite it not all going to plan said it was a nice event.

"Unfortunately mum passed away on our anniversary but she always loved a good party so we wanted to do it for her," Wendy said.

"Barrie organised the whole family to come down and we knew mum was so excited about the party so we went ahead knowing she was with us.

"Surrounded by everyone it was a very special day."