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Celebrating a Diamond Occasion!

Neville and Beverly Rounsley have just celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary and after 60 years together, they are still going strong!

The special occasion was Wednesday, 25th February and they were delighted to receive an official card from Queen Elizabeth II and also the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull congratulating them for reaching this monumental milestone together. The Queen’s message reads:

I am pleased to hear that you are celebrating your Diamond Wedding anniversary. My sincere congratulations and best wishes on this very special day”.

Their two children and grandchildren surprised them and came up from Sydney having organised a magnificent family gathering at the Medina Hotel. They took a walk down memory lane and recalled wonderful fun moments that they’ve had together and celebrated the many more to come.

They are both true blue Novocastrians, and fell in love as young teenage sweethearts after meeting for the first time at St Stephen’s Church in Adamstown. Neville had eyes for only Beverly and after dating for 7 years they married in their 20’s.

Neville saved up his hard earned wages back then and built their family house in North Lambton. They initially lived in the garage while it was being built. Selling the house was a very difficult and emotional decision with so many fond memories attached to the place and having raising their children there. However, it was simply too big to manage so they downsized to a low maintenance unit at Jenny McLeod Retirement Village two years ago which they are happy to now call home. They continue to enjoy being independent and village living allows them to focus on doing the things they love.

They are keen travel enthusiasts and their favourite destinations are New Zealand and Tasmania. However, these days they tend to enjoy Queensland and head up north to soak up the warmer tropical weather and the beautiful beaches. Living at the village allows them the freedom to ‘lock and leave’ their unit knowing it is being looked after by neighbours and management.

Gardening and lawn bowls are also things they both love doing. It’s easy to find them on a nice day either down at the local bowls club or attending to their lemons, cucumbers or blueberries in their flourishing garden.

Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village is a great place to make new friends and feel part of a like-minded and supportive community where Neville and Beverly intend to continue celebrating life.

For further information on Jenny MacLeod Retirement Village call 02 4951 6637 or visit

48 Victory Parade, Wallsend NSW 2287s.

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