Sixty-three Valentine’s Days and counting

KINBURN – True love isn’t something you only give one day a year to.

You do it every day. Endlessly. That’s why they say love is hard work. But Dunrobin’s Gord and Lorraine Wright make it look easy.

The two have been married for an amazing 63 years.

“It’s been so long I’ve forgotten we were married,” Lorraine joked to West Carleton Online at today’s Valentine’s Day meeting of the West Carleton Diners’ Club in Kinburn.

The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (WOCRC) hosted the regular Diner’s Club lunch with a Valentine Celebration. Despite the freezing cold, more than 120 people came out of the event made up of diner club members, the Kinburn Seniors Association and the Huntley Friendship Club.

The incredible meal was catered by Almonte’s Leatherworks. Joe Turner and Dave Arthur of The Classics provided the live music.

The Wright’s are members of the Huntley Friendship seniors and take every advantage to enjoy the senior-focused events of West Carleton together.

The couple met and married in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

“He robbed the cradle with me,” Lorraine said of her husband. “When my mother met him, she said ‘he’s a keeper.’ Dad not so much. I was daddy’s girl.”

The two moved to Ontario in 1976 when Gord was transferred through his job. They eventually settled in Dunrobin where the retired couple now call home.

The romance is still very much alive and well as Gord breaks out the convertible, AKA the ice cream car, in the nicer weather so the two can go for treats.

“I’ve got to have my ice cream,” Lorraine said with a laugh.