LONG time Redland community members Dennis and Susan Head of Redland Bay have celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Their first 11 years were spent at Carlingford, NSW, during which time their children were born – Stephen in 1971 and Lynda in 1973.
Mr Head said the couple owned a photographic studio.
In 1972 he joined a Rotary club at Carlingford.
Six years later, Dennis and Susan decided to sell up and move to Bundaberg in southeast Queensland sugarcane country where they opened a photography studio business.
Mr Head said he joined the Rotary Club of Bundaberg East.
“Stephen and Lynda completed their education in Bundaberg and after leaving school Stephen joined the RAAF and Lynda moved to Brisbane to work in a solicitor’s office,” he said.
In 2002 the couple moved from Bundaberg to Redland Bay, where they built a home and opened a business, specialising in video production and digital Imaging.
Mr Head said he joined the Rotary Club of Cleveland and later the Rotary Club of Redlands Bayside, where he was president in 2015-16.
“Three years ago Susan joined the Lions Club of Thornlands-Point Halloran where she is currently serving as treasurer,” he said.
“Stephen and his daughter Madison, 9, live in Brisbane,” Mr Head said. “Lynda and her daughter Kylie, 5, live in Arizona, US, and unfortunately they were unable to attend anniversary celebrations.”
Dennis and Susan celebrated their wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Shark’s Sporting Club, Victoria Point.
Stephen and Madison helped them celebrate the occasion while Susan’s senior bridesmaid Kaye Downey and her husband David, who flew up from Sydney.
Their best man John Tapp, also from Sydney, was unable to attend.
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