Plantinum wedding

Beerwah couple celebrate 70th

By Sonia Isaacs
BONNY and Trevor Breitkreutz celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a special family lunch at the Caboolture Sundowner Hotel last Saturday, April 20.
While reaching a platinum anniversary is a momentous milestone for most people, what is also noteworthy is that all four original members of the 1954 wedding party are still alive today.
Last Saturday, 92 year old Bonny, 95 year old Trevor, Bonny’s brother Colin (aged 95)and Trevor’s sister Marj (aged 88) all reunited ahead of the April 24 anniversary.
Also at the function was the couple’s five children; Gregory, Peter, Ann, David and Margaret. They also have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Speaking with GC&M News, Bonny said she still remembered everything about her wedding day, even down to the time the couple were married (11am) and the priest who married them (Rev. Jack Kruger).
The couple were married at the Goomeri Anglican Church the same year the young Queen Elizabeth came to Australia.
Thinking back to how they first met, Bonny said she remembered that when she was about 17, Trevor used to work at the local sawmill, and he would always give her a wave on his way home. From there a friendship flourished from seeing each other at the local monthly dances. Bonny said she remembered Trevor being a ‘very good dancer’. She said when they first started stepping out together she would have to look up the spelling of his ‘complicated’ surname in the local phonebook.
“He was a good looker, played a lot of sport and he could run like a hare!” Bonny said.
After two years the couple became engaged and then married around two years later. Bonny said the couple had a good life together and after many years living in Goomeri they relocated to the Sunshine Coast, where they have lived around the Beerwah and Peachester area for the past 30 years.
To mark their special occasion, the couple have several cards of congratulations from dignitaries including The King and Queen, Prime Minister, Premier and governor generals. Daughter Ann Walton said she was very pleased her parents had reached such a significant milestone.