Thursday, April 13, 2017

After more than 71 years together, husband and wife die minutes apart.

What we have always seen in the movies just happened in real life. In several films, we have watched the heart-breaking scenes; death scenes of deeply in love couples, especially elder couples, where one partner passes away soon after the death of the other.
UK based couple, Mrs. and Mr. Russell just made us witness a heart-breaking yet heart-warming moment all together. Married since years, Vera Russell and husband Wilf Russell were being intensively taken care of 3 miles away from each other at different institutions. Just like a climax of a novel or a scripted movie  Mr. Russell left for heavenly abode at 6:50 am on 29th March 2017 and after 4 minutes at 6:54 am, his wife Vera Russell died (even before she could be informed of her husband’s death). He was 93 years old and she 91 years.
They had been married for 71 years, six months and 25 days — the couple had met when they were 16 and 18 years old, respectively and got engaged before Mr. Russell went to fight with the Royal Air Force during World War II, and after his return they were married on 5th September 1945. In all these years the couple got separated for just few months, in their old age, before their death. At the time of their death, Wilf Russell was at Magna Care Home in Wigston, Leicestershire, suffering from dementia, which resulted in him no longer recognizing his wife. And wife Vera was at the nearby Leicester Royal Infirmary having become ill since her husband stopped remembering her.
By profession he was an Engineer and she a Cake shop worker. They leave behind three sons, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
They were buried side by side after a joint funeral. All this is incredible, really very mysterious.
I am sure they will be spreading more love in Heaven.
May Their Souls Rest In Peace.

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