Gloria, an 84-year-old dementia resident at an aged care facility in Bundaberg, Queensland, is never separated from her husband of 66 years for very long.
Noel, 88, rides his motorised scooter a short distance from his house every day to visit his beloved wife “with an esky full of Gloria’s favourite food,” Anglicare Southern Queensland (ASQ) told Storyful.
“Everyday he comes around at lunch and visits her and feeds her before she has a sleep in the afternoon,” said ASQ. “[The Jamiesons] have been married for 66 years and not even the pandemic kept them separated.”
“Before these restrictions I used to spend three to four hours a day here. But now with these restrictions on I don’t come up until right on lunch time so that I can feed her, and then after lunch I stay and get her to sleep,” Noel said of his daily routine under COVID-19 safety restrictions.
“She means everything to me. Everything. I just want to go one day longer than her.”
This footage includes Noel’s telling of how the two met over 70 years ago, remarks on their six children, and how Gloria saved his life once when he was having a heart attack. Credit: Anglicare Southern Queensland via Storyful