Amazing childless devoted couple died only eight days apart

February 21, 2015 11:57 pm

A childless devoted couple died only eight days apart after 72 years
together. , 85, died of a broken heart shortly after
husband Norman, also 85. The couple met at a Christmas party when they
were just 13.

They spent their final days on different wards at Royal Devon and Exeter
Hospital but were reunited when Betty was wheeled to Norman’s bedside
before he died.
Close friend of the couple said:

 “They were a devoted couple. They go on so well. They did not have
children – they just needed each other.They will be really missed but I
suppose if they had to go this would have been the way they wanted it.
They were devoted to each other for so many years.”

Their nephew Ray Balkwill said:

“After Norman died, Betty died just eight days later. I think she just pined away without him.”

Norman and Betty (nee Craker) had met at a festive party 72 years ago
and their friendship blossomed throughout their school days in Exeter,
Devon.

UK Mirror 

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