BBC: Couple, aged 87 and 97, marry in north London care home

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Henry Kerr and Valerie Berkowitz Kerr speak of their courtship

At the age of 97, Henry Kerr has married 87-year-old Valerie Berkowitz after wooing her for four years.

The pair, who met at a residential home in Golders Green, north London, tied the knot in a ceremony at the home on Sunday followed by high tea for 80 guests.

Mr Kerr said when he asked the now Mrs Berkowitz Kerr to marry him she "burst into a hysterical laugh".

She agreed after Mr Kerr said he would not ask her again.

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Posted July 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Terry Tee wrote:

Thank you Kendall.  That made my day.  Notice the gentleman’s reference to feeling uncomfortable living together without marriage, even at their advanced years.  What a wonderful example to younger couples.  BTW to US readers:  the lady’s accent is strongly South African (or Rhodesian - in fact it sounds the latter to me).

July 29, 5:33 pm | [comment link]
2. Ad Orientem wrote:

Many years to them!

July 29, 6:02 pm | [comment link]
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