By Laura Green
CARRUM Downs couple Beverley and Ivan Guy celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last Saturday, July 18.
The couple, who met at Marysville Football Club in 1946, were married four years later in 1950.
In their younger days, Beverley was a waitress, while Ivan worked as a logger in Healesville before they married and moved to Carrum Downs in the 1960’s.
“You have to be able to talk and explain [yourself] to one another. Nobody’s the same. You have to be able to talk,” Mrs Guy said of their long-lasting relationship.
The Guy family became a well-known name across the Mornington Peninsula as a multi-generational football family.
Mr Guy ran Carrum Football Club for many years and coached at Seaford and Somerville clubs before retiring.
Sons Leslie and Gary played across local football and the Victorian Football League, while their sister Carol’s sport was tennis.
Mr and Mrs Guy still love their football; Ivan barracks for St Kilda while Beverley cheers on Collingwood.
“Now Ivan coaches on the couch at home with Beverley,” granddaughter Fiona Smith said of her grandparents.
Five generations of the Guy family are living today, including three children, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
The coronavirus pandemic halted celebrations with the family this year, but they hope to see their children soon to mark the occasion.
“They’re still so in love to this day,” Ms Smith said.