John & Marg O’Donnell, Hume Sector Couple from 1993 to 1997 recently celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 12th May 2012. They were joined by their large family over two weekends (12/5 & 19/5), as John, who is now in full time care in Mercy Place, wanted to be able to catch up with and speak to as many as possible.
John & Marg joined Wodonga Team 1 in 1989.
John’s health has not been very good since 2005 when he first spent time in hospital with a severe undiagnosed illness, followed by a Stroke in 2006 and Prostate cancer a couple of years later. This did not stop him and Marg from attending Teams’ meetings. However in May 2011 John had a nasty fall at home resulting in a broken femur. Since then, with other medical and physical problems John has been, apart from a spell of six weeks at home, confined to Hospital, Rehab and eventually full time care at Mercy Place, Albury.
Marg is keeping well, spends many hours with John, and finds time to have the occasional game of Bowls.
A few members of Wodonga Team 1 gathered at Mercy Place, Albury to wish John & Marg a Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary (see photo).
Sadly we in Team 1 Wodonga don’t have their physical presence at our meetings, but know they are with us in Spirit.