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Happy Golden

Collin and Jenny Woodall, members of Traralgon Combined Probus Club, recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

The couple met at Woodside Beach where Collin was surfing and Jenny stunned him with her pink bikini! They started dating and Collin would drive over from Woodside to Traralgon weekly.

Two years later on April 4, 1970 they were married in the Church of England in Yarram by Archdeacon Hipkin. Their reception was held upstairs at Wynn’s Cafe in Yarram.

They lived with in-laws on the farm at Woodside and their daughter, Annette was born in Yarram. 

The couple share farmed (dairy) for Ernie Cook of Trafalgar, in Nar Nar Goon for three years. They also added to their family with the birth of their son Bradley. The family moved on to beef farming at Maryknoll where they stayed for two years. Later they moved to Maffra where they bought a house which they lived in for three years.

The family then made a big move over to Western Australia where Collin worked with his sister and brother-in law, doing maintenance on state housing. Jenny worked at the South Hedland Tavern. They both enjoyed a busy social life and their hobbies included Collin racing at the local speedway and Jenny playing softball; and both were avid cricket fans.

The couple later moved back to Traralgon permanently, where, over the years, they built several homes and for the past eleven years have happily lived in St George’s Road. 

Collin and Jenny, unfortunately, had to cancel their anniversary celebrations due to the virus. Their thoughtful daughter Annette gave them a lovely surprise by arriving at their home with lunch and dinner, which they all enjoyed.

The couple have four grandchildren who keep them on their toes.

Traralgon Combined Probus congratulates them and wishes them many more years of happiness together.