JOE CROSS The Standard
SCUGOG: Elizabeth (Betty) Bishop welcomed her good friend Helen Coyea to her home at Port Perry Villa for Elizabeth's 90th birthday. This was quite the occasion, because these two ladies have been best friends since they were 16 and 17 years old. The ladies met back in the “good old days” when seeing two movies only cost 25 cents. Helen was the maid of honor at Elizabeth's wedding to Eric Bishop of Moncton, New Brunswick, who Elizabeth met around 1943. Betty and Eric were married on Valentines Day at Wall Street United Church, Brockville in 1945.
Elizabeth and Helen have remained good friends ever since. In fact, Elizabeth was right by her friend's side for Helen's 90th birthday this past May, at the Brockville Country Club, which 83 of her closest friends and family attended.
'Friends 'til the end' is the saying these two live by. No doubt they will be at each others 100th birthday celebrations in 10 years to come.
If you see Elizabeth, wish her a Happy Birthday!
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