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Wed, 5 Jun, 2019Shannen Findlay

The sweet story of how this couple fell in love at Kmart

The sweet story of how this couple fell in love at Kmart

The beloved discount store Kmart has proven customers can find really anything there – even love!

Duane and Cathy Turner told Channel 9’s morning breakfast show Today they had met while both working at the department store back in 1985.

Duane explained at the time he had been the manager of the Greensborough store in Victoria while Cathy worked at the service desk.

“We just seemed to hit it off together, all the time,” Duane reminisced.

Just six months into working together, a new company policy required Duane to be transferred to a different store but that didn’t stop the couple’s friendship from blossoming.

“This nice young guy came in and I thought gee he isn't bad looking, is he?” Cathy told the breakfast TV show.  

“We were engaged 12 months later and got married 12 months after that.

“So, two years down the track and we were married.”

Since then, the pair have definitely given back to the beloved department store – clocking up 60 years of work at Kmart altogether.

“So two years down the track and we were married,” Cathy said.

“They helped our children when they were studying, they worked part-time.”

“All in all, it's been a good journey.”