Michelle Reed

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Mon, 6 Jul, 2015

Couple married 75 years die in each other’s arms

Couple married 75 years die in each other’s arms

In a sentimental display to bring a tear to your eye, a Californian couple recently passed away in each other’s arms after being married for an astounding 75 years.

The couple, Alexandre, 95 and Jeanette, 96, had known one another since the age of eight, and married in 1940. Since then, the couple parented 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Weeks ago, Alexandre broke his hip and found himself bedridden. Shortly thereafter, his wife became ill. The two were provided care-beds so that they could hold each other until their mutual end.

The touching display was captured by their daughter, Aimee Toczko-Cushman, “The hospice nurse said it was the most incredible thing to see the two of them taking those last breaths together.”

“Wait for me, I’ll be there soon,” Jeanette told Alexandre, who passed away mere hours before his wife.

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Photo source: 10news.com and Aimee Toczko-Cushman

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