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Friday, 28 April 2017

Couple married for 69 years die minutes apart holding hands

For Isaac Vatkin, 91, and his wife, Teresa Vatkin, 89, even death would not do them part, as Isaac followed minutes after his wife gave up the ghost last weekend. After 69 years of marriage, Teresa died at 12:10 a.m. on Saturday after years of suffering from Alzheimer's disease, while Isaac died minutes later, with their hands intertwined.



They were both in Highland Park Hospital in Skokie, Illinois, where Isaac sat by Teresa and watched her die, but when their entwined fingers were separated at 12:50 a.m., it was noticed that Isaac had passed away too.

Isaac and Teresa met in their native Argentina, and eventually, they married and moved to Skokie. Together they raised their three children; Clara, Daniel and Leonardo.

During a joint funeral held Monday for the couple, their daughter, Clara Gesklin said her parents’ "love for each other was so strong they simply could not live without each other."

The couple’s son, Leonardo Vatkin, said his father "never wanted to do anything apart" from his wife.

Their grandson William Vatkin said: "You didn’t want to see them go, but you couldn’t ask for anything more."

 

18 comments:

obiora said...

May their souls rest in peace!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Awwww!
May their souls rest in peace.

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kel ose said...

This are better stories! Perseverance. Wisdom. Doing the business and keeping heads while others are loosing theirs.

chinwe muna said...

I wish same for hubby and i God willing in the next 7 decades. Amen

Dupsy B said...

Oh o na so e supposed be! Not all dis kwashiikor marriages of now a days. Marry today scatter tomorrow. Come on social media kon disgrace themselves. RIP jare to the both of you, continue your lovey lovey overdere. Swit couple. Muah. 😘

Anonymous said...

I sha can't stop looking at their hands! wawuuuuuu

Anonymous said...

So emotional.... real life "Notebook" love 😢

livingstone chibuike said...

Rip to dem

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

RIP

Skycodedtv said...

R.I.P to them

Badboy Siano said...

Love so strong.

samuel Ezebuchi said...

What a way to end!...RIP to them.

joyous baba,LindaIkeji First cousin said...

awww! see true love, i thought if this kind love still dey exist.may their souls rip.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Such love!


... Merited happiness

Ade Olasengbe said...

May their souls rest in peace

Anonymous said...

There are still good marriages, really good ones.

Vivian Reginalds said...

eya
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Some are lucky to find the special one! RIP to them

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