In the Photo (l. to r.): John Roche, Dorothy Rooney, Noal Huler, Lynn McDonald, John McDonald Jr. (Front row) John and Ann McDonald

St. Augustine Couple Renews Their Vows with Patriotic Theme on 70th Wedding Anniversary

St. Augustine, Florida  (June 30, 2014) – “I first met my wife when I was 14 years old and I knew she was my soul mate,” said John McDonald of his wife Ann who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal on June 18 at BayView Healthcare Pavilion in St. Augustine. Haven Hospice collaborated with Bayview making this vow renewal wish come true and reflecting the McDonald’s first wedding in 1944 with a patriotic theme, flowers and a cake with the original topper. In 1944, John was a solider in World War II and home on leave when he and Ann celebrated their first wedding day. Haven Hospice Chaplain Tina Sweet officiated the vow renewal which was also attended by family, friends and the original maid of honor, Dorothy Rooney. “I love Ann with all my heart,” said McDonald.