Janet Silvera, Senior Gleaner Writer
WESTERN BUREAU:The tune Some Enchanted Evening from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein South Pacific musical hit the right note for the 50th wedding anniversary celebration for Roy and Joyce DeLisser last on Saturday, March 24, at the picturesque Ironshore Golf Club in Montego Bay.
And it was Montego Bay's Rory Frankson's bass tones that carried this tastefully executed event, pairing it beautifully with the song Bette Midler made famous, Wind Beneath My Wings.
A 15-minute video presentation showcasing a life filled with laughter, great friends, grand-children and great 'grands' and the funfilled life of Roy and Joyce, complemented the fabulous Ironshore setting, carefully selected by their granddaughter, Nicole Collins.
Nothing was spared by the first, second and third-generation family, who planned and executed an evening in honour of the two
people best described as standard-bearers. "You have really set high standards for us to hope to walk in your footsteps," was how Fitzroy DeLisser affectionately spoke about his parents.
Roy and Joyce, operators of Sunshine Liquor at the Sangster International Airport, had in attendance several friends and even members of the original bridal party when they tied the knot at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral in Montego Bay, 50 years ago.
Those fortunate enough to know this couple will tell you, "It's a big deal to remain happily married for 50 years".
From left: Grandsons Peter Urquhart and Damien DeLisser, family friend Lee Elliott and grandson Brandon Urquhart pose for the camera.- Photo by Janet Silvera