Niagara Health staff help couple celebrate 50th anniversary

CKTB - NEWS - Jane and Herb

It may not have been what they envisioned, but a couple were able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Welland Extended Care Unit despite COVID-19 restrictions.

When Jane Thomas arrived at the Niagara Health facility, her wedding song 'When a Man Loves a Woman' was already playing.

Staff had also set up flowers, a cupcake, and 50th anniversary balloons along with a sign proclaiming 'Herb loves Jane.'

Her husband was waiting on the other side of a glass door.

Although they could only see each other through the partition, the family is planning to have a big celebration once visitors are allowed inside the facility again.

Herb and Jane met on a blind date, have two adult children, and three grandchildren.