Al and Lil Willick on their wedding day in 1953.

Al and Lil Willick on their wedding day in 1953.

Willick 60th anniversary celebrated

Lil and Al Willick recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Vernon, B.C. this summer.

Lil and Al Willick recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in Vernon, B.C. this summer.

The couple were actually married on September 2, 1953 and spent 40 of their married years in Fort St. James, where they raised nine children, seven boys and two girls.

Their children now live in and around Fort St. James, southern B.C., and even Turkey.

The couple now live in Vernon, where some of the family gathered to help celebrate the milestone anniversary, including some of their 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.