Howard and Sybil Baskerville to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Enduring love and commitment has made for 70 years of marriage for Howard and Sybil Baskerville.

The pair celebrate their anniversary next month.

They were married on March 18, 1950 in Brisbane.

They met when Sybil became best mates with Howard's cousin Amy.

Howard and Sybil Baskerville celebrate their 70th anniversary this year.

Howard and Sybil Baskerville celebrate their 70th anniversary this year.

"He used to walk mum home from Amy's house," daughter Jennifer said.

They moved to Perth by ship in the early 1950s, before coming back to Brisbane and staying until retirement.

Then they had a sea change at Caloundra and came back to Brisbane.

The couple say their loving family knitted them together. They had five children, John, Pene, Jennifer, Stephen and Karen.

Their life has not always been easy. Howard and Sybil lost son Stephen to cancer aged 14, but feel it strengthened their bond.

The couple still live in their own home, and are enjoying good health.

"Dad handed his licence in last year before his 95th birthday, with a perfectly clear history," Jennifer said.

"The safest driver he knows."

The couple have 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, with another due in June.

"We will be celebrating their anniversary with an afternoon tea at our home with as many of the family present as can make it," Jennifer said.

"Also, we plan to take them out to dinner into the city on their actual anniversary to visit the Albert Street Uniting church and have a celebratory meal with a smaller group of the immediate family."