Togetherness

Don and Maxine
Don and Maxine Simpson

Don and Maxine Simpson met in the1950s, fell in love and remained inseparable for the next 62 years. When they both got sick around the same time (Maxine with cancer and Don after a bad fall), their grand-daughter Melissa knew they couldn’t bear to be parted and put their beds side by side in her spare room. They held hands even in their last hours. Maxine died first, but as her body was about to be removed, Don died too. “I knew in my heart, this is how it was supposed to happen,’ Melissa said.

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