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Man reunited with 51-year-old love note to his wife

It's not every day a piece of drywall can come to represent a loving marriage.
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Rebecca Churán surprised Roy Langdon on Easter Sunday with a love note he carved in 1965 to commemorate his loving marriage to his wife Germaine. Supplied photo.
It's not every day a piece of drywall can come to represent a loving marriage.

But Roy Langdon, 92, was surprised Easter Sunday when a complete stranger dropped by his home with a love note he had carved into his home to pay tribute to his wife, Germaine.

While working on her home in Blezzard Valley, Rebecca Churán discovered a note on an old piece of drywall that said, “Germaine loves Roy, March 1st, 1965.”

Langdon's oldest daughter, Claudette Leblanc, discovered Churán's post on Facebook about the mysterious note, and immediately recognized her father's handwriting and her mother's name.

She contacted Churán and invited her to visit her family on Easter Sunday, and surprise her father with the piece of drywall.

“It was heartwarming because they loved each other so much,” said Langdon's daughter, Diane Marcuccio.

He and Germaine were married in 1949, and remained inseparable until her death in 2006. They had six children.

After 16 years of marriage, Langdon carved out a tribute to their love in their wall.

“I think he did that in secret or something, because we never knew about that,” said Marcuccio.

She said they lived in that Blezzard Valley home for at least 15 years.

Marcuccio said her father plans to frame the large piece of drywall and hang it in his basement rec room.


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