APRIL VOWS: Dale Ferguson and Keith Sprott, both in their 70s, met at a country music festival and will be married on April 2.
APRIL VOWS: Dale Ferguson and Keith Sprott, both in their 70s, met at a country music festival and will be married on April 2. Brett Wortman

Proof it is never too late to find love

CUPID'S arrow can strike anywhere, anytime and, as one couple has found out, at any age.

When Dale Ferguson's love of her life died of cancer after 44 years of marriage six years ago she expected to die alone.

About 170km away from her Sunshine Coast home, in the village of Poona, Keith Sprott was feeling the same after his wife of 30 years died.

A chance introduction at a country and music muster two and a half years ago brought these two singles together.

And to both their astonishment it was "instant love".

They might have put many school kids to shame, chatting on the phone every day until Ms Ferguson moved to be closer to Mr Sprott.

The couple is now preparing to get married in Nambour magistrate's court on April 2.

Joining them at their wedding will be Ms Ferguson's four children and Mr Sprott's three children, and their mothers, who are in their 90s.

"My mother, Evelyn Holzberger, is 91. Keith's mother, Thelma Sprott, is 98," Ms Ferguson said.


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