Dundee Couple Celebrate 60th Anniversary

Dundee Couple Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The 31st of December 2015 was indeed a special anniversary for John & Phyllis Nicoll of the Dundee Bingham Ward, Dundee Scotland Stake, as they celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Phyllis (nee Meek) was baptised in 1950 and has been an active, faithful Latter-day Saint ever since. The couple met whilst working together in the Keiller sweet factory in Dundee and were married on New Year’s Eve, 31st December 1955. John was not a member of the Church but supported Phyllis in attending services and serving in various callings. They have two children, Carol born in 1958 and Johnny born in 1961.

As the years went on John became good friends with many of the members in the Dundee East Branch where Phyllis attended. Shortly after Johnny (the son) was baptised in 1969 John started taking the missionary lessons and was soon baptised himself. The couple were sealed in the London Temple a year later.

John and Phyllis have continued to serve the Lord in a variety of callings and capacities and have remained stalwart in the faith in the ensuing years. They particularly enjoyed serving together in the Preston England Temple and still attend the Temple as often as they can.

The 31st of December 2015 was very much a day of celebration with many of their family and friends attending various activities and functions throughout the day. A congratulatory card and note was received from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the local newspaper ran an article on the special event. One of the main highlights of the day was a nostalgic visit back to the “house” on Old Glamis Road, Dundee which served as the meetinghouse chapel in the 1950’s before the construction of Dundee’s two chapels, erected and opened in the 1960’s.

John and Phyllis are currently serving as Stake Self Reliance Specialists within the Dundee Scotland Stake and are frequent patrons of the Stake Family History Centre. They have two children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.