Brian and Marion Booth provided a happy home filled with love and plenty of sport, son Michael Booth said.
The pair are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, after seven decades of partnership and parenting five children.
Michael will celebrate his 45th wedding anniversary later this year as well, tying the knot when his parents had been married 25 years.
He said his parents had taught him the key ingredients to a successful marriage.
"Patience, having a sense of humour, and having your own interests as well as having mutual interests - that's important, because then you've got your own time and you've got combined time," he said.
"And you've got to be friends, you've got to be best friends."
It's no coincidence that the Booths' five children turned out sports-mad.
They include a marathon runner, a tennis player that has twice played at Wimbledon, and members of Tasmanian cricket and football teams.
"I can remember dad taking us down to the Riverside Primary oval of a weekend for extra training," Michael said.
"Dad built a cricket pitch in the backyard. Where they're living now in their backyard they've got a full size proper clay tennis court with the proper wire around it, with an umpire's chair and everything, for [my sister, a champion player]."
The Booths will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family get-together at their Riverside home on Wednesday.
They married at Paterson Street Methodist Church in Launceston in 1950, and lived in Riverside all their married life.
Brian was born in Scottsdale before moving to Launceston when his father got a job at The Examiner.
He joined the navy in World War II, and when discharged he worked as an accountant with the firm Garrott and Garrott - where he met Marion Davies.
Marion was born in Launceston, the same year her father Wal Davies started Davies Car Centre in Wellington Street.
They have five children - David, Robert, Michael, Craig and Maree, who all live in Launceston - 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
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