'I tell Shirley at least 10 or 12 times that I love her. As soon as I tell her she's forgotten.'
Even though it happened in the 1940s, Stan Fryer has no problem remembering the night he knew he was going to marry Shirley.
"I was the emcee for the YMCA dance on Saturday. We met and we danced all night," he recalled.
"I took her home and I knew that was the girl I was going to marry. She was so loving and easy to get along with. She had a great personality. She melted my heart."
Stan took care of her in their family home for as long as he could, but just over a year ago the 90-year-old had to make the decision to move her into a care home.
Fryer visits her there every day. During those visits he talks with her, rubs her back, and tells her he loves her.
"I probably tell Shirley, in an evening, at least 10 or 12 times that I love her. Because as soon as I tell her, she's forgotten."
He also sings with her because although his wife struggles to remember the names of their four children, when Fryer starts the melody to Anne Murray's "Could I Have This Dance," she remembers every word.
"We've sung the song so many times I think that it has become part of her memory," he said.
"I bought the recording of it and we played it regularly. There's quite a number of different songs that are on the tape but we liked this one particularly ... I think because [it] spoke to us. She is my love for the rest of my life. We feel that it's our song."
When asked what will happen when his wife doesn't remember him anymore Fryer says the answer is simple, "'I'll certainly know her. That's the important thing."