Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Jake's Tenacity Pays off; Wedding Bells with Emma Channon

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Jake's Tenacity Pays off; Wedding Bells with Emma Channon

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IT WAS third time lucky for Jake Bronger when he got down on bended knee for his long-time love Liza Cray.

Liza, who works at Akooramak Home for the Aged, said she wanted to be sure that Jake was Mr Right Co so she made sure he really meant what he was asking before she said yes.

C[pounds sterling]The first two times I said, CyI think we should wait a while Co I want to buy a house first',C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]When he asked me the third time I was worried he might change his mind and never do it again, so I said yes.C[yen]

The pair met when they were working at Fisher Paykel in Cleveland in eastern Brisbane more than 10 years ago.

It didn't take Liza long to work out Jake had eyes for her.

C[pounds sterling]It was very memorable and I won't forget Co I was an operator and he was a fitter and turner,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]At work he always stared at me and every time he saw me he nearly ran into things. Twice he got in trouble for talking to me.

C[pounds sterling]Even my son didn't believe me when he asked how we met and I told him.C[yen]

The pair moved in together and decided they wanted to leave Brisbane for a more relaxed lifestyle in the country.

In 1998, after looking at houses in Jondaryn and around Toowoomba, Jake and Liza, along with Liza's young son Ian Ducao, chose Maryvale to start their new lives together.

C[pounds sterling]I just had a good feeling this would be the place for us,C[yen] Liza said.

C[pounds sterling]When I looked at the house, even though it's not too flashy, I thought it looked good. And it has five acres.C[yen]

The pair became engaged in 2004, but Jake had to ask permission from Liza's mother Co who is Filipino Co first.

Liza said despite her limited English, her mum was quick to give her blessing.

After a seven year engagement, the pair was married on their Maryvale place on November 11 this year Co the same day Liza's colleague Debbie Males tied the knot. …

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