04/12/2013 10:47 GMT | Updated 03/02/2014 05:59 GMT

Heartbreaking And Yet Heartwarming: Couple Married For 65 Years Die On Same Day

In a heartbreaking and yet heartwarming love story, elderly couple Eleanor and Frank Turner, who had been married for 65 years, recently passed away on the same day - just hours apart.

Neither husband or wife knew of the other's death. Eighty-seven-year-old Eleanor was first to pass away, but husband Frank, who died nine hours later in a separate care facility, was unaware.

"They didn't give up. They had their share of fights, just like anybody else. But when it came down to everything in the end, they stuck together," says daughter Linda Purser. "They worked together as a team to do everything."