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Local Centenarian Celebrates 100th Birthday At Beauchamp House

LocalStaff and residents at Care South’s Beauchamp House care home in Hatch Beauchamp, enjoyed a very special day at the home recently, when one resident celebrated her 100th birthday.

Bobbie Dean celebrated with her family at her side as four generations came together including her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter to mark this milestone event. Staff at the home arranged a celebration in the home’s beautiful Georgian style lounge, where Bobbie excitedly opened her fabulous telegram from the Queen, as she tucked into a slice of delicious birthday cake made by the home’s Chef.

Bobbie was born on 19th January 1917 in Bristol, where she lived until 1945 before moving to Colyford in East Devon, Bobbie stayed in Colyford all her life before she moved to Beauchamp Gardens, an assisted living development in the stunning grounds of Beauchamp House in 2010. Bobbie has seen a great deal of change in the last century, including two world wars, the discovery of penicillin, the first man on the moon and the rise of the digital age. Four different monarchs have ruled the country during her lifetime.

Bobbie married husband Leonard, and they went on to have a beautiful daughter. Bobbie stayed at home to look after her daughter and enjoyed social activities including painting, walking, gardening and travel in her free time. Spain was a favourite country to visit, and became a regular destination for family holidays abroad and to enjoy the local cuisine and warm climate.

Commenting on her fantastic milestone, Bobbie Dean said: “Celebrating my 100th birthday at Beauchamp House with all my friends and family has been fantastic! Everyone has spoiled me with some delicious cake, beautiful flowers and presents; I’m very lucky to have been able to share this special day with all my loved ones. The icing on the cake was receiving a birthday message from the Queen!”

Pat Britten, Matron at Beauchamp House, said: “We were delighted to be able to celebrate Bobbie’s special day with her at the home. It was lovely to see so many members of her family and to hear more about her wonderful life. Bobbie was also very pleased with her card from the Queen which has certainly taken pride of place. At Care South, we work hard to make sure our residents’ birthdays are really special events – especially milestone birthdays like these.”

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