HC-One Care Home Resident Born During WW1 Celebrates 101st Birthday

Born in the midst of World War One, Mary Fowler from Fife has celebrated her 101st birthday with residents and family at HC-One’s Balfarg Care Home.

Mary celebrated her big day with a party in the home, enjoying entertainment from Stevie Watson, a piper from Scotia Pipers and folk band The Sangsters, as well as a buffet and champagne.

Born on 16th September 1916, several historical events took place during Mary’s year of birth, including the Battle of the Somme and The Easter Rising.

Care Home Manager, Sharon Watson, commented: “It was a pleasure to celebrate the birthday of a lady who is so dear to all of us at Balfarg. Mary has led a very interesting life and is an inspiration to us all. We’re delighted that we were able to give her such a special day.”

Mary married Peter, a coal miner in 1939 and they went on to have four children, two girls and two boys. A resident at Balfarg Care home since March this year, Mary has become the home’s agony aunt and is always willing to help others.

 

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