Hailsham resident Margaret celebrates a century

Margaret Luery SUS-180919-082322001
Margaret Luery SUS-180919-082322001

Local care home resident Margaret Luery celebrated her 100th birthday in style with friends, family and the Deputy Mayor of Hailsham last week.

Margaret, of Marshview Care Home in Marshfoot Lane, marked her birthday with a gathering at which relatives, well-wishers and guests of honour, including Hailsham Deputy Mayor, Cllr Grant De Jongh, gathered to celebrate the special occasion.

Born in Lanark in September 1918, Mrs Luery worked as a theatre sister at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital and was also a midwife.

She is a very keen artist, enjoying both painting and drawing.

She has a daughter Fiona and a son Douglas and is very proud of her granddaughter Ruth.

Sam Murphy, executive manager at Marshview said: “Margaret is a truly lovely lady. She is so appreciative of everything that the staff do, has a

beautiful smile that can light up the room and is always considerate of others.

She loves to read and has lots of knowledge. Margaret does like to have a good chat.”

Deputy Mayor Councillor De Jongh, wished Mrs Luery good health for the future. He said: “It’s wonderful to hear of someone remaining so active at such an age and it’s an honour to celebrate with Margaret and other guests on her 100th birthday.”

“She is a lovely lady and a pleasure to be around. Margaret certainly does not look her age and I hope she enjoys many more birthday parties to come.”

Councillor De Jongh also commended care home staff for their outstanding commitment to their residents.