Hailsham resident Margaret celebrates a century

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

Monday, 24th September 2018, 7:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 2:52 am
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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.