The Lieutenancy of Dunbartonshire

100th+  Birthday Celebrations

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Mrs Mary Moyes and Mrs Meg Melvin Celebrate their 105th birthdays Aug 2011

with family, and Lord-Lieutenant Mike Gregory OBE and Morag Hart MBE Deputy Lieutenant


 102nd Margory Robertson

  Centenarian Marjorie Robertson, pictured with family and Provost Billie Petrie OBE DL,  celebrates her 102nd birthday surrounded by her family and friends.   For her 100th birthday, Marjorie had a big celebratory lunch with relatives from America, Canada, England, Dublin and America, but this time the birthday girl enjoyed a smaller affair at Northwood House Care Home in Helensburgh.   Marjorie said her secret to a long and happy life is to make the best of what you

have and Marjorie certainly did just that.   Even though money was tight during the Second World War, thrifty Marjorie sewed beautifully and would make her own clothes.   The great-grandmother has two children, Donald and Joan, as well as four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


 Betty 100 Birth 31 A Helensburgh woman had an afternoon of tea, cake, and highland dancing to mark her 100th birthday.   Betty Cleary was joined by her 96-year-old sister Helen and great, great grand-nieces to celebrate her telegram from the Queen.   Residents and staff at Balvaird Care Home were on hand to enjoy the tea party and birthday cake. Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Colonel Robert Steele TD  and Provost Billy Petrie OBE were also there to wish Betty well. 

As a long-time fan of dancing and keeping fit, Betty still enjoys chair aerobics and had a ball watching Highland dancers from the Margaret Rose School of Dance at Friday's festivities.   Helensburgh born and bred, Betty moved to Balvaird Care Home in 2008, after the Clyde View Care Home closed down.   Balvaird Care Home staff member, Lilliath Hunter, collated a selection of photographs from Betty's 100 years into a photo album to surprise her on Friday.   Donna Paterson, the deputy manager of Balvaird, said:  "Betty was very touched by the photo album and was thrilled to see so many friends and family surrounding her on her special day.  It was her idea to have a tea party and she was quite overwhelmed by all the flowers she received.   Even though she's 100, she's still in good health and very mobile and independent. Betty and Helen are very close and it is lovely that they are still living close by to each other in the care home."   


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Gill Aitkenhead MBE, Vice Lord-Lieutenant, presenting Mrs Eliza O'Neil with her 100th Birthday card

from Her Majesty, The Queen.


100th Birthday Jessie Stewart Clydebank  

Mrs Jessie Stewart of Clydebank celebrates her 100th Birthday, pictured here with family,

Owen Sayers MBE JP, Deputy Lieutenant, and Provost Douglas McAllister.