Falkirk woman celebrates 100th birthday

Barbara was joined by many friends and fellow residents to celebrate her 100th birthday
Barbara was joined by many friends and fellow residents to celebrate her 100th birthday
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A resident celebrated her centenary year at Thornhill Court Day Centre this week.

Barbara Turner, left Croatia in 1946 and quickly settled into her new life in Falkirk. She met her soul mate, Joe and they spent 40 happy years together and never felt the need to get married.

Joe and Barbara enjoyed a quiet life with each other and loved travelling and going on exciting holidays together.

Barbara had her first job as a worker in the Garfield hotel in Edinburgh, however, her most recent employment was at Bellsdyke Hospital where she was a chamber maid for almost 25 years.

Caroline Reid, a carer at Thornhill, said: “Barbara is fantastic. The stories she has to tell keep us entertained and laughing all day.

“She is a very popular woman, you would never know she has just celebrated her 100th birthday.”

Barbara visits the day centre three times a week and enjoys going shopping with her many friends who visit her.

Her nephew Joe Vrsaljko presented a frame to Barbara with pictures of her throughout her life. Provost Pat Reid was also present as she received her telegram from the Queen.

Caroline said: “Everyone here at Thornhill Court Day Centre would like to wish Barbara a happy birthday and congratulate her on reaching such an amazing milestone. She is an amazing woman”