100 reasons to celebrate for Airth care home resident Catherine

Staff at Airthrey Care Home were determined to throw a special party for new resident Catherine Bryce's 100th birthday. Her son Robert was delighted with their efforts on behalf of his mother.
Staff at Airthrey Care Home were determined to throw a special party for new resident Catherine Bryce's 100th birthday. Her son Robert was delighted with their efforts on behalf of his mother.

Staff at Airthrey Care Nursing Home were delighted to welcome a new guest by throwing a very special birthday party for her.

Catherine Bryce was just four weeks short of her 100th birthday when she moved into the care home in Airth from sheltered housing in Larbert.

And when staff discoveredher milestone birthday was approaching, they insisted on giving her a treat to mark the special day.

Catherine’s son, Robert, was delighted with how the staff had organised the celebration on August 24.

He said: “The birthday party went exceptionally well – the staff really pushed the boat out for her!

“She had a wonderful time – they couldn’t have done better!”

Catherine, who was born in Arnothill in Falkirk on August 24, 1918, and moved to Kilsyth where she got married to Robert.

The couple stayed there until 1947, when they moved to Cowie for a short time.

They then lived in Bannockburn for several years and when they moved to Larbert together they continued to work in Bannockburn where they had their own business, running the local general store and hairdressers.

Her husband Robert died in 1977 and eventually Catherine moved to Ronald Crescent, in Larbert, where she lived for 11 years before finally making the move to the care home in Airth.

Son Robert added: “She has done very well and apart from age-related ailments she’s not doing badly at all.”

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