Molly celebrates her 100th birthday

Molly with family members (back left to right) daughter-in-law Beverly, grandson Scott, daughter Esther, daughter-in-law Edith and in front are sons Ian (left) and David. (photosonlocation.co.uk)
Molly with family members (back left to right) daughter-in-law Beverly, grandson Scott, daughter Esther, daughter-in-law Edith and in front are sons Ian (left) and David. (photosonlocation.co.uk)

THERE were celebrations at a local care home on Monday as a resident became a centenarian.

Hilda Molly Robertson, known as Molly, celebrated her 100th birthday at the Lochbank Manor care home with friends and family. There was music, party food and drinks for the special occasion.

Her sons, David and Ian Robertson, both from Canada, came over to visit as well as her daughter, Esther Jolly (80), who is from Forfar.

Molly was born in Luthermuir in 1912 and later married her husband, John, in Marykirk. He was in the RAF and was stationed in Tayport whilst she was ‘in service’ or a maid.

Molly, who has been at Lochbank since April 2005, has always loved music, gardening, walking and she has visited her son in Canada six times over the years.

David said her secret to her longevity was “hard work and moderation” and that “living to the late 90s isn’t unheard of in our family.”

Although Molly is frail she still remembers everyone and Donna Menmuir, one of the care assistants at the home, said: “she is always smiling, caring and always asks about other people.”

She has 12 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, five great, great grandchildren and one great, great, great grandchild.