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St Helena : St Helena: ETHEL CELEBRATES HER CENTURY
Submitted by Saint Helena Herald (Nathan Prince) 03.02.2013 (Article Archived on 03.03.2013)

On Monday 28 January, a tea party was held at Plantation House to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs Ethel Sim, the eldest resident on the Island. Hosted by HE the Governor and Mrs Capes, the party began at 3pm with family and friends in attendance.

 


ETHEL CELEBRATES HER CENTURY


 


On Monday 28 January, a tea party was held at Plantation House to celebrate the 100th birthday of Mrs Ethel Sim, the eldest resident on the Island. Hosted by HE the Governor and Mrs Capes, the party began at 3pm with family and friends in attendance.


 


Speeches were given to mark this special occasion. As well as warm words from the Governor and Father Jack Horner, Her Majesty The Queen sent a message that was read out at the function: “I am so pleased to know that you are celebrating your one hundredth birthday on 28 January 2013. I send congratulations and best wishes to you on such a special occasion.”


 


A rare tradition on St Helena to honour residents who reach the age of 100 at Plantation House, the day was met with sincere thanks from Ethel’s family, with a mention to the staff at Plantation House for their excellent service. Governor Capes said “It is a privilege and pleasure to join with Ethel and her family and friends, to mark this very special day.”


 


The family continued to celebrate with Ethel on 29 January, organising a tea party at the Community Care Complex (see left). Ethel commented that it was a surprise for her to have two parties and was overwhelmed by all the extra attention over the past few days. Ethel chatted away with her fellow residents and some guests who she personally invited herself and commented that she thought both parties were “lovely.”


 


SHG


29 January 2013

 

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