My friends and neighbours gave me an unbelievable present for my 100th birthday when they gathered together at Catered Affairs for a surprise party. To have my nieces, nephews, and brother from Alberta and Quebec was a wonderful surprise, and a wonderful gift. I want to thank everyone who was there.
A special thank you to the friends who organised the event: Ellen Miller, Fran Thompson, and Maggie Boyer. The amount of time and energy that they must have put into it was really amazing. Thanks, also, to all those who said such kind words and made the evening so much fun. Garth, as always, serenaded me with Happy Birthday. Ray Adams and John Casgrain supplied the music.
A special thank you to Rick and Debbie at Grahame’s Bakery for the lovely cake. Jim and Judy Beveridge for the gift of 100 beautiful roses to decorate the venue, and my corsage. Jim McManaman was a wonderful chauffeur on the night, and I was honoured by having not one, but two mayors speak: Nancy Peckford and Ralph Raina.
It was a wonderful and unforgettable night, and Catered Affairs provided a lovely venue and a great meal too. Thank you, one and all, for giving me such a magnificent birthday. I will never forget it.