Joan celebrates 100th birthday

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Joan Forsyth celebrated her 100th birthday last Thursday (May 12).

Mrs Forsyth, who resides at Inchmarlo House Nursing Home, was presented with a floral basket and congratulatory card from Banchory and Mid-Deeside councillor Linda Clark and the Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol E.M.Kinghorn

Joan was born and raised in Dalry, Ayrshire and moved around Scotland before settling in Aberdeen in the late 1950s because her husband Jim worked as an Inspector of schools.

The couple remained together in Aberdeen until Jim passed away in 1996.

Joan continued to live on her own until the age of 90 when she moved to Ashley House in Aberdeen and then Inchmarlo Nursing Home four years ago.

Last weekend the celebrations continued for Joan as she was joined by her three children, six grandchildren and three of her five grandchildren at a family party.

The family got a photograph taken and enjoyed a meal together in the grounds of Inchmarlo.

A good time was had by all, especially Joan herself, who joked: “It’s getting far too common being 100!”

Pictured with Mrs Forsyth is, from left, Inchmarlo director Susie Smith,, Lord-Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Carol E.M.Kinghorn and Joan’s daughter Hope Sills