Grace turns 102 at Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge

by antoinette pombo
May 28, 2017
Category:   Articles, Events and News

Birthday girl Grace Snook with Elphin Lodge complex manager Helen Petrie and Debbie Christen, Rand Aid’s Manager: Recreational Programmes, at her 102nd birthday party.

Grace Snook graciously celebrated her 102nd birthday with her friends and family on the 18th May, 2017.

This happy and witty lady sat at the head of the table at Elphino’s, the much loved coffee shop at Rand Aid’s Elphin Lodge Retirement Village.

She lived independently until the age of 101 after which Grace moved into the Ron Smith Care Centre. At the age of 100, Grace was still cooking for herself and enjoying container gardening.

When one of Grace’s friends joked that her next big celebration would be her 110th birthday, she responded with her legendary sense of humour, saying, “I hope you have wings.”

Grace was born in Rhodesia in 1915, during World War I. She had two children with her late husband Cecil, a daughter named Jill and son, Donald.

She has always loved sports – both as a spectator and participant.

At her birthday celebration, Helen Petrie, the manager at Elphin Lodge, presented Grace with a beautiful card and flowers. She said, “We are blessed to have Grace as one of our residents.”

Grace Snook takes pride of place at the head of the table at her 102nd birthday celebration.

Grace Snook with daughter Jill and son-in-law Glynn Jones.

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