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Kathleen holding birthday card from HM Queen

Kathleen Oakley celebrated turning 100 this week with friends and relatives at  Carey Lodge.

With nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, Kathleen’s family are extremely proud of her incredible milestone and were keen to celebrate the occasion, especially given her recognition from the Queen.

A local lady, Kathleen has lived most of her life in Stewkley, having left school at 14 and married her late beloved husband, Edward in 1936. Together they enjoyed 64 very happy years, raising four children before Edward sadly passed away in 2000.

In her early career Kathleen worked in domestic service with a local doctor’s family – a role which suited her nurturing and loving personality. She went on to provide care and support for a number of families in Stewkley, as a valued member of the local community.

In December 2015 Kathleen moved to Carey Lodge to benefit from tailored support and care. She enjoys life at the care home, particularly the themed events which are part of the programme of social activities.

Commenting on her 100th birthday, service manager Clare Hedge, said:

Kathleen is a much-loved resident. It was a real pleasure to be part of her special day and to recognise a lady who has given so much to others throughout her lifetime.

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