Ivy celebrates 100th birthday

Ivy George of Spilsby who is celebrating her 100th birthday. Pictured with members of her family. June Watson (daughter), Kieran Trinder (grandson), Mark Trinder (great-grandson), John Waller (brother), Julian Waller (nephew), Sarah Trinder (great-granddaughter), Leo Morter (great-great-grandson).

Ivy George of Spilsby who is celebrating her 100th birthday. Pictured with members of her family. June Watson (daughter), Kieran Trinder (grandson), Mark Trinder (great-grandson), John Waller (brother), Julian Waller (nephew), Sarah Trinder (great-granddaughter), Leo Morter (great-great-grandson).

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Great-great-grandmother Ivy George, of Spilsby’s Eresby Hall care home, has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Reading-born Ivy retired with husband Albert to Spilsby 36 years ago to be near their daughter June and two grandchildren Kieran and James, who today lives in Canada.

Daughter June said Ivy puts her longevity down to hard work when she was younger, keeping cheerful, and having her family – which stretches to a fourth generation beyond her – nearby.

June added: “She is a tough lady and dearly loved by her family.”

Ivy was joined by family and friends last Sunday to mark her 100th birthday.

She is pictured with (from left) June, Kieran, Mark Trinder (great-grandson), John Waller (brother), Julian Waller (nephew), Sarah Trinder (great-granddaughter), and Leo Morter (great-great-grandson).

Picture: David Dawson.