Evelyn celebrates 100th birthday with a party

Evelyn Greave who is a resident in Tigh Na Muirn in Monifieth celebrated her 100th birthday in style on Monday. Pictured with her round her many cards and flowers not forgetting her wonderful cake, are, from left - depute Angus provost Peter Murphy, Midge Bett depute lieutenant of Angus and Councillor John Whyte.
Evelyn Greave who is a resident in Tigh Na Muirn in Monifieth celebrated her 100th birthday in style on Monday. Pictured with her round her many cards and flowers not forgetting her wonderful cake, are, from left - depute Angus provost Peter Murphy, Midge Bett depute lieutenant of Angus and Councillor John Whyte.

MONIFIETH lady Evelyn Greaves celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday with a party for family and friends.

Mrs Greaves was born in Leicester on February 7, 1911, and lived in England for much of her early life.

After marrying she moved to Scotland in 1952 after her husband took a job with J.F. Irvine and Company in Dundee.

They lived in Broughty Ferry and then in Collingwood Street in the West Ferry.

She has two daughters, Judy Long and Sheila Harrison, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Now Mrs Greaves lives at Tigh Na Muirn Residential Home in Monifieth after moving there just before her 99th birthday.

She was a very keen bowler and it was a hobby that she always enjoyed to keep fit.

Mrs Greaves was a member of Barnhill Bowling Club and has even been awarded honorary life membership by the club.

When asked the secret to a long life, Mrs Greaves said having to live through the war has kept her healthy and strong.

She explained: “I think the style of living through the war has helped me stay healthy along with gardening and having lots of friends.

Mrs Greaves was joined by Depute Lord Lieutenant of Angus Midge Bett, who presented her with a card from Her Majesty The Queen.

Depute Provost Peter Murphy and Monifieth councillor John Whyte also paid her a visit to mark her special day, and the other residents in Tigh Na Muirn joined in the celebration.