Centenarian keeps on celebrating life with family and friends

It was a time of celebration at the Chantry Centre for seniors in Southampton on Tuesday, December 3rd, when Nellie Perry celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family.

       Nellie Perry with son-in-law G. William                                      (Bill) Streeter

Earlier this year, in August, she celebrated her birthday early with extended family on the family farm at Puslinch Lake just off the Cambridge Townline.

Chantry Centre was full in celebration as it hosted the event for Perry, who was a long-time resident of Southampton and who volunteered in many capacities, including at the Chantry Centre.

  Harvey and Joyce Shular joined  Nellie on her birthday & prepared 100 cupcakes in celebration

Mayor Luke Charbonneau also attended the luncheon and presented the ‘birthday girl’ with a special certificate of recognition from the Town of Saugeen Shores.

           Mayor Luke Charonneau and                         100-year-old Nellie Perry

“I knew my own grandfather who lived to be 100,” said the Mayor.  “He was 20 when the Titanic sunk and, I regret not asking him about things that took place in the course of his life.  I encourage everyone to learn from the wisdom of those who reach this age and to listen to their stories.”