A resident at Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, in Porthcawl, has celebrated her 101st birthday. Gwynneth Davies enjoyed a celebration with her sister, resident Roma Davies, who turned 102 in June, as well as with other fellow residents and staff at the Home. The staff arranged a birthday party for her complete with a birthday cake, balloons and a bouquet of flowers.
Gwynneth Davies (née Wilson) was born on 9th September 1922 in Hakin, Mildford Haven. Besides Roma, Gwynneth had another sister, Dilys, who sadly passed away when she was 6 months old.
Gwynneth and her sister Roma when they were kids, circa 1930.
A life of commitment
Gwynneth was an active and committed member of St Mary’s Church, in Hakin. For many years, she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Mothers’ Union, an international charity that supports families. Gwynneth undertook many fundraising initiatives and played the organ at the church, where her Welsh cakes were much sought after. She was also a talented craftswoman, making many kneelers for her local church.
Gwynneth worked in the Post Office until she married her husband, Jack, in 1957. The couple enjoyed many happy holidays in their campervan for over 60 years. They also enjoyed gardening and even made their own jams and chutneys out of their home grown produce.
A kind soul
When Jack sadly passed away, Gwynneth decided to move to Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court to stay close to her sister, Roma. Although she never had children, Gwynneth was blessed with her sister’s children, who she supported dearly.
Alison Aberdeen, the Home Manager, says:
Gwynneth is a lovely, gentle lady who is always smiling. She enjoys all our activities!
Resident Gwynneth enjoying herself while having a manicure at the Home.
Celebrating her 101st birthday, Gwynneth knows how she has managed to become a centenarian. She says:
My secret to longevity is my Christian life, tea and ginger biscuits, gardening and, of course, my friends.
[Summary: Gwynneth Davies, a resident at Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, in Porthcawl, has celebrated her 101st birthday. Gwynneth enjoyed a celebration with her sister, resident Roma Davies, who turned 102 in June.]