Centenarian Olive Bullard celebrates her special birthday with her five-generation family
- Credit: Su Anderson
A Suffolk centenarian was joined by friends and members of her five-generation family yesterday as they raised a toast to longevity.
Olive Bullard, who was born in Ipswich on March 4, 1915, celebrated the occasion at the Firs care home in Felixstowe, where she has lived for 10 years.
The 100-year-old married Charles Arthur, known as Reg, in September 1939 at St Matthew’s Church. Together they moved around the country for his work and they had one daughter, Glenis Phillips.
Speaking about Olive yesterday, Glenis said: “She was a great mum and was very well liked.”
Members of the five generations who attended yesterday’s celebrations included Glenis, Olive’s granddaughter Denyse Lillistone, great granddaughter Rachel Thompson and great great grandchildren Grace, five, and Imogen, two.
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Glenis added that there are other members in Olive’s five generations of descendants but that they were not all able to attend yesterday.
Olive has one daughter, two grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
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