Lorraine Doubrere, a resident at Galsworthy House in Kingston-upon-Thames, known for her incredible sense of humour and love for the outdoors, has celebrated her 100th birthday.
Lorraine was born on 11th November 1923 in Canada. To commemorate her special birthday, Lorraine enjoyed a party with her family and friends.
Lorraine joined the royal Canadian air force in the 1940s and went on to pursue a career in Fashion Illustration and Textile Design both in New York and in London. She also has a love for watercolour painting with a passion for bright colours, flowers and boating scenes.
Nowadays, Lorraine enjoys spending her days sitting in and tending to the garden at Galsworthy House. The garden has been transformed into a lush paradise, a reflection of her dedication and green fingers. Her flowers bloom in vibrant colours, a testament to her unwavering love for nature.
When asked what her secret to a long life is, Lorraine answered, “lots of laughter along with Gin and Tonic.”
Eva Trochim, home manager at Galsworthy House said, “Lorraine has been a constant source of laughter and positivity for all who know her. Her infectious laughter has brightened countless days for residents and colleagues. But perhaps, the most cherished aspect of Lorraine’s presence in our community is her mischievous love for biscuits. It’s a known secret that if biscuits go missing, you can almost always count on Lorraine. Her love for these sweet treats has brought endless smiles and light-hearted moments.”
Galsworthy House provides residential, nursing and dementia care on a permanent and short stay basis. If you are looking for a care home and want to find out more about our home call us on freephone 0808 223 5506.