A big birth­day for Blanche

Blanche Stock­wood to turn 100 on March 16

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - BY NI­CHOLAS MERCER THE COM­PASS

Gull Is­land na­tive Blanche Stock­wood is rock­ing in a chair in her room at Lux­ury Es­tates in Car­bon­ear.

The mid-af­ter­noon sun is cascading over her face as she looks out her win­dow and over the har­bour. There are dozens of birth­day cards stacked on the ta­ble in front of her, along with an open Bi­ble.

“I’ve got a box of them,” she jokes, in ref­er­ence to the greet­ing cards.

It’s a very spe­cial time for Blanche. She’s about to en­ter an ex­clu­sive club when she turns 100 on March 16, and be­comes this province’s lat­est cen­te­nar­ian.

Submitted photo

Blanche Stock­wood will be turn­ing 100 on March 16 and still loves to play the or­gan.

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