Su­san Cox cel­e­brates her 100th birth­day

Bray People - - NEWS -

LO­CAL LADY Su­san Cox cel­e­brated a cen­tury on this earth at a party in Bray Golf Club last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Su­san was born in Cork on De­cem­ber 1912 to Harry and Made­line Good.

She was the sec­ond child in her fam­ily, with an el­der sis­ter called Elizabeth and a younger brother called Robert.

The fam­ily moved to Bray around 1930. Su­san met Arthur and they got mar­ried on April 11 1934. They bought a home in Stil­lor­gan and started their fam­ily.

Sadly, the old­est of their five chil­dren, Ron­nie, died in the 1980s. They also had a lit­tle daugh­ter Elizabeth Ann who only lived a few weeks.

They moved to Bray in 1943 and took over the Clon­alon guest house on Meath Road.

‘It was ex­tremely hard work,' said Su­san's son Arthur. ‘I would not rec­om­mend this kind of slav­ery to any­one; how­ever Mum and Dad kept it go­ing for 33 years.'

He added that the busi­ness helped give their four sons a very good ed­u­ca­tion.

They sold the guest­house and moved to Kind Ed­ward Road, then later Wyn­d­ham Court. Su­san's hus­band Arthur passed away in 1987 and she con­tin­ued to live at the Wyn­d­ham Court home for many years.

Af­ter stay­ing with Der­rick and and Edna for some five years, even­tu­ally the time came for Su­san to move to the Dar­gle Val­ley nurs­ing home. She is very well cared for there and the staff are very kind and at­ten­tive.

‘Mum is ob­vi­ously made of very stern stuff,' said Arthur. ‘With the help of God, her fam­ily and many kind friends she will have many more years of good health and hap­pi­ness.'

The 100th birth­day party was at­tended by Su­san's three sons Alan, Arthur and Der­rick, as well as her daugh­ters-in-law, ten grand­chil­dren, 23 great-grand­chil­dren and other fam­ily mem­bers and friends.

Su­san Cox cel­e­brat­ing her 100th birth­day at Bray Golf Club with her 10 grand­chil­dren and 23 great gran­chil­dren. Be­low: Su­san kisses her great grandaugh­ter Robyn Keav­eny and with youngest fam­ily mem­ber, great grand­son Jen­son Cox.

Su­san Cox 100th birth­day at Bray Golf Club with (back, from left): Arthur, In­grid, Alan, Mar­jory and Der­rick. Front: Grace and Edna.

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