MARY CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY
A centenarian celebrated her birthday milestone last week.
Mary McLean, from Alexandria, marked the special birthday with a meal at Cucina with her family.
They continued the celebrations on Monday at her home in Burns Street, where she was joined by Jim Neeson, the husband of her late niece Helen Neeson, her great-niece Therese Haddow, Therese’s daughter Susan Lamont and her young daughter Honor.
She was also joined by Deputy Provost John Millar, who attended her bash to present her with flowers.
Mary worked all her life, starting at just 14 when she left school to be a housekeeper.
She then worked in the Torpedo factory in Alexandria during the Second World War before going on to work in the Westclox factory in Dumbarton.
She later began working in the Ballantine’s distillery on Dumbarton High Street until she retired.
Although she had no children of her own, she was close to her late niece Helen, who cared for her for 13 years until she died in September.
Helen’s daughter Therese said: “It was a bittersweet day for her.We all had a lovely time and we told her my mum was there in spirit. They were so close. She misses her.”
Milestone Mary enjoys celebrating her big day