Corn­wall res­i­dent turns 105

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CORN­WALL, On­tario – Kathleen Baker cel­e­brated her 105th birth­day on Tues­day, Aug. 14 with family mem­bers and friends from her re­tire­ment res­i­dence, Chartwell Chateau Corn­wall. “I’m feel­ing a bit over­whelmed,” said Baker. Baker said she usu­ally feels 105, but there are good days and bad days. She doesn’t know where the last 105 years went.

“Yes, I’ve been here a long, long time,” said Baker in a speech to her peers. “I’ve had some won­der­ful years. Made some good, good friends. Some of whom are here to­day to see me, which is heart­break­ing re­ally. Thank you for ev­ery­thing. I want to thank Sharon and her co­work­ers for plan­ning this de­light­ful af­ter­noon.”

Ac­cord­ing to Sharon Curotte, Life­style and Pro­gram Man­ager at Chateau Corn­wall, Baker was so ex­cited for her birth­day event. She had pre­pared three pos­si­ble out­fits to wear and post­poned lunch plans with her family to be with her peers. Baker spent a ma­jor­ity of her life in Gaspé and Malar­tic, QC be­fore mov­ing to Mis­sis­sauga, ON. In her later years, she de­cided to move to Corn­wall as one of her sons re­sides in Bainsville.

Jim Mcdonell and Mayor Les­lie O’shaugh­nessy made an ap­pear­ance at the party. Baker also re­ceived a letter from the Governer Gen­eral of Canada.

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