Lympstone’s former Red Cross nurse Doris marks 103 years with family

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 February 2018

103 year old Doris Beattie with her family Anne,Roger and Joanna. Ref exe 07-18TI 7700. Picture: Terry Ife

103 year old Doris Beattie with her family Anne,Roger and Joanna. Ref exe 07-18TI 7700. Picture: Terry Ife

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Doris Beattie, 103, of Glebelands, celebrated her birthday surrounded by family.

103 year old Doris Beattie. Ref exe 07-18TI 7688. Picture: Terry Ife103 year old Doris Beattie. Ref exe 07-18TI 7688. Picture: Terry Ife

A Lympstone pensioner marked her 103rd birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Doris Beattie was able to welcome members of her immediate family to her home, in Glebelands, to mark the milestone.

Three year’s ago, Doris, who has lived in the village for 73 years, had a special party thrown for her at the Churchill Court Community Centre.

On that occasion she was visited by the Lympstone parish councillors.

103 year old Doris Beattie. Ref exe 07-18TI 7693. Picture: Terry Ife103 year old Doris Beattie. Ref exe 07-18TI 7693. Picture: Terry Ife

Still going strong at 103, the former World War Two Red Cross nurse had tea and sponge cake to celebrate.

Her son Roger Beattie said the celebration was lower-key event this time, which was enjoyed by all.

Roger said: “It was just family.

“She is more or less housebound now and it was an opportunity to have some tea and a bit of sponge with her.

103 year old Doris Beattie with her family Anne,Roger and Joanna. Ref exe 07-18TI 7700. Picture: Terry Ife103 year old Doris Beattie with her family Anne,Roger and Joanna. Ref exe 07-18TI 7700. Picture: Terry Ife

“We all enjoyed it and I think she enjoyed it too.”

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