A RESIDENT at RMBI Care Co. Home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, in Porthcawl, has celebrated her 100th birthday. Gwynneth Davies enjoyed a celebration with her sister, resident Roma Davies, who turned 101 in June, as well as with other fellow residents and staff at the Home. She also welcomed Porthcawl’s Mayor, Cllr Mark Chegwen, who wanted to congratulate her in person.

Gwynneth Davies (née Wilson) was born on September 9, 1922 in Hakin, Milford Haven. Besides Roma, Gwynneth had another sister, Dilys, who sadly passed away when she was 6 months old.

A life of commitment

Gwynneth was an active and committed member of St Mary’s Church, in Hakin. For many years, she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Mothers’ Union, an international charity that supports families. Gwynneth undertook many fundraising initiatives and played the organ at the church, where her Welsh cakes were much sought after. She was also a talented craftswoman, making many kneelers for her local church.

Gwynneth worked in the Post Office until she married her husband, Jack, in 1957. The couple enjoyed many happy holidays in their campervan for over 60 years. They also enjoyed gardening and even made their own jams and chutneys out of their homegrown produce.

A kind soul

When Jack sadly passed away, Gwynneth decided to move to RMBI Care Co. Home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court to stay close to her sister, Roma. Although she never had children, Gwynneth was blessed with her sister’s children, whom she supported dearly.

Mandy Kilpatrick, one of the home’s activities coordinators, says: “Gwynneth is a lovely, gentle lady who is always smiling. She enjoys all our activities!”

Celebrating her 100th birthday, Gwynneth knows how she has managed to become a centenarian. She says: “My secret to longevity is my Christian life, tea and ginger biscuits, gardening and, of course, my friends.”

RMBI Home Albert Edward Prince of Wales Court, in Porthcawl, is run by RMBI Care Co., part of the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Home is currently able to safely welcome new residents. For more information, please visit: http://www.rmbi.org.uk/