A popular resident at a Shropshire care home has passed away just days after celebrating her 100th birthday.
Emily Morris had received a message from the Queen congratulating her on her landmark birthday and had been the guest of honour at a party laid on by staff at Myford House Nursing Home in Horsehay where they put on a day of fun for the centenarian and her friends and family.
Granddaughter Elaine Harper spoke on behalf of the family, “Born in 1914, Emily lived to be 100 years old. Wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend, she excelled in all of these roles and was as kind to a stranger as she was to friends and family.
“Her journey through life saw two world wars, several moon landings and two coronations. It also saw her marriage to Ike, the birth of two children and the subsequent births of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
“Emily was gentle honest and kind, something the local stray cats can give testament to. If ever a life was worth leading, it was hers. Emily was loved by many and will be missed by all. She was an example to us all and will be greatly missed and forever loved. She made this place such a wonderful world.
“We are so grateful to all the wonderful staff at Myford House for the efforts they went to and for the excellent care Emily received.”
Almost twenty people attended the party which was organised by the home. It included music, a special birthday cake, gifts and flowers for Emily, who leaves a daughter and a son.
Kerry Young, activities co-ordinator at Myford House Nursing Home, said: “We were all so sad when Emily passed away.
“She had lived at Myford House since 2012 and instantly became a really popular resident. She always got involved in the various activities we held and loved singing and the music events we put on.
“Emily was from a lovely family and we will treasure the memory of seeing everyone together to celebrate her 100th birthday – such a rare occasion that we all loved being part of.”