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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Bangles, brooch and Tayto crisps for 100 year old Isa

Resident of Clairville Residential Home outside Rasharkin, Isa Edmondson, turned 100 on Thursday this week and spend her special day celebrating the milestone.

Isa was surrounded by staff from Clairville Residential Home, the Mayor and her friend Jean Jefferson on this special occasion.

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Originally from Coleraine, Isa has spent 13 years in the care home and lost her twin sister 10 years ago.

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Mayor Sean Bateson spoke about delight of playing a role in her special day.

“It was an honour for me to have this opportunity to offer my best wishes to Isa on this very happy day.

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“She is clearly much-loved by all those who know her, and I was delighted to play a part in her birthday celebrations.

Isa Edmondson along with Mayor Sean Bateson

Mayor Bateson also paid tribute to the care home staff.“

“The staff at Clairville deserve recognition for the daily care and attention they show to Isa and I would like to wish her continued health and happiness in her life.”

Jean Jefferson, Isa’s close friend, spoke about her signature look she is known for saying,

“As long as Isa has a string of jewellery around her neck, a bangle on each hand and a brooch then she is happy.”

Jean also told of Isa’s favourite snack,

“And she loves Tayto cheese and onion crisps and would have a bag every day of the year!”

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