Former Sheffield nurse reaches 100

Eveline Gregory celebrates her 100th birthday with sisters Silvia Mellinson and Edna Leggit
Eveline Gregory celebrates her 100th birthday with sisters Silvia Mellinson and Edna Leggit
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Happy Eveline Gregory kept it in the family when she was joined by her two sisters to celebrate her 100th birthday.

And staff at Burnt Tree Croft care home helped make sure it was a celebratory occasion by decorating the walls with ‘Happy 100th birthday’ banners and balloons.

Eveline, of Hillsborough, worked at Middlewood Hospital for many years and went into care aged 94.

Staff at the home said Eveline is an adored resident and celebrated her big day with a grand buffet.

Line manager Josie Easton said: “Eveline is blind and deaf but she’s always singing and is still mobile with some assistance even at 100.”

Widow Eveline’s only son died a number of years ago.

But she was joined by her two younger sisters, Silvia Mellinson and Edna Leggit, for the party.

She also received a telegram from the Queen to mark the occasion.

And she was inundated with flowers, chocolates and a new outfit from her loving sisters.

Eveline is the oldest resident at Burnt Tree Croft care home, Netherthorpe, where staff say she is very popular.

Josie said the day had been a great success.

She said: “Eveline is a pleasure to care for.

“She certainly enjoyed herself and had a wonderful afternoon.”