Essex care home resident celebrates his 100th birthday

17 April 2019

A resident at RMBI Home Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court in Stisted, Essex, celebrated his 100th birthday last week.

Charlie Brown was thrilled to receive an official congratulations card from Her Majesty The Queen.

Born in Great Waltham on 4th April 1919, shortly after the end of the First World War, Charlie enjoyed a long career as an engineer for a local bus company.

Family is the most important thing in life, according to Charlie. He and his late wife Hilda had two children Angela & Jennifer. Charlie has four grandchildren and five great grandchildren, as well as lots of nieces and nephews!

His secret to a long and happy life? Charlie said: “A loving family and great company!”

Dani Lane, Activities Coordinator at Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court, said: “It was a privilege to celebrate Charlie’s 100th birthday with a party at our Home. Everyone had a great time with many of his family coming together to celebrate his long life.”

Dani added: “I asked Charlie if he had enjoyed his birthday party. He laughed and said with a wink that although he’d enjoyed it, he’d been asleep during some of it. I told him that he’s entitled to nod off whenever he likes, he is 100 years old after all!”