Sherry and congratulations from the Queen for 105th birthday
A long time resident of Coverack celebrated her 105th birthday this week with a message from the Queen and a glass of sherry at her new home in Mabe.
Doris Louise Ede, who is known to her friends by her middle name, was born in the Bayswater area of London in 1907 and lived in Warwickshire for much of the first half of her life where she was an artist.
Her dreams of being a ballet dancer were dashed when she grew too tall, but she did get to travel the world with her husband and was president of a Warwickshire WI.
She moved to Cornwall about 40 years ago, following the death of her husband, and lived in Coverack “right on the edge of the cliffs,” according to Gill Glover, her niece by marriage.
“There was a fabulous view,” Gill said, “and she loves Cornwall - she wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.”
Louise moved to her new home at Antron Manor Care Home in Mabe three years ago and thinks of it as “a nice hotel,” Gill said.
“It’s been absolutely wonderful I can’t fault it,” she added, “I would recommend this to anybody.
“The staff are really, really kind – it’s like home.”