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Longtime White Rock volunteer turns 100

White Rock resident Constance “Kitty” Rogers (left) celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 19. - Contributed photo
White Rock resident Constance “Kitty” Rogers (left) celebrated her 100th birthday on Nov. 19.
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Longtime White Rock resident Constance “Kitty” Rogers celebrated her milestone 100th birthday with family and friends at a gathering in the Dr. Al Hogg Pavillion at Peace Arch Hospital on Nov. 19.

Rogers has been an active member of the community for decades, most notably taking part in the Meals on Wheels program for 20 years, until the age of 85.

The centenarian has also donated her time to cancer charities, the Red Cross, the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary and blood donor clinics. Her daughter, Barbara Tole, said that while Rogers did charity work throughout her lifetime, she was really spurred into action following the death of her husband, Frank, in 1973.

“I think that on top of wanting to keep busy doing things, she wanted to give back as much as she could,” Tole said.

The gathering, hosted by Tole and Rogers’ son Jack, was attended by five generations of her family, including her two great-great grandchildren.

 

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