Mary Elizabeth Lerner celebrates 100 years with family and friends.

Celebrating a milestone

Mary Elizabeth Lerner is one of White Rock's newest centenarians.

White Rock has another centenarian in its midst.

On Nov. 5, Mary Elizabeth Lerner celebrated turning 100 years old with family and friends – including her 98-year-old sister Edna Chambers – at White Cliff Retirement Home.

“It was a fabulous event with all her friends and family by her side. It was a great party,” said Mary’s niece Lorraine Petersen.

Mary’s nephew, Patrick Lerner, was master of ceremonies and presented the congratulations certificates from Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Stephan Harper and Mayor Catherine Ferguson.

Born in Lacadena, Saskatchewan, Mary moved to White Rock in September 2002 with her late husband of more than 50 years, Casper (Cappy) Lerner.

The two met while Mary was working for BC Packers and Cappy was working for Canadian Pacific Airlines. After marrying in 1950 the couple lived in Vancouver before eventually retiring and moving to Surrey in 1979.

In December 2002, Mary and Cappy relocated to White Cliff retirement residences, where they were “very happy”, said Petersen.

Mary continues to live at White Cliff following Cappy’s death.

 

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