100 years young for Ada

100-yr-old  Ada Kirby
100-yr-old Ada Kirby

A great-grandmother with 17 great-grandchildren celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend.

Ada Dawe, born Ada Kirby, became Lovett Fields retirement village’s first centenarian on Saturday, and still lives close to many of her family members. However that did not stop relatives flying in from further afield too, with some journeying from as far away as Devon, Witney, Manchester and Portugal.

Daughter-in-law Christine Dawe said that Ada was still enjoying life - and still loves an argument.

She said: “She’s lovely, and she’s stubborn. She loves an argument, and she’s always right, and while she’s partially-sighted now she still loves her soaps, especially Coronation Street.

“Ada grew up in Kensall Road in London, and after being born during one war two of her brothers died in the next one. But she met my late father-in-law Harry when she was 24, and they moved to Milton Keynes in the early 1980s.

“She absolutely loved her party, and was showing her telegram from the Queen to everybody even though she’s not a royalist.”