Many congratulations to Dolly Watson, a founder member of St Paul’s Parish Church, Lisburn, who celebrated her 100th birthday on October 8.
Dolly recently moved into a care home, where she enjoyed a socially distanced birthday visit from her rector, the Rev Arthur Young, and five other members of St Paul’s. They were able to chat to her through the conservatory window and sing Happy Birthday.
“Dolly is loved by everybody and she loves us,” said Arthur. “She is a lady who is vibrant, full of energy and brightens everyone’s day.”
The widowed mother-of-two has been a member of St Paul’s since it was founded in 1962. She is a loyal member of St Paul’s Mothers’ Union.
Dolly used to run a boarding house in the Lisburn area, and was driving her own car up until eight months ago.
Dolly is the third Connor parishioner to celebrate their 100th birthday in Connor Diocese in recent weeks. Maisie Jameson from the Church of the Epiphany, Parish of Finaghy and Upper Malone, was 100 on September 13, and Bob Campbell, a parishioner of the United Parish of Ballynure and Ballyeaston (Ballyclare), marked his 100th birthday on October 14!