Century of smiles for lovely Rita

Whitefield Lodge Care Home,  Marguerita Stuart celebrating 100th birthday'Daughter Jean Ramsay,John Dempsey,Great Grandaughter Samantha Kilpatrick, Grandaughters Claire Kilpartick and Fiona Ramsay and Greatgrandaughters Georgia Black and Erin Black'Photo Emma Mitchell'14/12/11
Whitefield Lodge Care Home, Marguerita Stuart celebrating 100th birthday'Daughter Jean Ramsay,John Dempsey,Great Grandaughter Samantha Kilpatrick, Grandaughters Claire Kilpartick and Fiona Ramsay and Greatgrandaughters Georgia Black and Erin Black'Photo Emma Mitchell'14/12/11

GREAT-grandmother Rita Stuart was joined by family and friends to celebrate her 100th birthday recently.

Two special parties were thrown for Rita, one at Whitefield Lodge Care Home, in Lennoxtown, where she stays and another at Lenzie Golf Club.

Rita was born in Perth and lived in Dundee before settling in Lenzie. She has a daughter, Jean, and a son, Tom. Her son, Jimmy, died aged nine.

Rita also has six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Daughter Jean said: “Mum had a great birthday. She was up dancing.”

Rita is pictured with (from left) daughter Jean, Councillor John Dempsey, great-granddaughter Samantha, granddaughters Claire and Fiona and great-granddaughters Georgia and Erin.