A MOTHER whose motto is to ‘keep busy’ has celebrated a very special milestone.
Surrounded by her family and friends, Olive Brundish, who has lived in Chichester all her life, turned a remarkable 100 years old on Thursday.
Asked the secret to her long life, Olive said: “Healthy living, I suppose.
“I have always kept busy. I haven’t had a very adventurous life, but I have enjoyed it very much.”
Olive, who is a talented knitter and gardener, was born in Chichester and has lived in St Pancras and Orchard Street for more than 60 years.
She moved into Donnington Care Home when she was 97.
Keith Brundish, Olive’s son, said: “The care home has shown so much care and kindness. It is a lovely place.”
Olive was married to Reg in November 1938. The couple met while working at Chichester Railway Station. Reg passed away in 1991.
Olive has three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
“Her life has been paced and measured,” said Glenys, Olive’s daughter-in-law
Olive worked at the Lancastrian School and spent time walking into the city, knitting dolls for the local hospice and patiently tending to her garden.