Lisburn Mayor Ronnie Crawford and
staff of Parklands pictured with Eileen Bacon on her
100th Birthday at Parklands Nursing Home on Tuesday.
US3408-117A0 Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly
Lisburn Mayor Ronnie Crawford ,
Residents and staff of Parklands pictured with Eileen
Bacon on her 100th
Birthday at Parklands Nursing Home on
Tuesday. US3408-118A0 Picture By: Aidan O'Reilly
BIRTHDAY celebrations were held recently at
Parklands, Lisburn, to mark the 100th birthday of Mrs Eileen
The Mayor, Councillor Ronnie Crawford, was
among friends and relations who came during the day to say
'Happy Birthday' to the oldest resident and staff prepared a
special birthday tea.
The previous day, Eileen was the guest of
honour at a lunch part when four generations of her immediate
family gathered at the
home of her youngest daughter Helen for this
wonderful occasion. Eileen, nee Gillespie, was baptised in
Malone Presbyterian Church and married John Bacon there in 1940.
They lived in Belfast for many years where they brought up three
daughters, Joan, Sheila and Helen. Eileen was a very proficient
badminton and tennis player and in later years enjoyed playing
golf. She has continued her long association with her Church.
She sang in the choir for many years and still attends the
senior citizens' coffee morning.
Eileen and John moved to Lambeg in 1976. John
passed away in 1986 and Eileen moved to Parklands eight years
ago. There she has been able to enjoy independence and
companionship in comfortable surroundings. Her family
appreciates the care and support she receives from the staff,
community carers and district nurses, enabling her to remain in
what is now 'home'.