CORNWALL, Ontario – Lucienne Bray celebrated her 100th birthday among friends and residents at the Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation.
Cindy-Ann Drouin and Margaret Duroucher were the masterminds behind the event, and said that planning began roughly six months ago, in order to receive all honourary certificates.
“We started the process early because we wanted to make sure they arrived in time for her special day,” said Droin.
With greetings from the likes of Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and even the Queen herself, Bray said she was blown away. “I still don’t know where I’m going to put them, but it’ll have to be somewhere special,” said Bray.
Bray was joined by almost 50 guests, and said that she hadn’t planned on celebrating, but if a party was being thrown on her behalf, she certainly didn’t want to be rude.
“I never expected this kind of fuss,” said Bray. “The whole building came down – some people I hadn’t seen in a long time.”
Along with family and friends, MP Guy Lauzon, MPP Jim McDonnell, Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, and Councillor Elaine MacDonald were invited to attend the Cornwall resident’s special birthday. Celebrations took place throughout the afternoon, and featured cake, dignitary speeches and presentations, and overall festive merriment.