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Centenarian Aunt Rosie a true inspiration

Published:Saturday | May 31, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Roslyn Hall-Turpin

Happy 100th birthday, Aunt Rose!

You've hit that time of life, it's true!

The fact that you're now 100

Is beyond absolute belief!

Roslyn Hall-Turpin of Mavis Bank, St Andrew, grew up in St Michael's Anglican Church. She is the first of nine children and the only surviving child of her mother, Lilian Davis-Hall, and Christopher Hall. She raised a son, Wilfred, and a daughter, Cynthia.

She has 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and counting. She was confirmed at the age of 14 and joined the choir at 15. She stepped down from the choir in her 70s but was still an active member until arthritis pain took its toll on her knees six years ago.

She taught several people in the community to play the organ. Her late husband, Gilbert Turpin, died in his late 40s but she never remarried. She always said, "I've never found another perfect man like my sweet Gilbert." She is well loved in the community - a God-loving, caring, giving, and gentle heart that has never uttered an unkind word.

Aunty, you are someone who has played such a massive part in so many of our memories stored inside our hearts. Today, you're in the spotlight; it's you that's taking centre stage. Make the most of every moment on this milestone. As you turn 100, we hope you realise just how much you're loved and respected.

We remember back in the day when you would say, "I've lived a blessed life because I'm more than three score and 10. That's what the Lord said he is giving us (Psalms 90:10). Anything more is a bonus."

Well, guess what? You have outlived 99.9 per cent of people in the community and you are still going strong.

Aunt Rose, you're a true inspiration, a shining example to us all. You show us how to make the most of life and live it to the fullest. You are truly blessed and loved in a special way.

C. Chris