BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 26th, 2013 -- Family, friends, acquaintances, well wishers and their families are all invited to a Thanksgiving Service on Sunday March 31st to honour and celebrate Gwendolyn Watty and give thanks to God for her life as she attains her 100th birthday.
The Service takes place on Sunday 31st March at the ‘Wesley” Methodist Church at 4 p.m. and all are cordially invited
It is a rare occurrence when a community can celebrate with one of its own, the attainment of such a milestone and the family wanted to share the celebration with as many as possible.
Son of Centenarian Watty, Mr. Eustace Warner of Warner’s One Stop, spoke emotionally of the life of his mother in extending the invitation to the public.
“We are very much aware,” he said, “that most of her friends who were there supporting her through the challenges of her life, have passed on, but we specially want to thank their families - children and grandchildren – for the support and love they extended to her.”
Gwendolyn Watty, born in St. Kitts on March 30, 1913, began her working career as a teacher at the Basseterre Girls’ School. Her skills as a seamstress eventually led her to becoming Seamstress at the Cunningham Hospital and she served in this capacity until her retirement.
She later migrated to Canada when her children, Eustace, Venetta and Lylith did, and has served their families in various ways while there for over 25 years.
Her impact on the lives of many nationals was especially felt through her devoted service to her Church., the Methodist Church. As Sunday School teacher, Choir member, Girls’ Brigade Officer and Church leader, she became a mentor and role model to her children and to many in the community. On her return to St. Kitts she became a faithful member of Hope Methodist Chapel.
The Service which takes place at 4 p.m. on Easter Sunday is a fitting addition to Easter Sunday services which celebrate the survival of life and the renewal of the spirit. All are asked to be punctual.
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