Celebrating 90 years

Friends and family of Gertie McKeown gathered on Saturday, Sept. 5 in Blackpool Hall

Friends and family of Gertie McKeown gathered on Saturday

Friends and family of Gertie McKeown gathered on Saturday

Friends and family of Gertie McKeown gathered on Saturday, Sept. 5 in Blackpool Hall for an afternoon tea to celebrate her 90th birthday.

“It was a complete surprise when I walked into that hall,” she said.

Over 100 people attended from all over B.C., Alberta and as far away as Toronto.

Pictured are Gertie with her children (l-r) Rhonda Bosley of Vernon, David McKeown of Quesnel, Gertie, Bruce McKeown of 150 Mile House, and Marilyn Meroniuk of Vernon.