Happy 100th, Dolly!

Silver Kettle Village resident Dolly Smith celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, July 8 with a small party.

Dolly Smith (middle) celebrated her 100th birthday on July 8 at Silver Kettle Village. Shown with Dolly are niece Evelyn Marriott (niece) and recreational therapist Sharon Lough.

Silver Kettle Village resident Dolly Smith celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, July 8 with a small party. Joining her in the picture is niece (left) Evelyn Marriott and Sharon Lough, recreational therapist for Silver Kettle.

Dolly received several notes of congratulations from several prominent dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth.

Dolly, whose full name is Olga May Smith, was born July 8, 1915 in the District of Stretford in County of Lancaster in Manchester, England. She came to Canada in 1924 at the age of nine with her family. They settle on a farm in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan.

She married Alec Schmidt (Smith) when she was 18 years old and they farmed in Saskatchewan until 1950 when they moved to Vancouver. He passed away in 1966. The couple had no children.

Dolly worked in the toy department in the downtown Woodwards store in Vancouver for several years.

She lived in Burnaby after retiring and had many wonderful friends as well as her brother and sisters in the same area.

Dolly loved to sing and dance and help others. She moved to Grand Forks at the age of 85 to be near her niece Evelyn, who began to look after her.

She is very appreciative of the staff and fellow residents at Silver Kettle who care for her and love her so much.

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