Fifers mark 100th and 105th birthdays at Cupar care home

Two residents at a Cupar care home have celebrated special landmark birthdays.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 12:30 pm

Charles Newton and Christina (Bud) Paterson marked their 100th and 105th birthdays at North Eden House care home, with both enjoying a disco.

Born in Kirkland Cottages, Methil, Charles was in the RAF during World War II and then worked at Balfour’s in Leven, programming the computers.

Charles married Catherine (Kay) Cameron on April 7, 1944. The couple had one son, Ron, and have two grandchildren Sally and Sandra.

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Catherine sadly passed away in 2012.

Prior to living in North Eden, Charles lived at Buchan Gardens in Buckhaven for 16 years. He moved into North Eden last year.

Ann Bell, manager at the care home, said: “I think his secret to a long life is to live it to the full his immediate family and wider family is very important to him and a glass of whisky every night.”

Bud, meanwhile, Christina was born into a large family in Falkland, one of nine children.

She worked at an iron mongers that she owned with her husband, John, for many years.

The couple had one child, Janette, and have two grandchildren Susan and Kevin.

She went to live in North Eden in 2013.

“I think her secret to a long life is determination,” said Ms Bell.

“She has never smoked or drank alcohol, and music is very important to her as she comes from a musical family.”