Marian Clark has seen and experienced a lot in a century of life.
The resident of the Langham Senior Citizens Care Home turned 100 years old on August 7. A birthday celebration in her honour was held at the home on August 10.
What’s the secret to her long life?
“It’s simple. Just keep on living and breathing,” said Clark in an interview at her residence. “And have a good ‘home base’ with a nice family.”
Aside from a little trouble with her hearing and some mobility issues, Clark’s health is good, and her wit remains as sharp as ever. She was always physically active her whole life, taking long walks, and for many years was a competitive bowler.
But it’s only recently that she’s had to give up her favourite pastimes: eating out at restaurants and travelling by taxicab.
Born on a small farm near Netherhill, just east of Kindersley in 1917, Clark’s family moved to Saskatoon in the early 1920s, just when she was about to begin Grade 1.
She went to Westmount School and later Bedford Road Collegiate before embarking on a career as a secretary. She worked for a law firm and a real estate agency in Saskatoon, but also did a tour of duty in Washington, DC during the Second World War years. Continue reading “Langham care home resident marks 100 years”