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Alice Thomas celebrates turning 90

Kirwans Bridge identity - instrumental in helping save the bridge - marks special occasion recently.

DIANE GRANT January 30, 2013 4:03am

Kirwans Bridge identity Alice Thomas celebrated her 90th birthday at the Angling Club rooms at Kirwans Bridge with family and friends.


Well known Kirwans Bridge identity Alice Thomas joined the nonagenarian ranks on January 15 with more than 50 family and friends.

Mrs Thomas celebrated this milestone at the Angling Club rooms at Kirwans Bridge with daughter Jan, son-in-law Jack, relatives, Angling Club members, Senior Citizens Club members and friends.

Alice and her husband Bert Thomas came to Kirwan’s Bridge more than 34 years ago and made the town their home.

They became involved in various groups and were well known for their ‘‘Oldtimers’’ band that entertained the community for years.

Mrs Thomas continued to live in their home after her husband died.

Well known for her love and concern for others, her courage, honesty and friendship, Mrs Thomas is held in high regard by those who know her. They threw a party to give her some pleasure back for the years she had shared it with others.

Mrs Thomas’ daughter Jan, Wally Cubbin and Heather Parkinson spoke at the gathering.

Congratulations Alice — we wish you many happy years to come.

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