Vernon woman celebrates 100th birthday

After coming to Canada as an infant from England, Mary marks centennial

Mary Crerar, born in London, England, Dec. 18, 1918, will be celebrating her 100th birthday in Vernon Tuesday.

Crerar arrived in Canada as an infant, went to grade school in The Pas, Manitoba, married Stewart Crerar at Gurney Gold, a small mining community near Cranberry Portage, Man., 1939. Flin Flon was home for the births and raising of 10 children.

“Have 10 kids and that will keep you on the run and in good condition,” said Crerar of her secret to living so long.

See: 97-year-old Vernon veteran displays 100-year-old Union Jack

While her husband Stewart passed away in 1975, Mary, with her children, their spouses, their children, grandchildren and now great-grandchildren, makes the Crerar tribe numbers about 75!


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