Marvellous Murie Turns 100

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Posted 21 June 2021

Murie, beloved resident at Auchinleck Court, is celebrating her 100th Birthday today.

Murie was joined by her daughters, granddaughter and great grandson, with a stunning cake and refreshments. 

Murie was born in Paisley, Scotland on the 21 June 1921. She has said that she had an idyllic childhood, and that being an only child, was often indulged and was also very close to both of her parents. Her father had a beautiful singing voice and sang in the choir at Paisley Abbey. Murie’s mother played the piano and often accompanied him.

Her father fought in both WW1 and WW2, and was a fine Sergeant Major respected by all his men. During WW2, Murie was in the Wrens, and drove a large truck. She has said that this “was an adventurous time.”

Murie emigrated to South Africa in the early 1950s and started a long career with a Wool Company. She worked very hard and long hours but was rewarded with a top position. She did lots of advertising work for magazines, and thoroughly enjoyed the challenges. 

Fast forward to the 80s, Murie returned to England to be near her daughters and her family, who had all made England their home. Murie, along with her partner Reg have said they “were so fortunate to be offered a flat in Auchinleck Court”. Reg sadly passed away around 15 years ago, but Murie has said “I am very happy here and my family come and visit frequently except during covid time of course. I am full of gratitude to all who care for me now, especially Vivi who is my wonderful friend and carer.”

“I like the idea of the manager being here and the possibility to pull a string and one can get help if needed, the place caters well for elderly people.”

Murie has two daughters; Anne and Catherine, three grandchildren; Lawrence, Lisa and Kim and seven great grandchildren; Jason, Lorcan, Lily, Sian, Austin, Alexander and Gracie.

When asked what her advice was for anyone looking to live to 100 as she has, Murie said she doesn't think there is a secret, but it is important to keep interested in life!

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