Yvonne marks her 100th birthday with party

Yvonne Evans.
Yvonne Evans.

Former secretary Yvonne Evans celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at a Lancaster care home.

Yvonne was born on January 27, 1915 in Poplar, London, to her French father and mother, who was a governess.

In 1941 she married Thomas Evans, who made gyroscopes for Spitfires.

The couple went on to have two children, Michelle and Barry.

Yvonne, who worked as a legal secretary and then a medical secretary, was married to Thomas for 56 years.

She has lived at St Wilfrid’s Hall care home since November last year.

St Wilfrid’s care home manager, Alasdair Swan, said: “Yvonne only became a resident at St Wilfrid’s in November and to be able to share her special day with her and with her family (all four generations) was wonderful.

“She really enjoyed her day, and especially her card from the Queen.”

As well as her two children, Yvonne has two grandchildren Fay and Hugh and two great grandchildren, Alec and Luc.

St Wilfrid’s is run by the family-owned Caring Homes Group, which was founded in 1994 by mother and son team, Helena and Paul Jeffery.

Located only two miles from Lancaster in the village of Halton, St Wilfrid’s Hall is a country house that has been sympathetically converted to provide residential and nursing care for up to 37 elderly people.