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Delta, B.C., woman celebrates 100th birthday with surprise drive-by parade

England's eldest daughter Louise says everyone who drove by to wish her mother a happy birthday was given a pre-packaged cupcake and candle to blow out. (Photo credit: CBC News)
England's eldest daughter Louise says everyone who drove by to wish her mother a happy birthday was given a pre-packaged cupcake and candle to blow out. (Photo credit: CBC News)

Charlotte England turned 100 on April 19, 2021

A Delta, B.C., woman celebrated her 100th birthday Monday with a drive-by celebration hosted by her friends and family.

Charlotte England spent the afternoon surrounded by a large hand-painted banner, balloons and cupcakes, as a parade of vehicles filled with her friends and family drove past her seniors residence on Arthur Drive.

“It feels wonderful,” said England. “I’ve been treated like a queen.”

She moved to Vancouver in 1944, where she attended nursing school at St. Paul’s Hospital and eventually married her husband Les, who fought in the war.

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