Keremeos oldest resident celebrates another birthday

Madeline Chapple turned 106 at Keremeos' Orchard Haven on Friday, August 23

  • Aug. 23, 2013 5:00 p.m.
Madeline Chapple celebrated her 106th birthday at Orchard Haven in Keremeos on August 23.

Madeline Chapple celebrated her 106th birthday at Orchard Haven in Keremeos on August 23.

Madeline Chapple celebrated her 106th birthday at Orchard Haven in Keremeos on Friday, August 23.

The year Madeline was born – 1907- Henry Ford sold 2,500 Model R’s, the Kenora Thistles won the Stanley Cup, and Oklahoma became the 46th state.

Surrounded by family and fellow residents, the centagenarian appeared much younger than her physical age would indicate, resplendent in sparkling jewellery and a small tiara.

Madeline spent much of her life in Chatham, Ontario. She moved west to Williams Lake when she was 80, living independently until she was 98 years old.

She was one of the first residents of Kyalami Place when it opened in 1998, moving to the Orchard Haven wing six years ago.

Madeline celebrated her big day with a noon hour birthday party, with son Ralph and daughter in law Susan at her side.