Marjorie (Espley) Wilson Turns 100!

Marjorie (Espley) Wilson 1935 celebrated her 100th birthday August 16, 2012 with a tea party at Truffles Cafe, VanDusen Gardens.

Marjorie’s daughter from England and granddaughter and family from Toronto along with friends gathered for this special occasion. Congratulatory letters from the Queen and the Governor General of Canada were on display in the family album. This album had been compiled by Marjorie, Jean Tsuyuki Feb’57 and Betty-Anne Rogers, Feb’57.

Lorna Hoare and Diane Parker, Friendship Committee delivered a “basket of treats” along with a singing birthday card from the Alumnae. Marjorie was delighted.  Written by Betty-Anne for Marjorie.

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