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Royal treatment for Sydney on her 100th


Royal treatment for Sydney on her 100th

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EVERYONE WANTED to take a picture with birthday girl Sydney Burke on Saturday.

It was an extra special occasion for Burke, who was celebrating her 100th birthday with friends and family at the Love and Care Citizens’ Home in Dover, Christ Church.

Burke – the mother of seven, six of whom are still alive – also got a visit from Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave as she sat quietly with her head adorned with a crown, signifying her as queen of the house.

Nellie Daniel, one of Sydney’s daughters and proprietor of the home, told the DAILY NATION her mother was generally well and with all faculties, nothwithstanding a slight hearing problem.

Daniel also said that Sydney, who came from Harrises, St Lucy, went to St Swithin’s Primary in the same parish.

She eventually moved to Christ Church and was the proud matriarch of over 39 grands and 45 great-grands.

Sydney also worked at Mount Gay Distilleries before spending her later working days selling at the school.