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Fintona woman celebrates her 100th birthday

Thursday, 2 August 2018

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It's not everyday you hear of people marking their 100th birthday. But Mrs Gertie Foster, from the Fintona district, reaches that milestone today (Wednesday).
The centenarian recently enjoyed a celebration party with her family and friends at Fintona Presbyterian Church hall with a lovely spread of food and lots of laughter.
Born on August 1, 1918, Gertie grew up on her father's farm in Dungoran, Fintona. She would help him with collecting turf and general duties around the farm. Through her teenage years she continued helping out on the farm until she met the love of her life, George, who sadly passed away 30 years ago.
Although Gertie and George had no family they shared plenty of laughter and good times together, said a member of the family.
Full story in this week's Tyrone Constitution...

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