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Violet Garner's 100th

In the Assembly today, I had the opportunity to public wish Violet Garner a happy 100th birthday. Violet’s father died when she was five, and her mother died just five years later. Violet moved into a boarding house and began an apprenticeship in tailoring, becoming very accomplished.

Violet married in her 20s and bore three sons and one daughter. A widow of 39 years, two of her sons have also passed away, but she has never let these personal losses stop her. She only gave up golfing a few years ago to help care for her great-grandchildren. Today she remains fit and active and is a keen observer of territorial politics. Congratulations, Violet!

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