Edna Ross has lived in Victoria since she was 11 years old, and on Wednesday, March 11, she celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family.
Ross’ daughter Patricia Timms, 75, describes her mother as an inspiration to all.
“She’s the sweetest, kindest, loveliest person in the world.”
Timms is one of Ross’ four kids. Edna also has 17 living grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren, with another one on the way.
Darlene Townsend, one of Edna’s grandchildren, came all the way from Las Vegas for her grandmother’s 100th birthday party.
“She was a great role model. She’s always been a big part of my life, and all of her grandchildren’s lives,” said Darlene. “The wisdom that she possesses and the sense of humour is nonstop. She’s still fun and easy to talk to.”
Edna and her family celebrated with a big party on Wednesday, with family from Japan, Alberta, California, other parts of B.C. and more.