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Ruth Celebrates her 100th Birthday at Cedars Nursing Home!

January 04, 2018

Ruth Sheppard (Nee Widden) one of our lovely residents at Cedars Nursing Home, was 100 years old on New Year’s Day!

Ruth has lived at The Cedars for fourteen months and is a much admired and respected resident of our Home and is always ready with a smile.

Ruth Widden was born in Devon  in the final year of WW1 and was a nurse during WW2.

She married Arthur Charles Sheppard in 1941 and has two sons and a daughter, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Her family ran a cafe in Lynmouth for many years.


Here we see her with her cards from friends and family and holding her telegram from The Queen!

Her cake was baked and iced by Debbie our Inductions Mentor at The Cedars. Ruth shared her cake with the other residents and when asked later if she enjoyed it said “It was delicious”.


It was a wonderful occasion and Ruth was delighted with her telegram and her cake and successfully blew out her candles, much to the delight of the staff who had joined her in this very special celebration. Congratulations Ruth on this amazing achievement!

Ruth will celebrate with her son on the 9th January.

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