Resident of the Shelburne Residence Long Term Care Facility,  Phyllis Montague marked yet another milestone in her very rich life, turning 101 on May 2, 2019 surrounded by family friends, staff, and of course, Shelburne Mayor Wade Mills and Deputy Mayor Steve Anderson. Ronnie Harrison, entertainer and DJ sang Roses are Red and many other songs just for special birthday girl. Phyllis Montague, a London England gal is especially proud to have been given a nod from The Queen on her 101st big day, still feeling close to England. Montague also received certificated from the Town Of Shelburne, MPP Sylvia Jones’ Office, MP David Tilson’s Office, and Canada’s Prime Minister. This birthday girl has it all down pat and absolutely knows the secret to longevity, laughter.

“You must absolutely be able to laugh in life, especially through the hard times, and I’ve been through war, so I know. Just remember that the hard times will pass and laughter will get through it,” commented Montague.

Montague recently told her daughter that reaching 101 wasn’t such a big deal, but reaching 105 will be a real accomplishment stating she only has one regret that she can no longer walk,but then following her own advice, chuckles stating that her mind is perfectly fine and that’s the best part. We all look forward to Phyllis at 102 and this feisty Brit is a gal to keep your eyes on! Congratulations to Phyllis Montague and many happy returns.

When Phyllis Montague turned 100 on May 2018, The Shelburne Freelancer was fortunate enough to get an interview with her.