Good food helps John to reach his 104th birthday

John Gibney, celebrates his 104th birthday at Cantley grange Care home. Picture: Marie Caley D4037MC
John Gibney, celebrates his 104th birthday at Cantley grange Care home. Picture: Marie Caley D4037MC
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It was a milestone occasion to remember for John Gibney who celebrated his 104th birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Mr Gibney, a resident at Cantley Grange Care Home in St Wilfrid’s Road, was treated to a birthday buffet, a performance from an entertainer and communal chorus of happy birthday from all the care home staff and residents.

Father of one, and grandfather of two Mr Gibney has lived in the home since February before which he was living independently in his house.

Daughter Vicky Wright, of Parkland Crescent, Rossington, celebrated the day with her dad.

She said: “He had a lovely time, it was really nice day and enjoyed a glass of wine with the other residents.

“I think the secret to my dad’s long life is his positive outlook on life and he’s always enjoyed his food. He’s quite a showman and always likes to wear a suit. It’s lovely now he is so close because I get to see him so often.”

Mr Gibney used to live in Liverpool and worked at the Merseyside Docks and Harbour Company.