One of Golden’s longest standing residents has a very special milestone coming up, her 100th birthday.
On May 26, 2014, Mary Morris will turn 100 years old, and celebrate the life that brought her to Golden with her family.
Growing up in Scotland, Mary always dreamed of the mountains, both the Alps and the Rockies. The Canadian Rockies seemed like a far off dream, until 1943 when she met her husband Ed, who was in Europe during the Second World War.
They were married the following year, and Mary joined Ed in Golden in 1946. The couple spent their first year in Golden, and then bought the Syrene farm above the Swiss Village and moved there in November of 1947. As the years rolled by, they had a son, David (Scotty), and then a daughter, Rosemary.
In the late 1950s and early ‘60s their field hill was know as the “Golden Ski Hill” and was enjoyed by many skiers in the area. The first tow was powered by a small motor on a toboggan, and then later on an old car was used to accommodate the growing number of skiers.
Mary has been given grandchildren, and great grandchildren from David and his wife Maxine, and Rosemary and her husband Wayne.
There will be a birthday celebration at the Golden Seniors Centre on Sunday May 25, everyone is welcome to come by and wish Mary a happy 100th birthday.