Sheelah Browne's 100th Birthday Celebrations at St Agnes and St Aiden Church, Huyton
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April 8, 2024

Celebrating a century of life is a remarkable milestone, and the Parish of St. Agnes and St. Aidan's in Huyton pulled out all the stops to honour long-time parishioner Sheelah Browne on her 100th birthday.

Born in Northern Ireland in 1924, the doctor returned the following morning with her death certificate, certain she wouldn’t have made it through the night – but Sheelah is made of strong stuff!

After the passing of two of her siblings, Joan and William, Sheelah and her sister Mabel moved into the parish of St Agnes in Huyton, and she fondly remembers the original parish church.

Sheelah’s rich life included working in the Women’s Royal Naval Service during World War II, and working as a doctor’s scribe in Canada, before returning home in 1960 to care for her sister and work at the education offices (her last working job was as a Secretary at St Augustine’s school, Huyton).

Sheelah returned to Canada in 1994 to celebrate her 70th Birthday, taking a train journey through the Rocky Mountains, bringing back very fond memories for her. 30years on, she celebrates her 100th birthday surrounded by friends from the parish after a Mass dedicated to her.

The tea and coffee morning was dedicated to her too, with balloons and birthday cake for everyone. From everyone at St Agnes and St Aidan parish – Happy birthday Sheelah!

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