100th birthday is sweet for Mexborough woman Ivy

Relatives of centenarian Ivy Dorman have put her long life down to having a sweet tooth!

The Mexborough woman celebrated her 100th birthday last Tuesday and family members told how she has always liked a sweet treat after meals.

Ivy Dorman, is celebrating her 100th birthday with her son Eric, of Wath. Picture: Andrew Roe

Ivy Dorman, is celebrating her 100th birthday with her son Eric, of Wath. Picture: Andrew Roe

Son Eric, 70, of Chestnut Avenue, Wath, said: “My mum always liked sugar and sweets.

“She always had some to give to us too.

“She has really enjoyed her day and it was nice to see her so happy.

“I think she liked having the card from the Queen.”

Mrs Dorman, born in Mexborough on September 24, 1913, was married to steelworker Len who died around 15 years ago.

She had just one son Eric, and has two grandchildren.

Staff at Swallow Wood Care Home in Mexborough organised a party for her, with plenty of treats, and live music from singer John Evans.

She also received a card from the Queen congratulating her on the milestone birthday.

The card had pride of place in her room, on display alongside other cards from family.

Asked if she had enjoyed her day, Mrs Dorman said: “Yes, it’s been very good.

“I’ve got some very nice cards.”

Laura Webb, 25, an activities coordinator at the care home, said: “Ivy is a very nice lady and we always enjoy chatting to her.

“We put some balloons up in her room and we organised a little celebration to make her day that little bit more special.

“I think she has had a really good birthday celebration.”