Bernard Sunley resident celebrates 108th birthday

Kay Hurley with her birthday cake

Bernard Sunley care home in Woking celebrated the 108th birthday of one of its residents, Kay Hurley, on 6 August. The team at Bernard Sunley threw a party for Kay to celebrate with cake, sherry and music from an entertainer singing Frank Sinatra classics.

Born in County Kildare in Ireland and christened Catherine, Kay moved to England at the age of 21. Kay married Thomas Hurley, a Regimental Sergeant Major in the army, and went to live in Austria whilst he was stationed there. They went on to have two daughters, Betty and Marie, and Kay now has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Kay and Thomas were married for nearly 71 years until Thomas passed away in 2003.

Kay was a talented horse rider in her youth and loved riding bareback. She was a wonderful cook making the best roast dinners and Victoria sponges. Kay has always loved playing cards, knitting and crocheting. She has always taken a keen interest in fashion and is well known in the care home for being someone who enjoys having her hair and nails done regularly.