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Happy 102nd Birthday Thelma!

Happy 102nd Birthday to Thelma Surerus! Thelma spent her first 100 years in Ontario and then came west to visit family. Due to health concerns during the pandemic she stayed in the west and celebrated her 101st and now her 102nd on Feb.
Thelma Surerus
Thelma Surerus. Supplied

Happy 102nd Birthday to Thelma Surerus!

Thelma spent her first 100 years in Ontario and then came west to visit family. Due to health concerns during the pandemic she stayed in the west and celebrated her 101st and now her 102nd on Feb. 26 with her daughter Pat Wachter in Grande Prairie.

Thanks to technology, she is able to celebrate with all of her family (east and west) via FaceTime and phone conversations. Thelma has always instilled respect, love, and compassion in her five generations of Surerus family, which includes nine amazing children, 20 beautiful grandchildren, 33 loving great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and five bonus grand/great grandchildren.

When the pandemic is over, she is looking forward to returning to the rolling hills of Ontario. She says Grande Prairie is “too flat.”

"Happy Birthday Mom, from your Western Family!" — Lou of Chetwynd, Brian and John of Fort St. John, and Patsy in Grande Prairie