Lois Eunice Trotman  celebrates 100 years!
June 17, 2011
Lois Eunice Trotman celebrates 100 years!

Lois Eunice Trotman of Stubbs is St.Vincent and the Grenadines’ newest centenarian.{{more}}

Trotman, a devout Seventh Day Adventist, celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, June 14, in file style with a visit by His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, at 11:30a.m. that day and a thanksgiving party at the Trotmans’ residence at Stubbs at 4:30p.m., attended by several relatives and friends.

“I cried this morning when I realized that I have lived to see one hundred years,” said Trotman to Sir Frederick.

She said that her faith in God had helped her to live this long.

“He has spared my life to see a whole hundred years, and I am proud of that,” said Trotman who still has a sharp memory and is in control of her faculties.

Trotman is the mother of eight: Myrtle Lynch, Amy Power, Ernest Trotman and Grace Trotman, who are alive, and Vanilla Francis, Almina Lynch, Albert Trotman and Herlen Trotman, now deceased.

Sir Frederick said Trotman appeared to be in good spirits, even though she complained of having a headache that morning. He gave Trotman a card and fruit baskets.

The ceremony was also attended by Area Representative Frederick Stephenson.

“I want to congratulate Miss Trotman on achieving one hundred years. To live to see this ripe old age is something worth admiring. A lot of us won’t live to see this age,” said Stephenson.

Trotman listed her favourite foods as rice, sweet potatoes, bananas, dasheen, eddoes, chicken, and fish, as well as a good glass of Sanatogen tonic wine.(HN)