Carrington resident Jean Bruce celebrates 100th birthday

Carrington care resident Jean Bruce toasted a special milestone on Monday.

Ms Bruce (nee Brown) celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by loved ones and Carrington staff.

Ms Bruce was born on June 24, 1919, and grew up in the small town of Batlow in the Snowy Mountains.

Her family ran a timber business, Batlow Case and Timber Mills.

Ms Bruce met her future husband George Bruce, of Tumut, at just 15 years of age. The couple married on November 2, 1940, and settled in Kingsgrove to raise two children.

They moved to Loftus in 1955, where family and friends were always welcome to enjoy Ms Bruce's famous scones, her baked dinners and many other delicious meals.

Ms Bruce moved into the Carrington village after George died in 2010.

She then relocated to Carrington's Mary Mackillop residential aged care facility in late 2016.

Ms Bruce celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family, including her two sons, daughters-in-law, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren on Monday.

She will welcome another two great-grandchildren in the coming months.

Carrington's chief executive Raad Richards congratulated Ms Bruce on reaching her special milestone.

"It was an absolute pleasure to celebrate such a wonderful milestone with Jean and her family," he said.

"We wish Jean health and happiness for the years ahead with her family and friends."