Four generations join together to mark 100

Celebrating her 100th birthday on Friday is Louie Peffers who stays in Cairnie Lodge. Pictured with her is Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville and members of her family.
Celebrating her 100th birthday on Friday is Louie Peffers who stays in Cairnie Lodge. Pictured with her is Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville and members of her family.

ON FRIDAY a Carnoustie woman received a welcome visit from friends, family and the Provost to help her celebrate turning 100 years old.

At Cairnie Lodge retirement home in Arbroath, Mrs Louie Peffers was joined by four generations of her family to enjoy a spot of tea, cake and champagne.

Louie was born in Paisley, but was brought up in Carnoustie, and spent many years living at the Haine in Westhaven.

She went to Carnoustie Public School, but what was latterly, before it’s demolition, known as Kinloch Primary School.

Louie worked in Dundee as a shorthand typist, and often joked to her family in later years that she was the worst one in the office!

She was employed as a typist in a Dundee jute mill in 1935 when she met her first husband George Jamieson, who worked in the advertising department of Imperial Tobacco.

After she got married and had children, Louie gave up her job as a shorthand typist to look after her new family. Sadly, George passed away in 1952.

In 1960, Louie got married to Colonel John Peffers, who had retired from the British Army where he had latterly commanded a colonial Punjab regiment.

The couple moved to Barnhill and upon John’s death in 1968, Louie moved to Kirriemuir where she stayed for many years.

She has a son and a daughter, Sandy Jamieson and Gail Murray, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Louie said her earliest memory is from the age of five, when she and her mother received the news that her father had perished on the HMS Hampshire when it struck a German mine off Orkney and sank, along with Field Marshal Kitchener and his staff.

Louie enjoys reading and has a great fondness for Scottish history and music. Her son, Sandy, said: “She has always loved Scotland. That’s mostly why she moved to Kirriemuir. She loved it and had many lovely memories of holidays there.”