Happy 100th birthday, Gertrude Green-Jones

Gertrude Green-Jones celebrates her 100th birthday Saturday, May 13

Over the last century, Gertrude Green-Jones has seen the world change in many unique and exciting ways, and will mark a important milestone as she celebrates her 100th birthday on Sunday, May 14.

She came to Cranbrook in 1947 and went into business with her husband, as they bought a bake shop — Sunrise Bakery — which eventual expanded into a grocery store in the current location of the B.C. Access Centre. From there, their business shifted into Sunrise Marina, which was run near the current Harley Davidson motorcycle location. Growing up in a family of 10, Green-Jones will be celebrating her birthday with family, which includes daughter Gail, one grandson — Jeremy, and two great grandchildren — Madison and Beckem. Happy Birthday to Green-Jones and many happy returns!

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