Happy Birthday Mr Lamond

05/12/2016
Home care service user Mr Lamond celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday 2 December 2016. 
 
John Lamond marked the centenary in Loch Laidon Court sheltered housing with members of his family and attributes the key to his mature age to the occasional nip of whisky and the occasional magic trick.
 
An ardent sports-fan, John was a supporter of Third Lanark Football Club until they went into liquidation in 1967. Mr Lamond regularly attended matches at Cathkin Park watching his uncle Bob Wilson who played centre half for the first 11.
  
A resident of Glasgow’s East End all his life, a young John was a pupil of Wellshott Primary before leaving school to become a message boy. He then joined the Royal Air Force after the outbreak of the Second World War and was based in Iceland, dropping depth charges into the ocean.
 
After the Second World War John met his wife, Margaret and raised two sons (Colin and Angus) who went on to have five more grand children.
 
Mr Lamond was presented with a specially baked Third Lanark Football Club birthday cake by Cordia home carers Nicole Armour and Gwen Williams in the sheltered housing complex where he has been a resident for almost 12 years.
 
Marion Davidson, Home care coordinator said: “Congratulations to John and I hope he has a nice time to celebrate this impressive milestone.
 
“My home care team has been working with him since 2009 and he has been a pleasure to support.
 
“It’s also reassuring to hear he still likes to enjoys the occasional dram and a good breakfast  which I’m sure we can all find comfort in. We look forward to supplying an important service for many years to come.”
 
Happy Birthday John.