A century for Violet



Violet Storey (nee Gillott) born 24 Oct 1915, to Frank & Ann Gillott, Te Toro, turned 100 on Saturday. Her family and many of her nieces and nephews were at Franklin Memorial Hospital to recognise her milestone.
Her life has been a very busy one, she was heavily involved with the Country Women’s Institute, both with Kohekohe/ Te Toro and Waiuku groups. She won national CWI knitting competitions and she also won a Thoroughbred Wool competition for a design and knit garment.
She played hockey and was a representative player for Franklin.
During WW2 she was in the Women’s Auxiliary.
She married Merlin Storey, garage proprietor at Otaua and in his later years in Waiuku, and brought up three children, taking a great interest in all their activities.
Violet’s energy has now waned, and she is being cared for by the lovely staff at Franklin Memorial Hospital, which by the way is where, some 60 years ago, her children were born.

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