Florence Evelyn Steele was the guest of honour at the Blackberry Kitchen at Fraser River Heritage Park on Thursday afternoon.
The Mission resident was surrounded by friends, supporters and even the a cappella quartet the Tangerines, who were all on hand to celebrate her 99th birthday.
Steele was born in Hart, Saskatchewan on June 25, 1916. She and her husband Burt came to Mission in 1975. Burt passed away in 1997.
Florence is the only surviving member of her seven other siblings – six brothers and one sister – and she has one son, Allan, who was born in June of 1944.
She also has four grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
During her birthday celebration, Florence was presented with a congratulatory letter from Mission Mayor Randy Hawes, which was presented to her by former councillor Heather Stewart.