Drive By Party For Louise Franks 107th Birthday

November 20, 2020

Louise Franks will celebrate her 107th birthday on Monday [Nov 23] and people are invited to help mark this momentous occasion by attending a “drive-by birthday event” which will take place from 1pm-2pm at the hospital.

A BHB spokesperson said, “Bermuda Hospitals Board [BHB] Long Term Care Unit resident Louise Franks will celebrate her 107th birthday on Monday 23 November.

Premier David Burt visiting Ms Franks for her 105th birthday in 2018

Premier David Burt Bermuda November 2018 (2)

“Capri Smith, BHB’s Long Term Care Unit activities supervisor and her team, have created an arch for Ms Franks to mark the occasion.

“Weather permitting, Ms Franks will sit under her birthday arch and wave to well-wishers as they pass by the Acute Care Wing on Point Finger Road. The drive-by birthday event will take place from 1pm-2pm on Monday 23 November.”

“We wanted to make the day special for Ms Franks, and she does enjoy being greeted,” said Ms Smith. “We have consulted with her family who are on board with the plan and who will stop in to see her throughout the day.”

Ms Franks enjoying Bermuda Day back in 2015:

Loiuse Franks Bermuda Day Parade (1)

“Ms Franks has been a resident in our Long Term Care Unit for 12 years,” said BHB CEO Michael Richmond.

“She has a very pleasant demeanour and is a familiar face to most of our staff at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. We’re looking forward to celebrating this milestone age with her on Monday.”

“While BHB encourages the public to wave and toot to Ms Franks as they pass on Point Finger Road on Monday, the hospital asks drivers to be mindful not to disrupt the flow of traffic by stopping or moving at an excessively slow speed,” a spokesperson added.

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