Royal birthday bash at the Burlington to celebrate resident's birthday

Some of us tend to do a quick search to see if anyone famous shares the same birthday as us.

Thursday 21st April sees Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, celebrate her 90th birthday. She shares her special day with David Stewart, a resident at Burlington Care Home in Glasgow. To celebrate the home will hold a royal birthday bash to celebrate David’s 83rd birthday in style.

Burlington resident David Stewart

David who is 7 years younger than her Majesty remembers watching her coronation in 1953. His one piece of advice for her would be to keep up the good work.

David was born in 1933 and completed his national service in the army, stationed in both Egypt and Malta. David told us: “Whilst I was stationed in Egypt, I was playing football and got very badly sunburnt. I was very nearly court marshalled for this as my senior officer said my wounds were self-inflicted.”

After leaving the army, David met his wife Joyce. David was 23 when he met 16 year old Joyce, and told a small white lie regarding his age, telling her he was in fact 20 years old. They married on 1st June 1957 and went on to have three daughters. David then worked as a milkman, but did not like getting up very early in the morning but he did indeed enjoy his job.

Gwen McKenzie, Home Manager said: “David is a fantastic resident and we all wish him a very happy 83rd birthday. He’s definitely one a kind and I’m sure he’ll be the first to toast his and Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.”

Everyone at Four Seasons wishes you many happy returns!

Date published: 15 September 2017

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