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I just carry on with life, says Isobel Foster (104)

By Staff Reporter

One of Northern Ireland's oldest residents has reached the magnificent age of 104.

Isobel Foster's special day was marked by her friends and staff at Killowen House in Coleraine where she has been a resident since 2002.

Born in 1913, Isobel grew up in Ballyrashane, just outside Coleraine.

She married minister Rev James Foster, and his work as a chaplain with the Mission to Seafarers took them to both South Africa and Argentina.

They were married for over 27 years when he died aged just 53.

Isobel said that while she has had some illnesses, she simply "carries on" with life.

She continues to enjoy writing letters, and corresponds with her pen pals using flawlessly formed hand-writing.

And when it comes to birthday presents she said simply: "I have everything I need."

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