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Resident celebrates 100th Birthday at Buxton Care Home


A resident at a Buxton care home celebrated an exciting milestone recently when she turned 100 years old.

Hazel Deaville, who has lived at Portland Nursing Home since 2012, shared her special day with residents and staff at the care home.

Hazel was over the moon to receive a congratulatory card from Her Majesty the Queen on her birthday, which she enjoyed along with other birthday celebrations on the day.

Born on 17th February 1922 to Thomas and Alice Dawson, Hazel was the second child of three siblings. Hazel and her family grew up in a farm cottage in Firden where she enjoyed a very happy childhood.

In her early adult years, she met and married Mr Jeremiah Deaville, who worked at a local quarry in Sheen.

By the early 1950s the pair had two sons, Ian and Alan, who were born in Ashbourne. Hazel and Jeremiah loved animals, especially their family dog, Fly and their cat, Smutt, who brought them so much joy over the years.

Throughout her working life, Hazel had many positions. Hazel enjoyed several roles as a domestic aid and also worked at Mornington Mushroom factory for a few years before qualifying in cookery and finally taking up the role as Deputy Cook at a local primary school, where she worked until her retirement in 1985.

Hazel is now the proud grandmother of four grandchildren and regularly enjoys spending time with them.

Back in her younger years, and still to this day, Hazel loved wildlife and has a strong connection with the natural world.

Rebecca Boulton, Activities Coordinator at Portland Nursing Home, commented: “We are all delighted that Hazel has reached this milestone birthday and we are honoured to have been able to share such a happy day with her.

“Hazel has been at Portland care home for nearly ten years and is a much loved member of the ‘Portland family’. Everyone within the home has enjoyed celebrating Hazel and her special day.”

Portland Nursing Home is pleased to be welcoming new residents. They have specific procedures in place to continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, while minimising the risk of the pandemic for residents and staff.

The specialist home has a team of dedicated care staff who provide around the clock nursing care for residents. For more information on Portland Nursing Home, or to take a look around the home, please call 01298 23040 or visit


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