Esmond Allcock, a Canadian man who celebrated his 108th birthday at Kerrobert Health Centre says the secret to living 108 years is to select the proper spouse.
Allcock, from Kerrobert, Sask., who is one of the oldest men in Canada had this to say when asked how he managed to live a long and happy life.
“I didn’t behave myself for a few years there, but then I got a really good wife,”
His wife Helen passed away seven years ago after 72 years of marriage. He lived alone in the family home for a short time and then decided to move into the Kerrobert Health Centre.
He celebrated his birthday on Friday, February 26 and employees at the centre threw him a birthday party.
“Oh they nearly drove me nuts. They probably took 100 pictures of me,” he said laughing.
The town’s Mayor Wayne Mock was also in attendance and more importantly, he honoured the self-proclaimed Blue Jays baseball super-fan by declaring Jan. 26 as Esmond Allcock Day.
Although his son Dale Allcock, 78, couldn’t make it to the party from Port Coquitlam, B.C., the two Facetimed beforehand.
He really is a gift. That’s about all we can call that.- Dale Allcock, his son said, adding that: “We Facetime every day on his iPad and you can really tell how happy he is, and they treat him like gold in there.”