Lloyd Matthews, minister responsible for Newfoundland and Labrador
Corporation (NLHC), will recognize the corporation’s oldest housing
this coming Monday, October 18, 1999. In honour of International
Year of Older Persons (IYOP), Mrs. Margaret Giovannini, who is 99 years
old, will be treated to a luncheon at the Waterford Manor in St.
The announcement was made today by Mr. Matthews. Mrs. Giovannini has
a tenant of NLHC’s for the past 10 years.
NLHC recognizes oldest housing client
“Turning 99 years old and living as full and rich a life as
deserves special recognition in her honour,” Mr. Matthews said.
continued achievements, contribution to society and her love and
of life are truly worth celebrating.”
Born Margaret Todd, in England, October 13, 1900, Mrs.
a professional nurse with special training in mid-wifery. In
1939, she accepted a position with the Newfoundland Department of
which would see her posted in countless outport communities of coastal
Newfoundland and Labrador throughout her life. She married
Giovannini, in 1942 and moved to St. Lawrence where her husband worked
as a heavy equipment operator in the flourspar mines. After his
in 1969, she remained in St. Lawrence until 1984 when she moved to St.
John’s. Mrs. Giovannini is still an active volunteer at the
Resource Centre in St. John’s.
Mrs. Giovannini and a guest will be driven by limousine
service to the
Waterford Manor at 185
Waterford Bridge Road for a photo session with Mr. Matthews and Mary
Marshall, Chief Operating Officer for NLHC. After that Mr.
Mrs. Marshall, Mrs. Giovannini and her guest will enjoy a light
and afternoon tea.
For further information, contact:
Jenny Bowring, Corporate Communications
Telephone: (709) 724-3055