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EP Herald, 28 Jun 1982

Mrs. José QUIN celebrates her 99th birthday tomorrow.
She is the oldest member of the Port Elizabeth Women's Club and was photographed at the club's June birthday tea.

Centenarian lives alone

To live in your own house when you are a centenarian is quite an achievement. But tomorrow when José QUIN of Port Elizabeth enters her 100th year, she will be 'at home' not in her Havelock Street house but in the Mill Park house of her niece, Mrs. Bertha BATEMAN.

Mrs. BATEMAN, wife of Dr. A. E. BATEMAN hopes all her aunt's friends will find the opportunity to pop in at some stage during the day.

It was Mrs. QUIN and her late husband, Mr. Aidan QUIN, who became Mrs. BATEMAN's parents when she was orphaned as a small girl. Her father was Mrs. QUIN's brother.

Mrs. QUINN, who has been a member of the Port Elizabeth Women's Club for more than 40 years, is a foundation member of the club's sewing party started during the Second World War.

For many years she was president of the Theosophical Society and meetings are still held in her house once a month.

Mrs. QUIN, who was widowed in 1949, trained as a teacher and was for 22 years on the staff of Walmer Primary School.

EP Herald 3 Apr 1984
Herald Correspondent
Death of centenarian Mrs. José QUINN in Port Elizabeth

A well-known figure in Port Elizabeth, Mrs. José QUIN, died on Sunday at St. Joseph's Hospital, aged 100.

The oldest member of the Port Elizabeth Theosophical Society Lodge in 1920, and was president until a few years ago. Treasurer of the Womens' Municipal Association, and an active member of the Hospital Board of Aid, she taught for 24 years at the Walmer Primary School.

Born in Potchefstroom in 1883, she and her husband, Mr. Aidan QUIN, did not have any children but adopted Mrs. Bertha BATEMAN, daughter of Mrs. QUIN's brother, who was orphaned as a small girl. Mrs. QUIN. was widowed in 1949.

QUIN - Beatrice Josephine passed away peacefully Sunday April in St. Joseph's Hospital. Deeply mourned by Bertha, Alan and family.

QUIN - Beatrice Josephine our much loved granny, passed away peacefully. Deeply mourned by Lorna, Kenneth and Ryan.

QUIN - Beatrice Josephine passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital on Sunday at the age of 100 years. Lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Service at Victoria Park Crematorium on Wednesday, April 4 at 2 pm. No flowers by request.
Jones, Rice & Alexander Brothers.