By Sheila Phibbs
The Haldimand Press
DUNNVILLE—There is a very special birthday being celebrated in May and, while there may not be fireworks, there will be an open house. The guest of honour is Lois Bennett Weir, who will turn 100 years old on May 29, 2019.
Lois Bennett was born and raised in Dunnville and her roots were firmly planted when she married her husband, Joseph Weir, in 1949. They purchased a house on Broad St. in 1951 and it was home for 66 years. Joseph worked as a sales rep for a casket manufacturer, travelling south western Ontario. Lois was a homemaker and mother to their son Bill. The family connection to Dunn-ville is further personalized as Lois’ grandfather was a contractor involved in the construction of many buildings and landmarks in the community. This includes Grace United Church, of which Lois is a lifelong member. Bill notes it was especially meaningful for his mother to be baptized and married in the church her grandfather built.