FRIENDS AND family packed the Happy Gang Centre to celebrate Muriel Michiel’s 90th birthday this afternoon.
She received certificates from several dignitaries, including Skeena NDP MP Nathan Cullen and prime minister Stephen Harper, and a birthday cake complete with two candles that she blew out.
Muriel was born in Prince Rupert as there was no hospital here in 1922 and then she and her mom came back to Terrace to live in a house her dad, Fred Fowler, had built on Kalum Street, next to where the Kermode Friendship Centre is now.
The house was moved next to the old farmers market site on Davis Ave., where it still stands today.
Muriel and her family moved to Smithers, where she went to school.
City of Terrace freeman Bill McRae said Muriel was the older woman in his life – they both went to school in Smithers.
Muriel later moved back to Terrace.