RESIDENTS at the Montgomerie Court sheltered housing complex in Eaglesham said a fond farewell to their warden Pat Gemmell, who retired earlier this month.
The residents, along with Pat’s colleagues, held an afternoon tea in her honour to mark the occasion.
Pat started her career with local government in 1989, working firstly with Strathclyde Regional Council, then Eastwood Council and latterly with East Renfrewshire Council.
In 1991 she became warden at Hawthorn Court in Busby.
Pat, who was 65 on March 10, met her husband Brian when she was 15-years-old. Five years later, in 1967, they married in the EU Congregational Church in Barrhead.
The couple have one son, Brian, who is a golf tutor, and two grandsons – Aarron, 12, and Josh, 10.
The Gemmells’ first home was a flat across from the Brig Inn in Barrhead and they later moved to a house in Eaglesham. Sadly Brian snr. passed away nine years ago.
Pat, who hopes to spend many holidays with her family, received an East Renfrewshire Council decanter from housing services and gifts from all the residents in Montgomerie Court and from her fellow wardens and colleagues.