PG Man Celebrates 100th Birthday
Prince George, B.C. – It’s been a magnificent Monday for Jim Nue.
The Prince George man held a meet and greet today at Gateway Assisted Living in recognition of his 100th birthday this Wednesday.
Originally from Saskatchewan, he’s lived in Prince George since he moved here from Red Deer to retire at the age of 65.
Nue says longevity runs in the family, noting he has a sister who’s 97, another one that’s 90 and a grandfather and uncle who both survived into their mid-nineties.
But despite the good blood lines, he says it’s tough to put his finger on how he’s survived so long.
“I don’t know where the time went, time just went and all of a sudden I was 100 years old.”
But Nue did offer the following advice. “Just good living, don’t overdo it. I think that is the trick. Lots of hard work and good sleeps and a good life.”
His daughter Sylvia believes his love of horses in his later years has helped. “He trained horses, he’d go to the barn and with one throw, the saddle would be on the horse. He would train them and farm.”
In addition to living a long life, Nue takes great pleasure in his family (his wife of 70 years passed away three and a half years ago).
“We had four kids, two boys and two girls and they all got an education and are all in good shape,” he says. “One’s even a doctor, there’s a nurse and two teachers. So we did all right.”