Perfect ending for Meinwen's service

PASSIONATE: Meinwen Wade proudly holds the vase she received for 45 years' service with Meals on Wheels.

PASSIONATE: Meinwen Wade proudly holds the vase she received for 45 years' service with Meals on Wheels.

A Certificate of Merit will be the icing on the cake for Meinwen Wade as she ends 45 years of involvement with Meals on Wheels.

Mrs Wade, now 81, will step back with the group on Monday after decades of work in the David Street kitchen.

Her husband, Graham, who has been involved with the organisation for 22 years, will also mark his last week.

She looked back with pride during her time with the group and said her Meals on Wheels service had been a big part of her life.

"I will miss it," she said.

"We all get along together. It's a great crew."

Just last month at an awards ceremony in Adelaide, Mrs Wade was presented with a vase by the Governor of South Australia to acknowledge her 45 years' service with the organisation.

Reflecting on her different roles, she said she had been the main cook at the kitchen before moving on to looking after sweets.

She also was involved in delivering meals during her work with the not-for-profit organisation.

"I've enjoyed every moment," she said.

Speaking of her honour from council, she said she was surprised.

"You don't do it for reward," she said.

"When you get one, you really feel proud."

Mrs Wade has encouraged younger people to become involved with groups like Meals on Wheels which play crucial roles in delivering an important service to the city.