Published Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:16PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, May 16, 2020 5:21PM EDT
Instead of a grand party to mark the special milestone, her family organized a drive-by on Saturday afternoon at Dunfield Retirement Residence, near Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue, where Kronick resides.
As family and friends stopped for a moment to wave at her and blow kisses, Kronick was seen smiling, waving back at them.
Described as pragmatic, friendly, and a true matriarch who steered her family through generations, Kronick, who was born on May 16, 1920, continues to enjoy life, her family said.
"We really wanted her to have something to lift her spirits because she's been pretty down," said Kronick's daughter Sareh Wodlinger.
Wodlinger said everybody loves her mother, describing Kronick as a "rare bird."
But due to the pandemic, socializing has been restricted. Families have been forced to do window visits with their loved ones in long-term care and retirement homes.
Wodlinger said the one visit she had with her mother was over a fence in the backyard of the retirement home.
Her mom described the retirement home where she's been in isolation for months as a prison, Wodlinger said.
"It's just been crazy," she said, adding that not being able to have physical contact with her mother has been tough.
Joel Lavine said the drive-by would provide a good boost of morale to Kronick, who was his longtime neighbour.
"An amazing lady who's gone through a lot of things in life, but still here she is a hundred and still laughing and smiling and on the right side," Lavine said.
"To see all these people come out, friends from way back and family, I'm sure it means a lot (to her)."