No complaints from Mrs Mason
CENTENARIAN Jean Mason celebrated her landmark birthday with not one, not two but three celebrations this month.
On November 7, Mrs Mason toasted her 100th year on the rooftop garden at Monte Clare retirement home in Claremont with 60 relatives, including her two sons Robert and John.
On her birthdate the following day, St Laurence Church in Dalkeith hosted its first 100th birthday celebration following the regular Sunday service.
Finally, she attended a party at Monte Clare with her fellow residents and newfound friends.
Robert Mason said his mother received cards, gifts and letters of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Premier Colin Barnett, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and more.
He said his mother could not comprehend all the attention.
“All present were well aware of her dignified acceptance of life and the unspecified support she has given to her immediate and extended family and many charitable and social organisations during her lifetime,” Mr Mason said. “She is a very private and uncomplaining person, probably expected and unique to her generation.”
Mrs Mason lived at Melvista Lodge retirement home until the age of 97, when she moved to Monte Clare.
Jean Manson is flanked by sons John and Robert during the centenarian’s celebrations.