Celebrating 80 with Alice
ALICE Looke has lived a fruitful life and she’s certainly made a mark on the Whitsundays and to those most dear to her.
She’s experienced many milestones in the region, and this Saturday she will reach yet another as she celebrates 80 years.
It was in 1963 that Alice arrived in the Whitsundays from Bribie Island with husband, Ken, and their young daughter.
The pair lived in a tent and Kombi Van on a block of land now known as Whitsunday Wanderers Caravan Park before they purchased their first home on Waterson Way.
They then built a four-bedroom home together in Jubilee Pocket for their family of six.
In that time, the family battled through Cyclone Ada as it tore through the region and they watched as council introduced its very first sewerage system.
The couple left the property in 1974 to live south of Brisbane but eventually returned in 2008.
Alice is an active member of the community as a committee member of the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre lending a helping hand to those who need it.
In the words of Ken: “Alice is a genuine, lovely woman”.
IN LOVE: Alice and Ken Looke have been married for 53 years and on Saturday, Alice will celebrate her 80th birthday.