Cen­te­nar­ian Edna the party bright spark

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

HAMIL­TON Hill res­i­dent Edna Adams is plan­ning to cel­e­brate her 100th birth­day to­day.

Aged care fa­cil­ity Bethanie Illa­wong will mark the oc­ca­sion with a spe­cial lunch with Edna’s fam­ily and other res­i­dents at the fa­cil­ity. A sec­ond cel­e­bra­tion, an af­ter­noon tea, will be held at the Illa­wong Chapel later in the day. Mrs Adams was born in Cottes­loe. She met her part­ner Mal­colm, a marine and elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer in the navy, through mu­tual friends and they mar­ried be­fore World War II.

To­gether they set up Adams Elec­tric in Fremantle in the late 1950s, prov­ing par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar with the Ja­panese tuna fleet which would visit for ship re­pairs.

The pair has four chil­dren (three daugh­ters and a son), six grand­chil­dren and six great-grand­chil­dren.

Mrs Adams, Bethanie’s old­est res­i­dent, moved to the fa­cil­ity 13 years ago and still re­mains a big part of social ac­tiv­i­ties and groups.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d468067

Jo Jef­fery, Bar­bara Wal­ton with 100-year-old res­i­dent Edna Adams and Gayle Web­ber and Lyn­ley Gil­lies.

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