MILE­STONE

‘BEAU­TI­FUL, CAR­ING LADY’ TURNS 100

Southern Telegraph - - News - Ce­cilia Allen

Long-term Rock­ing­ham res­i­dent Olive Win­son cel­e­brated her 100th birth­day last week in the com­pany of fam­ily and friends.

Ms Win­son im­mi­grated to Aus­tralia with hus­band Les from the UK in 1970 and has been in Rock­ing­ham since then.

She moved to Aegis Aged Care in Shoal­wa­ter about four years ago and is de­scribed as a “beau­ti­ful and car­ing lady”.

Ms Win­son had no chil­dren but was joined by five gen­er­a­tions of nieces and neph­ews.

Great-niece Olive Owen said Ms Win­son had had many jobs, in­clud­ing a role at a Roll­sRoyce of­fice in Eng­land.

“She’s al­ways happy and bubbly,” Mrs Owen said.

“She loves a good joke.”

“Her sis­ter Iso­bel lived un­til she was 105.

“Her and Olive used to catch the bus to places to­gether.”

Ms Win­son was de­lighted to re­ceive a let­ter from Queen El­iz­a­beth II and a visit from one of the home’s car­ers, dressed as Prince Charm­ing, who de­liv­ered her a glass slip­per at her birth­day bash.

“Live ev­ery day as it comes and en­joy it,” she said.

Nieces and neph­ews Mar­ion Hig­ton, Olive Owen, Car­men James, 1, Kristy James, and Percy James, 3, helped Olive Win­son, front, cel­e­brate her 100th birth­day last week.

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