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Gwen surrounded for her 90th birthday
Haven’s Gwen Timmins has marked her 90th birthday in style, celebrating with family and friends at a gathering in Horsham.
Twenty Timmins family members and friends enjoyed lunch at the White Hart Hotel on October 17, although COVID-19 restrictions prevented some members from attending. Mrs Timmins was treated to her favourite cake, a ginger fluff, made by family friend Jayne Dorward.
Mrs Timmins and her late husband John have four children, Susan Olston, Donald Timmins, Catherine Olston and David Timmins.
The couple also has seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, with another on the way.
Mrs Timmins’ daughter Catherine said her mother enjoyed the celebration.
She said among the highlights was a ‘lovely bouquet of flowers’ from Australian world champion woodcutter, David Foster, of Tasmania.
“Mum and dad first met him years ago in Tasmania at his hall of fame,” she said.
“His heart is as huge as he is, and he kept in touch with mum and dad and would catch up with them every year when he attended the Wimmera Machinery Field Days.
“He was unable to attend the party due to COVID restrictions.”