Manjimup great-grandmother and Baptistcare Moonya Residential Care resident, Mary Morey recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her family and friends.
Honouring the centenarian’s milestone were 20 relatives bearing balloons and flowers, along with fellow residents and employees at Baptistcare Moonya where Mrs Morey has lived since 2013.
Born in 1920, Mrs Morey arrived in Australia at the age of four, after her parents sold the pub they owned in the English county of Kent to start a new life as farmers on the other side of the world in Manjimup.
Those early years were the beginning of a long farming career for Mary, who stayed on the family farm during World War II, waking at 4am to milk 29 cows twice a day.
In 1949, she married Eric Morey and together they had four childen. There are now seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren in the family.
Mrs Morey’s family say her passions have always been hard work and family. Her interests over the years have been the CWA, knitting, crocheting, reading and eating well.
Nicolle Warren, Residential Care Manager at Baptistcare Moonya, said it had been lovely working with Mrs Morey’s family to organise her milestone celebration.
“We had a calendar at the spot where Mary loves to sit in the dining room and she was crossing off the days until her birthday,” she said. “All her friends at Baptistcare Moonya had a wonderful time wishing her a very happy 100th birthday.”
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