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McDougall Park Aged Care Home was a hive of activity on Wednesday as staff celebrated Florence Thompson’s 100th birthday.
Many members of Mrs Thompson’s family, which is made up of her three children, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way, joined her at the home for the occasion. Mrs Thompson was particularly excited to receive her birthday letter from Queen Elizabeth, which her family said she had been eagerly awaiting.
Hall & Prior director Michael Hall read Mrs Thompson's birthday messages to her.
She was born in Geraldton and worked as a shopkeeper, later moving to Kalgoorlie before leaving in 1955. An avid bowls player, Mrs Thompson played until she was 88. She has been at the Como home for five years and McDougall Park’s staff said they loved her kind nature and sense of humour.
McDougall Park’s Director of Nursing Sharron Magennis said she was pleased Mrs Thompson could celebrate the milestone with so many of her family members.
Mrs Thompson with her family.
Mrs Thompson and McDougall Park administration officer Kasey Ashworth.
Mrs Thompson with McDougall Park Director of Nursing Sharron Magennis, her three children and Hall & Prior director Michael Hall.
Mrs Thompson with one of her 17 great-grandchildren.