Lillian King has celebrated her 100th birthday, surrounded by family members and friends.BARBARA SUNGAILA August 20, 2014 10:26am
Five generations of the King family (from back left) David, Steven and Mitchell King; (centre) Madeline Tolson holding Silas King, Julie Tolson, Jessica, Taylor and Jeff King, Jade Tolson; (front) Zander, Cheniese, Lillian and Jaden King. Photo submitted
Heathcote resident Lillian King has joined a special club — she is a centenarian.
Mrs King celebrated her 100th birthday on August 9 with 57 family members and friends at a party at Hogan’s Hotel in Wallan.
Mrs King was born in Ballarat in 1914 to parents Elsie and Alfred Clarke.
She married Ernest King on March 7, 1942, in Box Hill and had two sons, Jeffrey and Gregory (dec).
She now has two grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Daughter-in-law Fran King said Mrs King thought her long life was due to hard work and keeping active.
‘‘Her father always told her ‘you have to keep moving’ and she has lived by his words,’’ she said.
Longevity runs in the family with Alfred Clarke living to 96, Mrs King’s brother Bill lived to 92 and one of Mrs King’s aunts to 102.
Her sister Alison is 86.
Mrs King has never smoked or drunk alcohol, she tried a cigarette once, but was caught by her mother and did not finish it.
Mr and Mrs King lived in East Preston for 46 years and bought their house for £1000.
The couple moved to Heathcote in June 1990 to be near their son Jeff, when he bought the Heathcote video business.
Mrs King had always wanted to move back to the country and Jeff’s relocation to Heathcote was her opportunity, but sadly Ern died two weeks after the move.
Fran is Mrs King’s carer, helped by the district nursing service, meals on wheels and other Heathcote Health services.
Mrs King recently became a coffee bus regular and has asked driver Frank Janner to pick her up first as she loves the drive around Heathcote.
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