Beryl celebrates 100 year milestone
HARD work, a busy life and abstaining from alcohol and cigarettes have all contributed to her mother reaching her 100th birthday, Jan McClure reckons.
Hervey Bay resident Beryl Hall celebrated her birthday on October 17.
Beryl, who co-owned the Hannant Bros and Hall butcher shops in Hervey Bay for many years, was joined by her family in celebrating the auspicious occasion.
Her daughter said Beryl has had a very fulfilling life.
"Mum mastered most things she tried her hand at. She was an excellent cook, sewed beautifully, crocheted, knitted and even made fashion hats," Mrs McClure said.
"She got a lot of enjoyment out of volunteering at Lifeline, for many years and was never backward in offering her opinions on most topics."
Beryl was born in Kingaroy on October 17, 1915, the eldest of six children.
PresCare, which provides community care to Beryl, brought along a cake while Beryl read telegrams congratulating her on her century from the Prime Minister and the Queen.