Edna Peacan celebrates her 99th birthday with five generations of descendants yesterday: great-great-grandson Elijah Gillespie, great-granddaughter Jessica Gillespie, granddaughter Tracy Blacklock and daughter Noela Sadler, who all live in Hervey Bay.
Edna Peacan celebrates her 99th birthday with five generations of descendants yesterday: great-great-grandson Elijah Gillespie, great-granddaughter Jessica Gillespie, granddaughter Tracy Blacklock and daughter Noela Sadler, who all live in Hervey Bay. Karleila Thomsen

Edna's 99th a family affair

BORN-AND-BRED Maryborough local Edna Peacan celebrated her birthday surrounded by family yesterday – five generations to be precise.

“I’m very fortunate – it’s been such a lovely day,” she said.

Ms Peacan, who spent most of her life in Maryborough but now calls Hervey Bay’s Baycrest home, turned 99 on Friday.

Five generations – from daughter Noela to three-week-old great-great-grandson Elijah – gathered yesterday for a family party to celebrate the milestone.

Ms Peacan celebrated with fellow Baycrest residents and friends on Thursday.



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