Alisa Josefski on her 100th birthday surrounded by the youngest of her grandchildren Richie Josefski, 3, Andy Josefski, 6, Sandy Wootten, 7, and Piper Wootten, 5.
Alisa Josefski on her 100th birthday surrounded by the youngest of her grandchildren Richie Josefski, 3, Andy Josefski, 6, Sandy Wootten, 7, and Piper Wootten, 5. Robyne Cuerel

Letter from the Queen helps Alisa celebrate 100 years

ALISA Josefsky has received mail from the Queen, the Prime Minister, Governor-General Quentin Bryce and Premier Campbell Newman.

On Thursday, surrounded by family and friends, Mrs Josefski turned 100 at the Chelsea Retirement Village in Maryborough.

Mrs Josefski's son Graham said he was proud of his mother's determination throughout her life.

"She's always had lots of love in her heart for her kids, her grandkids and her great-grandkids."

Mrs Josefski and her husband Fred moved to Hervey Bay in 1945 where they ran a fish and chip shop in Pialba.

Just two years later they made the short move to Maryborough.

Mr Josefski passed away in 2006 - close to his triple figure birthday.

"How did dad get to 99 and a half and mum get to 100?" Graham said.



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