BORN in Melbourne 1915, Shepparton resident, Mim Guilfoyle has just celebrated a milestone occasion, turning 100 years old last Friday.
Mim told The Adviser she was pleased to have received about ‘6 or 7 letters’ of acknowledgement in celebration of the significant occasion.
“I received a lovely letter from the Governor General, one from the Queen of England, our Prime Minister and several Victorian MPs.”
Mim, who currently lives in Tarcoola Village, has spent the majority of her life living in the Shepparton area, she said, “Shepparton’s a lovely place to live and the staff at Shepparton Villages have been wonderful to me.
“I’ve had a good life; I’ve played a lot of bowls, I travelled a lot, overseas and around Australia. I always took holidays, every year and have always been active. “I think life is what you make it and you’ve got to live it up whilst you can.”
Mim said her secret to a long and happy life was to always look after her health and her family. She said of her family, “I don’t think we’ve ever had a quarrel, we always help one another, have a happy home and never want for anything more.
Over 100 of Mim’s relations and friends turned out at her birthday celebrations on Saturday, including two of her sons, her seven grand children, 12 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.