Ivy Seymour with her children, Graeme Seymour and Lorraine Lawrence at her 100th birthday celebrations at the Grand Hotel at Biggenden on Saturday.
Ivy Seymour with her children, Graeme Seymour and Lorraine Lawrence at her 100th birthday celebrations at the Grand Hotel at Biggenden on Saturday.

Ivy celebrates a wonderful milestone

THEY came from far and wide to help Biggenden’s “grand old lady” Ivy Seymour celebrate her 100th birthday on Saturday.

Family members had decorated the function room of the Grand Hotel with balloons and coloured lights and framed pictures of Ivy from a young girl adjourned the tables.

Following the celebrations, Ivy said it’s been a lovely day and wasn’t the least bit tired.

“When I had my 90th celebrations I didn’t think I would ever be celebrating my 100th,” she said.

She turned around the following day and attended the Seymour reunion near Maryborough.

Ivy who has lived in the area all her life is the last Bayntun sibling having had seven brothers and seven sisters.

On the day along with her two children, Lorraine and Graeme, all of her eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren were in attendance to help present all the messages of congratulations.

For Rod Seymour mceeing his Aunty Ivy’s 100th birthday party was a proud moment.

“She is an amazing woman, has a great memory and much loved by her family,” she said.

“Billy Hughes was prime minister when she was born and there have been 24 prime ministers so far in her lifetime.

“She has put a lot into her life in those 100 years and seen many changes.

“Some have been good and some bad but Ivy you’ve seen the best.”

Great-grandson, Tyler Lawrence said we spent many a holiday up a tree in Nette St.

“We always had to make sure there was an extra seat at our special events,” he said.

“Most of all we will always cherish those handwritten birthday and Christmas cards.”

Daughter Lorraine Lawrence said her brother Graeme and she were so fortunate to still have their mum at their ages.

Also on the following day, Lorraine and Brian Lawrence celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary as well as Brian’s 82nd birthday.


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