Mavis celebrates a massive milestone

What do singers Olivia Newton-John and Bryan Ferry and Laidley retiree Mavis Cumner have in common?

They all celebrated their birthdays on September 26 and all have received letters from the Queen.

But Mavis had the greatest reason to celebrate this year.

Mavis joined the exclusive centenarian’s club by turning 100 last weekend, celebrating the magnificent milestone with friends at the Carinity Karinya Place aged care community, where she lives.

Mavis Cumner enjoys some birthday cake for her 100th birthday.
Carinity Karinya Place resident Mavis Cumner enjoys some birthday cake for her 100th birthday.

Mavis was born at Barney View near Rathdowney in 1920 and spent most of her life in Gatton.

She married her husband Mervyn Cumner in 1941 and was a stay at home housewife – as a mother of four children – and worked on her family’s farm.

A keen gardener and a great cook who used to love to crochet and knit, Mavis was an avid volunteer at her local Gatton Anglican Church assisting with functions.

Before moving to Carinity Karinya Place two years ago, Mavis also enjoyed playing indoor bowls and enjoying a beer while watching State of Origin rugby league on television.

Mavis proudly says that she drove her car until she was 88 years old.

It was a big weekend of celebrations at Carinity Karinya Place with resident Joyce Brown also having her birthday on September 26.

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