Evelyn turns 102


LEONGATHA’S Woorayl Lodge was in celebration mode recently, as resident Evelyn Nunn turned 102.

Relatives of Ms Nunn visited her on her special day and the staff of Woorayl Lodge through a party on April 20.

“I had lots of calls from people wanting to come and see me,” Ms Nunn said.

Ms Nunn was born in Shepparton, and although she lived in New South Wales for a number of years, she considers herself well and truly a Victorian.

Though she was the only one to reach triple digits, five of Ms Nunn’s siblings also lived well into their nineties.

“There must be something good on my side of the family,” she said.

Ms Nunn spent 50 years of her life living in Melbourne and raised a daughter and a son.

Now she loves the Leongatha lifestyle.

“Living here has been very good. I would never go back to the city,” she said.

“I have been very fortunate here.”

In her three years at Woorayl Lodge, she only had one bad turn. A fall left her in the Wonthaggi hospital for several weeks.

“The doctor at Wonthaggi hospital, who was a wonderful man, said I was probably not going to leave the hospital. But I did, and here I am. I’ve very lucky,” Ms Nunn said.

She keeps herself active by walking around the lodge.

“When it’s really nice outside, I walk around two or three times a day,” she said.

“I love reading and I’m getting to the point where I also love sleeping.”

Ms Nunn is appreciative of her family and of the staff who work in the lodge.

“My daughter and her husband were invited to a lunch here. Everyone here (at the lodge) is so kind,” she said.

“I have four grandchildren. Two live in New South Wales, my grandson lives in Queensland and my other grandson lives in Darwin. They all came here when I turned 100. It was very special.”

Happy birthday: Evelyn Nunn celebrated her 102nd birthday at the Wooryal Lodge on Sunday, April 19, surrounded by friends and family.

Happy birthday: Evelyn Nunn celebrated her 102nd birthday at the Wooryal Lodge on Sunday, April 19, surrounded by friends and family.

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