Joan gets help blowing out her candles from Cath Barker, daughter Sharon Langford and Richmond MP Justine Elliot.
Joan gets help blowing out her candles from Cath Barker, daughter Sharon Langford and Richmond MP Justine Elliot.

Joan celebrates 105th birthday

JOAN Fairfoul is a young 105-year-old who ate her birthday cake by herself, has her original teeth and still reads without glasses.

Mrs Fairfoul celebrated her 105th birthday at Seabreeze Community Aged Care in Pottsville.

The birthday girl, who has been a vegetarian most of her life, shared her secret to longevity.

“I am just living a good life and I am trying to do the best I can,” Mrs Fairfoul said.

Friend and fellow resident Cornilia Heard described Mrs Fairfoul’s happy disposition and never-faltering smile.

“When she comes in we always see that lovely smile on her face,” Mrs Heard said.

“And I say, ‘Hi smiley, you’re coming in again’.”

Mrs Heard said the Mrs Fairfoul still has a clear and active mind.

“Mostly younger people lose their marbles, but not that one; I don’t think she ever will lose them,” she said.

Mrs Fairfoul’s daughter Sharon Langford, 70, who also attended the birthday bash, was impressed by her mother’s memory.

“Her brain is just amazing. She is still on the ball about everything and can still remember people’s names,” Mrs Langford said.

Another Seabreeze resident Alice Dodds celebrated her 86th birthday but did not want to take away any of the attention from Mrs Fairfoul.

“I want to let her have all of the limelight today; 105, my god,” Mrs Dodds said.



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