Lucky life for Thornlie centenarian

Frederick Crossley celebrated his 100th birthday on September 1.        Picture: Jon Hewson  d443058
Frederick Crossley celebrated his 100th birthday on September 1.        Picture: Jon Hewson d443058

THORNLIE resident Frederick Crossley celebrated his 100th birthday on September 1.

Mr Crossley brought up the century in front of a group of people he lives in units with in Thornlie.

The 100-year-old moved over from Britain in 1967 and had a furniture factory in Bayswater until he retired in 1980.

He has been retired ever since and is now a great-grandfather.

Mr Crossley said it was a “bit of luck” that helped him reach 100.

“There are so many things that can go wrong and they didn’t go wrong,” he said.

“Things have worn out, but I still get by.”

A lot has also changed since he was born in 1915.

“Well, there is nothing the same,” he said.

“When I was born the motor car had just started to go on the market.

“In comparison to what there is now, there was nothing.

“I don’t know what it would be like in another 100 years.”