Five generations bring 103rd birthday joy in Mundaring

Lina Sharp celebrated her 103rd birthday with her family in Mundaring.
Lina Sharp celebrated her 103rd birthday with her family in Mundaring.

FIVE generations of Lina Sharp’s family came together to celebrate her 103rd birthday in Mundaring.

Classical piano music, cake and about 130 descendants made the occasion special with staff at Baptistcare Yallambee Residential Care.

Lina is the oldest resident at the care facility.

Yallambee lifestyle coordinator Aureen Donaldson said the great, great, great grandmother, former ballroom dancer and champion high diver was a popular community member.

“Lina is a vibrant and positive lady who at 103 is still active, beautifully dressed, groomed and witty,” she said.

The centenarian shared her recent birthday with fellow resident June Howell who turned 90 on the same day.

Lina’s love of animals once led her to be lowered into a mine shaft by rope to save her pet dog.

These days, she looks forward to visits from her elderly dog Towser who is cared for by a friend.

“I love the view (at Yallambee) from my room of the garden and a nearby chook pen because it reminds me of the chickens I used to have at home,” she said.