Bethanie Kingsley resident’s 104th birthday a low key affair


Ada Spocter wearing the first dress suit she ever made as a dressmaker.
Bethanie Kingsley resident’s 104th birthday a low key affair
Bethanie Kingsley resident’s 104th birthday a low key affair
Ada Spocter wearing the first dress suit she ever made as a dressmaker.

NOT wanting to make a fuss, Ada Spocter celebrated her 104th birthday this week with cake and a visit from friends and family.

Mrs Spocter was born in Cape Town, South Africa on October 10, 1912.

She grew up alongside her brother and sister and later went on to be a wife, machinist and dressmaker, where she worked in a large factory making shirt collars.

She has three children who live all over the world; Sherley (78) lives in South Africa, Neville (77) lives in Perth and Patricia (73) lives in England.

She has seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

The Bethanie Kingsley resident believes she is doing very well for her age and rarely sees the doctor for check-ups.

She said she had many good and bad memories of her life, the same as any other person would have.

Mrs Spocter is one of two residents over 100 who have recently celebrated birthdays at Bethanie Kingsley, naming themselves the ‘over 100s club’, which includes Mrs Spocter and 100-year-old Dorothy (Maude) Radford.