Edgewater resident Bonnie Bartlett celebrates 100th birthday

Bonnie Bartlett celebrated her 100th birthday with her children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d483508
Bonnie Bartlett celebrated her 100th birthday with her children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Pictures: Martin Kennealey d483508

BONNIE Bartlett celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday surrounded by family and friends who say the centenarian still has a sense of humour and a wonderful heart.

The Mercy Place Edgewater resident is a born and bred West Australian who puts her longevity down to not drinking or smoking.

After finishing her schooling at Subiaco Primary School, Mrs Bartlett worked as a seamstress for many years.

She married Vic, who was good friends with her brothers, during World War II and the couple went on to have three children.

Later in life, she took up bowls where she excelled and won many trophies.

Bonnie Bartlett on her 100th birthday. Picture: Martin Kennealey d483508

Mercy Place Edgewater service manager Helen Fullarton said Mrs Bartlett is an inspiring lady whose family are dedicated to her.

“Everyone at Mercy Place Edgewater likes and respects Bonnie very much and we’re all delighted that she has reached this major milestone,” she said.

Mrs Bartlett celebrated with her children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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