Centenary celebrations for Connie


Connie House said she thought she’d feel different when she turned 100, but she feels the same.
Connie House said she thought she’d feel different when she turned 100, but she feels the same.

CONNIE House turned 100 on Saturday and celebrated with high tea.

The centenarian lives at Behanie Peel in Coodanup and has two grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

Born in Essex, England in 1916, Connie worked as a domestic servant. She also did market stall cooking for many years.

She has memories of World War II and the Great Depression, sleeping in the underground shelters at night due to the bombing raids.

In 1939, Connie was sent to work for the NAAFI in Middlesex. This was next door to the Royal Military School of Music, where she met her future husband Robert (Bob).

Shortly after they were married, Bob became a bandmaster and they moved to Singapore with their daughter Patricia Anne. Later they moved to Brunei where Bob worked as the bandmaster with the police force. Connie has fond memories of attending banquets at the Sultan of Brunei’s Palace.

In 1963, Connie moved to WA with her husband Bob, where she travelled the State umpiring Croquet tournaments.

Connie credits her long life to great genes and believes she is doing pretty well for her age.