Mandurah’s 102yo gym junkie

Vivienne Ferguson with her children Kevin Ferguson, Judy Bain and Doreen Upfield.
Vivienne Ferguson with her children Kevin Ferguson, Judy Bain and Doreen Upfield.

VIVIENNE Ferguson may be 102, but that doesn’t stop her from going to the gym at Advanced Fitness in Mandurah.

She attends the gym with her friend Margaret (95). Her favourite activity is the treadmill.

Mrs Ferguson turned 102 on August 2 and enjoyed a surprise afternoon tea with family and friends at Wearne House.

She enjoys fishing outings and was still playing pennants when she was 99.

Through her life, Mrs Ferguson has played hockey, tennis and bowls.

She is looking forward to the Aged Care Games later this year.

Mrs Ferguson grew up with 10 siblings in a pioneering farming family in Harvey.

She moved to Perth at 17 and worked as a nurse at the Home of Peace in Subiaco where she met her husband, Ronald.

They were married when she was 22 and they had four children.

They lived in East Victoria Park, where Mrs Ferguson remained with the children after her husband’s untimely death at 40.

Mrs Ferguson worked hard to provide for her family. She held down a number of jobs, ranging from cleaning to being the catering manager at Council House.

She has 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great children.

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