Fremantle resident Jean Waters celebrates her 102nd birthday in Bull Creek

Fremantle resident Jean Waters celebrates her 102nd birthday. Picture: Bruce Hunt
Fremantle resident Jean Waters celebrates her 102nd birthday. Picture: Bruce Hunt

EVEN at 102, Jean Waters enjoys a glass of Pink Moscato every night.

The Fremantle resident celebrated the milestone at Amana Living’s Club Lefroy in Bull Creek today.

Mrs Waters was born on King Street East Fremantle on December 17 1916, and spent her early years in the port city.

She met her husband, Raymond Waters, in 1938 and they were married in 1942.

The Waters spent a lot of time at the East Fremantle Football Club, where they were friends with club legends such as the Doigs and the Sheedys.

The connection to the football club dates back to the early 1900s when Jean’s dad, Harry Sharpe, played more than 200 games for the Sharks and was inducted into the Western Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

The family relocated to Victoria in 1954 when Ray was transferred by the Army and they remained there for 60 years.

Jean and Ray returned to Fremantle to be close to daughter Lynne when she married, and they picked up their old life with their chums from the East Fremantle Football Club.

Mrs Waters may have East Fremantle’s blue and white running through her veins, but she is also an ardent Collingwood supporter.

According to Lynne, Jean’s highlight from her 100th birthday was receiving a birthday card from Scott Pendlebury – trumping the card from the Queen.

Jean remains living independently at home with Lynn and her husband in Fremantle.

She regularly attends Amana Living’s Club Lefroy, which gives her an opportunity to meet new people, plus enjoy activities and musical performances.

Mrs Waters takes great pride in her appearance, getting her hair and nails done every fortnight and is never seen without a string of pearls.