Marjorie brings up first century

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Judy and Chris Murray could not be more proud of their Aunty Marjorie as she turns 100.
Camera IconJudy and Chris Murray could not be more proud of their Aunty Marjorie as she turns 100. Credit: Callum Hunter/Callum Hunter

There was a special celebration at Back Beach Cafe last Thursday as Bunbury woman Marjorie Murray turned 100.

More than 30 friends and family from around the country packed the northern function room of the cafe to celebrate with Marjorie who said she did not feel her age but did feel spoiled by all the attention.

“I feel wonderful, I’ve had a wonderful life,” she said.

Marjorie’s nephew Chris Murray and his wife Judy were responsible for organising the event and said they could not have been more proud of their aunty.

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“Apart from her knees which have been giving her grief, she might go on for another hundred,” Mr Murray said.

“She still lives in her own home and goes shopping every week with her friends.”

Marjorie came to Australia from England in the mid 1950s at the suggestion of her mother and was involved with a multitude of community organisations and establishments around Bunbury including the old library, hospital, church groups and up until only recently, the Red Cross.

Mrs Murray said Marjorie was responsible for organising the list of guests and described her aunty-in-law as an inspiration.

“Inspirational is the word to describe her,” she said.

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