Described as stubborn and a go-getter by her son, it’s no surprise that Lois Adderley has lived to 100.
She is Whittleseas’ newest centenarian and celebrated her birthday at Bethel Aged Care in Mill Park.
Ms Adderley was born on April 15 1922, in Fitzroy, and is one of three siblings.
She later moved to Preston where she met her husband, John, at a dance.
The couple married in 1943 and had two children, Steven and Linda, who sadly passed away in September last year.
Lois Adderley kept herself busy running a milk bar with her husband before working in a cake shop in Reservoir and volunteered at PANCH hospital with her sister.
Her son Steven said his fondest memory of his mother was their adventures interstate.
“We used to go fishing and camping in New South Wales when I was a little bloke. We come up here over Easter every year and I’m actually here right now,” Steven said speaking to Star Weekly on Thursday before Easter.
“She used to love her fishing with dad and our relatives.”
Lois’ family is coming together to celebrate her big milestone over two weekends, her three grandchildren and five great grandchildren will also be there.
“So we will all be gathering tomorrow (Good Friday) at our place and having a bit of a lunch. But next Saturday night we’re going to a party for the rest of the family at the Old England Hotel,” Steven said.
“She can’t believe she’s made it to 100 but we’re certainly happy she has.”