Lenore McLaurin celebrates 100 years in style in Macksville

Great nephew Brett Barlow with Lenore McLaurin and her sister Elsie Williams.

THE Macksville Country Club was the perfect venue for extended family celebrations in honour of Mrs Lenore McLaurin’s 100th birthday on Saturday 3 January, with family and friends traveling from Queensland, Sydney and beyond.

Mrs McLaurin, originally from the Northern Rivers of NSW, now lives relatively independently with family and community support in her home in Macksville and was overjoyed to share her birthday event with younger sisters Elsie, Audrey and Lillian.

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The women of this family are truly remarkable in their grace and endurance.

Lenore’s daughter, Carol Turner, also a Macksville local, organised the event.

“It’s wonderful to see so many of the family here, an extended family reunion for Mum’s birthday!” Carol told NOTA.
“It’s worked out so well.”

Great nephew Brett Barlow traveled from Helidon, Queensland and had warm words to share.

“I may not get to see you much these days but every time I do you’re always smiling,” Brett said.

“Time has no restraints in your world it seems, you just live your life as it comes.

“I’m honoured and proud to call you Aunty Lenore, you give a new meaning to ‘a good life’.

“Well done on your milestone, it’s a cracker of an innings.”

Mrs McLaurin received many written congratulations from regional, state and national dignitaries, and of course, a special card from King Charles.


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