Birthday celebrations at Karinya Place as Ivy turns 105

“Just try to live a good life and help everyone.”  That’s the wise advice from centenarian Ivy Clark.

Ivy, who lives at the Carinity Karinya Place aged care community in Laidley, last week celebrated her 105th birthday.

Born in Rosewood on 15 March 1914 – four months before the start of World War I – Ivy grew up on a farm at nearby Lanefield in Ipswich where she baled hay, milked cows and cared for farm dogs.

She says she started milking cows when she was just three years of age.

Ivy married her husband John and they had four children. She also has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Before moving to Carinity Karinya Place five years ago, Ivy was a keen lawn bowls player for which she won many trophies competing for Rosewood Bowls Club.

She also enjoyed hobbies such as playing the piano, doing crochet and knitting.

Ivy now likes to read the newspaper, watch tennis and attend regular activities with her friends at Carinity Karinya Place.

“I have had a fairly good life, a few trips overseas on cruises, otherwise I’ve lived a fairly ordinary life,” Ivy says.

Ivy celebrated her 105th birthday at Carinity Karinya Place with her friends and relatives including her son, niece and nephew.

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