Ton up for Toni By Liz Rogers

Brian Davis’s mum Toni always ate right, and even though she had polio as a child growing up in Scotland, this mother of one, grandmother of three and great-grandmother of five and resident of the Village Glen in Mornington has lived an incredibly active life. 

Turning 100 on December 6, she’s just come off the back of celebrating with a continuous party running over three days and Brian says she’s keen for more. He explains. “The family organised a get-together of close friends in the boardroom of the nursing home on Thursday, catered for by Classic High Tea in Mornington, which was fit for a queen. Then we went to the Mornington Golf Club for dinner on the Saturday and then had another celebration on the Sunday. She was always very social. She played golf regularly and bridge, where she became a life master. She also did a bit of ice-skating too. Dad (Rex) is 98. They are like two budgerigars. Mum’s often sitting on Dad’s knee when I drop by.”

Toni and Rex have been married for 77 years. They’ve lived in Sydney, where Rex was born, North Melbourne, Ivanhoe, Eaglemont, North Balwyn and have been on the Peninsula near Brian for the past six years. As a centenarian, Toni received letters from the Queen, Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Governor General and other MPs in recognition of this milestone.

Happy birthday from us too, Toni!  

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