BUPA nursing home resident Floss AhDore will celebrate her 100th birthday today in the only city she has ever called home.
Born in Maiden Gully in 1913, Floss attended California Gully State School before becoming a housekeeper for her parents and two brothers.
For more than 70 years Floss has been married to husband Henry and said she had enjoyed her life.
“I’m very happy,” she said.
“I have never had bad health.”
She said she enjoyed baking cakes and playing the piano.
Floss celebrated the milestone surrounded by about 70 family and friends on Sunday at the nursing home.
Niece Sharyn Rowe, who celebrated with Floss, described her aunt as highly social and very welcoming.
“There would always be hundreds of people over at the house and every Friday Floss’s friends would come around for afternoon tea,” Ms Rowe said.
“She was very social.”
Ms Rowe said Floss’s nephew and former president of the Bendigo Chinese Association Russell Jack conducted a speech at the celebration.
“He said Floss was the only Chinese descendent in Bendigo to reach 100, which was interesting,” she said.
Ms Rowe said everyone enjoyed the celebration, including the birthday girl.
“She thought it was wonderful,” she said.