Comte legacy lives

FRIENDS: Renee, 23, Letty, 10 weeks, and Lisa Ahearn, 46, with Joan Hunt, 70 and Ida Comte, 94. Picture: LEIGH SHARP

FRIENDS: Renee, 23, Letty, 10 weeks, and Lisa Ahearn, 46, with Joan Hunt, 70 and Ida Comte, 94. Picture: LEIGH SHARP

THE Comte ladies continue the tradition of a female-dominant family.

Ida Comte, 93, is the eldest in a line of five women stretching to Letty Lovell - born 10 weeks ago to Renee Ahearn, 23.

Renee's mother Lisa Ahearn, 46, one of two girls, said she was amazed the family kept growing.

"When I found out Renee was having a girl with her second pregnancy I was happy for her because she already had a boy," she said.

"I have four girls myself so I was thrilled when she told me she was having a girl.

"It feels amazing to have five generations of girls in our family."

Renee Ahearn, one of four girls, said she is blessed by her family.

"I am truly blessed to have my nans with me - especially my great nan," she said.

"For Deacon and Letty to have all three nans is just so amazing.

"They are both so spoiled by each one of them.

"We are so lucky to have so many nans as some people don't have one.

"The five generations of all girls is just unreal.

"Letty will have photos forever and will be able to look back at them and tell everyone she was a part of five generations.

"I hope that she gets to be as lucky as I am and have this one day in many years to come.

"I also hope she is as close to me as I am to my mum. 

"I know for a fact that she will be as close to my mum as I am to my nan."

Joan Hunt, 70, is the first daughter born from Ms Comte and she said she was proud to be part of the Comte lineage.

"We get to see each other all the time," she said.

"None of our family has moved away, which is really nice.

"My mother doesn't drive anymore but used to always come up for birthdays and celebrations.

"I have always said there will be no fighting while I am alive.

"I hate family feuds.

"Mostly we are an easygoing family.

"We are all pretty easy to get along with.

"We all just get along.

"It's just that we are lucky to have each other."

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We are so lucky to have so many nans as some people don't have one. - Renee Ahearn

LADIES: The family gathers around newborn Letty.

LADIES: The family gathers around newborn Letty.

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