MILESTONE LADY: Daisy Coper celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday.
MILESTONE LADY: Daisy Coper celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday. Rob Williams

Determined Daisy fights on for century despite stroke

FAMILY is key for Ipswich resident Daisy Cooper, who celebrated her 100th birthday yesterday.

A resident of Bundaleer Lodge in North Ipswich for the past 16 years, Mrs Cooper was born in Sydney on June 21, 1918.

She celebrated her birthday with three generations from a family consisting of three children, five grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Her career for most of her life consisted of being a housewife, but she also worked at the Sydney Mail Exchange for several years.

She suffered a serious stroke in the late 1970s which left her paralysed.

She made a permanent move to Queensland in 1987, and has lived in Ipswich for the past three decades.

Although she is no longer able to speak for herself, family members described Daisy as a woman of sheer determination, who caught the travel bug and took trips to New Guinea and would go on driving adventures.



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