Coles in Victor Harbor played a role in celebrating Irma Springbett's 100th birthday

THREE KIDS: Irma Springbett with her three children Malcolm, Marilyn and Richard at her 100th birthday celebration at the Encounter Bay Football Club.
THREE KIDS: Irma Springbett with her three children Malcolm, Marilyn and Richard at her 100th birthday celebration at the Encounter Bay Football Club.

Victor Harbor's Irma Springbett turned 100 on Monday, November 4 and celebrated the milestone with family and friends on Sunday, November 3, at the Encounter Bay Football Club.

However the party started early for Irma, when on Friday, November 1, the team at Coles Victor Harbor, surprised Irma when she went to do her normal weekly shopping.

Led by manager Rob, the Coles team presented Irma with a '100' birthday cake, flowers and chocolates.

However, on the Sunday, more than 170 people turned up to honour the centurion at Encounter Bay.

Irma has three children, Malcolm, Richard and Marilyn, 11 grand children and 23 great-grandchildren.

Irma said it was emotional to share her 100th birthday with family and friends and that family was the secret to her longevity.

"Family life is everything to me," Irma said.

"Over the years all the pleasure and entertainment I have enjoyed has revolved around my family and other families we knew.

"I am so fortunate, as I love my family and it was so special to share my birthday with so many people."

When Irma cracked the ton on Monday, November 4, she also shared the special day with her son Richard.

Richard turned 75-years-old on the same day, but in typical Richard manner, wanted the day to be all about his mother.

"I think it is pretty special for Mum to have her grand kids and great-grand kids here for this special day," Richard said.

Irma Springbett celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Irma Springbett celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

HAPPY 100: Irma Springbett is surrounded by the team at Coles in Victor Harbor to celebrate her 100th birthday.

HAPPY 100: Irma Springbett is surrounded by the team at Coles in Victor Harbor to celebrate her 100th birthday.

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