Well wishes for local centenarian

Milestone event: Erica Angus celebrated her 100th birthday party at Dukes Inn last month alongside family and friends. Photo: Supplied.
Milestone event: Erica Angus celebrated her 100th birthday party at Dukes Inn last month alongside family and friends. Photo: Supplied.

A woman who was born and raised in the Avon Valley has celebrated a major milestone alongside family and friends - becoming a centenarian.

Erica Angus enjoyed her 100th birthday party at Dukes Inn last month where she caught up with many of her family and friends.

Mrs Angus was born in Northam on the June 14,1919 to Ida and Albert Western.

Due to ill health Mrs Angus spent part of her childhood staying with her grandparents out at Grass Valley where she attended school.

She had several jobs in Northam before going to Perth to work.

Mrs Angus worked at the Adelphi Hotel and also the Welshpool Munitions Works during the second World War.

On a January day at Wesley Church in the centre of Perth, she married Charles Angus of Northam.

She became stepmother to Charles' four sons and her and Charles went on to have three daughters and one son together.

In the 60s Mrs Angus worked for many years as a waitress at the Commercial Hotel in town and went to work in the cafeteria of the "old hospital".

Her husband Charlie died in 1980 and not long after Mrs Angus retired from work.

During her retirement one of Mrs Angus' big passions was going to the races and became a regular at many Kalgoorlie race rounds.

Mrs Angus has also loved spending her retirement playing scrabble and doing crosswords in her later years.