Tom and Estelle McLucas celebrate their 90th birthdays.
Tom and Estelle McLucas celebrate their 90th birthdays. Contributed

90th birthday celebrations for McLucas couple

TOM and Estelle McLucas have spent a lifetime together and now the couple have celebrated a joint 90th birthday celebration.

Daughter Helene Murakami said her father had turned 90 at the end of August, but being a gentleman, he insisted on waiting to celebrate the occasion with Estelle.

"Luckily we waited because Tom had a fall and broke his hip a couple of days before his birthday and required a hip replacement," she said.

"And unfortunately he had to celebrate his 90th birthday in hospital."

Ms Murakami said family came from near and far to help celebrate the incredible achievement, and the Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band played especially for Tom and Estelle.

"It was an emotional moment for Tom as our family has a long history with Bundaberg Caledonian Pipe Band," she said.

"Tom's father was the band's Drum Major 1929 -1934, Tom's brother, nephew and son had all been past members and now his grandson is following the tradition."



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