Eastbourne woman celebrates 104th birthday

Susan Cusack celebrated her 104th birthday with family

Susan Cusack celebrated her 104th birthday with family

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An Eastbourne woman celebrated turning 104 yesterday (Monday, October 17).

Susan Cusack, a resident at Sunrise care home, was joined by five generations of her family to mark the special day.

Having only moved to the residential home last year, Susan has had a colourful life.

She reached the rank of lieutenant during her service with Queen Alexandra’s Royal Nursing Corps between 1940-1946, and has lived in Burma (now known as Myanmar), Somalia and Kenya.

After the Second World War Susan worked as a State Registered Nurse.

She loves to play bridge and is described by competitors as a ‘bridge demon’.

The 104-year-old says the secret to her longevity is “Moderation and not eating green vegetables”.

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