Eastbourne woman celebrates 104th birthday

Susan Cusack celebrated her 104th birthday with family
Susan Cusack celebrated her 104th birthday with family

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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