Irene Crispin passes away at 104
ONE of the Clarence Valley's well-loved residents and treasures Irene Crispin has passed away at the age of 104.
Son Neville said his mother died on Friday, February 23 after a short illness, and paid tribute to her longevity and character.
"She certainly had a good innings," he said.
"She had her finger on the pulse, there was nothing that got past her right up until the end.
"She certainly still had a better memory than most too."
Speaking after her 104th birthday, the Clarence Valley's second-oldest resident put her longevity down to training greyhounds and a positive outlook.
"My grandmother said to me when I was a little girl, 'you're put in this world to help your fellow man If you can't do him a good turn, never do him a bad one', and I've tried to adhere to that all my life. God's been good to me and I've had a good life, a happy life, and I've met such lovely people I can call my friends.
"What more can you ask?
"That's what you call happiness."
Irene's funeral will be held at the Christ Church Cathedral at 2pm on Wednesday.