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Twins Mark 80th Birthday In Savusavu

My grandmother (Matilda Simpson) always put others first before herself and it feels good to be celebrating her birthday with family, says 30-year-old Julia Patricia Singh. Twins Matilda Simpson and
19 Jan 2018 11:00
Twins Mark 80th Birthday In Savusavu
Lavenia Low (left), and Matilda Simpson (right) celebrating their birthday in Savusavu on January 18, 2018. Photo: Facebook/Stanley Simpson

My grandmother (Matilda Simpson) always put others first before herself and it feels good to be celebrating her birthday with family, says 30-year-old Julia Patricia Singh.

Twins Matilda Simpson and Lavenia Low were yesterday described as hard working and caring by their grandchildren in Savusavu.

The twins celebrated their 80th birthday with their family at Rava in Savusavu.

Granddaughter, Julia Patricia Singh, said she was lucky to have Ms Simpson as her grandmother.

“I was raised by my grandmother and she is caring and hardworking,” the 30-year-old said.

“My grandmother always put others first before herself and it feels good to be celebrating her birthday with family.”

Ms Low’s granddaughter, Rebecca Kawhata, described her grandmother as someone who she could relate to easily.

“My grandmother is someone who is relaxed and she always goes with the flow,” the 18-year-old said.

“This is my first time in Fiji and it feels good to meet my cousins, aunties and uncles to celebrate our grandmother’s birthday.”

The twin’s eldest sibling, their brother Joe Hazelman, who is 93 years old said he was both happy and emotional to celebrate the occasion with his younger sisters and brothers – with family coming from as far as Australia and New Zealand.

The family has a history of living longlives with their father, George Hazelman, who was born in 1895 and lived to be 107 years old.

Ms Low, who now lives in New Zealand said celebrating her 80th birthday alongside her twin sister Matilda would be one of the happiest moments of her life.

Matilda ‘Nuki’ Simpson who resides in Rava said she was thankful and humbled that God had given her and her sister the gift of life and enabled them to celebrate the milestone.

“Our father always impressed on us the value of love, and his constant message to the family was veilomani – to always love one another,” Ms Simpson said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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