Take A Moment With… Ian

Sonia Lim 26 Feb 2024

Ian is a treasured resident in our RFBI Leeton Masonic Village who recently celebrated his 100th birthday! We had a wonderful time celebrating a century of achievements that define Ian’s life, inviting residents, family and guests to a morning tea and lunch, before Ian headed out for his family celebration at the local Leeton Soldiers Club.

Ian has had such an important role within the Leeton community that even the local Mayor Cr Tony Reneker attended the celebrations.

Ian was originally born in Narrandera, then attending the Yanco Agricultural High School and Wagga Agricultural College. Over those years Ian become extremely talented in agriculture.

His family owned a wheat and sheep farm and after his dad sadly passed away when Ian was just seven, he took the reigns and helped manage the farm with his mum. Ian recalls one particular day when he needed to take 10-20 lambs into Binya sales yard before getting himself to school so he was ready to start class in time.

Ian has lived a wonderful, long life and does put a lot of this down to some hard work – “it doesn’t hurt!”

Happy birthday Ian from all at RFBI.

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