Century celebration for Cyril

Long time Ararat resident Cyril Bond turned one hundred last week with a big celebration at Parkland House Willaura, where he now resides.
Cyril was born in Hampshire, England, and migrated to Australia after the Second World War.
As a young man he joined the British Navy, later serving in World War Two.
“I always liked the sea, and I admired the Navy. It suited me down to a tee,” he said.
Cyril’s late wife, Pamela, who coincidentally shared the surname ‘Bond’, grew up in the village next door and the pair married before being sponsored out to Australia by friends in Ararat “a long time ago”.

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