MILESTONE: Yeppoon’s Maurie Webb will celebrate his 90th birthday this week on Saturday.
MILESTONE: Yeppoon’s Maurie Webb will celebrate his 90th birthday this week on Saturday. Amy Haydock

Key player in Yeppoon's Meals on Wheels set up turns 90

HE'S played a huge part in the history of Yeppoon, but this week Maurie Webb will celebrate his 90th birthday.

Born in Clermont on November 5, 1925, Maurie was the eighth student enrolled in 1940 at St Brendan's College and was part of the Livingstone Shire Council for 15 years.

Maurie and his wife Alma raised three sons and a daughter.

Maurie also has many grandchildren and great children.

Always playing a part in many different community groups and committees over the years, Maurie said the Capricorn Coast was very special place to him.

"It's unbelievable how much this place has developed, it's a very community-minded town," he said.

Maurie said playing a role in getting the Meals on Wheels established in Yeppoon was also one of his greatest achievements.

Now enjoying retirement, Maurie said it was important to keep his mind active which he did by writing poetry, reading, writing letters to the editor of local newspapers and also telling jokes, which he had plenty of and enjoyed a laugh.

He's also the recipient of an OAM medal which he received in 2006.

Maurie's daughter Kathryn has organised a celebration for her father at Webb Park.

Any friends who would like to celebrate with him and his family are welcome to attend on Saturday from noon.

Please bring food to share.



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