Source: NineMSN
Source: NineMSN

Rest in peace: Australia's oldest man dies, age 110

AUSTRALIA'S oldest man has died at the age of 110.

Alfred Date lived out his last few years in Peninsula Village nursing home at Umina Beach, News South Wales, an employee from Byran J Reid Funeral Services told Channel Nine News. 

Alfie was born in the UK and called Davistown home for 30 years before moving to Umina Beach. 

The father-of-seven made headlines last year for his knitting abilities, creating woollen jumpers for oil-spill affected penguins. 

The avid football fan said last year that he was all to happy to help the penguins.

"I couldn't say no to the penguins could I?" he said to Age UK last year. 

"Knitting is a good way of getting along in life. You make friends at knitting clubs and it's also a great way of keeping your fingers, hands and arms moving."

Source: PenguinFoundation
Source: PenguinFoundation

Aflie's 110th birthday last year was marked by a visit from Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, as well as from the coach of A-Laegue side the Central Coast Mariners, the Central Coast Godford Express Advocate reports. 

He held the title of oldest man in Australia with pride as he once described the secret to longevity as "waking up every morning". 

His life will be celebrated as he's farewelled at the Greenway Chapel & Memorial Gardens, Green Point, next Tuesday. 


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