Photographs of Ches Lavarello's 80th Birthday celebrations.

Ches Lavarello's 80th Birthday

Report and photos from Kelly Green

Cheseldon Lavarello turned 80 on the 19th of January. He wanted to wait until his son Duncan and daughter in law Jackie Lavarello returned from Capetown to have the celebration. Lots of people in the community made delicious treats, and came to wish him a very happy birthday and many more to come.

Ches Lavarello with his son Duncan and family

Ches with (L-R): Christiaan Gerber (granddaughter Janine's partner), son Duncan, wife Jeanette, and Duncan's wife Jackie.

It was a lovely celebration, however he did miss his daughter Karen and two grandchildren Alessia and Chiara, who are in Switzerland, and he also very much missed his granddaughter Janine, who is away doing wonderful work for Atlantic Guardians spreading the word about the Marine Protection Zone (MPZ).

Ches Lavarello with his daughter Cynthia Green and her family

Ches with his daughter Cynthia and son in law Jack Green, grandson Shane Green with his wife Kelly and his two great grandchildren Savanna and Seren.

Ches Lavarello with his wife Jeanette Ches Lavarello with his great grandchildren Seren and Savanah Green
Ches with his wife Jeanette Ches with his great grandchildren Seren and Savanna Green

Ches Lavarello's Sudoku 80th birthday cake

Ches's Sudoku 80th birthday cake and birthday cards