Oldest person in Britain dies aged 112

26 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Oldest person

in Britain dies

aged 112

LONDON: The oldest person in Britain has died at the age of 112.

Joan Hocquard shared her birthday, 29 March 1908, with the world’s oldest man Bob Weighton, who died in Hampshire in May, reports BBC.

She died at a care home in Dorset on Saturday, her nephew Paul Reynolds said.

Reynolds said his aunt believed there was no secret to a long life and “enjoyed butter and cream and she scoffed at idea of dieting”.

Hocquard spent her early life in Kenya where her father was a British colonial officer.

She went to boarding school in Sussex and later worked as a cook at a hotel in Geneva.

At the start of World War Two she drove an ambulance in London, before moving to the south coast where she became a keen sailor, having learnt to sail on the Solent as a child while visiting her grandmother in Lymington.