By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 25 Oct 2020 • 17:02
BRITAIN’S oldest person, Joan Hocquard, has passed away aged 112 at her home in Poole, Dorset.
Joan, who was born in 1908 under the reign of Edward VII, reportedly refused her 100th birthday card from the Queen in 2008 because she didn’t want people to know how old she was!
Her 74-year-old nephew, Paul Reynolds, who reported that Joan had passed away at aged 112, said: “She had an extraordinary innings and died peacefully in her own home, which is all you could wish for.
“She was a strong-willed character and loved telling stories about how naughty she was as a schoolgirl.
“She was also a very hospitable and loyal person. She always sought to live life to the full.
“There is no secret to her long life. I suppose she just had good genes.”
Britain’s oldest living person is now Lilian Priest, also from Dorset (Swanage) who is 111-years-old, although, she has many years to go to catch the oldest woman of all time.
French woman, Jeanne Calment, holds that record after she lived to be over 122-years-old before her death in 1997, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
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