A much-loved 108-year-old from Amble has died.
Connie Mossman passed away peacefully in Alnwick Infirmary on Christmas Eve. She was mum to Gwen Turnbull, as well as a loving grandma and great grandma. Her funeral is at St Cuthbert’s Church, Amble, on Tuesday at 11am. Family flowers only. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.
Connie was one of the 40 oldest people in Britain and the oldest person in Northumberland. She was born in Amble on February 7, 1907, and lived there most of her life. One of her earliest memories was seeing the troops marching down the town's Queen Street before heading off to fight in the First World War.
Connie put her secret of long life down to eating healthily and lots of exercise.
In the summer of 2014, she was one of around 70 one-hundred-year-olds who attended a special party at The Alnwick Garden to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.
She marked her 108th birthday with a a quiet, family celebration.
In 2011, Connie, aged 104 at the time, hit the headlines after she became embroiled in an asbestos nightmare. The frustrated centenarian faced a desperate battle to knock down the shed in the back garden of her Amble home because of the structure's asbestos roof, and she had struggled to find anyone who could remove it. But after the Gazette revealed her ordeal, a company from Killingworth vowed to help, offering to do the work for free, ending her asbestos troubles.
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