Tribute to 109-year-old

Ida Hadland
Ida Hadland

TRIBUTES have been flooding in for Ida Hadland, who has sadly passed away at the age of 109.

It is believed she was the oldest person in Thame and was just seven months away from reaching 110 and becoming a supercentenarian.

Her son John said: “Ida was a most hard-working mother and grandmother and her whole family have many happy memories of her life.”

Ida was born in Moreton in the same year that Queen Victoria died and stayed in the area for her whole life.

She grew up on Chestnut Farm and helped out on the grounds during the First World War.

Ida’s family then all moved out to Canada but she opted to stay in the country and married William Hadland.

The two of them moved through several different farms and she was famous for her large flock of poultry, which at one point included 2,000 hens.

John added: “She was a party-loving character, who entertained friends and family in the surrounding district.”

There are only seven registered people in the United Kingdom who have reached 110 years, meaning she was one of the oldest people in the country.