Town mourns oldest resident

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TRIBUTES were paid this week to Queensferry’s oldest resident Hilda Lloyd who passed away aged 108.

Born in 1905 in Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, she moved to Scotland following the death of her husband, Sidney, in 1960 to be closer to daughter Pam. When Pam moved to Queensferry, Hilda lived in Inverkeithing.

She relocated to Farquhar Terrace in 1983 and four years later moved into the Castle Rock Sheltered Housing Complex.

On the celebration of her 100th birthday, Hilda said she still enjoyed a weekly trip to the Gyle Shopping Centre and a daily walk.

Former Edinburgh Lord Provost George Grubb said he first met Hilda while canvassing as a councillor, adding: “As a Liberal all her life she said that I would get her vote. We were friends ever since.”

The Reverend David Cameron, who conducted the funeral at Dunfermline Crematorium on Wednesday, added: “Hilda kept her mind active and informed by the wisdom of others.”