Caring Annie dies at 101

Annie Davey with her 100th birthday card from The Queen
Annie Davey with her 100th birthday card from The Queen

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “loving and caring” 101-year-old who sadly passed away last week.

Centenarian Annie Davey died in Sheraton Court Care Home, in Warren Road, Hartlepool, where she has been a resident for the last three years.

Her family paid loving tribute to “kind” Annie and said she will be sorely missed.

Annie moved into the Hartlepool home from South Shields in 2009 to be near her remaining family members, her niece Valerie Lacey, 77, and her husband, Douglas, 80, who live in Sunny Blunts, in Peterlee.

Douglas, a retired sales director for a chemical company, said: “Annie was such a lovely lady, she would do anything for anyone and she was always so happy.”

Annie featured in the Mail last year when she celebrated her 100th birthday. At the time she said it was a lovely day and that she was “very lucky”.

Growing up in South Shields, Annie worked in a local cinema and served as a telephonist during the Second World War.

She never married and after her mum passed away more than 50 years ago she spent many years caring for her dad, Arthur, until he also sadly died.

Her sister, Mary, and brother Robin, also sadly passed away.

Douglas said Annie has been happy and positive throughout her life but paid particular praise to the staff at Sheraton Court Care Home whose care he described as “unbelievable.”

“From the very first day Annie went in there to the day she died, everything about the home was tremendous,” he said.

“The love, care and attention Annie was shown in there was unbelievable, absolutely wonderful.”

After a long life, Annie sadly passed away late at night last Thursday, March 15.

Douglas added: “It was a pleasure to spend so much time with Annie, she will be sorely missed.”