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Bob Weighton, World’s Oldest Man, dies aged 112

Brendoncare is sad to announce the passing of Bob Weighton, aged 112, on 28 May 2020. He died peacefully at home of cancer and was surrounded by some of his family.

Bob Weighton, recently named the world’s oldest man, celebrated his 112th birthday on 29 March 2020. He was born in Hull, Yorkshire, on 29 March 1908.

Bob had lived independently in one of the apartments at Brendoncare Alton for the past 24 years. He led a busy lifestyle and enjoyed making wooden children’s toys, windmills and furniture. He was a keen environmentalist and wrote articles for local magazines. He also enjoyed giving presentations on his long life, work and environmental issues to local community groups, church groups and school children.

 Lynne Hewitt, General Manager at Brendoncare Alton, said,

“Whilst we will all miss Bob greatly it has been a privilege and a pleasure to have known and spent time with this extraordinary man. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.”  

In March this year, Bob had this to say,

“I am very lucky to have been healthy and active throughout my life. I enjoy social activities and like to get outside. It is far better to make a friend out of a possible enemy than it is to make an enemy out of a possible friend. This is something I have lived by throughout my life.”

Bob’s grandson, Magnus Weighton, commented,

“First and foremost I must say that Brendoncare has and will continue to provide incredible service to the elderly, driven by the compassionate, professional and personable service of your staff. Huge thanks to them all. You have all made Bob’s life so enjoyable and easy with the connections you’ve made with him. He’s loved living with you!”