Dorothy Jackson
Dorothy Jackson
Jackson aged 106
Birth: 18 August 1906
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Death: 3 September 2015
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Age: 109 years, 16 days
Country: United Kingdom UK
Centenarian

Dorothy Margaret Jackson (18 August 1906 – 3 September 2015), known as Sister Nonnita, was a British centenarian who was the second-oldest living person in Scotland at the time of her death. She was also the oldest living person in Scotland who was born there, and the oldest ecclesiastical person ever in Scotland.

Biography

Dorothy Jackson was born in Glasgow on 18 August 1906. She left Glasgow as a young woman to train as a nurse in Nottingham.

Following her training, Jackson became a qualified district nurse and during the Second World War made door-to-door visits tending to those in need.

Jackson became a nun after her work as a nurse, and served at a convent in Staines, Surrey until she was 52. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1959, but subsequent testing showed that the cancer had disappeared. In 1971, she hosted her nephew Ian Milliken and his wife at the convent for their honeymoon.

Upon leaving the convent, Jackson assisted at a care home: the Lodge of Sunnybrae in Walkerburn, Scottish Borders. She returned to Glasgow in 1986, moving into the David Cargill House care home. She remained active, one taking part in a sit-down protest against the widening of the city's Great Western Road, attempting to stop trees being cut down. On her longevity, Jackson said "The Lord and hard work have kept me going."

Jackson became the oldest living person in Scotland who was also born there upon the death of Jessie Gallan on 26 March 2015, though she was never the oldest living person in Scotland as English-born Irene Chapman was older.

Jackson died on 3 September 2015 at the age of 109 years, 16 days.

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