Olive Cooke, one of the oldest poppy sellers in the UK, has died at the age of 92.
After her first husband, Leslie, was killed in action during the Second World War in 1943 when she was 21, Cooke dedicated her life to fundraising.
Cooke’s daughter, Kathryn, said the family was proud of everything she had achieved in her long life.
She told the paper in October: "I have started to just put all the letters into a big box, and then I have to spend my Sunday afternoons sorting them all out ready for the recycling – but some weeks it takes even longer."
Police have said they are not treating Cooke’s death as suspicious. An inquest is due to be opened next week, the BBC reported.
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