London Scottie Club is sad to announce the loss of its oldest member, Auntie Didi, aged 100 years.

Auntie Didi became a club-wide sensation in November 2021 when she turned 100 and allowed several London Scottie Club members into her Maida Vale home for a birthday gathering and interview.

Auntie Didi aka Helen Robertson was a life-long owner of black Scottish Terriers and she shared her passion for the breed with club members for a news video report. An extract of this report which you can read and view here was also added to our 2021 promotional video which has been on our home page since New Year’s Eve.

We learned that Auntie Didi who had an accident at home a month after we met her and required a care home, passed away on 9 June 2022. Her nephew Clive Beecham wrote to us and expressed the following:

“Sadly I have to report that Aunty Didi passed away on Thursday night. She had had her various traumas in recent months but finally left us all, quite calmly and relaxed. As she passes to another place, she will be accompanied (as requested) by one of her beloved Scotties and will feel the eternal warmth of her Scottie blanket.

“Certainly a highlight of her centenary year, was the visit and embrace of the London Scottie Club. As a family, we were all so grateful for that wonderful moment and it will live on in all of our memories.

“Thank you all.”

George Matlock, founder of London Scottie Club said:

“Auntie Didi will certainly live on in our hearts. She touched many with her no-nonsense explanation of why she love canines, especially her “Jumbos”.”

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