Isle of Man News - POSTED Sat 16-12-2006

Oldest resident dies

by Manx Radio

Tribute has been paid to a much-loved priest whose funeral was held at Rushen Parish Church yesterday (Friday).

The Reverend William Ackroyd of Port St Mary passed away in Noble’s Hospital last week at the age of 106.

He was believed to be the oldest male resident in the Island.

One of his daughters, Deirdre Croker, said one of the secrets of her father’s longevity was a sweet tooth.

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