Scilly’s Oldest Resident Passes Away

Scilly’s oldest resident passed away on Friday afternoon.

John Huxtable was 103. He’d lived on St Mary’s for the last 10 years following a move to Scilly to be close to his daughter, Liz Martland and her husband Malcolm.

He’s been a resident of Park House for the last 3 years.

Mr Huxtable was born in Barnstaple and served in both France and Norway as a Major in the Royal Engineers and on his return worked as a chartered engineer and surveyor for the Council in Teignmouth.

A private, family funeral is being arranged back in Devon.