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Lady Cooke dies at 100 years old

Published:Monday | June 5, 2017 | 5:37 PM
Lady Cooke waves as she is pushed in a wheel chair into the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kingston on August 8, 2014 for the funeral of her husband, Sir Howard Cooke - Damion Mitchell photo

Lady Cooke, the widow of former governor general Sir Howard Cooke has died.

Former Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon.

"Just heard that Lady Ivy Cooke, widow of Sir Howard Cooke has passed. She is now reunited with the love of her life. Walk good Miss Ivy," Simpson Miller tweeted.

Sir Howard died in July, 2014 at the age of 98.

The union produced three children - Justice Howard Cooke Jr, Richard and Audrey.

Lady Cooke, who was 100 years old, died at the Andrew's Memorial Hospital in St Andrew Monday afternoon.

In a statement a short while ago, Prime Minister Andrew Holness hailed Lady Cooke for her contribution to education in Jamaica.