THE FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, 10 FEBRUARY 1945
BURNTISLAND LOCAL NOTES AND NEWS: DEATH OF CENTENARIAN
Our Grand Old Lady, who was in her 102nd year, Miss Catherine Duncanson, passed away early on Monday morning in a local nursing home.
Miss Duncanson was a native of Cairneyhill, near Dunfermline, and although most of her working years were spent in Glasgow, she always maintained a strong interest in her native district.
Fully twelve years ago she removed from Glasgow and came to reside with her niece, Miss Helen Duncanson, Heriot Gardens, and up to quite recently enjoyed good health and all her faculties. Indeed when she celebrated her 101st birth in November last, she was a wonderful old lady, hale and hearty, able to write her own letters (and she had many correspondents), and an untiring knitter.
Since the outbreak of the war her hobby was knitting socks and comforts for the men in the Forces, and she made hundreds of such articles.
She was a staunch and devoted Church-woman, and even after passing her century, attended the services at the Erskine UF Church.
Before her death, Miss Duncanson had been in the nursing home for a few weeks.