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Ivy Bean

Ivy Bean

(1905 – 2010)

  • Rest in peace Ivy. Your 'twitterings' brought me a lot of joy.
    Given by Shaun Roberts
  • I'm lighting this candle to show what an inspiration you were to so many people. May it burn forever like your memory. Rest in Peace.
    Lit by Anonymous
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Ivy Bean

Ivy Bean
(1905 – 2010)
About Ivy
This is a tribute to Ivy Bean.
Ivy was a British internet personality, known for being the oldest person in the world on both Facebook and Twitter.
Ivy Asquith was born in Bradford, as one of 8 children. She went to school at James Street School in Thornton and left at 14 to go and work at the Prospect Mill. During her time at the mill, she worked firstly in spinning and then in the winding department. She later married Harold Bean, a soldier in the Royal Army Service Corps who briefly served in North Africa. After Harold left the army, he and Ivy went to work in service for the Lord and Lady Guiness at Greens Norton Hall in Northampton. It was during their time there that they had their only daughter,
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About Ivy
Sandra.
After several years in Bedford, the family returned to Bradford and Bean began working for Arthur Crossland, a local mill owner. She had worked for Arthur for about 18 years when sadly, he passed away and she decided it was time to retire. A few months later, she began working for her former boss' daughter. Several years later, Ivy Bean retired for the second time, aged 73, a little while after her beloved husband Harold passed away, aged 75. She would remain on her own until the age of 92, when she moved into a residential home, where she remained for ten years, until the home closed down and she moved into another care facility, just one week before her own 102nd birthday.
At the age of 102,
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About Ivy
Ivy Bean joined Facebook in 2008, making her one of the oldest people ever on Facebook. She quickly became somewhat famous, and several fan pages were made in her honour. Some time after creating her Facebook page, Ivy Bean also joined Twitter. At the time of her death, she had 4,962 friends on Facebook and more than 56,000 followers on Twitter.
Ivy is survived by a daughter, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was married to Harold Bean (1902–1978), she never remarried after he died.
This is an online memorial in honour of Ivy Bean. Her many posts on Facebook and Twitter cheered up thousands of people (me included) and she will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 17th Aug 2011
sandra garrish
wrote:
RIP You were and still are a wonderful lady god bless you xx
Remembrance Messages
On 1st Aug 2010
Victoria Spencer
wrote:
Rest in peace beautiful Lady, you touched so many hearts. Goodnight, God bless
Victoria xxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 31st Jul 2010
Morgan Legouffe
wrote:
R.I.P
Remembrance Messages
On 30th Jul 2010
julieann ellis
wrote:
rip you remarkable woman x
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Maggie Weeks
wrote:
Goodnight Ivy, sleep well. xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Anon ymous
wrote:
ivy you will be very missed you were a very special lady ,i will miss our little chats on facebook and your updates especially about what was for dinner :) i hear they have lovely fish and chips in the angel garden ivy.
rest in peace my lovely friend and say hi to my nanny xxxx god bless sleep tight xxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Hazel Powell
wrote:
Ivy.. I only knew her as a facebook friend but she was a wonderfuly inspirational lady. I care for the elderly & if some of her "Ivyness" could be sent down to them it would be wonderful. rest in peace you wonderful lady xx
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
jo ward
wrote:
Facebook will never be the same now you have gone Ivy. Rest in peace Ivy xxxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Larry Hickerson
wrote:
Ivy will be missed by many, but her memory will continue on. I am proud to have known her even though I had never met her personally. I only talked to her on FaceBook but she had so much to share with those of us from around the world. Go in Peace my friend, may God take you in his arms.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
E Sheppard
wrote:
An amazing woman with so much love and laughter for all.. sleep well sweetheart you will be missed so greatly xxxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Lesley Desborough
wrote:
I will miss your updates on Twitter Rest in Peace Ivy.
Remembrance Messages
On 29th Jul 2010
Kate
wrote:
Gone yet not forgotten,
Although we are apart,
Your spirit lives within me,
Forever in my heart.
Rest in Peace Ivy will miss your tweets :-( xxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
Paulette LeRoy
wrote:
Heaven will not a heaven be unless Ivy is there to welcome me. Thank you for all your wisdom and kindness. You will be missed.
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
w b
wrote:
you were an inspiration to us all Ivy we were lucky to have known you RIP XX
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
kerri stubbs
wrote:
Heaven has now gained an Angel, You were such a gracious Lady and you will be missed by many people worldwide....RIP Ivy xxx
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
wendy woolford
wrote:
You were a truly remarkable lady and an inspiration to everyone, you kept smiling to the end and your family are privilaged to have had you. R.I.P
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
jans hunter
wrote:
Night night and God Bless Ivy you will be greatly missed by many. You were a wonderful lady and a true inspiration. sleep well xxxxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
jacqui osbourne
wrote:
you will be greatly miss ivy by all that loved you dearly..r.i.p xxxxx
Remembrance Messages
On 28th Jul 2010
Anon ymous
wrote:
God bless you Ivy, you were a lovely lady who will be sorely missed both by your internet friends and those fortunate enough to have known you.
You were a true inspiration and example of what is possible when you're young at heart. Sleep well, show everyone else up in heaven how it's done, and don't forget Friday fish 'n' chips!See you in the next life.
With love from one
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Remembrance Messages
Anon ymous
message continued:
of your many Twitter friends x
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Kindly given by
Shaun Roberts
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
Rest in peace Ivy. Your 'twitterings' brought me a lot of joy.
Kindly lit by
Anonymous
on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
I'm lighting this candle to show what an inspiration you were to so many people. May it burn forever like your memory. Rest in Peace.
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Ivy Bean

This is a tribute to Ivy Bean.
Ivy was a British internet personality, known for being the oldest person in the world on both Facebook and Twitter.
Ivy Asquith was born in Bradford, as one of 8 children. She went to school at James Street School in Thornton and left at 14 to go and work at the Prospect Mill. During her time at the mill, she worked firstly in spinning and then in the winding department. She later married Harold Bean, a soldier in the Royal Army Service Corps who briefly served in North Africa. After Harold left the army, he and Ivy went to work in service for the Lord and Lady Guiness at Greens Norton Hall in Northampton. It was during their time there that they had their only daughter,...

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Shaun Roberts
sandra garrish
Victoria Spencer
Morgan Legouffe
julieann ellis
Maggie Weeks
Anon ymous
Hazel Powell
jo ward
Larry Hickerson
E Sheppard
Lesley Desborough
Kate
Paulette LeRoy
w b
kerri stubbs
wendy woolford
jans hunter
jacqui osbourne
Anon ymous
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