‘fine and honest person’
Ms Gurr’s nephew Michael Gurr was also in court, and said he had played more of a role in helping his aunt in the final years of her life.
He explained that she had worked as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park during the Second World War, which was famous for cracking the Nazi’s Enigma codes.
She had a keen interest in crosswords and playing bridge, and had moved to Kent to work as a farm secretary after the war, where she also enjoyed genealogy and cooking.
In a statement read out in court Mr Gurr stated: “To receive news of the accident while out of the country was a particular shock. I know she really valued the friendship of Mr and Mrs Waddington.
“For her to sustain injuries while enjoying their company is tragic, It’s particularly sad that a fine and honest person should end her life in such a manner.”