Tributes as 109-year-old dies
BRITAIN’S OLDEST Jewish woman has died aged 109.
Esther Sachon, a Jewish Care resident, was believed to be Britain’s 34th oldest person. She was born on March 18, 1907, and had 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs Sachon grew up in London’s East End, where she met her husband Louis before moving to Stamford Hill.
They had two sons and a daughter, Helena Freeman, who was five when Mr Sachon died in 1951.
Widowed at a young age, Mrs Sachon took on the responsibility of breadwinner as a dressmaker.
Mrs Freeman paid tribute to her mother and said: “Mum was phenomenal. She was an amazing lady and she never thought about herself, it was always about everyone else.
“She was a great cook, kept a great home, looked after us very well and only knew about doing things for other people.”
Esther Sachon and her daughter Helena Freeman