The passing of a centenarian is always a sad occasion, but with such an illustrious past, Gertrude King's death has seen tributes flooding in.
Gertrude, who lived at Littleover Nursing Home, built up a reputation as a formidable knitter, and was even responsible for giving knitting demonstrations in Harrods.
The Yorkshire resident had originally planned to become a teacher, the Derby Telegraph reports, however after moving to Halifax she got a job at a knitting manufacturers.
Her daughter Gillian Nelson told the newspaper: "She [Gertrude] used to go round doing knitting demonstrations. She had been down to London and done them in Harrods and other big stores. She had always knitted, she was very gifted and often made dresses."
Gertrude then worked as a butcher with her husband, following the war, before moving on to a clothing firm and eventually retiring.
She was disappointed at giving up work at 60 as she had always enjoyed good physical health, however after moving into a care home she could then go back to her favourite hobby, knitting.
Making garments out of whatever balls of yarn and knitting patterns she could get her hands on, she soon became a popular face in the community, for her impressive designs.
Gertrude even used this opportunity to start documenting her long and interesting life, with two memoirs charting the places she grew up.
Lauri Nelson, her son in law, said: "Her grandchildren started asking her questions so we decided to put it down for her.
"She had a fantastic memory and could describe a house she lived in when she was five years old for just one week perfectly."
After a long and happy life, Gertrude passed away on January 23rd, in a death which was sudden and unexpected.
However, after touching so many people's lives she will not be forgotten, for not only her kind nature but also her impressive knitting talents.