By Rupesh Kumar VaitroniaThe Times of Ireland December 31, 2018 13:19:10The death of a mother-of-two was announced this morning after she succumbed to cancer at the age of 85.
It was her third birthday at the time.
Ashland Tidling, who had lived with her husband in Newbridge in the UK, passed away at the Royal Perth Hospital on Thursday.
She had spent more than 20 years with her family and had worked as a nurse at the hospital.
Her death has shocked the entire community in Perth and is a tragedy for everyone involved.
Ashley Tidling was born on September 22, 1917 in Northumberland, West Sussex.
When she was just 17 years old she had a severe case of pneumonia and was discharged from the Royal Sussex County Hospital at age 30.
She went to live with her uncle in Newmarket, where she had worked for many years.
The family moved to Scotland at the start of the 1930s.
She met her future husband, Ian Tidling.
They married in 1934.
They had two sons, James and George.
At age 45, Ashland died of complications from ovarian cancer in the early 1950s.
Ian and Ashland divorced in 1959 and their son George died in 1981.
James Tidling had two children with Ashland: James, now 79, and Rachael, now 67.
Rachael was born in the 1950s, and later lived in England.
James and Raghdeline Tidling were married for more than 40 years.
James was married for 23 years and married again for the last nine years of his life.
She died in 2001.
They had four children: James and Mary, Rachyl and Sarah.
They were buried at the church in Newbury, and the funeral will be held at Newbury Church.
In her obituary, the family said the Tidlings had had a very happy and successful life.
“Ashland’s funeral will not be forgotten in this community, and her passing will be felt in every heart and soul,” the family wrote.
The Tidlings were originally from Northumberlands in England, but moved to Perth in 1938.
They met on a ship in the Thames when they were just 16 years old.
In 1939 they moved to Newmarket.
In 1941, they moved back to Northumberlanders to live in Newstead.
After leaving Newbury for Newbury in 1948, the Tidings settled in New London.
The couple were married twice and had three children.
The Tidings had two more children: Rose, now 81, and James, who died in 2011.
Rachyl, who is a retired nurse, had two daughters and a son, James, aged 83.
The former mother-to-be, who was known for her enthusiasm for her family, was a proud and caring woman.