She was such an inspiring woman...
Dilys Price, the world's oldest skydiver, has passed away.
via: FacebookShe was eighty-eight-years-old.
Now, Dilys wasn't your ordinary eighty-eight-year-old woman.
via: FacebookHailing from Cardiff, in Wales, Dilys has always had a passion for working with children and individuals with special needs.
In the 1970s, she worked as a young Dance lecturer in the Cardiff College of Higher Education...
Dilys went on to work with special needs students in both schools and hospitals...
The inspiring woman went on to work alongside disabled children who wanted to pursue sports...
via: FacebookAnd she was a part of the team that built the Wales Sports Centre for the Disabled in the University of Wales Institute Cardiff (UWIC), which was a breakthrough for equality and respect based on the Illinois University model.
But Dilys wasn't finished there.
Dilys was always afraid of heights...
She decided to travel to the United States to train how to skydive professionally...
But Dilys was no ordinary skydiver!saying "you just feel so free".
At the age of eighty, Dilys set the Guinness World Record for the female oldest solo parachute jump...
via: FacebookA record that she proudly still holds and once did a staggering 28,000 ft jump, for which she needed to use oxygen. "When you have fun and do something that brings you joy, it motivates you to keep active," she said to the BBC of her passion, "I think a lot of older people don't have that and now I want to help older people to be active and to have a sense of self."
The passionate woman received many awards in her incredible life.
Oh, and to make things even better...
All in all, Dilys was a woman who made so much of a difference...
The news came in on Friday evening that Dilys has died at the age of eighty-eight.
via: FacebookOf course, people have been left shaken by the news, and floods of wonderful tributes have come in for this remarkable woman.
We're saddened to hear of the passing of Dilys Price. An Honorary Fellow and true friend to the University, Dilys… https://t.co/DmBzN7nvhJ— Cardiff Metropolitan University (@Cardiff Metropolitan University)1602257973.0
We have heard sad news that one of our best loved speakers Dilys Price has passed away. Founder of Touch Trust, ol… https://t.co/NFl2I4KHpc— Superwoman Network (@Superwoman Network)1602278071.0
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? Dilys Price OBE set the Guinness World Record for the o… https://t.co/6WhjzTIgw1— That Cardiff Girl (@That Cardiff Girl)1602403558.0
Loved this lady. I always felt that she was so interested in my life and what I was doing. She supported me with po… https://t.co/64QbJSEwMj— Louise (@Louise)1602280304.0
Very sad that @DilysPriceOBE has left us. She was one of the best humans I've ever met. She was a wondrous, world… https://t.co/ZqQ7DhRjOP— M🔺TT...C🔺LL🔺N🔺N (@M🔺TT...C🔺LL🔺N🔺N)1602318795.0
@cardiffmet @HDWilch A true inspiration to all the students she taught @cardiffmet (in former iterations) and so ma… https://t.co/lHS8VbsfmQ— Ian Gardner (@Ian Gardner)1602277048.0
@cardiffmet I am heart broken to hear this, I knew Dilys from working with her on the Wales Mullennium Centre with… https://t.co/3xiTMb6xyR— Mrs_K aka Sexy Wheels♿️🙋♀️🇿🇦👩🎓🐓🦄 (@Mrs_K aka Sexy Wheels♿️🙋♀️🇿🇦👩🎓🐓🦄)1602271430.0
@cardiffmet So sad to hear this. My son benefitted from some lovely sessions at the Touch Trust. I later met Dilys… https://t.co/hPd8osWcHC— Amy Cole (@Amy Cole)1602274353.0
There she is. Keep on flying our @DilysPriceOBE Love you girl. X #DilysPrice https://t.co/EytLvdLeXS— 🇬🇧🦁🥇Brad Burton (@🇬🇧🦁🥇Brad Burton)1602333173.0
Raising a glass this evening to the inspirational and wonderful Dilys Price OBE. Blue skies Dilys 💖🌈 ✈️ https://t.co/BK4tqit5X6— Bethan Bonsall (@Bethan Bonsall)1602352875.0
Her death was announced on her Facebook page by close family members.
via: FacebookThe post wrote: "Dilys Price died peacefully after a short illness on Friday 9th October, 2020. Mum/Mamgu was calm and joyous throughout the time of her passing and always made clear to everyone that she was happy and at peace."
Rest in Peace, Dilys.
via: FacebookOur thoughts and condolences go out to her family during this difficult time.