A great grandmother who lived in Harrow, worked in the NHS for more than 30 years and will be remembered for her corny jokes and wonderful sense of humour has died, aged 77.

Born in Mandeville, Jamaica, in June 1943, Adina attended May Day High School on the Caribbean island before moving to the United Kingdom.

Adina moved to work in the healthcare sector at a time when the country was short of workers.

The decision to leave Jamaica was very difficult for Adina and was harder than she had expected. She left behind her parents, siblings and her son Carlton seeking new life changing opportunities. Nevertheless, she stayed the course and had five more children over the years.

Adina spent more than 30 years in the healthcare industry working in the NHS. She worked at Northwick Park Hospital and cared for the elderly at Harrow on the Hill Hospital. Adina was dedicated to serving the NHS until her retirement.

Adina enjoyed cooking, dressmaking, embroidery and spending time with her 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Her daughter Sandra said: “Beloved mother, grandmother and great gran and our best friend, we love you dearly, you will remain in our hearts forever.

“Rest in peace with the Angels and in the arms of our Lord and Saviour. Bye for now until we meet again.”

Adina died on Christmas Eve from heart failure. She is survived by her six children Carlton, Elizabeth, Sandra, Stephen, Christopher and Jason.