List of Canadian supercentenarians

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This is a list of verified Canadian supercentenarians (people from Canada who have attained the age of at least 110 years). There have been 49 verified supercentenarians from Canada.[1] The oldest person ever from Canada was Marie-Louise Meilleur, who died in 1998 aged 117 years, 230 days. As of 23 August 2014, there are 3 verified living supercentenarians, 0 pending, and 3 unverified in Canada. The oldest living person in Canada is Merle Barwis, although she was born in the United States, therefore the oldest living native Canadian is Quebec born Colombe Benoît-Leclerc.

Living Canadian supercentenarians[edit]

Below is a list of the oldest living people from Canada. Those listed as 'verified' have been validated by an international body that specifically deals in longevity research, such as the Gerontology Research Group. Those listed as 'pending' have provided at least one document supporting the claimed age but not the three necessary for validation. Those that are 'unverified' have provided no documents to support the age claimed.

      Verified       Pending       Unverified

Rank Name Sex Birth date Age as of 23 August 2014 Province or Country of birth Province of residence
1 Merle Barwis[1] F 23 December 1900 113 years, 243 days United States British Columbia
2 Colombe Benoît-Leclerc[1] F 5 February 1903 111 years, 199 days Quebec Quebec
3 Orma Slack[1] F 19 February 1903 111 years, 185 days Ontario Ontario
Leroisine Charles-Drouinaud[2] F 21 November 1903 110 years, 275 days Haiti Quebec
Marguerite Wabano F 28 January 1904 110 years, 207 days Ontario Ontario
Anna Nielsen[3] F 2 April 1904 110 years, 143 days Denmark British Columbia

Canadian supercentenarians[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Province or Country of birth Province of death
1 Marie-Louise Meilleur[4] F 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Quebec Ontario
2 Mary Ann Rhodes[5] F 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Ontario Ontario
3 Julie Winnefred Bertrand[4] F 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Quebec Quebec
4 Anne Samson[4] F 27 February 1891 29 November 2004 113 years, 276 days Nova Scotia New Brunswick
5 Merle Barwis[1] F 23 December 1900 Living 113 years, 243 days United States Living in British Columbia
6 Lillian Ross[4] F 24 August 1879 20 March 1993 113 years, 208 days Ontario Ontario
7 Zelda McCague[4] F 28 March 1888 6 August 2001 113 years, 131 days Ontario Ontario
8 Margaret Fitzgerald[6] F 16 September 1896 20 October 2009 113 years, 34 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
9 Cora Hansen[7] F 25 March 1899 18 April 2012 113 years, 24 days United States Alberta
10 Alice Sjöquist[8] F 25 October 1878 7 November 1991 113 years, 13 days United Kingdom British Columbia
11 Flora Thibodeau[1] F 20 March 1901 22 January 2014 112 years, 308 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
12 Adéa Pellerin-Cormier[1] F 11 September 1901 24 May 2014 112 years, 255 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
13 Marie-Laure Nadon[4] F 12 April 1889 18 August 2001 112 years, 128 days Quebec Quebec
14 Mary MacIsaac[4] F 27 December 1893 10 March 2006 112 years, 73 days New Brunswick Saskatchewan
15 Julia Houde[4] F 18 September 1894 18 November 2006 112 years, 61 days Quebec Quebec
16 Mamie Smith[4] F 1 March 1889 25 April 2001 112 years, 55 days Ontario Ontario
Jennie Fitzgerald[9] F 5 December 1894 22 January 2007 112 years, 48 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
17 Mary Ellen Swan[4] F 24 June 1892 10 August 2004 112 years, 47 days United Kingdom Ontario
18 Maria Mallozzi[4] F 25 September 1887 26 October 1999 112 years, 31 days Italy Ontario
19 Agnes Munce[4] F 17 January 1877 17 December 1988 111 years, 335 days Ontario Ontario
Isabel Dryden[9] F 16 October 1888 20 July 2000 111 years, 278 days Ontario British Columbia
20 Marie-Louise Meunier[4] F 15 March 1887 24 October 1998 111 years, 223 days Quebec Quebec
21 Colombe Benoît-Leclerc[9] F 5 February 1903 Living 111 years, 199 days Quebec Living in Quebec
22 Evangeline Saulnier[4] F 11 September 1890 19 March 2002 111 years, 189 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
23 Ethel Lyman[4] F 8 June 1880 9 December 1991 111 years, 184 days Ontario Quebec
Orma Slack[9] F 19 February 1903 Living 111 years, 185 days Ontario Living in Ontario
25 Marie Bibeault[4] F 31 January 1882 29 July 1993 111 years, 179 days Quebec Quebec
26 George Frederick Ives[4] M 17 November 1881 12 April 1993 111 years, 146 days United Kingdom British Columbia
Isabella Hayes[9] F 17 June 1900 5 November 2011 111 years, 141 days United Kingdom Ontario
27 Bessie Roffey[10] F 2 March 1897 17 June 2008 111 years, 107 days United Kingdom Alberta
28 Nellie Thompson[4] F 21 October 1878 27 November 1989 111 years, 37 days Ontario Ontario
Lorna Best[9] F 4 July 1903 1 August 2014 111 years, 28 days Manitoba British Columbia
Gertrude Marshall[9] F 16 October 1902 25 October 2013 111 years, 9 days Nova Scotia British Columbia
29 Emilie Lavoie[6] F 10 April 1898 2 April 2009 110 years, 357 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
30 Judith Pinard[6] F 3 July 1898 13 June 2009 110 years, 345 days Quebec Quebec
Hazel Urie[9] F 17 September 1903 1 August 2014 110 years, 318 days Ontario Ontario
31 Pasqualina Franco[6] F 2 December 1898 16 August 2009 110 years, 257 days Italy Ontario
32 Mary Ann Scoles[11] F 25 December 1896 23 July 2007 110 years, 210 days Manitoba Manitoba
33 Blanche Marinier[4] F 20 March 1892 30 September 2002 110 years, 194 days Quebec Quebec
34 Elizabeth Middler[4] F 12 October 1889 19 April 2000 110 years, 190 days United Kingdom Manitoba
35 Marie-Rose Theriault[4] F 8 September 1889 29 February 2000 110 years, 174 days New Brunswick Quebec
36 Flore Belland[4] F 6 September 1872 18 February 1983 110 years, 165 days Quebec Quebec
37 Alina Morton[4] F 10 November 1878 20 April 1989 110 years, 161 days Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
Ellen Green[9] F 19 July 1878 4 December 1988 110 years, 138 days United Kingdom British Columbia
38 Dorothy Hodgson[11] F 23 July 1897 7 December 2007 110 years, 137 days United Kingdom British Columbia
Mary D'All Parsons[9] F 18 November 1895 15 March 2006 110 years, 127 days United Kingdom Quebec
39 Margaret Cousins[6] F 27 February 1899 31 May 2009 110 years, 93 days Ontario Ontario
40 Marie-Ange Bernard[4] F 2 November 1894 29 January 2005 110 years, 88 days Quebec Quebec
41 Madeleine Savoie[12] F 1 November 1899 24 January 2010 110 years, 84 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
42 Angeline Barrette[4] F 10 December 1896 28 February 2007 110 years, 80 days Quebec Quebec
43 Anna Poirier[4] F 10 November 1885 28 January 1996 110 years, 79 days Quebec Quebec
44 Mary Sloan[10] F 11 June 1898 12 August 2008 110 years, 62 days Ontario Ontario
45 Laura Rollock[4] F 16 November 1878 29 December 1988 110 years, 43 days Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
46 Emma Welz[13] F 16 June 1884 21 July 1994 110 years, 35 days Ontario Ontario
47 Chester Pushie[4] M 24 June 1884 22 July 1994 110 years, 28 days Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
48 Joseph Saint-Amour[4] M 26 February 1852 16 March 1962 110 years, 18 days Quebec Quebec
49 Rose McDonald[4] F 5 September 1890 16 September 2000 110 years, 11 days Nova Scotia Nova Scotia

Canadian emigrant supercentenarians[edit]

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Province of birth Country of death
1 Mary Josephine Ray[12] F 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days Prince Edward Island United States
Clara Mackenzie[9] F 7 October 1885 5 March 1998 112 years, 149 days Newfoundland and Labrador[a] United States
2 Fanny Adler Greenberg[11] F 24 May 1895 5 October 2007 112 years, 134 days Ontario United States
3 James McCoubrey[1] M 13 September 1901 5 July 2013 111 years, 295 days Newfoundland and Labrador[b] United States
4 Louise Gibson[4] F 7 August 1883 2 January 1995 111 years, 148 days Nova Scotia United States
5 Virginia Muise[4] F 28 July 1893 2 November 2004 111 years, 97 days Nova Scotia United States
Selma Gaetz[9] F 12 May 1903 5 July 2014 111 years, 54 days Alberta[c] United States
6 Grace-Lillian Schaeffner[4] F 28 November 1878 26 December 1989 111 years, 28 days Ontario United States
7 Clarida Roy[14] F 19 October 1863 18 May 1974 110 years, 211 days Quebec United States
8 Christine Jodoin[4] F 17 November 1894 11 March 2005 110 years, 114 days Quebec United States
Irene Huddle[9] F 12 October 1900 12 January 2011 110 years, 92 days Manitoba United States
Helene Pratte-Blake[9] F 23 June 1902 4 September 2012 110 years, 73 days Quebec United States
Adella Freo[9] F 5 November 1900 28 December 2010 110 years, 53 days Quebec United States
9 Irene Nadeau[11] F 25 April 1897 9 June 2007 110 years, 45 days Quebec United States

a^ Mackenzie was a native of Newfoundland, which was a separate colony in 1885. It is now part of Canada.
b^ McCoubrey was a native of Newfoundland, which was a separate colony in 1901. It is now part of Canada.
c^ Gaetz was born in the area which now belongs to Alberta. The province was formed in 1905.

Oldest Canadian person by province and territory[edit]

This is a list of the oldest people by birth from each province and territory.

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

Province or Territory Name Sex Birth date Death date Age
Alberta Selma Gaetz F 12 May 1903 5 July 2014 111 years, 54 days
British Columbia
Manitoba Lorna Best F 4 July 1903 1 August 2014 111 years, 28 days
New Brunswick Margaret Fitzgerald F 16 September 1896 20 October 2009 113 years, 34 days
Newfoundland and Labrador James McCoubrey M 13 September 1901 5 July 2013 111 years, 295 days
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Anne Samson F 27 February 1891 29 November 2004 113 years, 276 days
Nunavut
Ontario Mary Ann Rhodes F 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days
Prince Edward Island Mary Josephine Ray F 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days
Quebec Marie-Louise Meilleur F 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days
Saskatchewan
Yukon

Chronological list of the oldest living person in Canada since 1988[edit]

      Deceased (Verified)       Living (Verified)       Pending

From To Name Sex Age(s) when oldest Lifespan Province of death
Unidentified 17 December 1988 Agnes Munce F ? – 111 17 January 1877 – 17 December 1988
111 years, 335 days
Ontario
17 December 1988 27 November 1989
(345 days)
Nellie Thompson F 110 – 111 21 October 1878 – 27 November 1989
111 years, 37 days
Ontario
27 November 1989 7 November 1991
(1 year, 345 days)
Alice Sjöquist F 111 – 113 25 October 1878 – 7 November 1991
113 years, 13 days
British Columbia
7 November 1991 20 March 1993
(1 year, 133 days)
Lillian Ross F 112 – 113 24 August 1879 – 20 March 1993
113 years, 208 days
Ontario
20 March 1993 16 April 1998
(5 years, 27 days)
Marie-Louise Meilleur F 112 – 117 29 August 1880 – 16 April 1998
117 years, 230 days
Ontario
16 April 1998 24 October 1998
(191 days)
Marie-Louise Meunier F 111 15 March 1887 – 24 October 1998
111 years, 223 days
Quebec
24 October 1998 26 October 1999
(1 year, 2 days)
Maria Mallozzi F 111 – 112 25 September 1887 – 26 October 1999
112 years, 31 days
Ontario
26 October 1999 6 August 2001
(1 year, 284 days)
Zelda McCague F 110 – 113 28 March 1888 – 6 August 2001
113 years, 131 days
Ontario
6 August 2001 19 March 2002
(225 days)
Evangeline Saulnier F 110 – 111 11 September 1890 – 19 March 2002
111 years, 189 days
New Brunswick
19 March 2002 29 November 2004
(2 years, 255 days)
Anne Samson F 111 – 113 27 February 1891 – 29 November 2004
113 years, 276 days
Nova Scotia
29 November 2004 18 January 2007
(2 years, 50 days)
Julie Winnefred Bertrand F 113 – 115 16 September 1891 – 18 January 2007
115 years, 124 days
Quebec
18 January 2007 22 January 2007
(4 days)
Jennie Fitzgerald F 112 5 December 1894 – 22 January 2007
112 years, 48 days
New Brunswick
22 January 2007 20 October 2009
(2 years, 271 days)
Margaret Fitzgerald F 110 – 113 16 September 1896 – 20 October 2009
113 years, 34 days
New Brunswick
20 October 2009 18 April 2012
(2 years, 181 days)
Cora Hansen F 110 – 113 25 March 1899 – 18 April 2012
113 years, 24 days
Alberta
18 April 2012 Present
(2 years, 127 days)
Merle Barwis F 111 – 113* born 23 December 1900
age 113 years, 243 days
Living in British Columbia

References[edit]