Sum Ying Fung
|Sum Ying Fung|
|Born||27 January 1899?
Wing On Village, Guangdong, China
|Died||6 December 2011
(aged 112 years, 313 days)?
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
|Known for||Supercentenarian, if age was correct.|
Sum Ying Fung (27 January 1899? – 6 December 2011), claimed to be a Asian Canadian supercentenarian who may have been oldest person in Canada from 2009 until her death in 2011, if her age was correct. She attained this title at the claimed age of 110 years 266 days, after the death of 113-year old fellow Canadian Margaret Fitzgerald on 20 October 2009. Fung died of natural causes at the claimed age of 112 at Burnaby General Hospital in British Columbia on 6 December 2011.
She was born in China and emigrated to Canada in 1954 under the sponsorship of her husband with whom she had three children. She visited China in 1989, and was in Beijing during the Tiananmen Square protests. At the time of her death she was survived by two of her three children, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grand children, and 2 great-great-grand children. She submitted no documents to support her claimed age,so she has not been verified by the Gerontology Research Group.
- http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Oldest+Canadian+life+spanned+three+centuries/5858227/story.html]. The Vancouver Sun, 14 December 2011
- Posted: 13 Dec 2011 5:15 PM PT (2011-05-31). "Woman who was oldest living Canadian dies at 112 - British Columbia - CBC News". Cbc.ca. Retrieved 2011-12-15.
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