List of Canadian supercentenarians

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This article lists Canadian supercentenarians (people from Canada who have attained the age of at least 110 years).[1] The oldest verified Canadian person ever was Marie-Louise Meilleur, who died in 1998 aged 117 years, 230 days. As of 24 October 2021, the oldest living person in Canada is Cecile Klein, born 15 June 1907, aged 114 years, 131 days.[1]

100 oldest known Canadians[edit]

  Deceased   Living

Rank Name Sex Birth date Death date Age Birthplace Place of death
or residence
01 Marie-Louise Meilleur[2] F 29 August 1880 16 April 1998 117 years, 230 days Quebec Ontario
02 Mary Ann Rhodes[3] F 12 August 1882 3 March 1998 115 years, 203 days Ontario Ontario
03 Julie Winnefred Bertrand[2] F 16 September 1891 18 January 2007 115 years, 124 days Quebec Quebec
04 Mary Josephine Ray[1] F 17 May 1895 7 March 2010 114 years, 294 days Prince Edward Island United States
05 Cecile Klein[1] F 15 June 1907 Living 114 years, 131 days Quebec Quebec
06 Phyllis Ridgway[1][4] F 10 March 1907 4 June 2021 114 years, 86 days United Kingdom Ontario
07 Ellen Gibb[5] F 26 April 1905 5 June 2019 114 years, 40 days Manitoba Ontario
08 Merle Barwis[6] F 23 December 1900 22 November 2014 113 years, 334 days United States British Columbia
09 Anne Samson aka Sister Anne Adele[2] F 27 February 1891 29 November 2004 113 years, 276 days Nova Scotia New Brunswick
10 Lillian Ross[2] F 24 August 1879 20 March 1993 113 years, 208 days Ontario Ontario
11 Reita Fennell[1] F 20 November 1907 17 April 2021 113 years, 148 days Saskatchewan Saskatchewan
12 Zelda McCague[2] F 28 March 1888 6 August 2001 113 years, 131 days Ontario Ontario
13 Margaret Fitzgerald[7] F 16 September 1896 20 October 2009 113 years, 34 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
14 Cora Hansen[7] F 25 March 1899 18 April 2012 113 years, 24 days United States Alberta
15 Alice Sjöquist[7] F 25 October 1878 7 November 1991 113 years, 13 days United Kingdom British Columbia
16 Sarah Patenaude Bruyère[1] F 20 February 1907 17 February 2020[8] 112 years, 362 days Ontario Quebec
17 Hazel Campbell[1] F 7 December 1903 7 November 2016 112 years, 336 days Quebec United States
18 Sum Ying Fung[9] F 27 January 1899 6 December 2011 112 years, 313 days China[a] British Columbia
19 Flora Thibodeau[1] F 20 March 1901 22 January 2014 112 years, 308 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
20 Pearl Lutzko[10] F 15 February 1899 2 November 2011 112 years, 260 days Ukraine[b] Saskatchewan
21 Adéa Pellerin-Cormier[1] F 11 September 1901 24 May 2014 112 years, 255 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
22 Henrietta Irwin[1] F 27 May 1906 15 January 2019 112 years, 233 days United Kingdom Ontario
23 Alexina St. Pierre-Loyer[1] F 21 November 1907 22 May 2020 112 years, 183 days Quebec Quebec
24 Shige Mineshiba[11] F 18 May 1909 Living 112 years, 159 days Japan British Columbia
25 Fanny Adler Greenberg[7] F 24 May 1895 5 October 2007 112 years, 134 days Ontario United States
26 Marie-Laure Nadon[2] F 12 April 1889 18 August 2001 112 years, 128 days Quebec Quebec
27 Mary MacIsaac[2] F 27 December 1893 10 March 2006 112 years, 73 days New Brunswick Saskatchewan
28 Tilly Oslender[12][13] F 24 March 1907 1 June 2019[14] 112 years, 69 days Ukraine[b] Ontario
29 Julia Houde[2] F 18 September 1894 18 November 2006 112 years, 61 days Quebec Quebec
30 Mamie Smith[2] F 1 March 1889 25 April 2001 112 years, 55 days Ontario Ontario
31 Orma Slack[15] F 19 February 1903 13 April 2015 112 years, 53 days Ontario Ontario
32 Mary Ellen Swan[2] F 24 June 1892 10 August 2004 112 years, 47 days United Kingdom Ontario
32 Margherita Buttiri F 8 May 1908 23 June 2020[16] 112 years, 46 days Croatia[c] Alberta
34 Maria Mallozzi[2] F 25 September 1887 26 October 1999 112 years, 31 days Italy Ontario
35 Yvonne Delorme-Martel[17][18] F 21 October 1909 Living 112 years, 3 days Quebec Quebec
36 Elizabeth Buhler[19] F 8 February 1899 23 January 2011 111 years, 349 days Ukraine[b] Manitoba
37 Colombe Benoît-Leclerc[1][20] F 5 February 1903 14 January 2015 111 years, 343 days Quebec Quebec
38 Agnes Munce[2] F 17 January 1877 17 December 1988 111 years, 335 days Ontario Ontario
39 James McCoubrey[1] M 13 September 1901 5 July 2013 111 years, 295 days Newfoundland[d] United States
40 Foon Hay Lum[21][22] F 30 July 1908 24 April 2020 111 years, 269 days China[a] Ontario
41 Florence Webber[23] F 22 July 1908 13 April 2020 111 years, 266 days Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
42 Marie-Louise Meunier[2] F 15 March 1887 24 October 1998 111 years, 223 days Quebec Quebec
43 Eva Carrier[24] F 29 April 1908 22 November 2019 111 years, 207 days Quebec Quebec
44 Evangeline Saulnier[2] F 11 September 1890 19 March 2002 111 years, 189 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
45 Ethel Lyman[2] F 8 June 1880 9 December 1991 111 years, 184 days Ontario Quebec
46 Marie Bibeault[2] F 31 January 1882 29 July 1993 111 years, 179 days Quebec Quebec
47 Louise Gibson[2] F 7 August 1883 2 January 1995 111 years, 148 days Nova Scotia United States
48 George Frederick Ives[2] M 17 November 1881 12 April 1993 111 years, 146 days United Kingdom British Columbia
49 Lillian Cornell[1] F 21 August 1904 11 January 2016 111 years, 143 days United Kingdom Saskatchewan
50 Sarah Harper[25] F 24 August 1906 16 December 2017 111 years, 114 days Manitoba Manitoba
51 Eloise Chandler[26] F 21 January 1910 12 May 2021 111 years, 111 days British Guiana[e] Ontario
52 Marguerite Robertson[27] F 13 May 1907 31 August 2018 111 years, 110 days Nova Scotia British Columbia
53 Bessie Roffey[7] F 2 March 1897 17 June 2008 111 years, 107 days United Kingdom Alberta
54 Virginia Muise[2] F 28 July 1893 2 November 2004 111 years, 97 days Nova Scotia United States
55 Emily McCool[28] F 13 December 1909 11 March 2021[29] 111 years, 88 days Ontario Ontario
56 Mariette Barszczewicz[30][31] F 8 January 1909 4 April 2020[32] 111 years, 87 days Belgium Ontario
57 Gisele Chalifour[33] F 20 June 1907 13 September 2018[34] 111 years, 85 days Quebec Quebec
58 Janet Luscombe[35] F 12 August 1910 Living 111 years, 73 days Newfoundland[d] Ontario
59 Louise-Anna Turcotte-Brouillette[36] F 5 September 1905 12 November 2016 111 years, 68 days Quebec Quebec
60 Ja Hyung Lee [37][38] M 27 August 1910 Living 111 years, 58 days Korea[f] British Columbia
61 Nellie Thompson[2] F 21 October 1878 27 November 1989 111 years, 37 days Ontario Ontario
62 Grace-Lillian Schaeffner[2] F 28 November 1878 26 December 1989 111 years, 28 days Ontario United States
63 Olinda Mascarin[39] F 4 December 1909 30 November 2020[40] 110 years, 362 days Italy Ontario
64 Emilie Lavoie[7] F 10 April 1898 2 April 2009 110 years, 357 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
65 Judith Pinard[7] F 3 July 1898 13 June 2009 110 years, 345 days Quebec Quebec
66 Isabelle Descoteaux[41] F 18 November 1906 15 September 2017 110 years, 301 days Quebec Quebec
67 Zoltan Sarosy M 23 August 1906 19 June 2017 110 years, 300 days Austria-Hungary Ontario
68 Dora Skeen[42] F 29 December 1910 Living 110 years, 299 days Jamaica Ontario
69 Jemima (Mime) Westcott[43] F 10 January 1911 Living 110 years, 287 days Manitoba Manitoba
70 Margaret Cruickshank[44] F 19 January 1909 14 October 2019[44] 110 years, 268 days United Kingdom Ontario
71 Pasqualina Franco[7] F 2 December 1898 16 August 2009 110 years, 257 days Italy Ontario
72 Mary Ellen Moles[45] F 15 July 1907 7 March 2018 110 years, 235 days Ontario Ontario
73 Josephine Pascottini[46] F 18 January 1910 8 September 2020[47] 110 years, 234 days Ontario Ontario
74 Arnold Hawkins[48][49] M 30 January 1911 18 September 2021[50] 110 years, 231 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
75 Clarida Roy[7] F 19 October 1863 18 May 1974 110 years, 211 days Quebec[g] United States
76 Mary Ann Scoles[7][51] F 25 December 1896 23 July 2007 110 years, 210 days Manitoba Manitoba
77 Blanche Marinier[2] F 20 March 1892 30 September 2002 110 years, 194 days Quebec Quebec
78 Alice May Bicknell [52] F 12 May 1907 21 November 2017 110 years, 193 days United Kingdom Ontario
79 Elizabeth Middler[2] F 12 October 1889 19 April 2000 110 years, 190 days United Kingdom Manitoba
80 Rena Bagne[53][54] F 2 March 1908 26 August 2018 110 years, 177 days Saskatchewan United States
81 Marie-Rose Theriault[2] F 8 September 1889 29 February 2000 110 years, 174 days New Brunswick Quebec
82 Flore Belland[2] F 6 September 1872 18 February 1983 110 years, 165 days Quebec Quebec
83 Alina Morton[2] F 10 November 1878 20 April 1989 110 years, 161 days Nova Scotia Nova Scotia
84 Rosalie Gaukler F 13 June 1910 19 November 2020[55] 110 years, 159 days United States Alberta
85 Ellen Green[1] F 19 July 1878 4 December 1988 110 years, 138 days United Kingdom British Columbia
86 Dorothy Hodgson[7] F 23 July 1897 7 December 2007 110 years, 137 days United Kingdom British Columbia
87 Mary D'All Parsons[7] F 08 November 1895 15 March 2006 110 years, 127 days United Kingdom Quebec
Anne Maude Keam [56] F 10 December 1907 16 April 2018 Ontario Ontario
89 Christine Jodoin[2] F 17 November 1894 11 March 2005 110 years, 114 days Quebec United States
90 Robert Wiener[57] M 27 October 1908 17 February 2019[58] 110 years, 113 days Quebec Quebec
91 Margaret Cousins[7] F 27 February 1899 31 May 2009 110 years, 93 days Ontario Ontario
92 Irene Huddle[1] F 12 October 1900 12 January 2011 110 years, 92 days Manitoba United States
93 Marie-Ange Bernard[2] F 2 November 1894 29 January 2005 110 years, 88 days Quebec Quebec
94 Madeleine Savoie[7] F 1 November 1899 24 January 2010 110 years, 84 days New Brunswick New Brunswick
95 Angeline Barrette[2] F 10 December 1896 28 February 2007 110 years, 80 days Quebec Quebec
96 Anna Poirier[2] F 10 November 1885 28 January 1996 110 years, 79 days Quebec Quebec
97 Irene Easton[59] F 15 October 1908 31 December 2018 110 years, 77 days United Kingdom Alberta
98 Hilda Caroline Annie Wood[60] F 17 November 1907 24 January 2018 110 years, 68 days Manitoba Manitoba
99 Ruby Cumberland[61][62][63] F 12 May 1911 16 July 2021 110 years, 65 days Manitoba British Columbia
100 Mary Sloan[7] F 11 June 1898 12 August 2008 110 years, 62 days Ontario Ontario
  1. ^ a b Fung and Lum were born in Qing dynasty in Imperial China.
  2. ^ a b c Lutzko, Oslender and Buhler were born in Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire, now an independent country.
  3. ^ Buttiri was born in the Austrian Empire, now Rovinj, Croatia.
  4. ^ a b McCoubrey was and Luscombe is a native of Newfoundland, which was a separate colony in 1901. It is now part of Canada.
  5. ^ Chandler was born in Georgetown, which was the capital of British Guiana and today is the capital of Guyana.
  6. ^ In 1910, Korea was annexed by the Empire of Japan and would remain so until 1945.
  7. ^ Clarida Roy was born in Quebec, which was part of the British Province of Canada in British North America before the Canadian Confederation in 1867.

Biographies[edit]

Sum Ying Fung[edit]

Sum Ying Fung (née Eng, Chinese: 吴如英, 27 January 1899 – 6 December 2011), was a Chinese Canadian supercentenarian who was the oldest person in Canada in 2011.

Sum Ying Eng was born in Wing On Village, Yanping, China in 1899.[64] In 1926, she married Chong Lim Fung, who had been working in Canada since 1911. Chong Lim would travel to visit Sum Ying regularly in the ensuing years and they had three children.[65] However, the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented her from joining her husband in Canada. In 1954, she emigrated to Canada under the sponsorship of her husband.[66] The couple settled in Chinatown, Vancouver that year. The Fung family moved to East Vancouver upon Chong Lim's death in 1967.[65]

In 1989, she developed a brain tumour, underwent surgery, and survived. She visited China later that year and was in Beijing during the military crackdown of Tiananmen Square protests. She and her family fled Beijing among a group of German tourists.[9]

In January 2011, Sum Ying Fung became the oldest person in Canada, after the death of Elizabeth Buhler.[67] The Queen congratulated Fung in a letter on her 112th birthday on 27 January 2011 and the Mayor of Vancouver declared that day "Fung Eng Sum Ying Day".[66][65]

Fung died of natural causes at the claimed age of 112, at Burnaby General Hospital in British Columbia on 6 December 2011. 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.[9][65]

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