LongeviQuest is joyful to announce the age validation of Lorna Best at 111 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian who was among the oldest living people in British Columbia at the time of death.
Best was born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Canada, on 4 July 1903, with a maiden name of Lorna Alice Warren. She was the first child of her father, Charles Warren, who was an immigrant from England. Moreover, her mother, Edra Warren, had English and Irish ancestry.
Her father moved to Canada and worked as a farmer. Later on, he then decided to become the village’s secretary-treasurer in 1921. Lorna dropped out of college to replace her father’s position when he died in 1925 due to septicemia.
On her 105th birthday. (Source: Oak Bay Volunteer Services)

On her 105th birthday.
(Source: Oak Bay Volunteer Services)

Gilbert Best, who was an owner of a fire insurance brokerage business, married her in 1928. The couple had two children named Shirley and Warren.
In 1966, her husband passed away. Fourteen years later, she moved to Victoria to live closer with her siblings in 1980.
Lorna Best passed away on 1 August 2014, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 111 years and 28 days.
For more information, please view Lorna Best’s Directory Profile here.