LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Ethel May Pease of Canada at age 110. She was born in Constable Burton, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom on 9 May 1888. She was the seventh of twelve children.

Pease grew up in a small village and attended the local school. After finishing school at 14, she began learning how to sew, with the goal of becoming a seamstress. When World War I broke out, she trained to become a nurse and served in a military hospital in Manchester. After the war, she returned home and taught elementary school children. Pease got married in 1920 and the couple had 2 children. Her family moved around England before settling near Leeds, where her husband worked as the manager of a meat products factory. After her husband passed away in 1964, she moved to Canada to live with her daughter.

As a young woman. (Source: The Ottawa Citizen, 22 Jan 1999)(Source: The Ottawa Citizen, 22 Jan 1999)

Pease was diagnosed with a heart condition at the age of 63 and was advised to avoid excitement. However, she remained active and healthy throughout her life. In her 80s, she started drinking a teaspoon of whiskey in her warm milk at bedtime. Pease never went to the hospital and traveled to England every year until she was 93. At the age of 103, she moved into a nursing home and started using a walker. Pease remained lucid until a few weeks before her death.

Pease passed away in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on 19 January 1999, at the age of 110 years, 255 days. At the time of death, she was the third-oldest living person in Canada, behind Maria Mallozzi (born 25 September 1887) and Zelda McCague (born 28 March 1888).

LongeviQuest congratulates Ethel May Pease’s family on her posthumous recognition.

For more information, please view Pease’s Directory Profile here.