LongeviQuest is saddened to report the passing of Merle O’Hara. Merle O’Hara was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 20 February 1912 and passed away in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 4 November 2023 at 111 years, 257 days. At the time of her passing, she might have been the oldest Jamaican-born person alive worldwide.
O’Hara once served tea to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip at a resort during their visit to Jamaica. In 1974, he followed her daughter to Canada. O’Hara survived a stroke but lost vision in her left eye. Her hobbies included playing field hockey, bridge, and croquet.
LongeviQuest is extending our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mrs. Merle O’Hara.