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BIOGRAPHY

Wood was born as Hilda Caroline Annie Watts in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on 17 November 1907. She was the eldest of five children born to parents William James Watts (1882–1963) and Elizabeth Susan Harris (1884–1963), both British immigrants. Her siblings were Alma Margaret Watson (1909–1993), Selina Elizabeth Farthing (1912–2004), John and Edie Faiers.

At some point, she married Norman Wood. The couple had one daughter, Lynda. She worked as a stenographer, and as a telephone operator briefly. Her husband passed away in 1971.

Wood passed away in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on 24 January 2018, at the age of 110 years, 68 days. She was survived by her daughter, 3 granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, and her younger sister, Edie.

RECOGNITION

At the time of death, she was the oldest (known) living person in the Province of Manitoba.

Her age was validated by LongeviQuest on 19 April 2023.

ATTRIBUTION

* “Hilda Caroline Annie Wood” – FindAGrave

* “WOOD HILDA – Obituaries” – Winnipeg Free Press Passages

* “Winnipeg senior celebrates her 110th birthday” – CTV Winnipeg, 14 November 2017

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