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Estelline Kancel

Estelline Hermine Kancel (née Samé) was a French supercentenarian whose age has not been validated by LongeviQuest. At the time of death, she was the second-oldest resident of the overseas region of Guadeloupe.


Kancel was born as Estelline Hermine Samé in Dampierre, Guadeloupe on 7 February 1912 as one of six children born to Octave Samé and Hermance Galvani, who were both farmers. She married and had a daughter, Françoise. She had outlived all five of her siblings by her 100th birthday.

In addition to being Guadeloupe’s second-oldest resident after Émilienne Bécarmin, Kancel was also among the top 10 oldest living people in France.

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On her 109th, 110th, and 111th birthdays, Kancel was honoured by the mayor of Le Gosier, Cedric Cornet. Her birthdays were also recognised on the Facebook page of Ici Le Gosier.

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* Funeral notice – RCI, 13 June 2023