Ives and her husband lived in Norquay, Saskatchewan for many years before relocating to Winnipeg in 1946. In her later years, Ives enjoyed gardening and quilting for her family. She moved into a Winnipeg nursing home aged 96, where she was affectionately known as “Granny.”
Ives died in her sleep in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on 27 March 2000 at the age of 111 years, 59 days, as Canada’s fourth-oldest person after Zelda McCague, Isabel Dryden, and Fanny Martland. Upon her death, Ives was the oldest Manitoba resident. It is currently unclear when she gained this title, but after her death, 110-year-old Elizabeth Middler became the oldest living person in the province. She was survived by four of her children, as well as 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Margaret Ives’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Ives’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to report that the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated the age of Dorothy Gardner at 110. She was born in Bristol, England, United Kingdom on 29 January 1911. Gardner was the third-oldest resident of the province of Ontario. She was a sister to 2 sisters, a wife, and a mother to 2 daughters.
Gardner worked at a vegetable processing plant in Brantford, Ontario for twenty years before she and her husband moved to Brampton, Ontario in the 1970s. She never learned to drive, preferring to walk instead. Gardner was a passionate Toronto Blue Jays fan since the team’s founding, and she would travel to Toronto every year to see them play. On her 100th and 105th birthdays, her barber of over 30 years gave her a free haircut. Even as a centenarian, she continued to do her own housework independently at her senior living facility in Brampton.
Gardner lived independently until 2019, when she moved to Barrie, Ontario. She died on 21 December 2021 at the age of 110 years, 326 days, and was survived by her two daughters, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Dorothy Gardner’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Gardner’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to report that the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) has validated the age of Ethel Miller at 110. She was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom on 8 October 1890. Miller was the second-oldest known person in the province of British Columbia, after Fanny Martland. She was a wife and a mother to 2 daughters.
Miller celebrated her 110th birthday in 2000 with her daughter Phyllis, enjoying a sip of champagne and a small gathering with friends at her nursing home in Langara, Vancouver. Several local dignitaries attended Miller’s 110th birthday celebration; she also received a congratulatory message from Queen Elizabeth II.
She died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on 23 January 2001 at the age of 110 years, 109 days.
LongeviQuest congratulates Ethel Miller’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Miller’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Helen Doan of Canada at age 112. She was born in Coleman, Ontario, Canada on 18 September 1911. At the moment, she is believed to be the second-oldest living person in Canada.
In 1935, she got married to her husband with whom she had two children. She worked as a bookkeeper and an office manager until her retirement in 1976.
At the age of 112, she had five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
For more information, please view Doan’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Marguerite Wabano at 111 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in the country at the time of her death.
Marguerite Wabano was bon on 28 January 1904. It was reported that she was born “out in the bush” along Ekwan River just north of the present-day Attawapiskat First Nation in Kenora District, Ontario, Canada.
She attended St. Anne’s Indian Residential School when she was around seven years old before. Just after two years of being at school, her family relocated deeper into the wilderness to protect her and her siblings from the authorities and the school.
As a young woman, she married Raphael “Napihen” Wabano along the Kattawapiskak River and eventually had seven children together. The family moved to Moosonee so her husband could search for employment. Around 1995, her husband passed away.
When Mrs. Wabano was 99 years old, she got a pacemaker implanted in her. However, the doctors detected that it had stopped working and they were not sure for how long it had been inactive.
When she was 110 years old, she was living alone while occasionally receiving some help from her children or grandchildren. At this point, she could still walk while being aided by a walker.
Mrs. Wabano passed away on 13 November 2015 in Moosonee, Ontario, Canada. At the time of her death, she was 111 years old making her the oldest living person in the county at that time.
For more information, please view Marguerite Wabano’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mary Moles of Canada at age 110. She was born in Batteaux, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada on 15 July 1907. She was a sister to 5 siblings, a wife, and a mother to 2 children.
Mary obtained her teaching degree in 1927 and started her teaching career at a one-room schoolhouse in Tiverton, where she taught grades 1 to 8. However, she had to return to Clearview to help her parents during the Great Depression. She moved to other schools during this time. In 1941, she retired to raise her 2 daughters. But in 1952, she resumed her teaching profession, spending another 16 years teaching at two different schools before retiring in 1968 at the age of 61. She lived on her own until 1987 when she moved in with her daughter and son-in-law.
Moles passed away in Batteaux, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, on 7 March 2018, at the age of 110 years, 235 days. She was survived by her two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mary Moles’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Moles’s Directory Profile here.
He was born on 5 December 1911 in Lipton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Reuben Sinclair was a Canadian supercentenarian who held the title of being the oldest living man in Canada at the time of his death. He was also recognized as the oldest living veteran of the Second World War. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was stationed in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.
In November 2021, he already had three living children, six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Reuben Sinclair passed away on 27 August 2023 in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. At the time of his death, he was 111 years and 265 days old.
LongeviQuest sends our warmest condolences to Reuben Sinclair’s family and friends.
For more information, please view Reuben Sinclair’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Isabelle Descôteaux at 110 years old. She was known as Sister Isabelle, a Canadian supercentenarian considered as the oldest living nun in Canada at the time of her death.
Sister Isabelle was born on 18 November 1906 in Sainte-Monique, Quebec, Canada.
She committed her life to Roman Catholic faith by entering the convent of Roman Catholic Assumption Sisters (French: Sœurs de l’Assomption). She joined in August 1933 when she was 26 years old. For decades, Sister Isabelle taught English and music with predilection to singing.
She was the second oldest nun in her convent after Judith Pinard (1898-2009). At the time of her death, she became the oldest living nun in Canada and the third-oldest nun in the country.
Sister Isabelle Descoteaux passed away on 15 September 2017 in Nicolet, Quebec, Canada, when she was 110 years old.
For more information, please view Isabelle Descoteaux’s Directory Profile here.
LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Jessie Massing of the United States at age 110. She was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada on 3 October 1910. She had 3 brothers. Massing was also a wife and a mother to 2 sons.
At the age of 107, Massing moved into an assisted living facility. She celebrated her 110th birthday at Tennyson Court Assisted Living and Memory Care in Williamsville. Although she had difficulty hearing, her sense of humor was still strong.
Massing passed away in Amherst, Erie County, New York, USA, on 24 July 2021, at the age of 110 years, 294 days. She was survived by her son Clifford, 3 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Jessie Massing’s family on her posthumous recognition.
For more information, please view Massing’s Directory Profile here.
It is with a heavy heart for LongeviQuest to report that Beatrice Jensen, Nova Scotia’s oldest person, passed away at 110 years old. She was a Canadian supercentenarian recognized as the oldest known living person in Nova Scotia at the time of her death.
She was born as Beatrice Kearley on 3 November 1912 in Belleoram, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Beatrice moved to New Waterford, Nova Scotia with her boyfriend when she was 28 years old. One year later, she married her boyfriend, Abraham Jensen, and eventually had two children.
In 2018, she was hospitalized after breaking her femur at the age of 105. Two years later, she now had five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Beatrice Jensen passed away on 8 August 2023 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada. At the time of her death, she was recognized as the oldest known living person in Nova Scotia at the age of 110 years and 278 days old.
LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Beatrice Jensen.
For more information, please view Beatrice Jensen’s Directory Profile here.