It is with a heavy heart that LongeviQuest reports Catherina van der Linden’s demise at 111. She was an Australian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in the country at the time of her death. 

Catherina van der Linden was born on 26 August 1912 in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands. 

Before turning 28 years old, she married Johannes (John) Wouterus van der Linden with whom she had four children with.

John and Catherina van der Linden with their children at Glenelg in 1958. (Source: The Senior)
John and Catherina van der Linden with their children at Glenelg in 1958.
(Source: The Senior)

Catherina and her husband emigrated to Australia in 1955 but returned to the Netherlands in 1958 due to cultural differences. However, 18 months later, the family returned to Australia and permanently settled in Adelaide. 

Catherina passed away on 26 January 2024 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. 

LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Catherina. 

For more information, please visit Catherina’s Directory Profile here.

It is with a heavy heart that LongeviQuest reports Pearl Berg’s demise at 114. She was an American supercentenarian known as the second-oldest person in California, at the time of her death. She passed away on 1 February 2024. 

Pearl Berg was born on 1 October 1909 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. She spent her childhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1930. Less than a month later, she met her future husband, Mark Berg. She and Mark were married in 1931, and they had two sons together.

With her husband, Mark, in 1931.

After Mark Berg passed away in 1989, Pearl joined a book club, attended concerts and plays, and involved herself with a bridge group, all so that she can still have a healthy social life. She can drive until her mid-90s and was an active member of the Temple Israel’s Sisterhood. 

LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Pearl Berg. 

For more information, please visit Pearl Berg’s Directory Profile here. 

It is with a heavy heart that LongeviQuest reports Mabel Mah’s demise at 113. She was a Canadian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in the country at the time of her death. She passed away on 30 January 2024. 

Mabel Mah was born on 4 July 1910 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. 

She was married to Sunny Mah with whom she had six children with. Unfortunately, her husband passed away in 1953.

Mabel appeared in a CBC TV documentary about her family history and in a National Film Board Documentary, “The Chan Legacy”. 

LongeviQuest sends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Mabel Mah.