LongeviQuest is saddened to report that Ejra Grimstam, Sweden’s third-oldest living person, passed away at 111 years old.

Ejra Grimstam was born on 29 June 1912 in Sjötofta, Västra Götaland, Sweden.

In 1945, she married her husband Thure and had two daughters named Maj-Britt and Siv. The family settled in Oskarström, outside Halmstad. Unfortunately, her husband died in 1992 so she moved to the municipality of Ale so she could be close to her daughter Siv. Around 2013, Ejra moved to the Backavik Nursing Home found in Nödinge.

Aged 110. (Source: Alekuriren)
Aged 110.
(Source: Alekuriren)

Ejra Grimstam passed away on 25 September 2023 in Nödinge-Nol, Västra Götaland, Sweden. At the time of her death, she was 111 years old and considered as the country’s third-oldest living person behind Gunborg Hancock and Agnes Boström.

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

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

It is with a heavy for LongeviQuest to share that Magda Janssens, the oldest person in Belgium, passed away peacefully on 18 September 2023. She was a Belgian supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Belgium and the Benelux. Her age was validated by the European Supercentenarian Organisation (ESO) in 2022.

According to the news report, Magda passed away peacefully on Monday evening around 11 PM CET. It was a sad news reported from the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Troost Residential Care Center in Zandhoven, Antwerp, Belgium.

Sad News from the Residential Care Center

Care Center Director Charlotte Leemans shared that Magda had a particularly beautiful day when her family visited her on Monday. However, Magda’s daughter, Francine, sensed that it could be their last visit to her. That is why the family was very sad but also greatly appreciates the great times they had with Magda during her life. In the Director’s own words, “For all of us it is not only a personal loss – Magda was very much loved – but also the loss of an icon.” This is how she describes the passing of Magda Jenssens whom she also called as their Our Lady of Consolation.

Magda Janssens at 111th Birthday
Magda Janssens on her 111th birthday on March 16 this year. — © Joren De Weerdt
Retrieved from: https://www.nieuwsblad.be/cnt/dmf20230919_95358675

Magda Jenssens celebrated her 111th birthday on 16 March 2023 while looking so fragile. However, she was actually more optimistic this time rather than when she received the title of oldest resident of the Benelux in November 2022. She was happy to be there as the king and queen had a pot of flowers delivered for her. Her son, André (88 years old), was not able to attend the celebration due to COVID, but her daughter, Francine (76 years old), was present as she was also living in Zandhoven.


Magda Janssens was born on 16 March 1912 in the district of Deurne, Antwerp, Belgium. On 24 October 1936, she married her first husband who passed away on 23 April 1937. The next year, she remarried on 1 October 1938 and had four children with her second husband.

Janssens passed away on 18 September 2023 in Zandhoven, Antwerp, Belgium. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living person in Belgium and the Benelux at 111 years and 186 days old.

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

For more information, please visit Magda Janssens’ Directory Profile here.

LongeviQuest is saddened to report the death of Teresa Moraga Jara on 5 May 2023.  Sra. Moraga Jara, although not yet validated by LongeviQuest, is considered to be the oldest known person in Chile. Born on 29 January 1912, she does have age-supporting documentation and has a pending validation from the Latin American Supercentenarians (LAS).

Teresa Moraga Jara at 111 years old
Teresa Moraga Jara at 111 years old

One of her grandchildren, with a heavy heart, posted on Facebook about her passing and the details of her vigil and funeral. LongeviQuest offers our condolences to her family and loved ones.

To learn more about her life, please visit her Directory Profile here.