LongeviQuest is delighted to announce that Ontario’s second oldest person just turned 112 years old. Gertruda Gorecka was born on in Kiebel, Province of Posen, German Empire, which is now Keblowo, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland on 12 November 1911.

(Source: Windsor Star)

Gorecka’s lifelong passion has been creating exquisite costumes for the theater. Despite facing challenging times, including the hardships of communism, she has always maintained a positive and cheerful demeanor. Now lovingly cared for by her daughter and grandson, she continues to enjoy her harmonica, delighting others with her captivating renditions of patriotic melodies.

At the remarkable age of 105 in 2016, Gorecka’s spirit remained vibrant and her musical talents undiminished. During her 102nd birthday celebration, she serenaded her guests with beautiful patriotic tunes, showcasing her enduring passion for music.

Gorecka currently lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada at the age of 112 years. She is currently the second-oldest known living person in Ontario, after Helen Doan.

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 on her 110th birthday (Source: Vancouver Sun)

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.