Canada's oldest woman dies at 114, family credits love of family, walks and diet
Canada's oldest woman has passed away at the age of 114.
Ellen ``Dolly'' Gibb was born in Winnipeg in 1905 and passed away at a care home in North Bay, ON on June 5th 2019.
Her obituary states that Gibb was both Canada’s and North America’s oldest person and 9th oldest in the world according to the Gerontology Research Group.
She had been Canada’s oldest living person since January 2016 and is the 5th oldest Canadian of all time.
Her family credits her long life to great genetics and diet, regular walks, a love of family and generosity to others.
They say she had a sharp mind in spite of hearing challenges and more recent mobility challenges.
"She remained serene, content, grateful and positive to the end."
Amazingly she had no chronic ailments and only had one short stay in hospital since she gave birth to daughter Sue in 1939.