Gertruda Gorecka, Canada’s oldest living person, dies at 112

Gertruda Gorecka on her 105th birthday in 2016.

The Gerontology Research Group is saddened to report news that Mrs. Gertruda Gorecka, the oldest living person in Canada, sadly died in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on 25 June 2024 at the age of 112 years, 226 days.

Gertruda Gorecka was born in Kiebel, Province of Posen, German Empire (now Keblowo, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland) on 12 November 1911. In 2004, she moved from Szczecin to Windsor, Canada at the invitation of her only daughter Halina Rozalska. Her passion in life was sewing beautiful costumes for the theatre.

She became the oldest known living person in Canada, following the death of 112-year-old Helen Doan on 18 April 2024.

In January 2024, she received a surprise visit from Social Development Minister, Donna Cox, who expressed deep admiration for her exceptional journey. At the age of 110, she had 5 children, 23 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

After her death, the new oldest known living person in Canada is 112-year-old Hazel Skuce (born 7 February 1912) of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

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