Émilienne Bécarmin

  • Full name: Émilienne Clotilde “Mimi” Bécarmin (née Voumoi)
  • Lifespan: (04.06.1911 – present)
  • Age: 113 years
  • Birthplace: Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe, France
  • Last residence: Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe, France
  • Application date: 15.11.2023
  • Validation date: 15.12.2023
  • Validation source: Sylvain Grosgeorge

Biography

Émilienne Bécarmin, born as Émilienne Voumoi in Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe, France on 4 June 1911, led a life woven with the richness of family and the vitality of rural living. She married and had several children, including Antoine Constan. Known affectionately as “Mimi” by her relatives, Émilienne embraced her role as a farmer and merchant, nourishing herself with the wholesome vegetables of the countryside.

In October 2015, at the age of 104, Émilienne, alongside four other elderly individuals, participated in the “Semaine Bleue” (Blue Week) at the university campus of Camp-Jacob. Reports highlighted her remarkable vivacity and alertness even in her later years.

Celebrating her 107th birthday in 2018, Émilienne was surrounded by the warmth of her family, friends, and the mayor of Saint-Claude, Elie Califer. Her granddaughter shared, “My grandmother is 107; we must be proud. She forgets nothing: old songs and that.” Noted as the doyenne of the commune of Saint-Claude, Émilienne continued to be a cherished presence in her community.

Reaching the extraordinary milestone of 110 years in June 2021, Émilienne celebrated with seven generations of her family. The mayor of Saint-Claude, Elie Califer, the vice-president of CCAS Armelle Jacoby, and the vice-president of the departmental council of Guadeloupe, Brigitte Rodes, joined the festivities, presenting Emilienne with a medal from the departmental council of Guadeloupe.

She became the oldest known living person in Guadeloupe after the death of 111-year-old Juliana Sambin on 16 September 2022.

Émilienne Becarmin currently lives in Saint-Claude, Guadeloupe, France at the age of 113. As of June 2024, she held the esteemed position as the third-oldest known living person in France, following Marie-Rose Tessier and Andree Bertoletto. Émilienne’s enduring vitality and the joy she brings to those around her serve as an inspiration to all.

Longevity recognition

  • Oldest living person in Guadeloupe (16.09.2022 – present)

Validation

Her age was meticulously examined and verified by GRG Correspondent for France Sylvain Grosgeorge, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group on 15 December 2023.

Émilienne Bécarmin as supercentenarian, aged 110.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 104.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 106.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 107.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 108.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 109.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 111 with her sons Raymond and Christian, and the rest of the family.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 111.

Émilienne Bécarmin at age 112.

Photo courtesy of guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr, and Sylvain Grosgeorge, GRG Correspondent for France.

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