Do you know anyone older than 107?
Fanny Cohen, Glace Bay, turned 107 Thursday
Vital Statistics does not keep a record of the oldest person in Canada, but Fanny Cohen of Glace Bay turned 107 on Thursday and was found sitting up reading the Cape Breton Post while waiting for her celebra- tions to start, when visited by a Cape Breton Post reporter.
Officials at Vital Statistics said once a person turns 100 their birth certificate is no longer kept under that category but moved to “archives.”
Officials at the Guinness World Records said all of their records are determined on a global basis, so there is no way of knowing the oldest female or person living in Canada.
Guinness representatives say the oldest living female on record is Susannah Mushatt Jones of the United States, born July 1899, who was 115 years 363 days old as of July 3, 2015.
The Cape Breton Post is asking our readers if they know of any one older than Fanny Cohen in Nova Scotia or Canada.
If you do know of someone, please email email@example.com.
Fanny Cohen, of Glace Bay, proudly holds her birthday cake while celebrating her 107th birthday at her home, Thursday. Cohen said she was “excited” with the festivities, including having a nephew from New York and a niece from Vermont travel down to celebrate her big day. Cohen said she has lived through two world wars and remembers them. She encouraged people to “never forget the past” and to “keep their families together.” When asked if there was anything special she wished for on Thursday she said: “To feel better, for good health.”