Canada's oldest resident passes away at 113
April 19, 2012
The oldest Canadian woman passed away earlier this week at the ripe old age of 113. Cora Hansen of Medicine Hat, Alberta, was born in 1899, making her one of the few people to live through three separate centuries, according to the Calgary Herald.
"When you consider the things that happened in the course of her life, quite literally, it went from horse and buggy to space travel," Hansen's grandson Jim MacArthur told the news source.
Ms. Hansen was born in Minnesota, but moved to Alberta in 1912 with her mother and sisters The Canadian Press reports. They traveled in a horse-drawn wagon to their new home, where Hansen remained for another 100 years.
Hansen earned the title of oldest person in Canada this past December, when the former title-holder passed away. She turned 113 just a few months later, and was joined by Alberta Premier Alison Redford, according to the Herald.