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Canada’s oldest person just celebrated her 114th birthday in Montreal

Canada’s oldest person just celebrated her 114th birthday in Montreal

Only one person can claim to be Canada’s oldest citizen and that honour belongs to Cecile Efros Klein who celebrated her 114th birthday on Tuesday.

Klein, who now lives at the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc, celebrated the milestone with family via video conference.

While 114 years may seem old, the Montreal resident is actually only the 16th oldest person in the world. The oldest living person is Kane Tanaka from Japan who is currently 118.

According to Global News, her family boasts good genes, and her great grandmother and her great grandmother’s sister also lived well past 100.

“Cecile has told me in the past the secret to her long life has been to not worry about the small things,” said longtime family friend and Côte Saint-Luc mayor, Mitchell Brownstein, in a statement.

“A good lesson for us all.”

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