Canada’s Oldest Person Passes Away at 114

Source: Olivia O’Malley Global News, January 17, 2022

Cecile Edith Klein never stopped learning, and at the age of 111, Klein still read the newspaper without glasses.

Côte Saint-Luc supercentenarian Cecile Edith Klein died Thursday at the age of 114. Before her death, she was Canada’s oldest person and the 16th oldest in the world.

Born in Montreal in 1907, she went on to attend secretarial school, then work for an early form of HR. Klein, born Efros, married Erwin Klein (1905-1999) in 1932. During the Second World War, the couple’s pharmaceutical company, International Drug, manufactured and delivered pharmaceuticals to Montreal hospitals and pharmacies.

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