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Dora Skeen
Dora Skeen
Dora Skeen on her 109th birthday in 2019
Birth: 29 December 1910
Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
Age: 111 years, 25 days
Country: JamaicaJAMCanadaCAN

Dora Skeen (born 29 December 1910) is a Jamaican-born Canadian supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Dora Skeen was born in Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica on 29 December 1910. In Jamaica, she worked on her family's farm. She had eight children.

She moved to Canada in October 1980. In Canada, Skeen worked as a nanny and retired at age 80. She suffered a stroke in 1992. She traveled regularly to Jamaica up to when she was age 100.

As of her 109th birthday, she still lived on her own, went grocery shopping, cooked for herself, and attended exercise classes in her building.

As of December 2019, she had six living children, 20 grandchildren (including her granddaughter Marlene Byfield and granddaughter Deborah Watson), 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren (including her great-great-grandson Malakai and great-great-grandson Desean).

In December 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday. As of December 2020, she was a great-great-great-grandmother. On 16 March 2021, she received her first dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, making her one of the oldest people to receive the vaccine.

Dora Skeen currently lives in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 111 years, 25 days. She currently is the second-oldest known living person in Ontario, behind Janet Luscombe, and the third-oldest known living Jamaican-born person, behind Eslin Mulgrave-Collins and Louisea McDonald.