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Elisabeth Kimoff
Elisabeth Kimoff
Birth: 20 November 1904
Kolešino, Ottoman Empire (present-day Macedonia)
Death: 15 October 2015
Toronto, Canada
Age: 110 years, 329 days
Country: MacedoniaMKDCanadaCAN
Unvalidated

Elisabeth Kimoff (née Ezev; 20 November 1904 – 15 October 2015) was a Macedonian-born Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). If validated, she would be the oldest person ever born in Macedonia.

Biography

Elisabeth Kimoff was born in the village Kolešino, Municipality of Novo Selo, Otoman Empire, (present-day Macedonia), on 20 November 1904. Her parents were Andon Ezev and Guna Ezev. In 1923, at the age of 18, she moved to Canada with her brother and sister. After settling in Toronto and becoming part of the growing Macedonian community, her first job was working as a finisher of men’s suits. These were difficult times, with many cultural adjustments and a steep language barrier.

She married in 1926, and lived in a shared house with her husband. The couple moved to an apartment shortly afterwards, where her son Richard was born.

When asked what she remembers about her childhood, she replied with a smile: “Picking cherries. They had lots of cherry trees in the village.” Years later she maintained a few peach trees she had planted from seed in a small plot in Toronto.

Elisabeth Kimoff died in Toronto, Canada, on 15 October 2015 at the age of 110 years, 329 days.

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