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Ja Hyung Lee
Ja Hyung Lee
Ja Hyung Lee on his 109th birthday in 2019
Birth: 27 August 1910
Busan, South Korea
Age: 111 years, 149 days
Country: South KoreaKORCanadaCAN

Ja Hyung Lee (born 27 August 1910) is a South Korean-born Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He is currently the oldest known living man in Canada and the second-oldest known living male immigrant in the world, after Delio Venturotti.


Ja Hyung Lee was born in Busan, South Korea on 27 August 1910.

In Korea, he operated a jewelry store until his retirement nearly 40 years ago, when he moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil for about a decade. He moved to Canada when he was around 80 years.

His wife died around 2012 at the age of 92. On his 106th birthday in 2016, his family took him on an Alaskan cruise.

Following the death of Robert Wiener on 17 February 2019, he is believed to be the oldest living man in Canada.

As of his 109th birthday in 2019, he has three sons, two daughters, 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

On 14 January 2021 at the age of 110, he received his first dose of the Pfizer/BionTech COVID-19 vaccine, making him one of oldest people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ja Hyung Lee currently lives at Amenida Seniors’ Community in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 111 years, 149 days. He currently is the third-oldest known living person in British Columbia, behind Shige Mineshiba and a anonymous woman.



Canada's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Joseph Saint-Amour • Unknown • Eli LindsayStuart Bott • Unknown • John JamiesonWilliam HeronGeorge IvesChester Pushie • Arthur NashTokusuke OyakawaTheodore RemfertJames GrantRomeo TremblayRaphael CreeJohn GardMontague Little • Lazare GionetNicholas SalamisHarold DunichandErnest MacPhersonWilliam Thomas • Leon RobitailleJohannes MarkussonDavid WienerSam Baker • Joseph Ernest Poupart • Zoltan Sarosy • Robert Wiener • Ja Hyung Lee