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Janet Luscombe
Janet Luscombe
Birth: 12 August 1910
Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada
Age: 111 years, 167 days
Country: CanadaCAN

Janet Luscombe (née Downton; born 12 August 1910) is a Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Janet Luscombe was born in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada, on 12 August 1910. She had 9 siblings. In 1949, she moved to Ontario with her husband, Chesley, who was looking for work. They had 4 children: Barbara Dewar, Ruth, Roy and Jean. She worked as a seamstress at a hospital. She got widowed in 1975.

At the age of 107, she moved to the Riverwood Seniors Living in Alliston, after living with her daughter (then 82-years-old) for 40 years.

In August 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday. As of October 2020, she had one living child Barbara Dewar (who has dementia), 13 living grandchildren (including Lori Dewar-Gerstenecker), numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She became the oldest known living person in Ontario following the death of Phyllis Ridgway on 4 June 2021.

Luscombe currently lives in Alliston, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 111 years, 167 days. She currently is the oldest known living person in Ontario and the fourth-oldest known living person in Canada, behind Shige Mineshiba, Yvonne Delorme-Martel and an anonymous woman of British Columbia.