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Janet Luscombe
Janet Luscombe
Birth: 12 August 1910
Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Canada
Death: 25 January 2022
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
Age: 111 years, 166 days
Country: CanadaCAN

Janet Luscombe (née Downton; 12 August 1910 – 25 January 2022) was 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 nine siblings. In 1949, she moved to Ontario with her husband, Chesley, who was looking for work. They had four 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 died in Alliston, Ontario, Canada on 25 January 2022 at the age of 111 years, 166 days. At the time of her death, she was 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.