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Mary Ann Rhodes
Mary Ann Rhodes
Rhodes at the age of 110
Birth: 12 August 1882
Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Death: 3 March 1998
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Age: 115 years, 203 days
Country: CanadaCAN

Mary Ann Rhodes (née Dormer; 12 August 1882 – 3 March 1998) was a Canadian supercentenarian[1] who, at the time of her death, was the third-oldest person in the world, behind Sarah Knauss, and Marie-Louise Meilleur and second-oldest person in Canada, behind Marie-Louise Meilleur. Despite reaching the age of 115, Rhodes never became the oldest living person in Canada, or even Ontario, due to Marie-Louise Meilleur, who died one month after Rhodes, at the age of 117. Rhodes was statistically old enough to be the world's oldest person in an average year. Due to being in "second place," Mary Ann Rhodes was never in the major-media limelight, having been featured only in local media coverage.


Mary was born in South Lake, Leeds, Ontario, Canada on 12 August 1882. Her parents were John and Annabelle Dormer.

In 1912, she married Victor Rhodes; the couple had one child, a son called Murray. Victor died in 1954, and Mary continued to live in Seeley's Bay until 1968. She lived in her own home until 1986, when she moved to the Providence Manor nursing home in Kingston.

She died on 3 March 1998, at the age of 115 years, 203 days. At the time of her death, she was the second-oldest living Candian, behind Marie-Louise Meilleur. She remains as the second-oldest Canadian person ever to this day.