|Birth:||10 January 1911|
Lauder, Manitoba, Canada
|Age:||111 years, 14 days|
Mime Westcott was born in Lauder, Manitoba, Canada on 10 January 1911 as the sixth of eleven children. She lived on a farm and lived a simple life while growing up. When she was seven years old, the Spanish Flu hit Canada, but Westcott recalled that there was no such thing as social distancing back then and schools remained open.
Later in her life, Mime started working as a teacher. She married Reginald Westcott at the Casselman farm in Lauder on 11 November 1936. The couple had five children. Reginald died in 1963. Westcott lived on her own until she was 106, when she moved to Dinsdale Personal Care Home. At the time of her 110th birthday, she had 15 grandchildren and has outlived two of her daughters.
Longevity was present in her family - two of her sisters, who also were teachers, reached an advanced age as well, reaching the ages of 105 and 107. Furthermore, Mime is part of a longevity study at Boston University as she and her siblings were followed for the last decade and she still gets a yearly check-in and survey from researchers working on the study.
Westcott currently lives in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada at the age of 111 years, 14 days. She currently is the oldest known living person in Manitoba.
- 'Just be yourself,' Brandon woman turning 110 years old says on secret to long life CBC, 10 January 2021
- This gorgeous little lady is turning 111 today. Twitter, 10 January 2022