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Nellie Harris
Nellie Harris
Birth: 14 September 1906
Wishart Point, New Brunswick, Canada
Death: 19 December 2016
Tabusintac, New Brunswick, Canada
Age: 110 years, 96 days
Country: CanadaCAN

Ellen Reta "Nellie" Harris (née Wishart; 14 September 1906 – 19 December 2016) was a Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Nellie Harris was born in Wishart Point, New Brunswick, Canada, on 14 September 1906 to Robert and Janet Wishart. She was one of seven siblings. As a young woman, Harris moved to the United States to become a nurse's aide. Her first husband was Kenneth Guile; her second was John Edward Harris. She had four children.

Harris survived cancer three times. She lived on her own until the age of 101, before moving in a nursing home in Tabusintac, New Brunswick. She said her secret to longevity was "never skipping desert". She died on 19 December 2016 at the age of 110 years, 96 days.