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Olga Nyman
Olga Nyman
Olga Nyman on her 110th birthday.
Birth: 6 April 1886
Tuna, Vasternorrland, Sweden
Death: 15 December 1996
Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
Age: 110 years, 253 days
Country: SwedenSWECanadaCAN

Olga Margareta Nyman (née Flygare; 6 April 1886 – 15 December 1996) was Swedish-Canadian supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of death, she was the oldest living person in Alberta.


Olga Nyman was born in Tuna, Vasternorrland, Sweden on 6 April 1886. She was baptized on 13 June 1886.

In 1902, her parents both died within months of each other. She had to work and take care of her young sister Hilda. She wrote a letter from her uncle Peter in Canada telling about her situation. He sent tickets for the two girls, and they left Sweden on 18 September 1903 and arrived on 14 October 1903. He met up with them in Wetaskiwin where they had to ride the 15 miles out to his farm.

She married Carl August Johanson (Charley Johnson) on 24 December 1904. Theirs was the first house with electricity. The couple had 6 children. Her mother-in-law Helena lived with them until she died in 1909. Carl died of kidneys disease in 19 February 1932 at the age of 53.

She married Rupert Nyman in 1938. In 1947, the couple took a trip to Sweden and stayed 11 months. Rupert died of a heart attack in 15 December 1948 at the age of 78.

In 1955, Olga moved from the farm into the town of Wetaskiwin. In 1966, she was diagnosed with cancer in her left eye. In 1976, she moved into a retirement home, where she lived for the next 20 years. Her sister Hilda died in 1980.

Olga Nyman died in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada on 15 December 1996 at the age of 110 years, 253 days. She is buried at the Nashville Cemetery in Wetaskiwin, next to her first husband, Carl.