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Pearl Lutzko
Pearl Lutzko
Birth: 15 February 1899
Chortkiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Death: 2 November 2011
Ituna, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age: 112 years, 260 days
Country: UkraineUKRCanadaCAN

Pearl Lutzko (née Ewanik; 15 February 1899 – 2 November 2011) was a Ukrainian-Canadian supercentenarian who is currently pending by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She could be the second oldest Ukrainian-born person ever, behind Goldie Michelson.


Pearl Lutzko was born in Chortkiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) on 15 February 1899. After the death of her parents' remarriage, she and her family moved to Canada. She married John Lutzko on June 12, 1915 with whom she would have seven children. They would farm land in Goodeve, Saskatchewan until 1959, when they moved to Ituna. She was an avid gardener growing a garden every year until the age of 103 years.

Following the death of Margaret Fitzgerald on 20 October 2009, she became the oldest living person in Canada.

Lutzko died in Ituna, Saskatchewan, Canada on 2 November 2011 at the age of 112 years, 260 days. She had 29 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 25 great-great-grandchildren.


Canada's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Flore BelandEmma BinghamMary Ann EsseryClara RobertsonAgnes MunceNellie ThompsonAlice Sjoquist • Lillian RossMarie-Louise Meilleur • Marie-Louise Meunier • Maria Mallozzi • Zelda McCague • Fanny Martland • Evangeline SaulnierAnne Samson • Julie Winnefred Bertrand • Jennie Fitzgerald • Margaret Fitzgerald • Pearl LutzkoCora Hansen • Yvonne Lamoureux • Merle Barwis • Colombe Benoit-Leclerc • Orma Slack • Marguerite Wabano • Lilian Cornell • Ellen Gibb • Sarah Patenaude-Bruyere • Phyllis Ridgway • Cecile Klein • Shige Mineshiba