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Yvonne Delorme-Martel
Yvonne Delorme-Martel
Delorme-Martel on her 110th birthday in 2019
Birth: 21 October 1909
Ham-Sud, Quebec, Canada
Death: 7 April 2022
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Age: 112 years, 168 days
Country: CanadaCAN
Unvalidated

Yvonne Delorme-Martel (21 October 1909 – 7 April 2022) was a Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). At the time of her death, she was the oldest known living person born in Canada, and the second-oldest known living person in Canada, after Shige Mineshiba.

Biography

Yvonne Delorme-Martel was born as Yvonne Delorme in Ham-Sud, Quebec, Canada, on 21 October 1909 to Gustave Delorme and Eudia Audet. She spent most of her adult life in the city of Stoke, Quebec, where she married Enoch Martel in 1933. The couple had five children. She worked as a midwife, but would also grow vegetables and go hunting and fishing to feed her family.

At the age of 99, Delorme-Martel moved into a nursing home in Sherbrooke, Quebec. One of her sons, Gilbert, died in 2013 aged 75. A daughter, Denise, is also deceased. In 2016, when she turned 107, her daughter Nicole claimed that the secret to her mother’s long life was that she never smoked nor drank alcohol, and paid attention to her eating habits. One of her sisters, Simonne Delorme-Ducharme, died on 19 October 2016 aged 100.

Following the death of Cecile Klein on 13 January 2022, Delorme-Martel became the oldest known living person born in Canada, and the oldest known living person in Quebec.

On her 110th birthday in 2019, it was reported that she was hard of hearing and wheelchair-bound, as well as missing her home in Stoke. Three of her five children (Nicole, Jean-Marc, and Monique) were still alive at the time.

Delorme-Martel died at the Youville Residential Centre in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada on 7 April 2022 at the age of 112 years, 168 days.

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