Julie Winnefred Bertrand

Date of birth: 16 September 1891
Date of death: 18 January 2007
Lifetime duration: 115 years, 124 days

Julie Winnefred Bertrand was a Canadian supercentenarian, who was at the time of death at the age of 115 years, 124 days, the oldest living woman in the world and the second-oldest living person in the world after Emiliano Mercado del Toro. Bertrand was born on 16 September 1891, in the town of Coaticook, Quebec. She was the eldest of six children born to Napoleon Bertrand, and his wife Julia Mullins, an Irish immigrant. Growing up, she became acquainted with Louis St. Laurent, who would later become Prime Minister of Canada.

There was speculation as to how close the two were, although Bertrand herself never married.Bertrand worked as a clothes buyer and saleswoman in Coaticook for much of her life. She resided at Residences Berthiaume de Tremblay, a long-term care facility in Montreal, for the last 35 years of her life. “She just stopped breathing,” said Andre Bertrand, 73. “That’s a nice way to go.”
Country: Canada