Mary Ann Rhodes

Date of birth: 12 August 1882
Date of death: 3 March 1998
Lifetime duration: 115 years, 203 days

Mary Ann Rhodes was a Canadian supercentenarian who, at the time of her death, was the third oldest person in the world, and second oldest person in Canada. Despite reaching the age of 115, Rhodes never became the oldest living person in Canada, or even Ontario, due to Marie-Louise Meilleur, who passed away one month after Rhodes, at the age of 117. Rhodes was statistically old enough to be the world's oldest person in an average year. Due to being in "second place," Mary Ann Rhodes was never in the major-media limelight, having been featured only in local media coverage.

Mary was born in South Lake, Leeds, Ontario on 12 August 1882. In 1912, she married Victor Rhodes; the couple had one child, a son called Murray. Victor died in 1954, and Mary continued to live in Seeley's Bay until 1968. She lived in her own home until 1986, when she moved to the Providence Manor nursing home in Kingston. She died on 3 March 1998, at the age of 115 years, 203 days. She remains as the second oldest Canadian person ever to this day.
Country: Canada