Anne Keam at the age of 108.
|Birth:||10 December 1907|
Byron, Ontario, Canada
|Death:||16 April 2018|
Delaware, Ontario, Canada
|Age:||110 years, 127 days|
Anne Maude Keam (née Ormond) (10 December 1907 – 16 April 2018) was a Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Anne Keam was born Anne Maude Ormond on 10 December 1907 in Byron, Ontario, Canada to parents Truman and Alice (née Madden) Ormond. She grew up on the same farm that her father did. As a young adult, she worked at London Life, a company that seeks to improve people’s financial situations in Canada.
On 7 October 1939, aged 31, she married Milton "Milt" Keam, an officer in the army. The couple played an instrumental role in getting Byron its first library. They also, along with the McEwen family and the Day family, started the St. Anne’s Booth at the Western Fair in 1951, which still exists to this day. They were also active in the local church.
Milton Keam passed away in 1983 after around 44 years of marriage, leaving Anne a widow. She lived independently until 2009 when, at the age of 101, she moved into Middlesex Terrace Nursing Home in Delaware, Ontario. In 2014, she donated the wrought iron fence that surrounds St. Anne’s Church. Her cousin, Barbara Knightley, said that “she [Anne] loved half a bottle of beer or a bit of wine and staying active. She did her own cooking and baking and made wonderful tea biscuits.”
Anne Keam passed away on 16 April 2018 in Delaware, Ontario, Canada at the age of 110 years, 127 days. She was survived by her nieces and nephews, as well as her several cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.