Dora Skeen on her 109th birthday
|Birth:||29 December 1910|
Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
|Age:||110 years, 167 days|
Dora Skeen was born in Saint Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica on 29 December 1910. In Jamaica, she worked on her family's farm. She had eight children.
She moved to Canada in October 1980. In Canada, Skeen worked as a nanny and retired at age 80. She suffered a stroke in 1992. She traveled regularly to Jamaica up to when she was age 100.
As of her 109th birthday, she still lived on her own, went grocery shopping, cooked for herself, and attended exercise classes in her building.
As of December 2019, she had six living children, 20 grandchildren (including her granddaughter Marlene Byfield and granddaughter Deborah Watson), 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren (including her great-great-grandson Malakai and great-great-grandson Desean).
In December 2020, she celebrated her 110th birthday. As of December 2020, she was a great-great-great-grandmother. In March 2021, she received her first dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, making her one of the oldest people to receive the vaccine.
Dora Skeen currently lives in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 110 years, 167 days.
- Secret to longevity? 'No rum,' says 109-year-old Scarborough woman Toronto.com, 30 December 2019
- 110th birthday Letna Allen-Rowe (Facebook), 29 December 2020
- It was great to see Ms Dora Skeen at 110 years-old, Scarborough's oldest known resident, receive her #COVID19 vaccine dose from @SHNcares Mitzie Hunter on Twitter, 18 March 2021
- Scarborough's oldest resident feels 'very good' about COVID vaccination Toronto.com, 19 March 2021