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Doris Mackintosh
Doris Mackintosh
Birth: 18 January 1902
Reading, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: 11 February 2011
Christchurch, New Zealand
Age: 109 years, 23 days
Country: United Kingdom UK New ZealandNZL

Doris Mackintosh (18 January 1902 – 11 February 2011) was a British-born New Zealander centenarian who was the country’s oldest known living person.


Mackintosh was born in the English town of Reading on 18 January 1902. She married Ian Mackintosh, and had 2 children with him. The family moved to New Zealand in 1953.

For the last 13 years of her life, she lived at the Alpine View Care Centre in Christchurch. She celebrated her 109th birthday with a tea party where she requested bone china and sponge cakes.

After the death of 107-year old Inez Newton on 15 June 2009, Doris became New Zealand's oldest living person. She died on 11 February 2011, the same day that New Zealand's third-oldest living person, Esther Moreland, died. Lena Ray, who was a day younger than Doris, became New Zealand's oldest living person.


New Zealand's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

Lavinia BaskervilleHelen DixonMary LuplauFlora BartonAlexander HughesAgnes WilsonLillian BlythEthel PearsonMary CartwrightCaroline Turner-WilliamsParewahawaha Ranginui LeonardFlorence SedcoleEdith RobisonJessie LittleMary BromleyLillian HickmottArthur Bates • Ethel Keen • Jean TillieWilliam Swensson • Charles Campbell • Mary DoyleWilliam Buttler Hayes • Bertha Cole • Laura White • Ethel Booth • Mabel WachnerFlorence Finch • Irene MorganRuby Billings • Inez Newton • Doris Mackintosh • Lena Ray • Maudie Wilson • Peg Griffin • Olive Oldfield • Madeline AndersonLinda WigginsMabel JenkinsLola de la HayeMoy Kim NgNina BrownRonald HermannsJoan Brennan