|Ja Hyung Lee|
Ja Hyung Lee on his 109th birthday.
|Birth:||27 August 1910|
Busan, South Korea
|Age:||111 years, 24 days|
Ja Hyung Lee (born 27 August 1910) is a South Korean-born Canadian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG). He would be the oldest known living man in Canada and the second-oldest known living male immigrant in the world, after Delio Venturotti.
Ja Hyung Lee was born in Busan, South Korea on 27 August 1910.
In Korea, he operated a jewelry store until his retirement nearly 40 years ago, when he moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil for about a decade. He moved to Canada when he was around 80 years.
His wife died around 2012 at the age of 92. On his 106th birthday, his family took him on an Alaskan cruise.
Following the death of Robert Wiener on 17 February 2019, he is believed to be the oldest living man in Canada.
As of his 109th birthday, he had three sons, two daughters, 15 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
On 14 January 2021 at the age 110, he received his first dose of the Pfizer/BionTech vaccine, making him one of oldest people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ja Hyung Lee currently lives at Amenida Seniors’ Community in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 111 years, 24 days.
- 1971 Immigration Card FamilySearch
- 105th birthday Facebook Post, 10 November 2015
- 106th birthday Facebook Post, 28 September 2016
- 107th birthday Facebook Post, 17 October 2017
- 109th birthday Twitter Post, 20 September 2019
- PHOTOS: 109th birthday party for ‘amazing’ Surrey man who still shops on his own and plays bingo Surrey Now-Leader, 23 September 2019
- Local Seniors' Community Resident Celebrates 109th Birthday CNW Group, 25 September 2019
- 109 years Facebook Post, 17 October 2019
- 110th birthday Facebook Post, 28 August 2020
- 110th birthday Twitter Post, 18 September 2020
- Surrey Care Home Celebrates Canada's Oldest Senior for His 110th Birthday CNW Group, 25 September 2020
- Canada's oldest man receives coronavirus vaccine at Metro Vancouver care home Squamish Chief, 17 January 2021
- Check the interview from one of our residents, Mr. Lee who is turning 111 this October Amenida Home Care, 7 July 2021
|Canada's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (V • E)|
Joseph Saint-Amour • Unknown • Eli Lindsay • Stuart Bott • Unknown • John Jamieson • William Heron • George Ives • Chester Pushie • Arthur Nash • Tokusuke Oyakawa • Theodore Remfert • James Grant • Romeo Tremblay • Raphael Cree • John Gard • Montague Little • Lazare Gionet • Nicholas Salamis • Harold Dunichand • Ernest MacPherson • William Thomas • Leon Robitaille • Johannes Markusson • David Wiener • Sam Baker • Joseph Ernest Poupart • Zoltan Sarosy • Robert Wiener • Ja Hyung Lee