Joan Brennan at age 105
|Birth:||10 March 1912|
London, England, UK
|Age:||109 years, 225 days|
Joan Edith Brennan (née Lewis; 10 March 1912) is a British-New Zealand centenarian who became the oldest living person in New Zealand after the death of 109-year-old Ronald Hermanns on 30 August 2021.
Joan Brennan was born as Joan Edith Lewis in London, England, United Kingdom on 10 March 1912. In 1922, Joan moved to Australia with her mother and sister after her father died during World War I. She later moved to New Zealand and trained as a nurse before returning to the Isle of Man. She met her future husband Tom Brennan while being back in England. In 1935, they married and permanently settled in New Zealand. They worked as lighthouse keepers on Portland Island, Hawke's Bay for seven years before moving to Auckland. In 1990, they moved to the Selwyn Village residential community. Tom died in 1998.
Joan Brennan currently lives in Auckland, New Zealand at the age of 109 years, 225 days.
- No missed opportunities at 100 years of age Stuff.co.nz, 14 March 2012
- 105-year-old Aucklander says long life helped by medicinal herbs and friendship Stuff.co.nz, 14 March 2017
- Comment from child-in-law, 20 June 2020
- New Zealand's oldest person dies at the age of 109 Stuff, 1 September 2021
|New Zealand's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Lavinia Baskerville • Helen Dixon • Mary Luplau • Flora Barton • Alexander Hughes • Agnes Wilson • Lillian Blyth • Ethel Pearson • Mary Cartwright • Caroline Turner-Williams • Parewahawaha Ranginui Leonard • Florence Sedcole • Edith Robison • Jessie Little • Mary Bromley • Lillian Hickmott • Arthur Bates • Ethel Keen • Jean Tillie • William Swensson • Charles Campbell • Mary Doyle • William Buttler Hayes • Bertha Cole • Laura White • Ethel Booth • Mabel Wachner • Florence Finch • Irene Morgan • Ruby Billings • Inez Newton • Doris Mackintosh • Lena Ray • Maudie Wilson • Peg Griffin • Olive Oldfield • Madeline Anderson • Linda Wiggins • Mabel Jenkins • Lola de la Haye • Moy Kim Ng • Nina Brown • Ronald Hermanns • Joan Brennan