Julia Van Hool
Julia Van Hool
Van Hool on her 110th birthday
Birth: 7 May 1909
Putte, Antwerp, Belgium
Death: 29 April 2021
Lier, Antwerp, Belgium
Age: 111 years, 357 days
Country: BelgiumBEL
Unvalidated

Maria "Julia" Van Hool (7 May 1909 – 29 April 2021) was a Belgian supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).

Biography

Van Hool was born in Putte, Antwerp, Belgium, on 7 May 1909. She was one of five daughters and two sons. At the end of the 1920s, she started a hair salon with her older sister. On 2 January 1934, she married René Op De Beek and started working at his butchery. Van Hool and Op De Beek had four children, three of them still living as of 2020. Van Hool worked at the butchery until 1966, when she handed the business to her son Flor. She continued supporting the business until Flor stopped working in 1991.

Rene died in 1982 shortly before their 50th wedding anniversary. Van Hool turned 100 in 2009. In December 2015, she suffered a fall and moved into the WZC Sint-Jozef retirement home in Lier. Van Hool turned 110 in May 2019.

Van Hool became the oldest living person in Belgium after the death of 111 year-old Marietta Bouverne on 3 August 2020.

COVID-19 Survival

Around 11 January 2021, Van Hool tested positive for COVID-19 during the coronavirus pandemic. However, as of 25 January 2021, she successfully recovered and received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Van Hool died on 29 April 2021 in a hospital in Lier, Antwerp, Belgium at the age of 111 years, 357 days.

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Belgium's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (VE)

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