Bunio during a video call to celebrate her 109th birthday in 2020
|Birth:||30 October 1911|
|Death:||28 July 2021|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Age:||109 years, 271 days|
Bunio was born on 30 October 1911 in Alberta, Canada. She was raised on a homestead, and went on to work on a farm near before retiring to the small town of Redwater, Alberta. She had four children with her husband Michael, all of them daughters. As of 2020, she has 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Around 2000, Bunio moved to a retirement home in Edmonton, Alberta, where she lived independently. In February 2012, at the age of 100, she attended an Edmonton Oilers ice hockey match, and has been a fan of the team since. Around 2017, Bunio moved to a care home in Edmonton. For a time she lived with her daughter, Anne, who died in January 2020.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Bunio contracted COVID-19. By 27 October 2020, three days before turning 109, she had successfully recovered, making her one of the oldest survivors of the disease. Due to restrictions, her 109th birthday was celebrated with a video call with her family.
Bunio died in Edmonton, Alberta on 28 July 2021 at the age of 109 years, 271 days.
- Today we welcome 100-year-old Katie Bunio to her first-ever @NHL game! @EdmontonOilers on Twitter, 25 February 2012
- Anne Mattice Obituary Connell-McKinley Funeral Home, 5 January 2020
- 109-year-old celebrates birthday days after recovering from COVID-19 CBC, 30 October 2020
- Katie Bunio Obituary Edmonton Journal, 3 August 2021