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'''Orma Mae Slack''' (née '''Snider'''; February 19, 1903 – April 13, 2015) was a [[List of Canadian supercentenarians|Canadian]] supercentenarian who, at the time of her death aged 112 years, 53 days, was believed to be the oldest living person in Canada<ref>[http://www.torontosun.com/2015/04/17/woman-believed-to-be-oldest-canadian-has-died "Woman believed to be oldest Canadian has died"] Toronto Sun. April 17, 2015</ref> since the death of Colombe Benoît-Leclerc on 14 January 2015
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'''Orma Mae Slack''' (née '''Snider'''; 19 February 1903 – 13 April 2015) was a [[List of Canadian supercentenarians|Canadian]] supercentenarian who, at the time of her death aged 112 years, 53 days, was believed to be the oldest living person in Canada <ref>[http://www.torontosun.com/2015/04/17/woman-believed-to-be-oldest-canadian-has-died "Woman believed to be oldest Canadian has died"] Toronto Sun. April 17, 2015</ref> since the death of Colombe Benoit-Leclerc on 14 January 2015
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Slack was born on February 19, 1903 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. She was one of six children of Frank Lorne Snider and Annie Carson.<ref name="110birthday">[http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/03/03/oldest_known_ontarian_celebrates_110th_birthday_in_belleville.html Oldest known Ontarian celebrates 110th birthday in Belleville] thestar.com</ref> On 4 September 1926 she wed William George Slack, to whom she stayed married until his death in 1988. With her husband and their two children, she moved to Belleville in the early 1950s.<ref>[http://www.intelligencer.ca/2012/02/17/109-and-doin-fine "109 and doin' fine"] The Belleville Intelligencer. 17 February 2012</ref> Slack was a teacher and the first female principal in Belleville,<ref>[http://countylive.ca/blog/?p=23141 Honours for second oldest (age 109) retired teacher in Ontario] countylive. February 28, 2012</ref> before her retirement at the age of 64.<ref name="110birthday" /> Even after her 100 birthday she remained very active; she was on skis for her 100th birthday, and she worked as a hospital volunteer until the age of 104.<ref name="110birthday2">[http://www.communitypress.ca/2013/02/17/orma-goodness-shes-110 Orma goodness! She's 110!] Community Press. February 19, 2013</ref> She outlived one of her children, Rosemary, who died in 1991 at the age of 51 years.<ref name="110birthday2"></ref> On her 110th birthday, she said that it might be her last.<ref name="110birthday" />
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Slack was born on 19 February 1903 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. She was one of six children of Frank Lorne Snider and Annie Carson. <ref name="110birthday">[http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/03/03/oldest_known_ontarian_celebrates_110th_birthday_in_belleville.html Oldest known Ontarian celebrates 110th birthday in Belleville] thestar.com</ref> On 4 September 1926 she wed William George Slack, to whom she stayed married until his death in 1988. With her husband and their two children, she moved to Belleville in the early 1950s. <ref>[http://www.intelligencer.ca/2012/02/17/109-and-doin-fine "109 and doin' fine"] The Belleville Intelligencer. 17 February 2012</ref> Slack was a teacher and the first female principal in Belleville <ref>[http://countylive.ca/blog/?p=23141 Honours for second oldest (age 109) retired teacher in Ontario] countylive. February 28, 2012</ref> before her retirement at the age of 64. <ref name="110birthday" /> Even after her 100th birthday she remained very active; she was on skis for her 100th birthday, and she worked as a hospital volunteer until the age of 104. <ref name="110birthday2">[http://www.communitypress.ca/2013/02/17/orma-goodness-shes-110 Orma goodness! She's 110!] Community Press. February 19, 2013</ref> She outlived one of her children, Rosemary, who died in 1991 at the age of 51 years. <ref name="110birthday2"></ref> On her 110th birthday, she said that it might be her last. <ref name="110birthday" />
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

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Orma Slack
Orma Slack
Birth: 19 February 1903
Ontario, Canada
Death: 13 April 2015
Ontario, Canada
Age: 112 years, 53 days
Country: CAN FlagCAN
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Orma Mae Slack (née Snider; 19 February 1903 – 13 April 2015) was a Canadian supercentenarian who, at the time of her death aged 112 years, 53 days, was believed to be the oldest living person in Canada [1] since the death of Colombe Benoit-Leclerc on 14 January 2015

Biography

Slack was born on 19 February 1903 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada. She was one of six children of Frank Lorne Snider and Annie Carson. [2] On 4 September 1926 she wed William George Slack, to whom she stayed married until his death in 1988. With her husband and their two children, she moved to Belleville in the early 1950s. [3] Slack was a teacher and the first female principal in Belleville [4] before her retirement at the age of 64. [2] Even after her 100th birthday she remained very active; she was on skis for her 100th birthday, and she worked as a hospital volunteer until the age of 104. [5] She outlived one of her children, Rosemary, who died in 1991 at the age of 51 years. [5] On her 110th birthday, she said that it might be her last. [2]

References

  1. "Woman believed to be oldest Canadian has died" Toronto Sun. April 17, 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Oldest known Ontarian celebrates 110th birthday in Belleville thestar.com
  3. "109 and doin' fine" The Belleville Intelligencer. 17 February 2012
  4. Honours for second oldest (age 109) retired teacher in Ontario countylive. February 28, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 Orma goodness! She's 110! Community Press. February 19, 2013
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