Yvette Gingras
Yvette Gingras
Birth: 20 January 1914
Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada
Death: 8 May 2021
Saint-Romuald, Quebec, Canada
Age: 107 years, 108 days
Country: CanadaCAN
Centenarian

Yvette Gingras (20 January 1914 – 8 May 2021) was a Canadian centenarian who is one of the oldest known survivors of COVID-19, having recovered from the disease at the age of 106.

Biography

Gingras was born on 20 January 1914 in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada. For over 50 years, she was married to Leonidas Lemieux, with whom she had seven children (all boys). She played petanque until she was 103, and still enjoys playing cards and doing crosswords. As of 2019, she has seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Around Christmas 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic, Gingras tested positive for COVID-19. Her symptoms were mild, but spent ten days in a designated "COVID center". By the time of her 107th birthday in January 2021, she had fully recovered, making her one of the oldest known survivors of the disease.

Gingras died in a care home in Saint-Romuald, Quebec, Canada on 8 May 2021 at the age of 107 years, 108 days.

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