- Category: Canada News
- Published Friday, February 5, 2016
- CTV News
A woman in Quebec, whose life has spanned parts of three centuries, may be the oldest living person on the planet.
Cicilia Laurent celebrated her 120th birthday on Sunday, which would make her nearly four years older than the current Guinness World Record holder.
Laurent moved from Haiti to Laval, Que. in 2010, after a massive earthquake devastated her home nation. She's outlived three of her six children, and she continues to go to church every Sunday.
The current holder of the Guinness World Record for the oldest woman alive is Susannah Mushatt Jones, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who turned 116 years old last July.
Guinness has not yet investigated Laurent's claim to the title.
According to Guinness, the oldest living man is Japan's Yasutaro Koide, who is just short of 113 years old.
With files from CTV Montreal