Marie-Louise Meilleur’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

August 29, 1880

Death Date

Apr 16, 1998

Age of Death

117 years

Cause of Death




The supercentenarian Marie-Louise Meilleur died at the age of 117. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for her title as world’s oldest living person, this Canadian supercentenarian lived to be 117 years and 230 days old, making her the fourth (recognized) longest-living person in history. 

Her decade-long first marriage, to Etienne Leclerc, resulted in four children who lived to adulthood. Following Leclerc’s death, she married Hector Meilleur, with whom she raised another six children. At the end of her life, she was living in a nursing home where one of her sons was also a resident.

Marie Louise Meilleur died of a thrombus at age 117 in April 1998 in Corbeil, Ontario. One of her sons was living in the same nursing home, and her oldest living daughter, Gabrielle Vaughan, was ninety years old.