The Oldest Living Canadian

by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Sum Ying Fung, who is believed to be Canada’s oldest living citizen, is 112 today. Some of my favorite interviews lately have come from our older guests such as Joanna Macy and Vincent Harding. There is so much to learn from our elder generations, and I sure hope someone has taken the time to record her voice, her stories, her experiences, her wisdom for generations to come.

And, this story from The Vancouver Sun might bring a smile to your face:

"In 1989 she had a brain tumour, which she and her doctors were reluctant to treat, Barry Fung said.

'After visiting several neurosurgeons, they all said she was too old to operate on, and that she’s “had a good life anyways.”’ Fung said. 'All that is, except for a Dr. Donald Griesdale, who said that with all the family support around my grandma, how could he not give it a try?'”

[via The Vancouver Sun]

Tagged: #elderly #Canada
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