The oldest resident of Belgium, Mariette Bouverne, died in a nursing home in Ghent at the age of 111.
The woman became the country's oldest citizen after the death of Elizabeth Prost, who was almost 112 years old, on January 25, 2020.
Mariette Bouverne was born on December 25, 1908. She was the daughter of Arthur Bouverne and Maria Brecke. The woman was educated in Ghent. In 1932, she married entrepreneur Albertus Dekens, who worked in the chocolate business. The wedding took place in Anderlecht. Mariette Bouverne worked most of her life as a secretary for a notary. She was fluent in French and English. Bouverne's husband died in 1960 in Ghent. The couple had no children, sudinfo.be reports.
Every birthday, an elderly Belgian woman declared that being so old was not a gift at all.
After the death of Mariette Bouverne, Maria Julia van Hole is considered the oldest citizen of Belgium. The woman was born on May 7, 1909.
NEWS.ru wrote that 111-year-old Dumitru Comanescu from Bucharest said that he could live so long thanks to the love of his wife, children and grandchildren. The man was born on November 8, 1908. All his life he was engaged in agriculture.