Lucile Randon, often known as Sister Andre, was born in southern France on February 11, 1904, when World Warfare I used to be nonetheless a decade away.
French nun Sister Andre, the world’s oldest particular person, has handed away at 118 in France, her retirement dwelling stated.
She died in her sleep at her nursing dwelling in Toulon, spokesperson David Tavella stated on Tuesday.
“There may be nice unhappiness however… it was her need to hitch her beloved brother. For her, it is a liberation,” Tavella, of the Sainte-Catherine-Laboure nursing dwelling, stated.
Lucile Randon, who took the identify of Sister Andre when she joined a Catholic charitable order in 1944, had survived Covid final yr.
She was born on February 11, 1904, and was the world’s oldest residing particular person in accordance with the Gerontology Analysis Group’s World Supercentenarian Rankings Checklist.
Randon was born within the yr New York opened its first subway and when the Tour de France had solely been staged as soon as.
Her days within the nursing dwelling have been punctuated by prayer, mealtimes and visits from residents and hospice staff.
Guinness World Data is saddened to study of the passing of the world’s oldest particular person, Sister André (b. Lucile Randon) on the age of 118.https://t.co/xbgvOrqK1u
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