Eldest Belgian resident dies, aged 108.
13 March 2006, BRUSSELS — Belgium's eldest resident, Marie Annaert, of Londerzeel, has died. She was 108.
13 March 2006
BRUSSELS — Belgium's eldest resident, Marie Annaert, of Londerzeel, has died. She was 108.
Marie Annaert, who was also known as Martha, had difficulty walking and was hard of hearing. She also found it difficult to talk, but it was still possible to communicate with her.
Born in Steenhuffel on 16 May 1897, Annaert was the fifth of 10 children and worked until 1940 as a market vendor, news agency Belga reported on Monday.
She later managed an inn and up until 1974, operated a fabrics and curtain shop. She never married.
Annaert spent the last years of her life at the Herfstvreugde (Autumn Joy) rest home in Londerzeel.
The oldest Belgian resident is now Irma Notteboom of Eeklo. She was born on 2 November 1897 and lives in a retirement home in Eeklo.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news