Oldest Belgian dies at 109

20th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 August 2007, BRUSSELS - Marcelle Droogmans from Brussels is now the oldest Belgian, according to geriatrist Lucien De Cock, who has been keeping track of Belgium's oldest residents for years now.

20 August 2007

BRUSSELS - Marcelle Droogmans from Brussels is now the oldest Belgian, according to geriatrist Lucien De Cock, who has been keeping track of Belgium's oldest residents for years now.

The woman who previously held this title, Irma Notteboom, died on Saturday in a nursing home in Eeklo (Oost Vlaanderen). She would have celebrated her 110th birthday on 2 November.

Droogmans, the new title holder, was born on 30 August 1898 and will turn 109 next week if all goes well.

"Marcelle Droogmans got married in 1922 and has been a widow since 1967," says De Cock. "As far as I know she has not had a profession."

The second and third oldest Belgians are also from the Brussels region. The oldest Fleming, Bernardina Van Dommelen (born on 15 March 1899) is only the fourth oldest Belgian.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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