Feb 01, 2016
By Michael Kramer
Officials from the Guiness World Book of Records are checking the passport and birth documentation of a Montreal-area woman – who may be the world’s oldest person.
Cecilia Laurent is believed to have turned 120 on Sunday.
He says Guinness employees are currently on a fact-finding mission in Haiti to confirm the date of Laurent’s birth – which her family maintains is January 31st, 1896.
Chery says only three of Laurent’s 12 children are still alive – and the eldest is in her 80’s.
He says his phone rings often and he hears from people across the country who want to speak to Laurent and “find out the secret” to longevity.
Chery says Laurent’s answer is God – and she prays for several hours consecutively, every Friday.
He adds that “all-natural” food – and watching cartoons – have also helped his great-granny stay healthy.