Anne Samson on her 112th birthday.
|Birth:||27 February 1891|
Riviere Bourgeois, Richmond, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Death:||29 November 2004|
Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada
|Age:||113 years, 276 days|
Anne Adele Samson (27 February 1891 - 29 November 2004) was a Canadian supercentenarian who was the oldest nun in the world when she died. Her case is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).
Anne Samson was born on 27 February 1891 in Richmond, Nova Scotia to parents Thomas and Philomene (née Bourque) Samson. She had 9 siblings, four of whom were brothers and five were sisters. After she finished school, she became a teacher in 1912, teaching at a school in Truro, Nova Scotia.
In 1917, she took her final vows as a member of the Filles de Jesus. After taking them, she returned to Nova Scotia and continued teaching for another 30 years, retiring in 1947. Her father Thomas passed away in 1927 at the age of 84. Samson then moved to Quebec and stayed there for 10 years. While she was there, her mother Philomene died aged 96. She then returned to the Maritime Provinces to do part-time jobs until 1976, when she moved into the Motherhouse of the Order in New Brunswick.
In her later years, she enjoyed writing poetry and songs. Samson broke her hip aged 95, which rendered her unable to walk, but she was writing and composing well beyond her 100th birthday. For her last few years, she was bedridden, but was said to still love chocolate, even though she had no teeth.
Anne Samson passed away on 29 November 2004 at the age of 113 years, 276 days. She was survived by a number of nephews and nieces.