On her 111th birthday in 2011.
Merle Emmeline Barwis (née Stedwell) (23 December 1900 – 22 November 2014) was a Canadian supercentenarian, although she was born in the United States. She was 113 years, 334 days old when she died. She resided in British Columbia, Canada and died in the city of Victoria. She is the oldest person ever in British Columbian history. She was the 14th-oldest living person until her death in November 2014.
- Table A - Verified Supercentenarians (Listed Chronologically By Birth Date) GRG, As of January 1, 2015
|Canada's Oldest Living Person Titleholders (V • E)|
Agnes Munce • Nellie Thompson • Alice Sjoquist • Lillian Ross • Marie-Louise Meilleur • Marie-Louise Meunier • Maria Mallozzi • Zelda McCague • Fanny Martland • Evangeline Saulnier • Anne Samson • Julie Winnefred Bertrand • Jennie Fitzgerald • Margaret Fitzgerald • Cora Hansen • Yvonne Lamoureux • Merle Barwis • Colombe Benoit-Leclerc • Orma Slack • Marguerite Wabano • Lilian Cornell • Dolly Gibb