Canada's oldest living person, Winkler's Elizabeth Buhler, has died just two weeks shy of her 112th birthday. “Liese” (as she was known to family) passed away Sunday night, Jan. 23, at the Salem Home in Winkler. Her daughters had already begun planning a small birthday party in the nursing home for the centenarian.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1899, in the Mennonite village of Grigorjewka (Russian transliteration), Naumenko, in South Russia, the second youngest of 12 children. Her parents were Peter and Helena Unger