Dr. Robert Wiener, Canada’s oldest man, passed away on Sunday at age 110.
Wiener was born in Montreal in 1908 and earned a degree in dentistry from McGill University in 1936. He then went on to earn a master’s degree in pathology at the University of Chicago.
Wiener was married to his wife, Ella, for 73 years until she died 7 years ago. They had three children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He died at the Jewish General Hospital on Sunday, from complications that occurred during a surgery he had last year. Dr. Wiener’s funeral took place on Tuesday, February 19th at the Mount-Royal Cemetery in Montreal.
According to Global News, the greatest accomplishment of his career was founding a dental clinic for people with limited means at the Jewish General Hospital.
His brother, David Wiener also lived to the ripe age of 109 before passing away in 2011.
After Dr. Wiener’s death, New Brunswick’s Arnold Hawkins (born in 1911) may be Canada’s newest oldest man.