Canada’s oldest man passes away

Feb 22 2019, 5:29 pm

Dr. Robert Wiener, Canada’s oldest man, passed away on Sunday. He was 110 years old.

Wiener was born in 1908 in Montreal and attended McGill University where he earned his doctorate and became an oral surgeon. He founded a dental clinic for people with limited means at the Jewish General Hospital.

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The Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom confirmed to Daily Hive that Mr. Weiner’s burial took place on Tuesday, February 19 at the Mount-Royal Cemetery.

Wiener died peacefully at the Jewish General Hospital on Sunday due to complications from surgery he had earlier in the year.

Wiener is predeceased by his wife Ella Levite. They were married for 73 years before her death in 2012. Robert Weiner is survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.