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Margaret Fitzgerald, the oldest known person in Canada, has died in New Brunswick at the age of 113.

Ms. Fitzgerald, who celebrated her birthday last month, died Tuesday of natural causes at the Villa du Repos nursing home in Moncton. She was born in 1896.

A funeral mass will be held Friday at St. Bernard's Roman Catholic Church.

Her nephew, Reg King, said he remembers her as a hard worker who often thought about her days on a farm in Tankville, north of Moncton.