When Aldea Brunet was born there was no such thing as the First World War, let alone a second such conflict. And the dust was still settling on the ocean floor following the sinking of the Titanic.
But 100 years later, she can telll you all about those historical moments and more - if you were at her birthday party Sunday at Parisien Manor.
The spry Cornwall senior was surrounded by family and friends to honour her 100th birthday.
She may be a little hard of hearing, and the lines on her face suggest she has seen many things in her 100 years, but Aldea is still as sharp as a tack, says her son Claude.
"She's doing really good," he said in an interview. "She's just so happy. We see her every second day."
Aldea comes from good stock. Raised in what had to be your typical Catholic French Canadian home, she had 16 siblings in her family.
When asked how many grandchildren she now has, the party had to stop for several minutes as her children and others nearly had to break out a sliderule to complete the calculations. For the record she has four children, 19 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 28 great great grandchildren.
"She has had such a nice life," said Claude, adding it's difficult to tell exactly why she has achieved such longevity. "Who knows? She's never really been sick in her life. She's always eaten well, never smoked and never drank."
MP Guy Lauzon visited Aldea to present her with a certificate marking the occasion.