Canada’s oldest man has died at the age of 110.
Dr. Robert Wiener was born in 1908 in Montreal and grew up in the Mile End area.
While celebrating his 110th birthday last fall, he reminisced about playing hockey on streets freshly plowed by horses.
Dr. Wiener attended McGill University and studied dentistry, becoming an oral surgeon. He eventually taught dentistry at McGill for many decades.
One of his surviving children, Neil Wiener, says one of his father’s proudest professional accomplishments was founding a dental clinic for people with limited means at the Jewish General Hospital.
Wiener married Ella, and went on to have three children and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were married for 73 years before she died seven years ago.
Without any serious illnesses, his brother also lived to 109 years old. Wiener’s family say his longevity was partly good genes, and partly a healthy lifestyle. He swore by a Mediterranean diet, and exercised every day, cycling on a stationary bike and lifting weights.