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Que. woman may be world’s oldest person

MONTREAL—It’s universally accepted that parents want to die before their children, but outliving Cecilia Laurent has proven difficult.

Laurent is believed to have turned 120 on Sunday and is possibly the world’s oldest person.

Her 28-year-old great-grandson, Ronald Chery, said only three of Laurent’s 12 children are still alive, with the eldest in her 80s.