Seychelles loses two of its oldest women, another 10 women centenarians still going strong

Obituaries |Author: Sharon Uranie | June 17, 2014, Tuesday @ 11:58| 5748 views

Esmy Eloise Payet passed away on Sunday June 08, aged 101 (Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports)

(Seychelles News Agency) - Seychelles lost two of its centenarians Virginia Philoé aged 103 years old and Esmy Eloise Payet aged 101, who passed away coincidentally on the same day last week.

Both Philoe and Payet died Sunday June 08 and they were both buried on the same day Thursday June 12.

Philoé who lived at Roche Caiman, central district of the main Seychelles island of Mahé was born on March 13, 1911.

Virginia Philoé aged 103 years old passed away on June 08 (Ministry of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports) Photo License: Attribution

Payet, on the other hand, a resident of Ma Constance, sub district of Anse Etoile in the northern part of Mahé, was going to turn 101 years old on November 22 having been born in 1913.

According to latest figures available on the Seychelles National Bureau of Statistics website dated to 2013, life expectancy amongst the islanders for both male and female is 74.2 years old.

The data also shows the tendency that Seychellois women tend to live longer than men with the life expectancy for female being 79.5 years and for male 69.3 years.

The tendency is even more evident now that despite two of the country’s oldest women passing away there still remains 10 more Seychellois centenarians women.

According to information provided to SNA by the Seychelles Ministry for Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports, the oldest of the 10 centenarians are Nancy Marie from English River and Mary Astova Pilate from Bel Air two central districts of Seychelles main island of Mahé.

Both Marie and Pilate are turning 105 years old this year.

Currently there is only one Seychellois male centenarian after two others passed away earlier this year.

Bertie Edouard Mahoune of Plaisance, a district on the outskirts of the capital of Victoria turned 100 years old on May 21, 2014.

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