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Source: Shelley Steeves,, January 21, 2020

The family would typically hold an open house inviting people from the entire county to drop in to wish the apparent oldest Canadian-born man a happy birthday in person, but will not be doing that this year due to COVID.

Letter carriers in the small New Brunswick town of Beaver Harbour have had a busy week delivering almost 2,000 birthday cards that have already been sent to resident Arnold Hawkins in celebration of his milestone later this month.

“I didn’t plan on any of this,” said his granddaughter Cheryl McKinley who posted a message on her grandfather’s Facebook page, Life at 109, last week hoping to collect 110 cards to read to him on his birthday.

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