Bernardette Manson (née Collector; 29 February 1904 - 3 April 2016) was a verified supercentenarian from the Waterson Islands, the oldest one at that. She became the oldest Watersonian ever in 2014 after surpassing the age of the previous recordholder, Elizabeth Leaner (110 years, 209 days).
Bernardette was born on 29 February 1904 to parents Patrick and Patricia Collector in Beech Down, Lydling District. She married Peter Manson (who was born in 1906) in 1930 and went on to have 5 kids: Alfred (born 1931), Donald (born 1934), Mary (born 1939), Marion (born 1940), and Malcolm (born 1943). Her first-born, Alfred, was an author and animator right up until his death in 2013. Bernardette worked as a seamstress, and made over 2000 dresses over her life. Peter Manson died in 2003 aged 97 after 73 years of marriage. Her son Malcolm passed away in 2006 aged 62 of cancer.
Bernardette still lived in her own home right up until her death. She passed away on 3 April 2016 at the age of 112 years, 34 days. She was succeeded as oldest living Watersonian by Kathleen Zebedee, then 108.