July 27 (UPI) -- A self-proclaimed Canadian "crazy granny" went skydiving as part of her ongoing quest to cross items off her bucket list.
Maire Hollo, 88, leapt out of a tiny plane at the Parachute School of Toronto after heavy rain on a hot and muggy day nearly derailed her plans.
"If you're afraid, you only live half a life," Hollo said.
Hollo, who had been looking forward to the experience for years, completed the jump after the sun pushed through the clouds and said the experience was definitely worth it.
"It was wonderful, just so peaceful and beautiful up there," she told Inside Edition. "I had it in my mind [to do it] a long time ago."
Hollo has spent four years completing daring stunts to cross items off her bucket list, beginning by hanging along the edge of Toronto's CN Tower.
"My mother's fearless and she was just so thrilled to be able to do something that challenged her and I was really happy for her to have the experience," Hollo's daughter, Susan Hollo, said.
Hollo has always lived to subvert expectations, getting a driver's license against her husband's wishes and becoming the first woman on her street to wear pants.
She never remarried after her husband died 30 years ago, instead enjoying her life alone.
"I don't need a man," she said. "I enjoy my life, I can watch whatever I want on TV."
Hollo's future bucket list plans include driving a race car and having rapper Pitbull sing to her on her 90th birthday.
"You're never too old to do the things you want to do," Hollo said.