Ecuador: Mother and Son, Expats from Canada killed in earthquake

Posted on April 18, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Ecuador Travel

MOTHER AND SON FROM CANADA KILLED IN EARTHQUAKE reported two Canadian expats died in the earthquake. A mother and her son, a Canadian citizens, who had not lived long in Ecuador died after the powerful earthquake that shook the Ecuadorian coast Saturday night.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada reported that the dead are: Jennifer Mawn and her teenage son Arthur. Mawn’s husband, Pascal Laflamme, and his other daughter Laurie-Ann, suffered minor injuries in the earthquake.

“I’m sad the hear of the tragic loss of life resulting from devastating earthquake on Saturday near the central coast of Ecuador, which has already claimed the lives of at least 246 people, including two Canadians,” the Foreign Minister said Stephane Dion, in a statement.

Canadian press reports say the family is originally from Montreal, and had recently moved to Ecuador after spending the last eight years living and working on an island in the Indian Ocean.

According to his LinkedIn page, he began working since last October as head of marketing for the resort Las Olas community, a nearby urban development to the beach in the Bahia de Caraquez, in the province of Manabi, an area that was most affected by the quake.

Apparently, around 18:58 when the powerful quake struck, Pascal Laflamme was in a telephone conversation with his father in Canada, through FaceTime. Later, the same Saturday night, Pascal already had bad news for his family abroad, because his wife and son were killed by the earthquake. Read Article


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