Montreal, QB House Explosion, Oct 1963


Montreal (CP) -- An explosion killed three persons and severely injured two others, all members of the same family, levelling their two-storey brick home in Montreal's west-end Notre Dame de Grace district early Sunday.
Dead are MRS. ROLAND JEAN HAUMONT, 44, a native of St. John's, Nfld., and her two daughters, NICOLE, 16, and LESLIE, 10.
MR. HAUMONT, 41, assistant professor of French at Harpur College, Birghampton, N.Y. and his son, MARC were in hospital severely injured.
All the victims were buried in the rubble and bits of clothing hung from nearby trees indicating the force of the explosion.
Firemen and police were on the scene minutes after the 8 a.m. blast rocked the quiet neighborhood.

Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba 1963-10-21