Issoudun, QB Jetliner Crashes, Aug 1957

Montreal (CP) -- The 79 dead in Sunday's Maritime Central Airways crash near Issoudun, Que.:
Captain NORMAN RAMSAY, Montreal.
First Officer PAUL RENAUD, Montreal.
Third Officer GORDON STEWART, Montreal.
Navigator LOU MORGAN, Australia.
Stewardess M. C. LEBLANC, Moncton, N.B.
Stewardess ANNE HARVEY, Moncton, N.B.
MR. and MRS. WILLIAM AINLEY, Willowdale, a Toronto suburb, visiting Manchester.
OSMOND ALBRIGHT, Vankteek Hill, Ont., visiting Gateshead-on-Tyne.
MRS. SIMPSON ALDERTON, Toronto, visiting Hendon, London suburb.
MRS. JAMES ASKEW and son FRANCIS, 15, Toronto, visiting Slookburgh, Grange-over-Sands.
MRS. LUCY BAIKIE, Hamilton, visiting Nottingham.
MR. and MRS. JAMES BANON, Toronto, visiting Edinburgh.
MRS. ALICE BARTER, Toronto, visiting Sittingbourne, Kent.
MR. and MRS. ALBERT BLACKER, Scarborough, Ont., visiting Poole, Yorkshire.
MRS. ELIZABETH BLYTH and MISS JESSIE BLYTH, believed mother and daughter, Scarborough, Ont., visiting Edinburgh.
MISS BARBARA BREBNER, Islington, Ont., and MISS MARGARET BREBNER, Toronto, visiting Aberdeen.
MR. and MRS. JAMES BRICKETT, Parry Sound, Ont., visiting Brighton.
MRS. JOYCE BROWN, Pickering, Ont., visiting Walton-on-Thames.
MRS. JOYCE BROWN and ELAINE BROWN, an infant, Hamilton, visiting Sunderland.
ROBERT and JOHN BURNS, Windsor, Ont., visiting County Cavan, Ireland.
WILLIAM BURNS, Windsor, visiting Ireland.
(ROBERT, JOHN and WILLIAM BURNS are believed to be brothers).
MRS. NANCY COATES, Galt, visiting Darlington, Yorkshire.
MRS. ELIZABETH COCHRANE, Galt, visiting Wirral, Cheshire.
MRS. FLORENCE DREWITT, Hamilton, visiting Elstead, Surrey.
ARNE ERLINGSEN, Toronto, visiting Barrow-in-Furness.
CHARLES GRANBY, Willow Cove, Ont., visiting Bristol.
MRS. FRANCES GRANBY, Hamilton, visiting Bristol.
MR. and MRS. HENRY GOODWIN, Smith Falls, Ont., visiting London.
MRS. ALICE GUTHRO, Hamilton, visiting Elstead, Surrey.
MRS. VIOLET HANNEN, Mount Dennis, Ont., visiting in Essex.
MR. and MRS. ROBERT HENDERSON, Guelph, visiting Northern Ireland.
MR. and MRS. ART HILL, Scarborough, Ont., visiting Northern Ireland.
MR. and MRS. ALBERT KERSLEY, Islington, Ont., visiting West Ewell, Surrey.
MR. and MRS. DAVID LAPLANTE, Sturgeon Falls, Ont., visiting London.
JAMES MARSHALL, Toronto, visiting Belfast.
MR. and MRS. JOHN McLACHLAN, Toronto, visiting in Lanarkshire.
MRS. MARY PARKINSON, Scarborough, Ont.
MR. and MRS. STANLEY PEPPER, Galt, visiting Edinburgh.
MRS. ANNIE PERRINS, Hamilton, visiting Stoke-on-Trent.
JAMES PINKNEY, Toronto, visiting Edgeware, Middlesex.
MRS. MILDRED RUTLOWSKI, Mount Dennis, Ont., visiting in Yorkshire.
MISS BARBARA ROCHE, Niagara Falls, Ont., visiting Liverpool.
MRS. IRENE SAGE and daughter PAMELA, Hamilton, visiting Ramford, Surrey.
MRS. SARAH SHAVER, Galt, visiting Renfrew, Scotland.
MRS. MARY SCOTT, Toronto, visiting Paisley, Scotland.
MR. and MRS. ERNEST SMEDLEY, Hamilton, visiting Chesterfield.
LIONEL TAYLOR, Toronto, visiting Glasgow.
MR. and MRS. LLOYD TOMKINS, Toronto, visiting Acton, London.
MRS. EDITH TREGELLAS, Toronto, visiting Cheltenham.
JOHN WALLACE, Waubaushene, Ont., visiting Fyffeshire, Scotland.
MR. ANNIE WATTS, Toronto, visiting Manchester.
ALLAN WICKS, St. Thomas, visiting London.
LEONARD WORTS, St. Thomas, visiting London.
MRS. ISABEL WYLIE, Galt, visiting Renfrew, Scotland.
JOHN PEARSON, Niagara Falls, Ont., visiting Liverpool.
GORDON TOMLINSON and son MICHAEL, Galt., visiting London.
MRS. LILLIAN HOUSE, Toronto, visiting London.
ALAN LOVE and five-year-old son PETER, Charlottetown, visiting Cheam, Surrey.

Winnipeg Free Press Alberta 1957-08-12


Grandfather and Uncle

My grandfather and young uncle were on this flight. Their name is mis-spelled in the passenger list. The name should be Gordon Thomlinson and Michael Thomlinson. My parents were waiting at Toronto airport for the flight and remember the horror and shock of being told, "the flight has crashed and there are no survivors" and then the airline people walked away. My Uncle Mike was only 14 years old and very close to my Mum. My sister was only 3 weeks old at the time and they were coming home to see the new baby.

My grandparents were on this flight

I just came across this webpage while doing research on my grandparents, Henry and Kate Goodwin. I was only three months old at the time when they died aboard this flight. Does anyone have any additional information on the public inquiry that investigated this flight? The crash seems to be a mystery according to newspaper accounts.

Thank you.

Issoudun air disaser

Is there any way of contacting relatives of the 1957 disaster. We have desperatley been trying to track down the sons (or grandchildren) of Lillian House who was a passenger ? After the disaster we recieved a letter from one of the sons however over time this has been lost and contact broken. If contact is possible we would be very very grateful.

My ancestors were on this flight

My ancestors were on this flight - the BURNS family visiting Ireland. My father remembers them coming to visit and the horror which the family experienced when they heard that all the men were dead. I am still researching this, however my father said that the Belfast Telegraph in Northern Ireland had a special salmon coloured cover paper which showed passport photographs and information of those who had taken the flight. If I find anything I will send out details.

Issoudin 1957

I saw your message of 27 September 2008 about your grandmother Lucy Baikie. I believe she visited my grandmother, Evelyn King, in Nottingham before her untimely death on her return to Canada. I met her on that visit. I have been researching my family history. I'm not sure if Lucy was my grandmother's cousin, but she was always referred to as 'Cousin Lucy who went to Canada.

Issodun Air Crash

Hello Sonia; I saw your post from August 1 and wondered if I might help you with your clients.
I don't have too much knowledge of the actual air crash, but do know where the memorial cemetary cairn is erected in Toronto. Feel free to contact me at the email address if you think I might be able to help....
Regards, Stu

I am a home support worker.

I am a home support worker. I look after a client who lost her mother and father in a a plane crash. Issodon, Quebec. She is now 89 years old. She has not yet come to terms with her parent's death. I'm trying to help her. Can you help me with some info?

Thank you


issoudun 1957

My Grandfather's cousin Lillian was a passenger. She had come home to England to introduce her fiance "Al" to her family. My Father remembers talking to her at the family party the night before she was due to return to Canada. The whole family were deeply shocked by the tragedy. One of Lilian's sons wrote to her sister after the tragedy stating that his mothers deepest wish had been to return home to England to see her family. Her memory lives on in those that remember her, and in younger generations for years to come. My deepest condolences to all of you that lost loved ones on that fateful day.

thank you

Stuart -- Accept my condolences .. for your loss in this tragedy .. I really like your last statement .. very true and very heartfelt ..
Thanks for the sharing and I know many many feel as you do about the Buffalo disaster .. I know I do .
Stu Beitler

Mrs. Joyce Brown - passenger

My mother, Joyce Brown (nee Fisher) was on the fated flight.
I was 5 years old when the crash occured, and I remember driving from Pickering to Malton Airport with my father and my older sister to meet the flight and welcome back my mother.
Joyce was a war bride, and had travelled to England on her first trip home since arriving in Canada after World War 2.
Even at that early age, I distinctly recall being aware of the tragedy and the grief around me, but most of all I remember the promise my mother made me before she left for England: If I was a good boy, she would bring me a wonderful present when she came home.
I am posting this after several days of news coverage of the crash on February 12 2009 of Continental Airline flight 3407 near Buffalo New York. My heart goes out to the families of those lost on that flight.
Lives lived must always remember lives lost.