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Inquest Into The Deaths Of Vera Blain, Genneth Dyment, Hugh Fleming And Robert McLean Announced

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Inquest Into The Deaths Of Vera Blain, Genneth Dyment, Hugh Fleming And Robert McLean Announced

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Dr. Andrew McCallum, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced that an inquest will be held into the deaths of Vera Blain, Genneth Dyment, Hugh Fleming and Robert McLean.

These four individuals died following a fire that occurred on January 19, 2009, at the Muskoka Heights Retirement Residence in Orillia.

The inquest will focus on fire safety in retirement homes. The inquest jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

Dr. Dirk Huyer, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Guelph Office, will preside as inquest coroner. 

Details about the date and location will be announced when available.

Media Contacts

  • Dr. Bonita Porter

    Deputy Chief Coroner for Inquests

    416-314-4000

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