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Emrys J Lewis and Lilian Muriel Lewis (nee Bowen) tragic death
« on: Saturday 05 January 19 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I am hoping someone can help. Emrys J Lewis (born?) and Lilian (Lily) Muriel Lewis (nee Bowen born 1917) both from Llanelly died tragically in Canada, circa 1978 according to family recollections. There are different accounts of how they died, both tragic, one account is because of a skiing accident the other due to some logs from a lorry crushing their car. I am hoping newspaper articles from the time might give exact details. Searching on line I have found this https://lethbridgeherald.newspaperarchive.com/tags/emrys-james-lewis/ which refers to an article in the Lethbridge Herald, Alberta from 23May1980, which sounds highly likely it refers to them.

I was wondering if anyone subscribes to this or similar Canadian newspapers that might give the details and let me know what the article says.

Kind regards

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Re: Emrys J Lewis and Lilian Muriel Lewis (nee Bowen) tragic death
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 January 19 17:57 GMT (UK) »


Lillian Muriel Lewis - passed away 21 May 1980 Maple Ridge British Columbia

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1C-V4L

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Re: Emrys J Lewis and Lilian Muriel Lewis (nee Bowen) tragic death
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 January 19 18:00 GMT (UK) »

Death Cert - Emry James Lewis - Passenger in motor vehicle which was crushed by a load of timber that fell from a truck

burial - Pon tyberem Cemetery Wales.

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/106cf934-7ecc-4ef6-be6f-c86acebe5dad

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Re: Emrys J Lewis and Lilian Muriel Lewis (nee Bowen) tragic death
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 January 19 18:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much Sandra.

Reading the death certificates is very sad though, much more tragic than I thought it might be

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Re: Emrys J Lewis and Lilian Muriel Lewis (nee Bowen) tragic death
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 January 19 18:15 GMT (UK) »


Yes, it is a sad one.  Had no luck with the newspaper article but hopefully someone might have a sub and can get it for you.


Good Luck
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