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 John Archibald “Jack” Munro

John Archibald “Jack” Munro

Birth
Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Death 9 Dec 1956 (aged 41–42)
Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Burial Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Memorial ID 100124632 · View Source
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Jack Munro, an appraiser from Vancouver, was one of sixty-two passangers and crew killed in what was then Canadas worst air disaster. On December 9, 1956, Trans Canada Flight 810 diappeared while on a flight from Vancouver to Calgary. It was not until five months later that climbers found the crash site near the summit of the third peak of Mount Slesse, near the city of Chilliwack. The destruction of the aircraft was absolute and due to the real danger of avalanch the area was deemed to be unsafe. Subsequent efforts to remove any bodies or personal effects were abandoned with the belief that a "cemetery in perpetuity" could be created on this remote and inaccesible site. This was not done and the crash site was left unprotected for over thirty-eight years. On May 29, 1995, after an extensive investigation and with consultation of the Families of Slesse, the Government of British Columbia enacted legistation to correct this oversite and created the Mount Slesse Commemorative site in memory of the sixty-two passangers and crew. This designtion prohibits all invasive uses such as thinning, logging and recreational development within the 582 hectare reserve. The debrise from the aircraft wreck is now protected by statute under the Heritage Conservation Act and any damage, destruction or removal of materials from the site is an offence.


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  • Created by: Michael Kingery
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100124632
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Archibald “Jack” Munro (1914–9 Dec 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100124632, citing Mount Slesse, Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada ; Maintained by Michael Kingery (contributor 47028287) .