Members of a Quebec Family died in the 7.8 Earthquake in Equador over the weekend. Jennifer Mawn, a neuropsychologist from the South shore and her 12-year-old son Arthur Laflamme died in Saturday’s earthquake in Ecuador in a coastal town of Bahia de Caraquez, while Mawn’s husband, Pascal Laflamme, and the Quebec couple’s daughter Laurie-Anne survived but were slightly hurt.
Mawn was well known as she had founded a clinic for children in Longueuil.
The magnitude 7.8 quake was the strongest to hit the country since 1979. It was centered on Ecuador’s fishing ports and tourist beaches, about 170 kilometers northwest of the capital of Quito.