Elderly Couple Die Within Hours of Each Other, After Wife Goes Searching for Husband in Cold

January 7, 2018 Updated: September 4, 2018

An elderly couple in Ontario, Canada, passed away after the wife went outside to search for her husband in extreme winter weather.

The bodies of 83-year-old Ada Triebner and her 90-year-old husband, Grant Triebner, were found after police were called to the couple’s property at 9.am Wedesnday, Jan. 3, the Toronto Star reported.

Their farmhouse is located in rural Huron County at 71387 Airport Line, according to the London Free Press.

According to Inside Edition, temperatures dropped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 2—the day before the couple was found.

The Huron County OPP discovered Grant’s body just inside an open barn, while Ada’s was found outdoors. Ada had ventured outside into the freezing cold to search for her husband.

“The kind and loving husband and father suffered from a massive heart attack and his loving and supportive wife died trying to save the love of her life,” their obituary reads. “Two beautiful lights have ceased to shine and this world will be forever a darker place.”

Huron OPP Const. James Stanley told the London Free Press that “no foul play is suspected.” He also said that police are not looking for any other witnesses, adding that the deaths are not considered suspicious.

Family members recalled how the couple loved each other to the fullest.

“We so loved listening to Uncle Grant’s wonderful tales of days gone by, his boisterous laugh and to Aunt Ada saying ‘Oh, Grant!'” according to comments under the obituary.

“They were, to us, an amazing example of how a marriage should be. They very obviously adored each other. We will miss them so much but find comfort in knowing that they are most definitely with the Lord.”

Jim Rowe, a neighbor to the Triebner’s who’s lived across the road from them for 64 years said they were inseparable.

“They were very close. They loved being in their home,” Rowe told the London Free Press on Thursday.

He said their sudden deaths were a shock to the local community of Bluewater.

The Municipality of Bluewater also said in a statement that they were “saddened to learn of the deaths of Grant and Ada Triebner of Airport Line, and sends condolences to their family.”

They warned other residents to keep an eye on the safety of their community.

Grant was a cash crop farmer and school bus driver before he retired.

His wife was a school teacher.

“They never did much apart from each other,” Rowe told the London Free Press. “They were so close, together all their lives.”


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