In memory of those who "died suddenly" in Canada, Mexico and South America, May 31-June 6
A Canadian firefighter "died suddenly" at 40, a Brazilian priest "died suddenly" at 33, an Argentinian man "died suddenly," at 30, while out walking with his mother, and all too many more
Downtown funeral procession planned for fallen firefighter
May 31, 2022
A procession has been planned for downtown Sudbury on Wednesday to honour the life of city firefighter Mike Frost, who died on May 19 at the age of 40. “We respect the members of the fire service, and this is one of the ways we show that respect," city CAO Ed Archer told Sudbury.com following Tuesday night's city council meeting.
The Sudbury Professional Fire Fighters Association is the procession's chief organizer, which it is undertaking with support from the city. City council members and staff have been invited to participate and will do so as possible, Archer said.
According to his obituary, Frost died unexpectedly at his residence on May 19.
No cause of death reported.
Hiker Melanie Gooddin, 41, dies on Grand Canyon Trail
June 4, 2022
A Canadian woman died after hiking the trails in the Grand Canyon National Park. In a statement, the National Park Service said the victim was identified as 41-year-old Melanie Goodin from Ottawa, Ontario. Goodin was hiking from the Arizona Gorge after trekking to the Colorado River on Thursday.
At around 5:50 pm on the MDT, the Grand Canyon Regional Communication Center [reported] “Hiker [in distress] suffering from the Bright Angel Trail Above the Three Mile Rest House.” Shortly thereafter, Goodin became unresponsive and bystanders began CPR.
The case is being investigated by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Coroner. Currently, there is no additional information.
Saturday, the park service [issued a warning] about dangerous heat.
June 4, 2022
Winnipeg - Ron, the rock of his family and an extraordinarily generous member of his community, died suddenly at home with Judy by his side after suffering a heart attack on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Ron died just three months short of his 50th wedding anniversary. He was Judy's partner in life and in politics. He was the most amazing father of Nick and Joe, often handling house and home single-handedly and always loving and supporting his sons unconditionally through many challenges and adventures.
No age or cause of death reported.
Man dies in a law office in the Torreón Center
May 31, 2022
Torreon, Coahuila - A lawyer who was inside the offices of a legal buffet in the Torreón Center died after apparently suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest, leaving his body inert and lying on the floor.
The unfortunate events occurred around 3:00 pm on Monday, inside the offices of this law firm, located on the corner of Matamoros Avenue and Donato Guerra Street.
It was reported that the man suddenly fainted, so the Red Cross was immediately notified. Paramedics checked Juan, who no longer had vital signs.
The staff of Expert Services, of the Coahuila Attorney General's Office, reported that the body did not show signs of violence.
While the investigations of the lawyer's death are being carried out, the body was transferred to the Semefo, in addition, if the relatives of the deceased present any clinical history of any disease, the autopsy would not be carried out, since it would be considered a natural death.
No age reported.
Elderly man dies suddenly in Plaza San Diego
June 4, 2022
Puebla - An elderly man died of a sudden heart attack as he arrived at the Plaza San Diego shopping center this afternoon. This generated the mobilization of the emergency corps, including paramedics and police elements because it was thought that it had been a murder by assault on an account holder.
And it is that the man vanished right in front of a banking center, however, when checked shortly after by emergency medical technicians from Municipal Civil Protection, they confirmed that he had had a heart attack that took his life.
Police elements of the municipality of San Pedro Cholula, also ruled out that it was an assault, since in fact the man was just arriving at the plaza, not knowing if he was going to enter the bank or other businesses.
The area was cordoned off by the uniformed men and the now deceased was identified shortly after by his relatives, indicating that he responded in life to the name of José Pedro, 62 years old.
Thus, shortly after, experts and ministerial agents from the San Pedro group State Attorney General's Office appeared to learn of the facts and possibly provide care to the relatives so that, since it was a death due to natural causes, they themselves take charge of give it a proper burial.
A man died on a Transmilenio bus in Bogotá
May 31, 2022
In the last hours, a tragic death occurred in the capital. A man perished in strange circumstances inside a Transmilenio bus and the fact is under investigation by the authorities.
A citizen lost his life suddenly in the morning hours of yesterday, inside the articulated M47 of Transmilenio that was traveling on the South Highway with race 61 in the Sevillana neighborhood, in the town of Tunjuelito. According to the first information, the unfortunate man was unconscious from one moment to another inside the bus.
The identity of the victim has not been revealed by the authorities or relatives, however, the Extra newspaper was able to learn that the unfortunate man was approximately 52 years old and answered to the name of Carlos Díaz. The authorities, in the absence of the Legal Medicine report, presume that it would be a case of natural death.
Perpétuo Socorro priest dies at 33
June 5, 2022
At just 33 years old, Father Adriano Alves died at 11 pm yesterday (4), at the Unimed hospital, in Campo Grande. The priest had been hospitalized for more than 20 days, after diagnosis of brain problems. According to colleagues from the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro, during the treatment, the priest contracted an infection and could not resist after a cardiac arrest yesterday.
Adriano was ordained in the Capital in 2019. Since then he has worked as a Vocational Promoter in the Mato Grosso do Sul Regional, to accompany those interested in entering religious life. He was known for his work with young people. At the age of 19, he was one of the founders of the Redemptorist Missionary Youth Movement, which is currently present in almost all of Brazil.
"He was a very dynamic priest and a great spiritual leader. The feeling now is to pray for the family. We lost a great brother and the church lost a great priest", said the rector of the Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro Sanctuary, Father Reginaldo Padilha.
Woman who fell ill and died in the middle of the street was 61 years old and schizophrenic
May 31, 2022
She was identified as Maria José Marques de Souza, 61, the woman who died “suddenly” when she fell in the middle of Rua Piassaguaba, in Jardim Tijuca, in Campo Grande. At the time of the fatality, she was without documents and the identification was made about five hours after the death by Maria's daughter.
According to the incident report, the elderly woman was schizophrenic and was taking prescription drugs. She had been living in her daughter's house for a short time, so she was not yet known in the region. Maria walked with the help of a crutch in her right hand and even asked for help in a market before falling and dying.
The elderly woman's daughter learned of Maria's death after arriving home and not finding her mother. Some neighbors commented that shortly before, a woman would have felt sick nearby, when seeing the photos, the woman recognized the elderly woman as her mother and went to Imol (Institute of Medicine and Forensic Dentistry) to make the official recognition.
No cause of death reported.
Commotion in the North: Thirty-something was walking with his mother, collapsed and died
June 3, 2022
The tragedy could be experienced in the heart of the Centro neighborhood in the capital city of Salta past noon, when a thirty-year-old died on public roads. According to various testimonies of passers-by who witnessed the man's death, he was walking with his mother when he suddenly collapsed and did not get up again.
There were several attempts to resuscitate the 32-year-old boy, but none were successful, and by the time the emergency services arrived, nothing could be done to save him. The paramedics arrived and could do little more than verify the death of the deceased, who would suffer from a disability in life.
They established that the cause of death was cardiorespiratory arrest, and the prosecutor's assistant ordered the pertinent actions to be initiated and that the body be handed over to the deceased's family.
A mysterious accident:
Fatal accident in Humboldt: a truck driver died
June 6, 2022
During the morning of Monday, a traffic accident occurred on provincial route 70, at kilometer 30, in the jurisdiction of Humboldt, which left the death of a man as a result. A pickup truck and a large truck were involved in the incident. The driver of the latter vehicle (a 41-year-old man from the town of Alvear) was the one who lost his life.
According to the first versions, the truck was traveling west on Route 70 when, for reasons that are being determined, it hit the rear of the truck with great violence. Local sources indicated that the driver of the truck would have suffered a decompensation that made him lose control of the vehicle and crash into the other vehicle.
Misfortune also played its part because the truck driver was standing next to his unit when he was hit by the truck, which caused his death practically on the spot. [Sounds like 2 deaths.]
Death of former minister Marta Lafuente reported
June 2, 2022
The former Minister of Education, Marta Lafuente, died this Thursday at the age of 54, as it was known around 1:30 p.m.
Lafuente was a minister in the Government of Horacio Cartes, between August 15, 2013 and May 5, 2016. At the time, his appointment was discussed due to her alleged relationship with the then president.
Lafuente in life was a psychologist and educator, she perished at the age of 54, according to La Nación. At the moment, at least, the cause of her death is unknown.
Thank you, MCM. Thank you.
Thank you Mark for continuing to let us know about these deaths, giving links to articles and highlighting parts to bring our attention to. You're doing good work. ❤️🙏🌷