Thnaks to a very helpful lady called Stella,we have found that an ancestor John(Jack) E Henderson died on 2/12/56 in a plane crash on Mount Slesse.
I have the death cert,but wondered if there might have been an obituary in the local Vancouver paper-giving us more info on the family.
This is from the death cert- the crash site was not discovered until the following May,and the inquest held in Sept 1957.So not sure when an obit would have been in the paper?
Name: HENDERSON, John Edward.
Place of Death: Mount Slesse B.C.
Address: #1 - 2003 Burrard Street,Vancouver B.C.
Sex: Male. Citizenship: Canadian. race: Scottish.
Place of Birth: Glasgow Scotland. Date of Birth: June 5, 1909. Age: 47
Occupation: Western Divisional Manager. Capital Carbon and Ribon Co. Ltd.
Last worked: December 8, 1956. Time at Occupation: 5years.
Spouse: Nan Cochran Smart.
Informant: Nan C. Henderson.wife Date: September 16, 1957
Date of Death: December 1956.
Cause of Death: Coroners Inquiry: Multiple instant severe injuries to head and body. Aircraft crash.
Place of Burial: Left on Mountain.
Glen McDonald Coroner. September 20, 1957.
Thanks for any suggestions or help anyone can give.
It's difficult to know what is available from over here in England.
All the best