Elderly Couple Dies Hours Apart in Freezing Cold

Ada Triebner had gone outside to find her husband, Grant
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2018 3:50 PM CST
Elderly Couple Dies Hours Apart in Freezing Cold
Grant and Ada Triebner   (Facebook)

Funeral services were being held today for an elderly Ontario couple who died within hours after get caught outside during a brutal cold snap. Police in the small southwestern farming community of Bluewater, Ont., say they found the bodies of Grant Triebner, 90, and his wife, Ada, 83, on Wednesday morning, CTV News reports. Grant had gone out to the couple's barn when, investigators say, he suffered a heart attack.

Later, Ada went looking for her husband but while outside she "fell victim to the extreme environmental conditions" and froze to death, says Constable Jamie Stanley. The night before the Triebners were found, temperatures in the area dropped to around 14 degree Fahrenheit, IF Press reports. In 1987 the couple lost their son to cystic fibrosis. Ada Triebner, whose body was found in the snow, suffered from dementia. (More Canada stories.)

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