NEWS-Nancy St.Jean-killed-may 30 1949
K- Gracefield Woman Killed by Car While Strolling A 42-year-old Gracefield woman was instantly killed at 12.30 a.m. Sunday when she was struck by an automobile driven by Claude Tremblay of Blue Sea Lake, while walking to her home with two companions, near the west limits of Gracefield. She was Mrs. Frank Scahill, the former Nancy St. Jean, of Gracefield.. Two companions, the victim's 22-year-old sister, Miss Jean St. Jean, and Germain Mercier, 25, both of' Gracefield, escaped being struck. Late Sunday afternoon a coroner's jury decided death was accidental. . . , ' The three were walking east on the highway at the limits of the town. They had been for a stroll and were returning home, Mrs. Scahill walking on the outside. Miss St. Jean said they were walking on the right side of the highway. : "We had been for a walk and were returning to the village. We were talking. I remember hearing a car coming behind us. The first thing we knew my sister had been struck". Miss St. Jean told The Journal. Miss -St. Jean said her sister was killed Instantly. She thought her body had been thrown be tween 80 and 100 feet by the impact and the ear had travelled! abont 150 feet before stopping, she told police. Driver of the east-bound car was Claude Tremblay, 23. of Blue Sea Lake. With him in the auto Along Highway mobile was his brother VirgUe, 26, also of Blue Sea Lake. i Detective John L. Ross, Que bec ' Provincial Police, who Investigated, said both men returned to the scene immediately and rendered ail possible aid and Information. Dr. J. A. Desjardins, Grace-field physician, ' was called but the woman was dead on his arrival. . Coroner Dr. J. T. L'Ecuyer was summoned" from Maniwaki. After examining the scene' tie ordered the body removed to the McConnery Funeral Home at Kazabazua. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at Gracefield. Mrs. ScahilJ, wife of Frank Scahill, of Montreal, was born 42 years agd, daughter of the: late Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon St. Jean, of Gracefield." She was married to Frank Scahill in Ottawa in 1935.. Surviving, besides her husband, are seven brothers, Adelard, of Ironside; E. Anastase and Arthur, of Low; Hector and George, of Gracefield; Paul, of Ottawa, and Lawrence, Kazabazua; five sisters, Mrs. Harry . (Simonne) Ste vens, Timmins; Mrs. Hector (Lucille) Gauthier, Montreal; Mrs. Donat (Rose) Turpin, Maniwaki; Mrs. J. T. (Aline) Dubreuil, Low, and. Miss Jean St. Jean, Grace- field. E. A. St. Jean is Progressive Conservative candidate for Ga-tineau County in the June 27 election, ' He cancelled a meeting scheduled to launch his campaign on Sunday night, following word of the accident.