Canada Elderly Ontario couple dies in the cold; After Grant had a heart attack outside, Ada went to find him

18:05  05 january  2018
18:05  05 january  2018 Source:   nationalpost.com

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EXETER – An elderly couple who died together in the brutal cold outside their farmhouse are remembered by neighbours as an inseparable pair who loved living in their rural Huron County home. Grant Triebner, 90, and his wife Ada Triebner, 83, were found by police on their property

© Facebook Grant and Ada Triebner. An elderly couple who died together in the brutal cold outside their farmhouse are remembered by neighbours as an inseparable pair who loved living in their rural Huron County home.

LFP20180104DR002: The Triebners rented their fields to nearby farmers.© Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network The Triebners rented their fields to nearby farmers.

EXETER – An elderly couple who died together in the brutal cold outside their farmhouse are remembered by neighbours as an inseparable pair who loved living in their rural Huron County home.

Grant Triebner, 90, and his wife Ada Triebner, 83, were found by police on their property, about five kilometres northwest of Exeter on Wednesday morning, after a wind-whipped, frigid night when temperatures plunged to nearly –10 C.

“They were very close. They loved being in their home,” Jim Rowe, who’s lived across the road from the Triebners for 64 years, said Thursday.

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Ada and Grant Triebner in an undated photo. Photo credit: haskettfh.com. Funeral services are planned for Monday for a devoted elderly couple who died within hours of each other when the man had a heart attack outdoors and his wife froze to death after she went looking for him

The man had suffered a massive heart attack in a barn on the property, an obituary said. The woman had gone outside to find her husband, where police say she fell victim to the extreme cold and died .

ontario couple: Grant and Ada Triebner.© Facebook Grant and Ada Triebner. LFP20180104DR001: Grant Triebner (90) and Ada Triebner (83) were found dead at their home on Airport Line in Blue Water, Ont. on Wednesday January 3, 2018.© Derek Ruttan/The London Free Press/Postmedia Network Grant Triebner (90) and Ada Triebner (83) were found dead at their home on Airport Line in Blue Water, Ont. on Wednesday January 3, 2018.

The sudden deaths were a horrifying shock in Bluewater, the rural municipality where they lived, Rowe said.

Grant suffered a heart attack while outside, and his wife died from the cold while trying to check on him, their obituary said.

Grant Triebner (90) and Ada Triebner (83) were found dead at their home on Airport Line in Blue Water, Ont. on Wednesday January 3, 2018.

Their deaths came amid the unseasonable deep freeze that’s gripped Southwestern Ontario in the last week, in stark contrast to the same period last year when Ontario was emerging from its warmest December on record.

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Elderly couple are found dead together near their cottage in sub-zero temperatures after the Elderly couple were discovered dead outside their home in Canada by police Grant died of a heart attack while Ada fell victim to the extreme cold weather Officers revealed Grant had stepped out of their quaint property and suffered a heart attack

An elderly couple died within hours of each other after a man had a heart attack outdoors and his devoted wife froze to death in the brutal cold after she went looking for him. Grant Triebner, 90, and his wife Ada Triebner, 83, were found by police on their property in Ontario , Canada.

Huron OPP officers found the couple after they were called to the yellow-brick farmhouse, at 71387 Airport Line, about 9 a.m. Wednesday to check on their well-being.

Police found Triebner just inside an open barn. His wife was found outside in the snow.

No foul play is suspected, the deaths aren’t considered suspicious and police aren’t looking for witnesses, Huron OPP Const. James Stanley said.

Before he retired, Triebner had been a cash crop farmer and also drove a school bus, Rowe said.

His wife was a schoolteacher.

The Triebners rented their fields to nearby farmers.

The couple lost their son to cystic fibrosis in 1987, and had two daughters and several grandchildren.

When Triebner retired from farming nearly two decades ago, he rented out his fields, but remained in the farmhouse with his wife.

“They were great people,” said Rowe.

Even at 90, Triebner was very active, Rowe said. Triebner was outdoors regularly, clearing the driveway with his snowblower in the winter, or riding his bicycle down the rural road in the summer.

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EXETER, Ont. – Funeral services are planned for Monday for a devoted elderly couple who died within hours of each other when the man had a heart attack outdoors and his wife froze to death after she went looking for him, according to police and obituary notices.

Funeral services are planned for Monday for a devoted elderly couple who died within hours of each other when the man had a heart attack outdoors and his wife froze to death after she went looking for him, according to police and obituary notices.

In their later years, the pair remained very faithful and active in their Exeter church, Rowe said. They volunteered their time and donated to community causes, too.

Triebner was a musical man who could play several instruments.

He was also a skilled handyman, Rowe said.

“Grant was always building something,” he said. “He was (always) fiddling with something, he was a master at building things, or working on a motor or making something work or getting an old tractor to run.”

Above all, Rowe said, Triebner was a loving father and devoted husband to his wife, who suffered from dementia.

Rowe recalled several times when she didn’t recognize her longtime neighbours. She had to be prompted by her husband, but would forget a short time later, Rowe said.

The couple met a tragic end, but like every challenge life threw at them, they met it together, Rowe said.

“They never did much apart from each other,” said Rowe. “They were so close, together all their lives.”

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